Mackie has announced a powerful new control app for the DL1608 and new DL806 Digital Live Sound Mixers -- My Fader. Based on the a user interface and workflow of the Master Fader iPad control app, Mackie says that My Fader provides the perfect set of features for on-stage performers controlling their own monitor mix. They tell us that My Fader is also great for the FOH engineer who needs a handy tool that allows pocketable wireless control from anywhere in the venue.
Ben Olswang, Mackie Product Manager, told Sonic State, "Technology is nothing short of amazing. With a DL mixer, My Fader app and an iPhone, you've got a powerful digital mixer in hand that you can control from anywhere. This was not even a dream just a few years ago and now we've brought this power to a price point attainable by more users than ever possible before."
My Fader allows control of DL Series mixers via Wi-Fi from a modern iPhone or iPod touch. Version 1.0 features touch-friendly control over multiple input channels at once and an output selector for quick access to any mix. The addition of channel muting, detailed channel ID and metering and the inclusion of a master fader provide unmatched control for an iPhone mixer application. Plus, an access control feature can limit users to only control their assigned aux, keeping them away from other outputs. This is great for simple on-stage control of monitor mixes. Also unique is the ability to recall from any snapshots from the current show on the DL mixer. This is great for bands controlling the whole mix from the stage. With My Fader, DL mixer users benefit from the full power of a digital mixer with an easy-to-use application that fits right in their hand.
Like the Master Fader control app for the iPad, My Fader will see frequent updates that drastically increase the feature set.
Pricing and Availability:
My Fader v1.0 will be available soon as free download directly to your iPhone or iPod touch.
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