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NAMM 2016: Mackie releases Dante-enabled DC16 control surface for DL32R mixer

Erica Basnicki 22 January 2016
The new Mackie D16 control surface

Mackie says it is “diving head first into the world of professional production and installation” with the launch of the Dante-enabled DC16 control surface for its DL32R 32-channel digital mixer.

“It’s an incredibly forward-thinking, modular professional digital mixing solution with more features per price than any other digital mixer available,” says Ben Olswang, Mackie product manager. “The workflow is amazingly fast, with tremendous visual feedback and customisation.”

The combination of the DL32R digital mixer and new DC16 control surface provides a scalable system with all the benefits of digital and wireless mixing designed as an integrated system. With 32 remote-controllable Onyx+ mic preamps and 16 outputs paired with built-in DSP, the system is ideal for medium and large channel count applications.

Visual feedback is provided by large, full-colour channel displays and the ability to dock up to three iPads in the SmartBridge. This allows easy customisation over each iPad view to meet specific workflow needs. Users can grab an iPad from the DC16 and head out to tune the room or dial in monitors and the Master Fader control app knows to switch it to the view that makes the most sense for the user.

“With a completely modular design, flexible multi-track recording and tight integration with the iOS platform, this system is clearly ahead of the curve,” concludes Olswang. “You have to come up and get a demo. You’re going to love it.”

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