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Old 09-02-2008, 08:03 AM
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Do rotary crossfaders exist?

Has anyone ever made a mixer with a rotary crossfader? (i.e. full turn ccw would be full channel A, and full turn cw is full channel B, etc).

I was just wondering!

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Old 09-02-2008, 08:45 AM
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In the early 80's there were mixers with a rotary crossfader from Fostex and Tamon. I'm not sure but I believe the Clubman mixer also had a rotary crossfader.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:49 AM
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NUMARK had one back in the day.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:36 AM
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yep

there was even a gemini with a rotary cross fader...
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:31 PM
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:39 PM
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cool! Add the matching tuner and you're in rotary heaven!

Out of interest, do you know which knob is the crossfader? (the one in the middle of the group of five small ones?)


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Old 09-02-2008, 05:25 PM
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Vestax had one as well, but I canīt remember the number, I think it was the rotary version of the Vestax PMC 40 (the predecessor of the PMC 46 MK1 and MK2) - it had the highs/lows in one potentiometer (inner and outer ring or so) and a rotary x-fader in the middle of the four channels.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:28 PM
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Lafayette had two models that had rotary crossfaders. This was 1976 or there abouts b4 they folded to the new upstart Radio Shack at that time.

Wow am I telling my age?
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:07 PM
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NumarK DM-1500 (no EQ) and the DM-1550 (w/6band Graphic eq) both had rotary crossfaders.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:19 AM
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How was the sound?
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:22 PM
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The fader crossfader was actually inspired by nothing more than rewired L/R pan knobs, I think. The Constant Power crossfader curve is derived from that. Cue-Mix pan knobs are just that.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:43 AM
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The old Nakamichi stuff is great. I have not got to mess with the 610 yet however. I am not sure if it would be suited for DJ use because I am not sure how the cue system works. I would try to pick one up to find out (because I can't find out otherwise) but I have my hands full with 3 vintage rotary mixers. It looks like the center of the row of 5 1" knobs is a "blend" control. The thing is damn sexy. I have a Nak 600 tape deck in silver and it is beautiful and sounds wonderful. A 610 sold on ebay for super cheap recently. They are really rare.
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