Mackie has announced My Fader, a new control app for iPhone and iPod Touch for the DL1608 and new DL806 digital live sound mixers.
Based on the user interface and workflow of the Master Fader iPad control app, My Fader provides a set of features for on-stage performers controlling their own monitor mixes.
My Fader is also intended for mix engineers who seek a handy tool that allows pocketable wireless control from anywhere in the venue.
“Technology is nothing short of amazing,” comments Ben Olswang, Mackie product manager. “With a DL mixer, My Fader app and an iPhone, you’ve got a powerful digital mixer in hand that you can control from anywhere. This was not even a dream just a few years ago and now we’ve brought this power to a price point attainable by more users than ever possible before.”
My Fader version 1.0 features touch-friendly control over multiple input channels at once and an output selector for quick access to any mix.
The addition of channel muting, detailed channel ID and metering and the inclusion of a master fader provide unmatched control for an iPhone mixer application.
Plus, an access control feature can limit users to only control their assigned aux, keeping them away from other outputs for simple on-stage control of monitor mixes.
Also unique is the ability to recall from any snapshots from the current show on the DL mixer for bands controlling the whole mix from the stage.
My Fader v1.0 will be available soon as free download directly to iPhone or iPod Touch. Like the Master Fader control app for the iPad, My Fader will see frequent updates that drastically increase the feature set.
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