If you’re a DJ who grew up with fader mixers, the transition to rotary mixers can be difficult. Traditional EQ bands are replaced with isolators, which allow you to adjust a wider band of frequencies and deliver greater gain per band, making it tougher to scratch and battle. This is fantastic for creative mixing and filtering, but DJs who aren’t familiar with isolators may unwittingly produce extreme, unappealing results. However, if you practise long enough, you may develop your own mixing style.
Table of Contents
- Experience the ultimate in rotary mixing – robust 4-channel rotary mixer with solid chassis & classic wooden design featuring legendary Rane build...
- Premium components - AKM premium performance audio 4 Pro delta-sigma Modulator converters and studio-quality RIAA phono preamps provide Class leading...
- Shape your sound - sweepable low pass, low/high pass & high pass filter controls with variable resonance parameters; extensive 3-band tone channel...
Rotary mixers aren’t for everyone, although they’re popular among DJs. The use of rotaries rather than faders to blend tracks fosters a particular style of mixing, which is typically slower. As a result, these tools are more commonly associated with deeper house and techno DJs, and aren’t the logical choice for scratching due to build quality.
Over the years, a number of well-known brands have produced rotary mixers, including Pioneer DJ, Allen & Heath, and the now-defunct Vestax. However, the energy market has recently evolved, leaving smaller upstarts in control of practically all of the market.
Rane’s MP2015, on the other hand, remains the final true choice from the major corporate manufacturers. The four-channel MP2015 differs from boutique designs in that it has digital inputs for CDJs as well as USB ports for Traktor/Serato compatibility. Although it’s an eye-catching midway house, we anticipate many rotary fans will prefer a simpler analogue technique.
Despite its archaic appeal, there are several modern features, like a built-in audio interface for use with a computer. Serato Scratch is also supported by the MP2015. This mixer’s design isn’t for everyone, but for those looking for quality and style, this is the best Rotary mixer in 2023.
Can Electrical Taula 4 MR
The Taula 4 MR is Can Electrical’s newest product, following in the footsteps of the iconic Taula 4 and Taula 2. You can probably predict the arrangement based on the title: four channels, each with two-band EQ and effect-send management, plus a massive three-band isolator portion above. Perhaps standard fare for a boutique rotary mixer, but sound quality is the primary concern here, and the Taula succeeds admirably.
You can specify the exact colour you’d want the faceplate to be when you order it, and it will be matched using the RAL colour standard.
Apart from the UREI 1620 from the early 1980s, the Bozak CMA-10-2DL from the 1970s is the ultimate rotary mixer. Rudy Bozak put together the sound system from public-address system mixers with the help of New York club sound system master Alex Rosner.
Although modern Bozak mixers are a step up from the originals (they’re now produced in the UK by a new company with the rights to the name), and the AR-6 isn’t a carbon copy of the basic CMA, much of the DNA is visible, from the no-nonsense front-panel format to the discrete analogue circuits inside this rotary dj mixer.