Mackie DL Series iPad Mixers now have Lightning Connector


WOODINVILLE, WA, USA – SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 – Mackie today announces two new versions of the popular DL1608 and DL806 Digital Live Sound Mixers that feature the Apple Lightning connector. These new DL Series mixers enable direct docking of the iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini (using the new iPad mini tray kit). While both of these iPad devices currently work with DL mixers wirelessly via Mackie’s Master Fader app, physical docking has its privileges. In addition to device charging, users will have access to 2-channel recording straight to the iPad and the ability to playback audio from nearly any iPad app straight to the DL mixer.

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The new DL1608 and DL806 featuring the Apple Lightning connector are currently in production and are shipping to dealers and distributors worldwide. For more information on Mackie DL Series Digital Live Sound Mixers, please visit For DL Series news including info about a massive feature update to the Master Fader app, please visit

Mackie DL Series Digital Live Sound Mixers redefine live mixing by combining the proven power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease and mobility of an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. With boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps and the performance of 24-bit Cirrus Logic™ AD/DA converters, DL mixers deliver unparalleled sound quality. Seamless wired to wireless iPad control allows a user to mix from anywhere in the venue, providing the mobile freedom to control not only the mix, but also powerful plug-ins like EQ, dynamics, effects and more. DL mixers even support up to 10 wireless devices so musicians can control their own monitor mix on stage.

The Mackie Master Fader Control App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at

The Mackie My Fader Control App for iPhone and iPod touch is available for free download from the App Store at

Wi-Fi router required for wireless operation. The Mackie DL1608 and DL806 featuring the Apple Lightning connector support wired and wireless connection of the iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini plus wireless support for iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation).

Wired support for the iPad mini requires the optional iPad mini dock tray kit, available separately from an authorized Mackie dealer.

Playback requires selected iPad app to support background audio.