Following the success of the MP 24 DJ mixer, Rane presented the MP 22 for smaller systems and budgets. Rane then released the improved MP 22x design which featured an Active Crossfader* and balanced outputs. The new MP 22z offers a new level of performance and flexibility with the addition of a full-range Crossfader Contour control.
The MP 22z features six stereo Inputs with individual Trims. Each of the two assignable mixing buses contains its own defeatable four band EQ, allowing separate equalization for different sources. All of the fader controls feature protective dust dams.
The Crossfader Contour control allows adjusting the 'shape' of the Crossfader response from a gentle curve for smooth, long running fades, to the steep pitch required for top performance cut and scratch effects. Active Crossfader technology combines state of the art voltage controlled amplifier design with a professional quality crossfader control. This combination sets new standards for performance, reliability and serviceability. Virtually all crossfader noise is eliminated. Channel to channel crosstalk is greatly reduced and the off isolation of the faded channel is greatly increased. Active Crossfader technology dramatically increases the service life of the crossfader. In the unlikely event of crossfader failure, there is no loss of signal. If a crossfader becomes rough or noisy, it may be 'hot-swapped' during a performance with no interruption of the audio signal. Simply use the input faders to set the audio levels while the crossfader is out of service. The crossfader may be replaced with either a 60 mm version or a 45 mm version, your choice.
Each of the two Phono (RIAA) Inputs can switch to CD (Line Level) use via rear panel switches. Both Mic Inputs have Bass and Treble controls as well as an Effects Loop. The MP 22z also features a second Remote Mic/Line Input and a stereo Aux Line Input. Master Outputs include a stereo Master Loop for equalization or processing, as well as two separate Zone Outputs. The Tape Output and Zone 1 can be individually switched to include the Main Mic signal with the program signal. The MP 22z doesn't scrimp on its powerful Headphone Cueing system. The metering can be switched to monitor stereo program or mono cue on one side and mono program on the other. The MP 22z's recessed top mounted jacks provide room for cabling in tight DJ coffins or racks without sacrificing its compact 4" depth.