The Rane MLM 65 Mic/Line Rackmount Mixer is designed for easy mixing of up to 6 mic/line inputs and playback of one of several stereo audio sources, including modern USB audio and old school vinyl. The ultra versatile Rane MLM 65 features and topology are simple for non-technical operators, and its dedicated USB Charge port supports MP3 players.
Rane MLM 65 Mic/Line Rackmount Mixer Features
- 6 mic/line XLR inputs each with a front panel Pan and Fader Level control
- One of six stereo Aux inputs is selectable on the front panel with a Level fader for the selected source being mixed
- Aux 4 input's phono/line switch allows you to use your vinyl players
- USB audio port with 16-bit, 48 kHz PCM quality
- Front panel Headphone outputs on 1/4 inch and 3.5 mm jacks
- Main stereo XLR Outputs
- Simultaneous digital audio recording of the manual mix to S/PDIF, TOSLINK and/or USB audio
The MLM 65 mixer provides 6 mic/line XLR inputs each with a front panel Pan and Fader Level control, plus a window slot atop each input for installer-created labels. These inputs also have independent rear panel screw-driver Gain trims, Overload indicators, 12 volt Phantom Power and Mic/Line switches.
One of six stereo Aux inputs is selectable on the front panel of the Rane MLM 65 with a Level fader for the selected source being mixed. The stereo Aux inputs include five consumer RCA inputs each with screw-driver input gain trim. The Aux 1 input provides an additional 3.5 mm stereo TRS jack and an adjacent dedicated USB Charge port for an iPod or other USB-powered audio device.
For audio sources requiring diamond needles drug through the spiral-grooved black lacquer discs of yore, the Aux 4 input's phono/line switch of the MLM 65 satisfies those addicted to the warm even-order harmonic distortion of phono cartridges. A large phono ground post is nearby for added sheen.
The sixth Aux input enters via the USB Audio port. The Rane MLM 65 mixer registers as a standard USB audio device with either Windows or Apple operating systems, and both incoming and outgoing audio is stereo 16-bit, 48 kHz PCM. This accommodates pristine, far-beyond-CD-quality playback of audio from dozens of instantly compatible laptop software programs.
The front panel Headphone outputs on 1/4 inch and 3.5 mm jacks have a dedicated meter with peak hold, rotary Level control and are fed audio from the selected/illuminated Cue button. Stereo headphone cueing of any mic, the selected Aux input or the Main mix is supported.
The Main Level fader and meter with peak hold on the front of the Rane MLM 65 affects only the Main stereo XLR Outputs which sport a Mono switch. The stereo Record RCA outputs with screw-driver adjustable attenuator provide a local analog output for recording to MP3 players or nearby camcorders.
Simultaneous digital audio recording of the manual mix to S/PDIF, TOSLINK and/or USB audio provides a formidable mixing ally in today's audio world. The three digital audio outputs of the MLM 65 mixer are 24-bit / 48 kHz S/PDIF and TOSLINK, and 16-bit / 48 kHz USB audio. The same laptop can simultaneously playback and record via USB.