Mackie updates Master Fader app for DL series mixers

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App Brings Massive Workflow Updates and Increased Control to DL Series Mixer Users

WOODINVILLE, WA, USA – November 11, 2013 – Mackie today announces the release of Master Fader v2.0, the primary control app for Mackie DL Series Digital Live Sound Mixers. Master Fader v2.0, which is now available as a free download, delivers new features that are a direct result of customer feedback. Since Mackie DL series mixers are completely software controlled from your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Mackie can add features with a simple app update, delivering performance and functionality that could never be added to a traditional digital mixer’s hardware work surface.

“Master Fader v2.0 is all about increased control and workflow improvement,” commented Ben Olswang, Mackie Product Manager. “We are very excited to add many of the great features you have been requesting, all at zero cost to the user.”

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The new features of Master Fader v2.0 are wide ranging; from small performance and workflow updates to items that will truly change how people use the app. In demand new features like input channel and aux send linking were much requested and are perfect for easily controlling stereo inputs sources like keyboard or when using in-ear monitors. The addition of mute groups and view groups are perfect for anyone that desires customizable control of their work surface. And the new Quick Access Panel gives instant access to important controls without taking up precious screen real-estate. Tons of additional navigation enhancements underline Mackie’s commitment to delivering intuitive, productive workflow.

Below is a list of the major features of Master Fader v2.0. Visit http://www.mackie.com/enews/?p=1236 for complete details.

  • Input channel linking
  • Aux send channel linking
  • Mute groups
  • View groups
  • Pre-DSP aux source
  • Quick access panel
  • Other updates include
  • Improved compressor/limiter graph UI
  • Option for independent channel aux mute for each aux send
  • Main mute
  • Other navigation enhancements
  • iOS7 Support

Major workflow updates like channel/aux linking and access to mute/view groups also apply to a new version of Mackie’s My Fader control app, built specifically for iPhone and iPod touch. This ensures that on-stage performers mixing their own monitors benefit from these updates and provides an even greater level of control for the front of house engineer looking for pocketable control while roaming the venue.

Master Fader v2.0 is available for free download from the App Store (Existing users will be able to update directly on their iPad) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mackie-master-fader/id511500747?mt=8.My Fader v2.0 is available via https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mackie-my-fader/id599029732?mt=8

Mackie has added an episode to their DL Series video series that gives an overview of Master Fader v2.0. To check out all DL Series videos, please visit http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDA2596CA90227187. You can also subscribe via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mackie-dl1608-video-podcast/id525882695?mt=2.

Please read the full release notes (found here http://www.mackie.com/products/dlseries/specs/)before installing the Master Fader v2.0 update. With so many new features, it is important to familiarize yourself before using in a live scenario. iOS7 users should be aware that this update could happen automatically depending on their app settings. Mackie has provided information on being prepared for Master Fader v2.0 using iOS7 which can be found at http://www.mackie.com/enews/?p=1214.

The DL Series will continue to see frequent software updates that drastically increase the feature set.For more information on My Fader, Master Fader and the DL1608/DL806 and to check system/device compatibility requirements visit www.mackie.com/DLSeries.

Master Fader v2.0 compatible with iOS 5.1 or later. My Fader v2.0 compatible with iOS 6 or later.