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  1. Hello Con_quilla,

    Thank you so much for your repost. Sorry I just spent the last week porting over my forum to another host so access to the forum may have been sketchy for a while. Now it's all ported over so things should be working well now.

    I appreciate your attention to this!

    Elliot

  2. As you mentioned above, it is challenging but not impossible since you need to remove the front panel assembly to get the longer Innofader Pro2 into the unit. But it does fit and we have many customers happy with the results. I just want to clarify this at the end so customers are clear that it still works. Furthermore, the disassembly can be done using standard screwdrivers and no soldering is required like installations in some other mixers and controllers.

     

    Elliot

  3. The PMC-55 is a doable installation but there are a few tricks to making this work properly. Thank you to DJ Nole Love for providing the pictures! Feel free to reach out to Nole Love directly if you are interested in doing this type of installation and want to have a professional repair tech do the job.

     

    Since there isn't enough voltage on the crossfader connector itself to run the Innofader, you'll need to locate power inside the mixer and hook up wires. You'll find the "Power I/O Cable" inside the Innofader Pro2. Here's a picture including the Power I/O cable.

     

    On one side of the Power I/O cable, clip off the connector and strip the wires. Locate the power supply inside the mixer according to the below picture. A red pen mark shows where you solder the red wire, and and black pen mark shows where to solder the black wire:

     

    PMC-55_1.jpg

     

    After you solder the wires, it will look something like the below picture. ***When you are done, please cover the wires with electrical tape to prevent them from short circuiting inside the mixer!

    PMC-55_2.jpg

     

    Now for the crossfader connector, simply hook up adapter 3. One end goes to the mixer crossfader connector and the other goes to the Innofader Pro2 crossfader connector:PMC-55_3.jpg

     

    Now for the mechanical fitting, use a drill to make two countersunk holes on the crossfader plate. These holes are for mounting the Innofader Pro2. They should be spaced 65mm apart center to center. When you are done, the fader plate will look something like this:

    PMC-55_4.jpg

     

    And before you hook up the Innofader itself, use washers to lower it to the proper height:

    PMC-55_5.jpg

  4. Hey All,

     

    Please follow this procedure for any mixer which has the Rane Magnetic Fader - TTM-56, TTM-57, Sixty-One, Sixty-two, or Sixty-eight. The below step by step procedure should make it very clear exactly how to go through this process.

     

    NOTE: For all of the discussion below, "left" refers to channel 1 and "right" refers to channel 2 if the Innofader Pro2 is facing the front of the mixer when installed. If you install the Innofader Pro2 backwards, "left" refers to channel 2 and "right" refers to channel 1.

     

    The first step is to get the Innofader Pro2 in a mode where it does the special adjustments particular to the Rane mixer. Start with mixer OFF, then do as follows:

     

    1) Set |<--CUT, CURVE dials as shown with |<--CUT in the middle and CURVE all the way to the left.
    CUT-->| setting does not matter

    Calib1.png

     

    2) Press the CALIBRATE button and keep holding it

    Calib2.png

     

    3) While holding the CALIBRATE button down, turn the mixer on

    Calib3.png

     

    4) Once the mixer has been on for at least 1 second, release the CALIBRATE button

    Calib4.png

     

    Now at this point, the Innofader Pro2 is in Rane calibration mode. Please start out with the |<--CUT and CUT-->| dials turned all the way to the left and the CURVE dial set in the middle as shown here:

    Calib5.png

     

    So let's start with the cut point adjustment because this is the most critical one. To make this easier, set the Contour to Fast. This will allow you to accurately determine where the sound cuts in.

    Sharp_mixer.png

     

    Now let's start with the left side cut point adjustment. You'll notice that there's quite a big gap between the left end of the fader travel and the cut point. So simply turn the |<--CUT dial to the right until there is no gap. It's OK if there is a slight amount of bleeding since it is possible to fix this later. ***If there are multiple cuts on the left side, adjust the dial to fix the cut point that is closest to the center of the Innofader Pro2

    Calib6.png

     

    A similar process happens for the right side cut point adjustment. You'll notice that there's quite a big gap between the right end of the fader travel and the cut point. So simply turn the CUT-->| dial to the right until there is no gap. It's OK if there is a slight amount of bleeding since it is possible to fix this later. ***If there are multiple cuts on the right side, adjust the dial to fix the cut point that is closest to the center of the Innofader Pro2.

