Mackie’s Master Fader App Gets Released, Hardware Expected in August

Mackie’s upcoming iPad-powered mixer, the DL1608, is coming soon…and the hype continues to build. One of the major components of the mixer is the software-based engine that drives the hardware–an app called the Master Fader app–and ahead of the Mixer’s August debut comes the software’s pre-release.

“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.”

Mackie’s Master Fader App and third DL1608 podcast are available now in the App Store. Check the full release after the jump. 

Woodinville, WA, USA – July 17, 2012 – Mackie today announces the first release of the much anticipated 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, providing the perfect way to try out the functions of the DL1608 mixer before you buy. 

“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.

Download the preview Mackie Master Fader control app via the iOS App Store by visiting http://bit.ly/MackieMasterFader.Check out episode #3 of the Mackie DL1608 video podcast, covering the powerful output processing of the DL1608. Subscribe today for free to access to the entire series of informative videos. Visit http://bit.ly/DL1608Podcast to subscribe now.

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