Mackie has officially released its Master Fader 2.0 and My Fader 2.0 companion apps for iOS devices. The new apps brings highly anticipated features to the Mackie DL-806 and DL-1608 experience, including 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, iOS 7 support, and other navigation enhancements. The update really does elevate the experience to a whole new level, making the DL-series mixers even more versatile and fun to use. Check out the free updates now and the hands-on video below:
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In case you weren’t aware, I’m a big fan of Mackie products and have been spending a lot of time with my DL1608 iPad-powered mixer. This mixer is awesome thanks to the fact that software does all the hard work and the interface is customizable–making it a truly flexible accessory in my audio arsenal. We have two bits from Mackie today specific to the DL-series mixers. They’ve announced that a new version sporting the Apple Lightning connector is now shipping, meaning you’ll o longer need Apple’s 30-pin-to-lightning adapter when using newer iPads (the new version also includes a tray for using the iPad Mini). Alternatively, you can buy an upgrade kit for your existing 30-pin-equipped models.
The second announcement from Mackie is great new features to the Mackie Master Fader app that controls the DL-series mixers. Version 2.0 will be available soon and offers new features such as Input Channel Linking, Aux Send Linking, Mute Groups, View Groups, Pre-DSP Aux Sources, and a Quick Access Panel giving you easy access to some of the mixer’s most useful features. Take a look at Product Manager Ben Olswang’s walk-through after the jump.
In a recent announcement, Mackie confirmed that it’s now shipping the DL806 digital mixer powered by your iPad. The baby DL1608 as I like to call it carries the same design as its big brother, but with only 8-channels for smaller applications. The DL806 is available through its regular dealer channels with a retail price of $799, and is an ideal solution for live sound, event, and recording use. If you’d like to read our full review of the DL1608, you can do so by clicking here.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of the Mackie DL-1608 digital mixer; and one of its biggest benefits, which you may have read in my review, is that software makes a big difference – and with every update, new features are introduced that traditionally would have required a new bit of hardware. Master Fader, the control app that runs the DL Series Live Mixers, has just been updated to version 1.4, offering a new set of channel plug-ins and improved snapshot operation. Master Fader v1.4 features an entirely new selection of vintage processing; in addition, EQ, Compressor and Gates bring new dynamics to the overall sound, and the new show management and snapshots feature really help manage a single or multiple shows with ease. Check the full release after the jump.
We’ve had our hands on the new Mackie DL-1608 iPad-powered digital mixer for a couple weeks now–and given the launch of the new Lightning connector, we naturally asked ourselves “how will the mixer work with the new iPads given that the dock sports a 30-pin connector?” Naturally we decided to put it to the test to see if we can use the 30-pin-to-lightning adapter–and the answer is YES. Then we decided to install the Master Fader app on an iPad mini and see how that would go! Check out the video to see it in action!
UPDATE: After posting this piece, people asked to see the DL1608 working with the Lightning connector, so, here we show you how it works with the Apple 30-pin to lightning adapter.
Looking ahead to a summer release for Mackie’s new digital 16-channel iPad controlled Mixer is a hard thing to do; but unfortunately, we have no choice but to wait. In anticipation of that release comes a great DL-1608 story that coincided with Record Store Day just a few weekends ago. Mackie, a company known for their pro-audio products and mixers, lent the new iPad controlled mixer to Dierks Bently and Brad so that Front of House engineers could go hands-on using the interface in all its glory. After a quick 30-minute tutorial, they were left on their own to man the show. Check the below video for the recap of the day, and look for the summer release of Mackie’s DL-1608 digital mixer and the Master Fader app that controls it all this coming June. You can also check the full release after the jump.