Mackie Teases New iPad-Controlled Mixer, Launch Event on October 15

October 14, 2014
Following up on their DL1608 and DL806 digital mixers (the larger of which was reviewed in 2013 by our sister mag Keyboard), Mackie is now set to introduce a more large-format version aimed at clubs, outdoor festivals, touring regional acts, or anyone with a need for a large amount of I/O. Like its predecessors, a connected iPad serves as the user interface but internal DSP does all the actual mix bussing and audio heavy lifting such as EQ and dynamics processing.
 
They're teasing it with this video on YouTube, and promising an October 15 webcast where you can live-chat with renowned front-of-house engineer Martin Frey (not to be confused with the lead singer of '80s "new romantic" band ABC) and Mackie product manager Ben Olswang. Sign up on this page, then tune in via your browser on October 15 at 9 a.m. Pacific/noon Eastern time to find out more.
 
The "R" in "DL32R" suggests "rackmount," which means you'd likely leave the main unit stageside  where it's easy to plug everything into it, then roam the venue with iPad in hand to ensure that everywhere (or at least, as close to everywhere as you can make it) is the "sweet spot."
 
 
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