The TTM 56 has been the world's most popular performance mixer for many years.
The new TTM 56S improves with several new features:
Rane takes performance mixer design as seriously as performing DJs take their art form. The TTM 56S is flexible, durable, and feature packed. The audio quality of the TTM 56S qualifies it for use in the most demanding live venue, recording studio or live broadcast applications.
These magnetic faders know exactly what your hand is doing! A proprietary curve-translation module converts your hand motion into precise audio level control. Each of the Crossfader and Channel Fader controls include a Reverse switch and an independent continuously adjustable Contour control, adjusting from a smooth blend to extremely fast cut.
Rane’s proprietary FlexFx effects loop switches route Program 1 and/or Program 2 to the effects loop. A Wet/Dry pan control gives the user total control of how much processed signal is in the mix. The effects loop is post-fader, so reverb and other delay effects respond to both Channel Faders and Crossfader without cutting off tails.
The TTM 56S comes with a removable C13 power cord that is easily replaceable if you lose yours. This mixer will operate anywhere you can get voltage from 100 to 240 AC.
All four inputs are Phono/Line switchable on the rear panel - plug in 4 turntables or 4 CD players, or any combination.
A stereo Aux Input with a Level control provides input for a session mix, drum machine or other auxiliary input signal. The stereo Aux Output with Level control provides output for session mix, booth monitoring, recording or second zone.
The TTM 56S provides 3-band, full cut tone controls for Program 1 and Program 2. EQ engage switches allow A/B comparison and the ability to quickly cut or add EQ effect.
Rane’s patented magnetic fader is the fastest, most accurate, and longest lasting on the planet. The design uses non-contact magnetic position sensor technology previously reserved for the most demanding aerospace and industrial applications. No travel noise - No bleed - Ever! Unlike optical non-contact faders, the magnetic fader is impervious to smoke, moisture, temperature and aging. The electrical performance is totally unaffected by use. The mechanical life of the magnetic fader exceeds 10 million operations.
The engineers at Rane employed a sewing machine to test the durability of the magnetic fader. Each stroke generated one count. We have it set to apply a million strokes to the fader every day. We tested 13 million strokes before we got tired of hearing the darn thing, and the fader shows absolutely no wear or degradation.
|Parameter||Specification||Conditions & Comments|
|Phono Inputs:||Switchable Line / Phono||Unbalanced RCA jacks|
|.....Gain||40 dB||1 kHz|
|.....Input Impedance||47.5 kΩ, 200 pF|
|Line Inputs:||Switchable Line / Phono||Unbalanced RCA jacks|
|.....Input Impedance||20 kΩ||1 kHz|
|.....Gain||Off to +12 dB||1 kHz|
|.....Tone Control (EQ)||3-band Accelerated-Slope™, Full cut, see graphs|
|Auxiliary Input:||1 stereo||Unbalanced RCA jacks|
|.....Input Impedance||20 kΩ||1 kHz|
|.....Gain||Off to +10 dB||1 kHz|
|FlexFX Return:||Stereo, unbalanced ¼" TS (tip-sleeve) phone jack|
|.....Input Impedance||12 kΩ||Minimum|
|Mic Input:||Active Balanced ¼" TRS (tip-ring-sleeve) phone jack|
|.....Input Impedance||20 kΩ||1 kHz|
|.....Gain||44 dB at 1 kHz, Master Out, max gain|
|.....Frequency Response||30 to 20 kHz||+0, -3 dB, max gain|
|.....CMMR||>40 dB||1 kHz, max gain|
|.....S/N||76 dB, Re +4 dBu, max gain, @ insert, 20 kHz BW|
|.....Tone Control||2-Band||See graph in Manual|
|.....Effects Insert Loop||¼" TRS, Tip=Send, Ring=Return, unbalanced mono|
|Master Output: Stereo balanced / unbalanced, ¼" TRS phone / RCA jacks|
|.....Output Impedance||300 Ω balanced each leg||301Ω unbalanced|
|.....Gain||6 dB balanced||0 dB unbalanced|
|.....Frequency Response||10 Hz to 30 kHz||+0, -3 dB|
|.....THD+N||<0.05%, re +4 dBu, 20 to 20 kHz, 20 kHz BW|
|.....S/N (balanced output)||101 dB, re +4 dBu, 20 kHz BW, unity gain|
|94 dB, re +4 dBu, 20 kHz BW, 12 dB gain|
|Auxiliary Output:||Stereo||Unbalanced RCA jacks|
|.....Output Impedance||301 Ω|
|.....Gain||Off to +6 dB|
|FlexFX Send:||Stereo, Unbalanced ¼" TS phone jack|
|.....Output Impedance||301 Ω||Unity Gain|
|.....Control Feed-through||-80 dB||re +4 dBu, all controls|
|.....Crosstalk||-70 dB||re +4 dBu, 1 kHz|
|Unit: Agency Listing||UL/cUL/CE|
|.....Universal Line Voltage||100-240 VAC||50-60 Hz|
|Unit: Front Panel Size||13.3"H x 10"W||(33.8 x 25.4 cm)|
|.....Coffin Depth||3" (see data sheet)||(7.7 cm)|
|.....Unit Weight||9 lb||(3.7 kg)|
|Shipping: Size||7.75" x 12.75" x 19.25"||(19.7 x 32.5 x 49 cm)|
|.....Ship Weight||12 lb||(5.5 kg)|
|Note: All specifications are typical unless otherwise stated.|
When I use the 1/4" balanced outputs, no signal comes out, but the RCA jacks work fine. Why?
