NAMM 2016: Mackie launches DC16 control surface

Mackie has launched the DC16 control surface for its DL32R 32-channel digital mixer at the 2016 NAMM Show.

Mackie describes the combination of the DL32R digital mixer and new DC16 control surface as a scalable system with all the benefits of digital and all the benefits of ‘industry-leading’ wireless mixing designed from the ground up as an integrated system.

With 32 remote-controllable Onyx+ mic preamps and 16 outputs paired with built-in DSP, the system is designed ideally for medium and large channel count applications. Dante is used for communication between the DL32R mixer and DC16 control surface, enabling additional networking capability for professional applications.

"It’s an incredibly forward-thinking, modular professional digital mixing solution with more features per price than any other digital mixer available," commented Ben Olswang, Mackie product manager. "The workflow is amazingly fast, with tremendous visual feedback and customisation."

Showing for the first time at NAMM 2016, the DC16 control surface is provided with visual feedback via large, full colour channel displays with the ability to dock up to three iPads in the SmartBridge – with smart sensing that knows when an iPad is in place.

"Every control and channel is instantly accessible with just the push of a button. Navigate like never before with view groups and a mix selector that provides faster navigation compared to a traditional "banking" approach," added Olswang.

Mackie will be on the second floor in Demo Room 209A at the Anaheim Convention Center.