    Calib7.png

     

    Now if you do a lot of mixing you can do the following two steps for better performance. First set the mixer for a slow curve on the fader. This ensures that you can detect nuances in the sound level changes

    Soft_mixer.png

     

    Now try mixing left and right channels. If the left side volume comes in less quickly than the right side volume, you can fix this by turning the CURVE dial counter-clockwise until both sides are balanced

    Calib8.png

     

    Now if the right side volume comes in less quickly than the left side volume, you can fix this by turning the CURVE dial clockwise until both sides are balanced

    Calib9.png

     

    Now the final step is to press and release the calibration button. This will store the calibration that you just did.

    Calib10.png

     

    Calib11.png

     

    Now here's the part where many of you get confused. You wonder why all of a sudden the cut points don't seem to be where they should, right? Well think about it...at this point the CURVE and CUT dials are in random positions related to the Rane calibration that have nothing to do with how you normally want to set these parameters, right? So then at this point, you should start by setting the CURVE and CUT dials to their default positions to give you a small gap on the fader plus allow you to use the curve control on the mixer. The one change I would recommend is increase the CURVE slightly on the Innofader Pro2...Rane mixers with the Innofader Pro2 installed have multiple steps on the cut even with the fader curve set to hard (sharp). You can go even sharper on the Innofader Pro2 curve but this will reduce the amount of curve control you have on the crossfader. You may or may not want this depending on how you use the crossfader.

    Calib12.png

     

    You can make further adjustments to the |<--CUT and CUT-->| dials depending on your personal preference.

     

    So anyways I hope this tutorial helps to clarify things for all of you!

     

    Elliot Marx

  5. Hello All,

     

    We've received several requests on how to open up the Innofader to do a deep cleaning. We recommend you only do this when absolutely necessary because excessive bending of tabs will cause them to break.

     

    The tools you need are actually fairly basic - just locate an exacto knife and a needle nose pliers like the ones in the following picture:

    Stem_Replacement_Tools_4.jpg

     

    Now use the exacto knife to bend each of the tabs up as shown here:

    exacto.jpg

     

    When you are done, the tabs should all be bent at about a 45 degree angle like this:

    post_exacto_3.jpg

     

    The next step is to fully straighten the tabs using a needle nose pliers by squeezing the pliers together. ***If you have difficulty straightening the tabs, it may help to try to bend them more with the exacto knife first. Remember to squeeze the pliers together because if you forcefully try to pull the tabs back, they will break!

    straighten_tabs.jpg

     

    When you are done straightening the tabs, the Innofader should look like this:

    tabs_are_straight.jpg

     

    Then remove the case by lifting it off with the needle nose pliers. Lift on both sides until the case pops off

    lift_case.jpg

     

    Once you pop off the case you should see the sensor board. Simply lift this off:

    sensor_off.jpg

     

    Now you have full access to the rails for cleaning as shown below. It will be much easier if you do not pull out the bobbin...but if you feel this is necessary, please see our stem replacement instructions here

    case_is_opened.jpg

     

    Once you are done cleaning the fader, place the sensor board back into place. Align the connector with the pins as shown, and press into fit. Also for this part, you want to feel a distinct "click" once the sensor board is pushed all the way down.

    sensor_on.jpg

     

    Press the case back on. The tabs should pop all the way through. If for some reason they don't, this means that either the sensor board or rail assembly wasn't snapped properly into place. In this case, please remove the case and recheck these parts first, then press the case on again

    case_on.jpg

     

    The final step is to bend the 6 tabs back into place. You do this by pressing the tabs at an angle against a really hard surface. I used a vice grip here, but also a hard stone or the edge of a good tool will also work.

    tabs_bend_back.jpg

     

    Once you have bent all of the tabs back into place, the Innofader main piece should then look like this:

    reassembled.jpg

  6. Hello All,

     

    We've received several requests on how to swap out the fader stem on our full bodied Innofaders. Especially many of our customers find it difficult to open the fader and deal with all of those little parts. The below procedure shows the proper way to do this while causing minimal wear on the tabs.

     

    The tools you need are actually fairly basic - just locate an exacto knife and a needle nose pliers like the ones in the following picture:

    Stem_Replacement_Tools_4.jpg

     

    Now use the exacto knife to bend each of the tabs up as shown here:

    exacto.jpg

     

    When you are done, the tabs should all be bent at about a 45 degree angle like this:

    post_exacto_3.jpg

     

    The next step is to fully straighten the tabs using a needle nose pliers by squeezing the pliers together. ***If you have difficulty straightening the tabs, it may help to try to bend them more with the exacto knife first. Remember to squeeze the pliers together because if you forcefully try to pull the tabs back, they will break!

    straighten_tabs.jpg

     

    When you are done straightening the tabs, the Innofader should look like this:

    tabs_are_straight.jpg

     

