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Mackie DL1608 16-Channel Digital Mixer

SoundPro Item: 48612
MPN: DL1608
$699.99
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The Mackie DL1608 redefined live mixing by combining the proven power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease and mobility of devices you already own. Seamless wired to wireless mixing allows control from anywhere in the venue giving you the ultimate control over your mix. Conveniently slide your iPad right onto the top of the mixer.

Ideal for bands, rental house and production/installations, the DL1608 provides the mobile freedom to wirelessly control the mix and powerful plug-in processing. With boutique-quality Onyx™ mic preamps and the performance of 24-bit Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters, you have unparalleled sound quality. The Master Fader control app, the heart of your DL mixer, even supports up to 20 wireless devices. Forget bulky consoles and racks of gear, the power is at your fingertips.

Master Fader is the main user interface for your DL Series mixer. Rather than knobs, faders and buttons on a large piece of hardware, you get powerful mixing tools on your tablet, Mac, or PC and at up to 20 different devices simultaneously. The intuitive design of the Master Fader app makes managing your mix, large or small, easy and efficient. Organize your channels with view and mute groups, utilize subgroups with full bus processing, control levels of channel groups simply with VCAs, and even lock out devices from specific capabilities within the app. And when you get a mix you like, you can save it all into a snapshot.

From EQ to compression, every bit of signal processing is implemented with the highest quality possible maintaining the fidelity of each source. Every channel and output bus gets it's own dedicated processing.

The 4-band parametric EQ on each channel and output features a dedicated high-pass filter, modern and vintage modes, and built-in RTA for maximum versatility and detailed analysis of each source. The clear UI makes it easy to make adjustments, view settings, and choose presets.

Each FX processor features tons of studio-quality reverbs and delays plus effects like chorus, tremolo, flanger, and sweep filter. Fine tune each effect with advanced parameters and EQ.

Mackie DL1608 Features

  • 16 Onyx™ mic preamps
  • 8 balanced outputs
  • High-end Cirrus Logic® converters
  • Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
  • Flexible wireless or docked control so you can mix wirelessly from anywhere in the venue (Wi-Fi router is required for wireless operation, router not included)
  • Supports up to 20 devices at once
  • Dock your iPad for added features and security
  • Master Fader Control app
  • 18 input channels with 4-band PEQ+HPF, gate, compression and RTA/spectrograph
  • 12 output busses with 4-band PEQ+HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA spectrograph
  • 4 VCAs and 4 mute groups
  • 2 stereo FX processors with dedicated sends and reutnrs
  • Choice of powerful touch-sensitive modern and vintage plug-ins
  • Rugged, compact desktop design
  • Rackmountable with optional kit
  • Compatible with iOS 11 or later, Android OS 6 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, and Windows 10 or later (when using the latest Master Fader 5.x software)

In The Box

  • 1x DL1608 digital mixer
  • Software:
    • Pro Tools | First and Waveform OEM professional software and plugin packages
    • The Musician Collection for Pro Tools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, 304C Compressor
    • The DAW Essentials Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, Limiter

Product Specifications

  • Analog inputs: 16
  • Analog outputs: 8
  • FX processors: 2
  • Sample rate: 48kHz
  • A/D/A bit depth: 24-bit
  • System latency: 1.5 ms
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • THD: <0.005% (mic input to main output, 1kHz, -1dBFS)
  • EIN: -128dBu (150Ω termination)
  • Signal to noise ratio: 92dB (ref +4dBu, one channel and main fader at unity, A-weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 109dB (one channel and main fader at unity, A-weighted)
  • CMRR: >70dB @1kHz (60dB gain)
  • Power consumption: 48 watts max
  • External supply power requirements: 100VAC - 240VAC, 50-60Hz universal supply
  • External supply output voltage: 12VDC
  • External supply current: 4A
  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 6.1" x 18.9" x 18.1"
  • Weight: 12.8 pounds (5.8 kg)
  • Analog inputs 1-16:
    • Connectors 1-12: XLR balanced
    • Connectors 13-16: combo XLR/TRS balanced
    • XLR mic pre: Onyx
    • Input impedance 1-12: 3kΩ
    • Input impedance 13-16: 3kΩmic (XLR), 30kΩline (1/4")
    • Max input level: +21dBu (XLR), +30dBu (1/4")
    • Gain: 0 to 60dB (XLR), -20 to 40dB (1/4")
  • Analog main out L/R:
    • Connectors: XLR balanced
    • Output impedance: 600Ω
    • Max output level: +21dBu
  • Analog aux sends 1-6:
    • Connectors: 1/4" TRS impedance balanced (supports balanced/unbalanced operation)
    • Output impedance: 240Ω balanced, 120Ω unbalanced
    • Max output level: +21dBu
  • Analog headphone out:
    • Connector: 1/4" TRS stereo
    • Max output level: +18dBu into 600Ω, +19.5dBu max into 100Ω
  • Networking:
    • Connector: 100MB Ethernet
    • Simultaneous control: 20 iOS devices

In The Box

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