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Mackie Control Universal Pro Control Surface

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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.

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Phone:  800-258-6883 Warranty:  All SRM, DLM, HD, iP and C Speakers, Reach, PPM Mixers, HRmk2 Studio Monitors: 3-year inclusive of electronics, 2-year drivers (where applicable), nontransferable; Thump, Freeplay, 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; FreePlay Lithium Ion Battery: 90-day all inclusive, nontransferable;B-Stock items, 90 days.

Product Specifications

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


Customer Reviews

Kenneth Lighon, bigligmusic@gmail.com Submitted: 8/12/2018
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Workflow Accelerated
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What is your opinion of this product?
I am absolutely LOVING this control surface. Having cut my teeth in the analog world, growing up on faders, and pots, and then eventually growing into the DAW world flying by mouse, this has increased my workflow nearly exponentially. I use it with Cakewalk Sonar Platinum. Installation, and setup were a snap, and operation is straight forward and intuitive without a steep learning curve. I wish I had drank this Kool-Aid years ago.
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The Soul Entity Submitted: 5/11/2016
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Analog feel to a digital world!!!
What is your opinion of this product?
I don't know where to start... I love it to death!!! I am using it with Protools 12.5 at them moment. It really gives you a old school analog feeling back to the digital world. The best feature I like is you can control your plugins via the V Pots or by Faders. Not to mention not having to use a mouse for other then labeling your tracks!!!
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Greg Lygon Submitted: 3/3/2016
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Still The Standard
What is your opinion of this product?
The Mackie MCU Pro certainly has an intimidating number of features, but it is very simple to set up (at least on a Mac). Plug and play operation; instantly recognized by Logic Pro X and Ableton Live 9 with little or no configuration. While the advanced features will require a learning curve, I was able to get started immediately and find I will be more productive. The faders are not completely quiet but are certainly better than ones I've used in the past (Digi 002). Highly recommended.
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Blame it on James Submitted: 3/14/2015
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Dope as hope!!
What is your opinion of this product?
Fast easy set up, functions great! Recording is so much faster, just wish i would have made this purchase sooner.
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cbower Submitted: 2/27/2015
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Whole new DAW experience
What is your opinion of this product?
Since I started using this controller with my DAW, I enjoy the process so much more! It is much more efficient than dragging a mouse which I have always hated. This is much closer to putting your hands on an actual analogue board. It's very easy to program and is plug and play-doesn't require drivers. My DAW recognized it immediately and I was up and running right away.Very nice and highly recommended!
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Corey C. Submitted: 2/6/2015
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Great device
What is your opinion of this product?
Purchasing the MCU Pro has made so much easier to work with my DAW software. Looking forward to getting the MCU XT.
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Jerry L. Simmons from Merrillville, Indiana Submitted: 9/9/2014
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My studio is almost complete thanks to this!!!
What is your opinion of this product?
Well made and my workflow is better!
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Jerry Hedrick Submitted: 9/2/2014
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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
What is your opinion of this product?
I am 100% happy with the Mackie controller so far. It works perfectly with my Studio One 2 software. It weighs much more than I expected it to and is larger than it looks in the pics. It feels like it has been built to last and has taken my home studio to a pro level feel and look.
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Jason from Thornton, Colorado Submitted: 1/23/2013
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Better than the Avid's 'Artist Mix'
I used a similar product(Avid's Artist Mix) for about a year before switching to this product. This product is much more solid and sturdy, and the faders feel much better to my fingertips.
I love having the control surface and transport functions built into this 8-channel mixer.
I use this with Protools and it was super easy to setup.
Your general opinion of this product.
I love using this unit to mix all my projects in Protools, I can't imagine not using it.
This is a great product for the price! It's much less expensive than the Artist Mix, has more features, and has been much more reliable!
I love the way this board sits on my desk, and the way the display screen on the unit faces toward me.
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Luis Berrios from Virginia Beach, VA Submitted: 2/1/2011
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Best Controller
Very well build and reliable
Its very compatible with the majority of the DAW's software in the market
Very esay, especially with the supplied templates for different DAW
a little overpriced but I had a discount
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