- by Frank Hammel
in New Gear
Mackie recently released its Mackie Master Fader control application for the Mackie DL1608 16-channel Digital Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control. This preview release of the Master Fader app comes before DL1608 availability, giving users a chance to try out the functions of the DL1608 mixer before committing to a purchase of the unit.
More details from Mackie (www.mackie.com):
“There’s been a tremendous amount of interest in the DL1608… especially surrounding the user interface,” commented Ben Olswang, Mackie product manager. “That’s why we wanted to release the Master Fader control app as soon as possible. Anybody interested in the Mackie DL1608 can get their hands on the intuitive touch control app before the mixer hits the shelves.”
The Master Fader app delivers total control over the Mackie DL1608. With a focus on speed and control, the Master Fader control app was designed from the ground up for touch. Eliminating unnecessary screens and avoiding redundancies, the Master Fader control app offers simple navigation, wired or wirelessly, in conjunction with the Mackie DL1608 hardware. Completely updateable via the iOS app store, future releases will be packed with feature upgrades and additional functionality. Not all features are available on this preview version, but will be complete when the DL1608 hits the shelves.
The Mackie DL1608 redeﬁnes live mixing by combining the proven power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease and mobility of an iPad. With 16 boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps and the performance of 24-bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters, the DL1608 delivers unparalleled sound quality. Seamless wired to wireless iPad control allows a user to mix from anywhere in the venue, providing the mobile freedom to control not only the mix, but also powerful plug-ins like EQ, dynamics, effects and more. The sleek DL1608 even supports up to 10 iPad devices so musicians can control their own monitor mix on stage.
Mackie currently anticipates the first DL1608 shipments to begin arriving at dealers beginning in August. Due to the large volume of orders, it may take a few shipments before your local dealer will have it in stock. Contact your local dealer for detailed information about when units will be reaching your area. For general information about the DL1608, visit mackie.com/DL1608.
To download the preview Mackie Master Fader control app via the iOS App Store, go to:
To look at episode #3 of the Mackie DL1608 video podcast, which details the output processing of the DL1608, users can subscribe via http://bit.ly/DL1608Podcast.