Typically this is caused by incorrect adapters being used. There is a 1/4" to RCA adapter available which looks balanced at the 1/4" end, but it's not. There is no such thing as a balanced 1/4" to RCA adapter. Those which have two insulators (look for two black stripes) and resemble a common stereo headphone plug are just that: a stereo plug. It's not balanced and won't work in the 1/4" output jacks. The correct adapter is an unbalanced (i.e. "mono") 1/4" plug to RCA jack. This is not the best way to hookup the mixer, but usually can be done without damage. If no adapter is being used, check the wiring at the other end. A balanced 1/4" cable should connect to an XLR plug as follows: Tip = Pin 2, Ring = Pin 3 and Sleeve = Pin 1. Connect all three wires and do not short any of them together at either end.
When I use a single cup headphone the sound is distorted. What's wrong?
Single cup headphones are bad because they mono the left and right, which can distort or damage the mixer's high-power headphone amplifier.
What crossfaders can I install in my unit?
There are a few exceptions, but for the most part only one type of crossfader can be installed in any Rane mixer. Click here to see what the part numbers are in the Crossfader Replacement Chart.
Should I use a cleaner on the slide controls?
Absolutely! We use very high quality (high cost) slide pots and like a fine race car, maintenance is critical. If you keep the pot clean and lubricated it will last many years. If you neglect them then try to restore them with a generic cleaner you will just have to replace them. Don't just use any "contact cleaner", see our Detailed Slide Pot Care Procedure.
I've seen P & G faders available for the TTM 56S over the internet. Why doesn't Rane list them as an option?
Rane does not offer Penny and Giles faders for the TTM 56S because they will NOT work in the mixer. The circuitry which reads the no-contact magnetic faders is not calibrated and cannot be reset to operate with the P & G faders. Plugging in one of these devices will cause very abnormal responses from the mixer and should be avoided. Do not be fooled by the misinformation listed by some vendors on the internet. These are the facts from the company that designed the mixer.
The fader doesn't feel right. It seems to stick or bounce back a little. What can I do? Can I take out the spring or adjust it?
Oiling is the best way to address a fader drag problem. Remove the face plate and apply lubricant to the support rod near the spring. If the rod is dirty, carefully clean with a lint free cloth before lubricating. A great way to polish the rods and remove accumulated contaminants is to tear off a strip of newspaper wide enough to fit around the exposed length of rod, and wrap it around the shaft. Then you can pull strip back and forth to buff the rod (think of it like polishing a shoe, but in reverse). Once this is done, the dirt will have been wiped away and a clean stainless shaft is ready for oiling. We recommend true silicone lubricant, commonly available at hardware stores and automotive parts retailers. Sewing machine oil is probably okay. Bending the spring may permanently damage it, and will void your warranty. When performing any maintenance, use common sense and proceed very carefully.
For those who wish to obtain almost zero drag on the fader, gently push the spring downwards towards the circuit board, and rotate out from under the rod, then release. The spring will be above the rod and not making contact. This setting allows the fader to move more easily. This can make controlled fading difficult, because the fader moves freely when released. You will not hurt the fader operating it this way. Small mechanical parts are easily damaged, so use care when lubricating or moving the spring.
I cannot figure out how to make the effects work. What am I doing wrong?
The TTM 56S does not have any built-in effects processor. You must connect a separate outboard unit.
I cleaned / lubricated the fader and it feels better, but now it won't turn off all the way (bleeds) when I have the contour set to fastest cutoff. What happened?
The hall sensor got pushed (bent) and is now too far from the magnet. Look for a small black plastic device --- about 1/8" square --- just below the rods at each end of the fader, mounted on the circuit board. It needs to be perpendicular to the PCB. If the sensor has been "bumped" during cleaning / lubrication, then it will not be close enough for the magnet to "turn off" the fader completely, resulting in bleed. Fix the problem by gently bending the sensor towards the middle of the fader, closer to the magnet. It doesn't take much movement to get it correct, so proceed carefully. A paper clip used gently works well, as will a very small screwdriver. If you break the sensor off, you'll need to get another fader so be extra cautious.
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