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The Rane MLM 65 Mic/Line Mixer is designed for easy manual 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. 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 MLM
65 features and topology are simple for non-technical operators, and
it's dedicated USB Charge port supports the kids' MP3 players.
The MLM 65 provides 6 manually mixed 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 with a Fader Level
control for the selected source being mixed. A single large window slot
for installer-created Aux source labels makes operation simple for
newbies. 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.
audio sources requiring diamond needles drug through the spiral-grooved
black lacquer discs of yore, the Aux 4 input's phono/line switch
satisfies those addicted to the warm even-order harmonic distortion of
phono cartridges. A large phono ground lug is nearby for added sheen.
sixth Aux input enters via the USB Audio port. The MLM 65 registers as
a standard USB audio device with either Windows or Apple OS, 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.
front panel Headphone outputs on 1/4" and 3.5 mm TRS 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.
Main Fader Level control and meter with peak hold on the front 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.
three digital audio outputs of the mix 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.
The MLM 65 contains an internal universal power supply (100-240 VAC). The unit is CSA certified.
Mics, computer, MP3 player, keyboards, even a turntable, it accepts them all.
Applications can include hotels, churches, conference rooms, schools and rental sound systems.