PMC Pro

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The Vestax PMC Pro series were perhaps the most iconic scratch mixers of all time. They distinguished themselves from the earlier PMC range by using VCA circuitry. Or at least some of them did.

Series

05 series

Variants :

PMC-05Pro

  • Released : 1995 (according to the book Groove Music)
  • Mixer Circuit : Optocoupler VCA
  • Faders : ALPS
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : File:PMC-05PRO.pdf

PMC-05Pro Qbert/ISP Limited Edition

  • Released : 1996 (according to the book Groove Music, also According to here)
  • Mixer Circuit : Optocoupler VCA
  • Faders : ALPS
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : Unavailable but likely very similar to PMC-05Pro

This model moved the monitor fader behind and to the left of the input faders, had a hamster switch, a master/cue switch, faders instead of pots for channel balance, and a fader for master volume. It also came in a choice of three fetching colours - gold, blue and red.

PMC-05ProII

The PMC-05ProII updated the original PMC-05 by adding a decent VCA circuit and a hamster switch.

PMC-05ProD "Samurai"

  • Released : God only knows
  • Mixer Circuit : DSP
  • Faders : ?
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : ?

PMC-05ProQ

  • Released : 2001 According to here
  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (2SK30A-GR)?
  • Faders : PCV?
  • Power supply : 15V DC?
  • Service Manual : Unavailable but likely very similar to PMC-05ProII

Like the 05Pro Qbert/ISP Limited edition, but based on the 05ProII's circuitry (maybe?)

PMC-05ProIII

  • Released : 2004 or earlier (earliest mention on vestax site)
  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (2SK30A-GR according to vestax spare parts list)
  • Faders : PCV
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : Unavailable but likely very similar to PMC-05ProII

Also has an effects loop

PMC-05ProSL

Based on the PMC-05PROIII.

  • Released : 2004 According to here
  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (2SK30A-GR)
  • Faders : PCV
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : Unavailable but likely very similar to PMC-05ProIII

Features integrated 24 second sampler / delay.

PMC-05ProIIIVCA

  • Released : 2005 or earlier (earliest mention on vestax site)
  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (2SK117Y)
  • Faders : PCV
  • Power supply : 14V AC
  • Service manual : [1]

PMC-05ProSLVCA

  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (probably 2SK117Y)
  • Faders : PCV
  • Power supply : 14V AC
  • Service Manual : Unavailable but likely very similar to PMC-05ProIIIVCA

PMC-05ProIIIDX

  • Released : 2009 or earlier (That's when skratchworx reviewed it)
  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (probably 2SK117Y)
  • Faders : PCV
  • Power supply : 14V AC
  • Service Manual : pending upload

Includes dedicated Send / Return connections for DVS hookup.

PMC-05ProIV

  • Released : 2012
  • Mixer Circuit : DSP
  • Faders : CF-X2 Crossfader, IF-PCV Line Faders
  • Power supply : 12V AC
  • Service Manual : ?

Full Redesign from previous models. Additions include integrated MIDI controller for DVS control, front panel fader curve/lag/reverse controls, balanced XLR main outputs, 1/4" booth outputs, and switchable mic/line SUB input. Also features send/return connections for DVS sound cards.

06 Series

PMC-06Pro

  • Released : 1997 (According to Bomp Hiphop) or 1998 (according to the book Groove Music)
  • Mixer Circuit : Optocoupler-based VCA
  • Faders : ALPS
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : Unavailable but likely very similar to PMC-05Pro

PMC-06T

Not technically in the pro range - uses a dual-rail supply like the 07, and doesn't actually use a VCA at all so presumably wasn't great for scratching

PMC-06ProA

  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (2SK30A-GR)
  • Faders : ALPS or PCV
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : Unavailable but likely very similar to PMC-05ProII

PMC-06ProD "Samurai"

  • Released : God only knows
  • Mixer Circuit : DSP
  • Faders : ?
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : ?

PMC-06ProVCA

  • Released : 2004 (according to service manual)
  • Mixer Circuit : JFET VCA (2SK117Y)
  • Faders : PCV
  • Power supply : 14V AC
  • Service Manual : [2]

07 Series

PMC-07Pro

  • Released : 1997 or 1998 (service manual date is 1997, Also here)
  • Mixer Circuit : Optocoupler VCA
  • Faders : ALPS
  • Power supply : 12V AC
  • Service Manual : File:VSS-PMC-07PRO.pdf

PMC-07ProD "Samurai"

  • Released : God only knows
  • Mixer Circuit : DSP
  • Faders : ?
  • Power supply : 15V DC
  • Service Manual : ?

PMC-007

  • Released : 2003 or 2004 (service manual date is 2003)
  • Mixer Circuit : Optocoupler VCA
  • Faders : PCV
  • Power supply : 12V AC
  • Service Manual : pending upload