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New Master Fader v3.0 for Mackie DL Series Mixers
Rounik Sethi on Thu, November 20th 0 comments
Mackie have released a massive update ready for all-new DL32R and offers huge benefits to DL1608, DL806 series mixers in the form of Master Fader 3.0.

WOODINVILLE, WA, USA - NOVEMBER 18, 2014 -

Today Mackie announces the availability of Master Fader v3.0. With massive upgrades built specifically for professional applications, Master Fader v3.0 not only offers the tools pros need for the all-new DL32R, it delivers huge benefits to any DL1608 or DL806 user. 

"Master Fader is designed from the ground up for wireless mixing. It's the most intuitive and easy-to-use live sound control app out there," commented Ben Olswang, Mackie Senior Product Manager. "Now, with a fresh user interface that delivers faster workflow and a whole new toolset designed to meet the rigorous demands of professional live sound applications, Master Fader is better and more powerful than ever."

Master Fader Mixer 3.0

Master Fader v3.0 is now available for free download from the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mackie-master-fader/id511500747?mt=8).

Master Fader v3.0 is compatible with all DL Series mixers (DL32R, DL1608, and DL806). While some features are specific to the 32-channel DL32R, there are plenty of powerful upgrades for DL1608 and DL806 users.

Brand-new features include the addition of 4 subgroups and 4 VCAs. These new grouping options deliver mix management tools critical for professional applications. Subgroups can be stereo-linked and feature dedicated processing. VCAs offer flexible control over groups of channels. Users can dial in the mix and get single-fader control over groups like drums, guitars and more.

Also new is the overview screen, which delivers at-a-glance information for all input and output channels, allowing simple, fast navigation. Users will also benefit from the addition of digital trim to each DL1608/DL806 input.

"With digital trim, you get more mobile control than ever before," commented Olswang. "Just get the preamp gain in the ballpark and adjust as needed from anywhere in the venue. It truly frees you to mix from anywhere."

New features also include the ability to patch any output to the DL1608/DL806 record path. Now, users can select exactly which outputs they want to record. This is great for creating a completely separate recording mix from what is in the left/right mix.   

Master Fader 3 Recording playback

With Master Fader v3.0, users can now choose a color for each channel, providing immediate visual grouping for easy identification. Also added are enhanced headphone controls including level and delay for seamless remote listening. Plus, users can now easily export presets, shows and even the entire system via email, Dropbox and iTunes. 

"All of these new features mean serious workflow improvements for any DL Series user," remarked Olswang. "Master Fader has been updated more often, with more new features added, than any other live sound control app out there. We are happy to provide more and more functionality to our DL community." 

an overview of Mackie's Master Fader 3

Updates to the Master Fader user interface deliver increased workflow flexibility, improved speed and ease-of-use. 

 "We are dedicated to continuously improving Master Fader's workflow through simple App Store updates," remarks Olswang. "Each of these user interface updates delivers real-world results that make wireless mixing more intuitive and easy to teach and learn." 

With DL32R you get even more out of Master Fader, with specific tools and features designed to effortlessly mix up to 32-channels of audio, including wireless control over multi-track direct-to-disk recording and playback. For complete details on what Master Fader offers for DL32R, visit www.mackie.com/DL32R and check out all the great video content.

"Master Fader v3.0 is built to deliver the best wireless mixing experience from 8- to 32-channels. Be sure to download it now, try it out, and experience the unmatched workflow and incredible features Master Fader delivers," concludes Olswang.    

Master Fader v3.0 is now available for free download from the App Store

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mackie-master-fader/id511500747?mt=8).

For more information on the DL32R visit www.mackie.com/DL32R. For more information on DL1608/DL806 visit www.mackie.com/products/dlseries/.

Master Fader 3.0 is compatible with Mackie My Fader v3.0 (available soon). It is not compatible with My Fader v2.0. Do not update to Master Fader 3.0 at this time if you still need My Fader 2.0 control. 


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