    Then remove the case by lifting it off with the needle nose pliers. Lift on both sides until the case pops off

    lift_case.jpg

     

    Once you pop off the case you should see the sensor board. Simply lift this off:

    sensor_off.jpg

     

    At this point you should be able to lift the whole rail assembly out. ***Be extremely careful not to lose the small rubber piece circled below. It is actually a special conductive part that grounds out the stem and prevents interference with the sensor.

    bobbin_off.jpg

     

    Once you've lifted the stem assembly out, pull the 2 brackets to each side so that you can slide the stem off. Continue to be mindful of the small rubber piece at the end because this piece is important for the proper operation of the Innofader.

     

    bobbin_remove.jpg

     

    Before placing the new bobbin on the rails, make sure to properly assemble the washer pieces that go inside. One of them is hard and U shaped. The U shape coats the rail. The other side is a small black rubber washer. Make sure the pointed end is sticking up...this is critical for making the tension adjustment feel and work properly.

     

    bobbin_assemble_1.jpg

     

    Now place the washer on the bobbin assembly as shown here below. Carefully flip over the washer so that the small rubber piece doesn't fall out, and make sure the pointed part of the rubber washer is facing the tension adjust screw.

    bobbin_assemble_2.jpg

     

    Now reassemble the bobbin. You want to place the bobbin on its side and make sure that the end cap with the loose rubber end piece is on the bottom. This makes it easy enough to assemble without worrying about losing this part

    bobbin_reassemble.jpg

     

    Now place the rail assembly back into place. Be mindful of the small rubber piece at the end of the rail. You should notice it rubbing against the case as you press down on the assembly ***Make sure that the rail assembly "clicks" into place.

    bobbin_on.jpg

     

    Now place the sensor board back into place. Align the connector with the pins as shown, and press into fit. Also for this part, you want to feel a distinct "click" once the sensor board is pushed all the way down.

    sensor_on.jpg

     

    Press the case back on. The tabs should pop all the way through. If for some reason they don't, this means that either the sensor board or rail assembly wasn't snapped properly into place. In this case, please remove the case and recheck these parts first, then press the case on again

    case_on.jpg

     

    The final step is to bend the 6 tabs back into place. You do this by pressing the tabs at an angle against a really hard surface. I used a vice grip here, but also a hard stone or the edge of a good tool will also work.

    tabs_bend_back.jpg

     

    Once you have bent all of the tabs back into place, the Innofader main piece should then look like this:

    reassembled.jpg

  7. Hello All,

     

    The Innofader PNP has an issue where an internal auto-switch is not compatible with the DJM 900 Nexus so needs to be disabled. This auto switch selects between balanaced and unbalanced curve control. Since the following mod will disable the switch, please set the Innofader PNP curve in the middle for proper operation. Otherwise one side will have a sharper curve than the other when you turn the curve dial.

     

    To do this, simply remove the yellow wire from the side of the cable which plugs into the Innofader PNP main piece.

     

    First lift up the wire with the mini screwdriver and pull out the wire at the same time.

     

    DJM-900-mod1.jpg

     

    When you are done it should look like this:

     

    DJM-900-mod2.jpg

     

    Don't forget when you are done to put electrical tape on the loose end so it doesn't short circuit inside the mixer.

     

    DJM-900-mod3.jpg

  8. Thanks for your help on this. I've followed the instructions exactly and everything works great except for one issue. I'm getting a ringing noise only from the left side of the fader. I have everything insulated. Can you assist me with this please? Thank you in advance.

    Please email me support@audioinnovate.com. Thanks.

  9. Hello All,

    I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being the first ones to opt into our mailing list and being loyal customers! Hopefully you'll find these emails helpful but if for any reason you want to opt out, just write to mailinglist@audioinnovate.com and put "Opt Out" in the title.

    As you may know already from our Facebook posts, our new mini Innofader PNPs are shipping worldwide to all of the retailers next Tuesday. We're shipping by Priority mail or International Express so figure the retailers should be ready to ship around May 5th or 6th.

    As part of the new product launch, we've made many updates on our compatibility chart: https://www.innofader.com/compatible.php. But you may notice that there's a lot of "tbd" slots in the chart. In many cases I've done the installation but couldn't determine the correct height because the production caps weren't available yet. In other cases, customers have already taken some measurements so I have a clear idea they will work but not sure of the exact height fitting or configuration. If you or anyone does these installations and has new info, definitely let me know! Also as you probably know already, I'm always adding proucts to this chart. So if you find a new product that isn't there, we're game for helping you figure out if it can be Innofaded! The new minis combined with our long bodied PNP, Pro, and Innobender means there's a pretty good chance at least one of our Innos will work.

