Control Everything From Anywhere with the All-New Mackie DL32R™ Digital Live Sound Mixer!
Delivering complete wireless control of a powerful 32-channel digital mixing platform
WA, USA – OCTOBER 15, 2014 – Mackie today introduces a powerful new
32-channel digital mixing system completely controlled wirelessly from
Mackie’s intuitive Master Fader™ iPad® app, freeing users to get in the
mix like never before — the DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Mixer with
iPad Control. Featuring complete wireless control over everything,
including fully-loaded DSP and multi-track recording/playback, you can
control everything from anywhere with the DL32R.
Mackie believed that we can bring the user incredible benefits if we
just let go of old conventions,” commented Ben Olswang, Mackie Senior
Product Manager. “By ensuring that each and every feature can be
controlled wirelessly without compromise, we are delivering benefits to
users that were simply not possible before now.”
The Mackie DL32R
features a mix of flexible, professional I/O in an ultra-compact 3U
rackmount design. Each of the 32 inputs (24 XLR, 8 XLR/TRS combo)
feature Mackie’s all-new Onyx+™ recallable mic preamps, with remote
control over preamp gain and phantom power. The new Onyx+ preamps
outperform the industry-proven Onyx design, which has garnered rave
reviews for its boutique-quality sound and performance.
frequency response that goes all the way down to 20Hz within 1dB at all
gain settings,” remarked Olswang. “Noise is minimized at every gain
setting, not just minimum and maximum like other mixers. Designed for
the rigid standards of professional live sound, DL32R’s gain changes are
Fully-assignable using the Master Fader
control app, there are 14 XLR outputs great for anything from stage
monitors to matrix outputs. The front panel also features a stereo AES
digital output for connecting gear like speaker processors. A dedicated
stereo monitor output is ideal for connecting an in-ear monitor system
for detailed listening from anywhere in the venue.
wireless control of the system using Mackie’s Master Fader iPad app, a
new world of mixing possibilities opens up. There is no longer any need
for a fixed FOH position. Place the mixer where it works best — be it
next to the stage, backstage or even tucked away in a utility closet.
This can also eliminate the need for an expensive, bulky analog
snake.The DL32R does away with troublesome FOH positions such as under a
balcony, behind a pillar, etc. The user can tune the room right from
the problem spots and get on stage to ring out monitors or work with the
band to dial in the perfect monitor mix.
Multiple engineers can
work wirelessly from a single DL32R mixer using their own iOS device,
including monitor engineers and performers who wish to control their own
monitor mixes. The lead engineer can apply access limiting to
additional control devices, keeping the user from making unwanted
Multi-track recording and playback are critical for
professional applications and the DL32R features two flexible methods
for multi-track recording and playback. The first of these is direct to
USB hard drive, which is currently a 48 kHz, 24-bit, 24 input by 24
output platform. This will be expanded soon to 32x32 via a free firmware
update. The direct-to-disk option delivers unprecedented wireless
control over your multi-track recording and playback.
connect a USB hard drive loaded with your media directly to the DL32R
and you can control it all from anywhere in the venue,” remarks Olswang.
“It’s an amazing way to control things like backing tracks and
intermission music all while recording the show. Plus, who wants to run
back and forth to a separate recording rig?”
An additional USB
2.0 computer audio interface is available for 32x32 recording and
playback that can directly connect with any DAW, great for studio
applications and rehearsal spaces. Both methods provide the ability to
record the band and perform a virtual soundcheck at the next show. This
is a powerful and professional way to dial in a mix at any venue.
DL32R is loaded with powerful DSP that eliminates the need for racks of
expensive outboard processing. Each of the 32 inputs features a 4-band
parametric EQ with a separate high-pass filter plus gating and
compression. Four return channels feature dedicated EQ and compression.
Each of the 14 aux sends, six matrix busses and main L/R busses feature a
4-band parametric EQ, 31-band GEQ, a compressor limiter and alignment
delay. Six subgroups feature EQ and compression. Each processor features
Modern and Vintage voicing options, delivering sonic choice to the
user. Three separate effects processors with dedicated sends allow for
two reverbs and one delay with tap control. 6 VCAs and 6 Mute Groups
round out the processing.
“Only the DL32R delivers professional
mixing tools like VCAs, subgroups and matrix busses at this price
point,” comments Olswang. “And there’s no configuration or tradeoffs.
Every input and output has all the processing you need for your
Designed from the ground up for live
sound, Mackie’s Master Fader iPad app delivers total wireless control
over the DL32R. True to Mackie’s ongoing commitment to creating mixers
that are extremely easy to learn and to master, Master Fader provides
fast navigation and very powerful tools for mixing 32-channels of audio.
“One of the most powerful features of Master Fader is our
user-definable view groups,” remarks Olswang. “Simply select the
channels for each of the six view groups to easily switch between things
like drums, guitars or vocals. This means no swiping and no remembering
what bank to select. Just go right to what you need.”
is loaded with a wide array of factory presets that are ideal for novice
users and a great starting point for any professional, requiring little
to no tweaking depending on the application. Users can also create
their own custom presets, simplifying and minimizing setup when working
with common and familiar sources. There’s also the ability to share
these presets via email or Dropbox, which is a powerful new tool for the
Mackie mixing community. Plus, with frequent and simple App Store
updates, Master Fader will get better over time with more features
planned for the future.
For more information, visit http://www.mackie.com/DL32R
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Wi-Fi router and iPad required for operation. Not included.