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NAMM 2016: Mackie DC16 Control Surface Raises the Bar

Mackie seems to be on a roll at this year's NAMM. They've already introduced two pocket-sized digital mixers, but with their new DC16, they're approaching mixing from an entirely different angle. The DC16 Control Surface is far from small, but opens up a world of possibilities in combination with the DL32R mixer.

DC16 Control Surface

The DC16 comes as quite a surprise. Developed for Mackie's DL32R, this Control Surface places all of the mixer's functions right at your fingertips. It also allows you to connect up to three iPads so they will show you your settings, which can then be adjusted quickly and efficiently, using either the iPads or the controller itself. The Dante protocol guarantees that information is transmitted quickly, without any loss, and virtually no latency.

Teamed up with the DL32R, the DC16 allows you to make multi-track recordings of up to 32 channels, and to edit and tweak them on the fly. As a sound engineer, you can perform these tasks right from the middle of the hall; simply grab one of the iPads from the DC16 and head out there. The screen configuration will automatically adapt to a single screen, putting you in total control whether you're in front, on, or even below the stage. Basically, the only downside is that you won't find three iPads included with the Mackie DC16.

Unfortunately, not all product specifications for the DC16 Control Surface are available yet. As soon as we hear more, we'll let you know. Make sure to keep an eye on our news feed!

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Keep an eye on the product page for up-to-date information on availability and pricing.

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