Jan 22

Namm 2012 and here is another great little product for Live Mixing where you can Mix on the Fly – Mackie DL1608 16-Channel Digital Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control. Mackie have also made this very funny video to show its potential:-

The Mackie DL1608 features 16 great preamps which are the same ones that are featured on the Onyx range of mixing desks. Combine this with the built-in 24-bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters and you have yourself one hell of a great sounding product!

What is so different with this product is that it has wireless integration with an iPad, so you can control your mix from anywhere in the venue! This means that you can control levels, pans and even plug-ins such as EQ, compression, reverb, etc. from wherever you are standing. The Mackie DL1608 supports up to 10 iPads, meaning that it can completely replace a system that up until recently would have required a bulky, heavy console and racks of gear!

In addition it has built-in DSP and is packed with a wealth of powerful plug-ins on every channel, giving you access to everything you need to create polished live mixes, without the need to spend thousands of pounds on additional hardware. From dynamic control plug-ins to EQ and effects such as reverb and delay, the DL1608 comes complete with them all!

Because the Mackie DL1608 makes use of digital circuitry, you can save mix settings with the press of a button! This allows you to store settings that are specific to individual bands, venues or songs and then instantly recall them when needed! What’s more is that if you are struggling to get an instrument to sound just right in the mix, the DL1608 comes complete with a selection of presets, so you can just scroll through and find one that brings the instrument to life before making any necessary tweaks.

You can even record your mix directly to your iPad, making it easy to archive and share a performance and you can also play music directly from your iPad, which is useful for intervals or for before a show – What a great product.


* 16 Onyx mic preamps
* High-end Cirrus Logic® converters
* Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
* 6 aux sends for monitor mixes
* Master L/R output for mains
* Powerful, touch-sensitive plug-ins
* 4-band EQ, gate and compression on inputs
* 31-band GEQ and comp/limiter on outputs
* Global reverb and delay
* Seamless wired to wireless mixing
* Tune the room from anywhere
* Get on stage to ring out monitors
* Personal monitor mixing
* Use up to 10 iPad devices simultaneously
* Intuitive Master Fader app
* “Grow and Glow” visual feedback
* Preset and snapshot recall
* Record the mix to the iPad for instant sharing
* Integrate music from any app into the mix
* PadLock™ feature locks down iPad for permanent installs
* Industry standard Kensington lock secures mixer
* Compact footprint saves precious workspace
* 15.5? x 11.5? x 3.9?
* 6.9 lbs / 3.2 kg

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