Following in the time-honored tradition of the Rane Corporation Engineering department’s never-ending quest to make the most out of the least, here is the revolutionary sonic enhancement product, the Rane PI 14. Limitations of space and patience preclude detailing all the limitless virtues of this acoustic stimulator, however, one must make do with the allotted time and size and put down at least a rudimentary sketch of this marvelous piece of gimmickry.
Over the years, the sciences of audio production and reproduction have evolved slowly. Too slowly for Rane engineering. So, with a little clever application of some otherwise tawdry electrical components, we bring you the PI 14. Not just an evolution, no way. It’s a revolution.
Have you ever wanted to add just a bit of this or a tad of that to your sound? Have you ever wondered what was available to allow it? So have we. The PI 14 gives you the ability to add bits of this and dashes of that, with a continuously variable breadth and depth. How much would you pay for this flexibility? But wait. Before you answer that, there’s also the ability to pan from here to there and if you lose your way, there’s a switch to get you back again. And if you don’t care for the spectral distribution of the difference between this and that, there is a special Rinkwitz Liley 4th grade crossover filter which may be used to control spectral harmony.
The Sheen reduction processor included in the overwhelmingly complex circuitry of the PI 14 reduces to a bare memory the graininess and shimmer present in many modern recordings digitally processed without the assistance of an inverse PI 14 digital dither shield. Now how much would you pay? Yes, Martha, there’s more. More in the form of the rotary Ecstacy presence control at the far right-hand side of the PI 14’s control panel. This knob can restore life to even the most nauseous recordings of the past. Don’t dispose of those old bubble gum (or bubble machine) recordings taking up space in your library. The PI 14 adds just enough of this or that to these legendary vinyl dinosaurs to make them worth the 9 styli you’ll wear out playing just one of them. Now how much would you pay? Let us know.