While both digital and analog units certainly have their strengths, digital mixers can offer more flexibility and convenient features simply not possible on analog. And, as a world leader in audio equipment, Mackie is on the edge of this digital mixing technology. The memory of a digital unit allows you to store settings, minimizing setup time and ensuring consistency between sessions. These mixers also produce less induced noise, while more functions can be packed into a smaller space for the best of both portability and functionality in one compact unit.
Mackie knows that no two performer's needs are alike, so they have a variety of options for everyone. For example, the Mackie DL 806 8-Channel Digital Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control in a small yet extremely powerful unit you won't want to overlook. It features the option between a 30-pin and a lightening connector, and boasts 8 high-quality Onyx mic preamps for connecting options. The wireless iOS capability even allows you to use your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, so you can wirelessly mix from anywhere in the venue. It's controlled with the easy-to-use Master Fader iOS app, with its intuitive layout and numerous factory and user-definable presets for fast setup. The Mackie DL 1608 16-Channel Digital Live Sound Mixer with iPad Controller offers all the same features but with double the preamps and input channels, as well as two extra output busses to accommodate larger setups with ease.
If live mixing for a full band at a larger venue is your specialty, the Mackie DL 32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control is sure to revolutionize the process. This mighty mixer boasts 36 input channels with 4-band PEQ, HPF, gate and compression, 28 output busses and 3 stereo FX processors, all in a compact, rack-mountable package. Meanwhile, it supports multiple iOS devices at once, so you and your monitoring engineers can all work wirelessly with the same mixer from different areas of the venue to ensure consistent sound reaches every audience member.
Digital, wireless mixing with your touchscreen device gives you the freedom to leave the stage or sound booth to get a real feel for what the audience hears, allowing you to maximize their experience. And with such frequent updates to Master Fader in the app store, your Mackie digital mixer is sure to remain on the cutting edge of live digital mixing.