    One thing that's still bugging me though is we see the huge need for the mini Innofader PNP S - that's the solder version - but customers in many cases are holding back because it seems to be too much trouble. The result is DJs either just tolerate the original faders or throw away perfectly good equipment just because of bad faders. The latter especially bothers me. I've been over to China and Taiwan and see in some cases pollution so bad you can barely see the midday sun on a cloudless day. New technology is cool but making better use of what we already have will go a long way in helping us clean things up.

    So anyways, there are a few resources here to help you get started:
    1) Scott David <repairdjgear@gmail.com> already does repair on all sorts of gear including controllers and can help with this. Located in Orange County, CA
    2) Virtual Sounds Technology <sales@vstservice.com> has been doing Innofader installations for a while and should be able to help you. Located in Pasadena, CA
    3) Hollywood DJ in LA has their own on staff techs who can do the installation for you.
    4) Many of our distributors outside the US are setting up with technicians who can help with the installation. So far we have the Phillippines, Japan, Brazil, and Germany on board with this. We can refer you to these people to help you.
    5) If you are located in the US, there's a good chance we can refer you to a local technician who can do the job. Problem so far is most of these do repairs for all sorts of huge brands so we're a bit small potatoes to them. Write to us and we can refer you. And let these people know we referred you!
    6) I'm always happy to work something out with you if you send me your controller and want me to Innofade it for you!

    -- 
    Best Regards,
    Elliot Marx
    Owner, Audio Innovate

    NEW Mobile number
    Tel: +1-808-628-0532
    Fax: +1-866-893-6874
    Skype: odonov8
    Web: www.innofader.com
     

  10. On this forum we will make announcements on a periodic basis.

     

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  11. 3/18/2016 edit: Now includes both Innofader Pro2 and Innofader Pro instructions:

     

    INNOFADER PRO2 INSTRUCTIONS:

     

     

    First locate the 2 wire cable in the Innofader Pro2 box. One wire is red and the other is black. Take one end of the cable, clip off the 2 pin connector, and strip the wire about 1/16", just enough so you can solder it. Solder the red wire to pin 8 of IC501...this is the +15V DC supply for the fader. Solder the black wire to pin 5 of IC501...this is the GND or ground reference for the DC supply.

     

    Technics_SH-DJ1200_p1.jpg

     

    Now locate adapter (13) which works for the SH-DJ1200. You will need to peel off the back so you can solder wires to the adapter. Please reorder the crossfader wires and solder to the connector as indicated in the below picture. Make sure pins 4 and 5 are shorted together, and don't forget to put the label back on when you are done!

     

    Technics_SH-DJ1200_p2.jpg

     

    Once you have completed the installation, it should look like this:

     

    Technics_SH-DJ1200_p3.jpg

     

     

    Special thanks to Ash Mukerjea for providing the following pictures:

     

    innofader1.jpg

     

    innofader2.jpg

     

    innofader3.jpg

     

    innofader4.jpg

     

    innofader5.jpg

     

    innofader6.jpg

     

    innofader7.jpg

     

    innofader8.jpg

     

    innofader9.jpg

     

    innofader10.jpg

     

    innofader11.jpg

     

    innofader12.jpg

     

    innofader13.jpg

     

    INNOFADER PRO INSTRUCTIONS:

     

    Special thanks to Audey Bautista for contributing the images!

    Do the wiring as shown here. You will need a soldering iron because this mixer doesn't have any power cables available in the crossfader section. At the same time, it's easiest to just connect the crossfader cables by soldering them to the non-VCA adapter board. Don't worry about the 2 unconnected wires because they are not used for the SH-DJ1200.
    Technics_SH-DJ1200_wiring2.jpg

    As far as the mechanical mounting, first drill two holes in the crossfader plate. Use a 5mm drill bit and spacing the holes 65mm apart with the holes symmetrical about the center. When you use the drill bit, only push the bit down until you get a 3mm diameter hole on the bottom. This way the Innofader Pro can easily mount using the included screws. Now when mounting the Innofader place the bracket above the mixer body rather than below so the Innofader stem has enough height.

    NOTE: We have customer feedback that the Innofader in the below picture will operate in reverse. Please install the Innofader with the label facing the rear of the unit instead of the front of the unit to make the Innofader operate normally.
    Technics%20SH-DJ1200%20bracket%20to%20mo

    When you're all done it looks like this:

     

    Technics%20SH-DJ1200%20stem%20with%20cap

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