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Old 10-20-2005, 12:06 PM
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Rane empath rotary

thinking of gettin my hands on the empath rotary.. would like the experts opinion on this one.. does the sound compare to 2016?

does the autogain thing lower soundquality?

is there any other mixer in the same pricerange that would be a better choice? (not interested in urei or bozak..) pioneer 600 for example??



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Old 10-20-2005, 12:34 PM
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dont know if you are aware of this, but the inspiration for Rane releasing the rotary Empath was first done here, by one of the wave members....

do a search for Rane Rotary and try to contact the builder....

you may even be able to buy the original prototype rotary panel he designed and made, if he hasn't sold it yet....

good luck...

PS I would direct the mixer Qs to him as he has/uses the empath unit.
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i don't know if its in the price range but the A&h 92 rotary might be a better choice.....i have never heard the empath but the 92 sounds better than the 2016 IMO
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:52 PM
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Re: Rane empath rotary

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thinking of gettin my hands on the empath rotary.. would like the experts opinion on this one.. does the sound compare to 2016?

does the autogain thing lower soundquality?


http://www.matthewherring.com for my Empath mod. And yes, it's still for sale. Buy a regular Empath and my mod panel and you can switch the faders back and forth.

I've never used a 2016 so I cannot comment on it's sound but I do think the Empath sounds better than the Pioneer DJM-600.

Autogain--I don't like it nor use it. I don't think it degrades the sound, but it sure does fatigue my ears quickly.

Here's what the Rane (Rotary) Empath has that the BIG Rane rotary MP 2016a/XP 2016a does NOT have:

*Compact size—it’s only 10” wide and 14” deep.
*One unit—Rane’s rotary is actually two units.
*Pan controls.
*Contour Controls—you can set the volume curve of channels 1 and 3 and also adjust the crossfader curve.
*Auto-Gain— prevents performance-wrecking swings in program level when changing sources. The music is never too soft or clipped.
*FlexFX—post-fader external stereo effects loop with individual Dry/Wet pan controls for Mic and Input Channels 1, 2 and 3—MP 2016a only has an effects loop switch.
*Flash-Cue
*2 assignable CD triggers
*Headphone tone control
*1/8” headphone jack (in addition to standard ¼”)
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:03 AM
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is there anyone here that use the empath? would lke to hear some more opinions.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:06 PM
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try djforums.com for more opinions on the empath.
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:18 PM
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the empath is great so is the 2016

beats the hell out of the pio junk i repair©
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