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Mackie Control Universal Pro Control Surface

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Product Description

Powerful and Expandable, Mackie's Control Universal Pro Control Surface rounds out your software’s functionality, delivering the ultimate in hands-on command. MCU Pro integrates with your software like no other hardware controller. Say goodbye to sub-par responsiveness to your mix adjustments, trying to remember which knobs are assigned to which parameter, and the tedious process of MIDI mapping. With MCU Pro, you get deep, intuitive control of mix and plug-in parameters, real-time visual feedback and set up is plug and play, without any MIDI mapping whatsoever!

Mackie Control Universal Pro Features

  • Proprietary communication protocol for integrating music production software
  • 100mm touch-sensitive Alps motorized faders
  • V-Pot control over software, plug-in effects and virtual instruments
  • More than 50 dedicated push-buttons for fine control of software parameters
  • Tape-style transport controls
  • Full meter display with track names and parameters
  • Quick cursor-style buttons for Up, Down, Left, Right and Zoom
  • Onboard USB MIDI interface for direct connection to Mac or PC
    • Also connect up to 3 additional pieces of external MIDI gear
  • Software-specific Lexan overlays included
  • Expandable via optional Mackie Control Extender Pro and C4 Pro modules
And MCU Pro goes far beyond simple faders and transport controls, it gives you the most comprehensive feature set on the market. With nine Alps touch-sensitive faders, a full-sized backlit LCD and V-Pots for fast tweaking, MCU Pro is the only desktop control surface that can truly make your music production experience complete.

With optional expandability via Mackie Control Extender Pro, MCU Pro is also the only software control surface that can grow with your studio.

Display for Days
A control surface isn't much good if you have to keep looking up at your computer monitor to see the parameters you're tweaking. That's why we equipped the Mackie Control Universal Pro with a generous two-line, 55-character backlit LCD to display parameters like track name, channel metering, I/O assignments, plug-ins, EQ, dynamics or anything our various software partners want you to see. Without dividing your attention between control surface and computer monitor, your mixing speed, efficiency and creative control are all distraction-free. And since it's always a good idea to know where you are in your program material, MCU Pro also sports a big, seven-segment LED timecode display bright enough to jam enemy radar.

Channels Faders and Banks
Every Mackie Control Universal Pro comes equipped with nine 100mm motorized touch-sensitive faders from Alps, one for each channel, plus a master fader for that pro console look and feel. With support for an unlimited number of banks, MCU Pro can handle as many channels as your music production software can throw at it.

Each fader channel also has a genuine Mackie rotary V-Pot, surrounded by an LED collar to indicate the current value, and dedicated buttons for record ready, solo, mute, channel select, and signal present LED. In addition, the master section includes buttons for navigating channels individually or in banks of eight, as well as for software specific controls like assigning I/O, sends, EQ, dynamics, and plug-ins to name a few.

Master of Your Application
We know it doesn’t matter to you how many applications the Mackie Control Universal Pro works with, what matters is that it works with yours. While MCU Pro is compatible with all major music production software, it is also designed to specifically work with your application, just access your software’s parameters in the master section and you can get right down to action. We even supply pre-labeled Lexan overlays for your application so it not only functions like the MCU Pro was designed for your software alone, it looks that way, too.

More of a Good Thing: Mackie Control Extender Pro
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The Mackie Control Extender Pro is an eight-channel control surface extension for MCU Pro. Slightly narrower than a MCU Pro, the Extender Pro has all the channel strip features of the MCU Pro, without the master section. Depending on your music production software support, multiple Extender units can be used together with a MCU Pro to emulate a large-scale control surface with as many faders and pots as desired. (Sold Separately)

Easy Setup
Connect just a single USB cable and you are up and running with MCU Pro. And the built-in MIDI interfaces lets you add up to three MCU XT Pros without the need for external hardware. Or use the MIDI I/O to hook up your classic MIDI gear and work on your ELO covers.

Product Specifications
Mackie Control Universal Pro Control Surface Specifications
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 16.9 x 16.5 x 4.7 inches (429 x 419 x 120 mm)
  • Weight: 11.8 lbs (5.4 kg)
Minimum Computer Requirements

PC Requirements
  • Operating System:
    • Windows 7 (32 / 64)
    • Windows Vista (32 / 64 RTM)
    • Windows XP SP 2
  • Processor: Pentium 4, Celeron, Athlon XP processor or better
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Mac Requirements:
  • Operating System: OS X 10.5.0 – 10.6.4
  • Processor: G4 processor or better
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-258-6883 Warranty:  All SRM, DLM, HD, C Speakers, PPM Mixers, HRmk2 Studio Monitors: 3-year inclusive of electronics, 2-year drivers (where applicable), nontransferable; Thump, S500 Speakers, Onyx Mixers and Interfaces, DL, VLZ4, ProFX mixers, MRmk3 Studio Monitors, Big Knob, MCU Pro Series, SP260, FRS Series Amplifiers, Mixer Bags/Covers/Hardware, Loudspeaker Bags/Covers/Hardware: 1-year nontransferable; B-Stock items, 90 days.
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