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Mackie DL1608 iPad Controlled Digital Mixer

Redefining mixers, the Mackie DL1608 has the power of a ful-featured digital mixer yet has the mobility of an iPad. Use up to 10 iPads at once for power at your fingertips!
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Product Description

The Mackie DL1608 iPad Controlled Digital Mixer 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 24bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters, the DL1608 has unparalleled sound quality.

Master Fader V2.0 and My Fader V2.0 Upgrades - Free Download
Order now and get Free Downloads to Update Master Fader to V2.0
and a V2.0 upgrade to the My Fader iOS app, as well! More Details Below...

Seamless wired to wireless iPad control means you can mix from anywhere in the venue with the DL1608 mixer. This gives you the mobile freedom to control not only the mix, but also powerful plug-ins like EQ, dynamics, effects and more. The sleek Mackie DL1608 even supports up to 10 iPads. Forget bulky consoles and racks of gear. The power is at your fingertips!

Mackie DL1608 iPad Controlled Digital Mixer Features
  • Seamless wired to wireless mixing capabilities, you can mix in real time from anywhere in the venue on your iPad*
  • 16 studio-quality Onyx mic preamps that deliver depth, headroom and immense detail
  • 12 XLR and four combo mic/line inputs
  • High-end 24bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters for a remarkable 114 db dynamic range
  • Loaded with a choice of powerful plug-ins on every channel including 4-band EQ, compression, gates, reverb and tap delay 
  • 31-band graphic EQ and compressor/limiter on the main and aux outs
  • Support of up to 10 iPads simultaneously allows multiple engineers to control the mix and allows the band to adjust their own monitors
  • Total Snapshot Recall allows you to save sound check settings for multiple bands, complex song mixes, previous mixes, recall scenes for theater productions and more
  • Record your mix from the L/R stereo outputs directly to your iPad
  • *An additional Wi-Fi router is required and must be connected to the DL1608
V2.0 - Master Fader and My Fader
The V2.0 Upgrades to Master Fader and My Fader incorporates some of the most requested feedback from users to provide an abundance of new features and enhancements. These updates are free for all users and are available at the iTunes app store.

Major features of the Master Fader v2.0 include:
  • Input channel linking
  • Aux send channel linking
  • Mute groups
  • View groups
  • Pre-DSP aux source
  • Quick access panel
  • Improved compressor/limiter graph UI
  • Main mute
  • Other navigation enhancements
  • iOS7 support
What's new on My Fader v.2.0 iOS App
  • Input channel linking
  • Aux send linking
  • Mute group support
  • View group support
Control your mix from anywhere
With the Mackie DL1608 mixer’s seamless wired to wireless mixing capabilities, you can mix in real time from anywhere in the venue on your iPad*. The bar, the bathroom, the back closet. Instantly adjust mix functions from tuning front of house trouble spots to ringing out stage monitors.

*An additional Wi-Fi router is required and must be connected to the DL1608. The iPad must be within range of the Wi-Fi router to enable wireless mixing functionality. Wi-Fi router not included.

Control the Mix from your iPad
Designed specifically for the iPad, the Mackie DL1608’s Master Fader app brings groundbreaking DAW mixing features and functionality to the live environment. With this intuitive breakthrough app, you can create mix snapshots, channel presets and even record stereo tracks straight to your iPad. Plus, with ‘Grow and Glow’ giving you visual indication of the function you’re controlling, you can be confident that you’re always in control.

Proven Hardware that Sounds Great
By combining 16 of Mackie’s flagship Onyx mic preamps with the performance of 24bit Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters, the Mackie DL1608 iPad controlled mixer delivers unparalleled sound quality. Add to that eight balanced outputs, and you have a mixer that not only provides incredible dynamic range, fidelity and transparency, but also great versatility and outstanding value.

Tons of Built In Processing
The DL1608 mixer is loaded with a choice of powerful plug-ins on every channel, so you won’t need to set up additional racks of outboard gear. With just the touch of a finger, you have total control over 4-band EQ, compression and gate plug-ins. Plus, sweeten your sound with a full-featured reverb and tap delay or adjust your mix to the room with the 31-band graphic EQ and limiter on the main and aux outs.

Multiple iPad Support
Supporting up to 10 iPads simultaneously, the Mackie DL1608 allows multiple engineers to control the mix. Plus, it gives band members the ability to adjust their own monitors. We’re looking at you, lead guitarist. Now, the band can dial in the mix they want to hear in real time right on stage.

Channel Images
Put the Sharpie away and use your iPad camera to snap quick pics of the band members or their gear for customized channel ID. Face it, that’s pretty cool.

Forward Looking Design
The sleek and low profile 16-channel Mackie DL1608 iPad controlled mixer is rooted in design innovation. Its powerfully small format destroys the industry’s notion that ‘bigger is better’ by allowing modern technology to eliminate the need for bulky boards and racks of gear.

Footnote: iPad is sold separately.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-258-6883 Warranty:  Effective August 27, 2010: All SRM, HD, C Series Speakers, all PPM mixers and all HRmk2 Studio Monitors: 3-Year Electronics, 2- Year Drivers, nontransferable;
Thump Series, All Onyx Mixers and Recording Interfaces, All VLZ3, All ProFX, all CFXmk2 Mixers, all MR Studio Monitors, Big Knob, all MCU Pro Family Controllers: 1 Year, nontransferable B-Stock Products: 90 Days
Gary from Adams, NY
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Subject
A lot of punch in a small package.
General
Your general opinion of this product.
Very impressed with it so far. Very intuitive interface through the app. I was able to set up shows, snapshots, and groups very quickly and easily.
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Typical Mackie sound, which is excellent. The one thing I was disappointed with was the amount of plastic used in this mixer. It does not have the 'built like a tank' feel that Mackie mixers typically have. I would have like to seen more metal in the chassis, but to hit the price points they were able to hit, I'm sure they had to make compromises.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
Very easy to setup and use. New features and functions added essentially for free with app updates is a plus. The software does have a few quirks and shortcomings, but they are things that could be fixed with a software upgrade. Mixing on the mixer is a joy, and very responsive.
Features
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Best features include the quiet preamps, and the app to control it. There are a few features missing, but many can be added with a software upgrade. A built in power supply would be much better than the power brick that is included with the mixer.
Sound
How is the tone?
Typical excellent Mackie sound.
Reliability
How has it stood up over time?
We will see...
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