AES06SF: Mackie Previews Upcoming DJ Mixer

d.4 Pro 4-Channel Club Mixer is designed for live performance and production      07/10/06

No flash plug

(2X = 640x480)
  RealPlayer  | 2X    QuickTime2X    Windows Media  | 2X
4:25 mins

Mackie have been giving us a glimpse of their flagship DJ Mixer, the d.4 Pro. Due in early 2007, the new Mackie d.4 Pro is a fully featured, 4-channel club mixer designed to be a true centerpiece for modern day live performance and production of electronic-based music.
Unquestionably Mackie in its design, the d.4 Pro features studio-quality sound thanks to premium phono preamps, a pair of flagship Onyx mic preamps, plus the finest VCA and analog filter effects in its range. Also on board is a 3-band EQ with complete kill filters and blue backlit knobs, flexible 4-position routing switches per channel, zone and booth outs, XLR main outs, advanced cueing with split cue functionality, individual program meters as well as stereo main out meters. All this is housed in an extremely rugged steel chassis which Mackie say is ‘built like a tank’.
Mackie tell us that it’s with the addition of the optional d.Pro FireWire card that the d.4 Pro’s unique functionality truly shines. The d.Pro FireWire Card adds 14x8 I/O to a Mac or PC for live scratching, and the simultaneous playback and mixing of up to 4 stereo music files. And since the d.Pro FireWire card ships with a full copy of Tracktion, Mackie say the d.4 Pro also serves as the ultimate producer’s interface for multi-track recording.
Like Mackie’s critically acclaimed d.2 scratch mixer, the new d.4 Pro will also incorporate the revolutionary contact-free, 45 mm optical cross fader from UK-based Infinium Technologies. In addition to lasting for an exceptionally long time, the contact-free crossfader provides DJs with unparalleled fingertip control, as well as the ability to personalize its ‘feel’ with user-adjustable tension and cut-off points.
Pricing and Availability:
Due in early 2007. Pricing TBA
More information:



More Videos

Featured Video
NAMM 2017: Modal Electronics 5 Crafts Together 

We talk to their creator


Featured Video
NAMM 2017: New Presonus Digital Mixers 

PreSonus unveils third-generation StudioLive Series III consoles


Featured Video
NAMM 2017: New Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Range - First Look 

Richard Nichol was on hand to show of the new pieces in the Lifeforms range


NAAM 2017: Teenage Engineering OP Z 

Latest developments of the sequencer and video synth


NAMM 2017: Catalyst Audio - Buchla Clones and More 

The latest company to take on the west coast sound...


NAMM 2017: Dave Smith Instruments Rev 2 

16 voices based on Prophet 8


NAMM 2016: AJH Synths New Eurorack Modules 

Alan took us through their latest additions