Mackie http://www.stuff.tv/taxonomy/term/437/0 en-GB Mackie DL1608 iPad Mixer http://www.stuff.tv/mackie-dl1608-ipad-mixer/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With an iPad for its control surface, this mixer pushes envelopes literal and figurative </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="787" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mackie-DL1608-main_3.jpg?1364297589" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="718" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mackie-DL1608-2_3.jpg?1364297589" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="646" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mackie-DL1608-3_3.jpg?1364297589" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="770" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mackie-DL1608-4_3.jpg?1364297589" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="704" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mackie-DL1608-5_3.jpg?1364297589" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="979" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mackie-DL1608-6_3.jpg?1364297589" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mackie-DL1608-hands-1.JPG?1364297589" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £960.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mackie DL1608 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This compact 16-channel mixer uses an iPad as its front-end. You can plonk it on a desk and use it in a conventional manner but it’s also got a party trick: pop the slate out of its dock and you can wirelessly control all of its faders and effects remotely. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mackie-DL1608-hands-2_1.JPG?1364297589" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mackie DL1608 – how it works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The range is pretty impressive but will depend on the environment to some degree – if you're close enough to make hand signals to anyone onstage, you're probably not too far away to pump up the volume, cut the midrange or drop the bass. Imagine a small venue with a guitar band on stage and you pulling the strings from the back of the room. That's where we're at. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mackie-DL1608-hands-4_1.JPG?1364297589" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mackie DL1608 review – Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s designed for use with a live band, and its inputs are all mono for guitars, drums, vocals and so on, but you can split a stereo signal across two channels (useful for adding a synth, for example). Its Wi-Fi skills require a wireless router, so if you’re on the road it’s best to bring your own to ensure it doesn’t get tripped up by traffic from torrent-happy neighbours.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mackie-DL1608-hands-5_1.JPG?1364297589" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mackie DL1608 review – 10 iPads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A single DL1608 can be controlled by up to ten iPads at once. Ten people in charge of one mixer sounds like a very bad idea, but it does mean it could be used by band members to tweak their own on-stage monitors. Every channel can be labelled on the iPad app with a name tag and an icon or photo, making it easy to find a sound in a hurry.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mackie-DL1608-hands-3_1.JPG?1364297589" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mackie DL1608 – iPad Mini compatibility </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mackie DL1608 was released just before the latest batch of iPads, which means you’ll need a Lightning-to-30-pin adaptor (£25) to dock the iPad 4 or iPad Mini inside it. Still, it makes up for that with the neat Master Fader app that runs the whole show. You can record your mix to the iPad too, choosing from CD- or video-friendly 44.1 or 48KHz settings in 16- or 24-bit. You also get great built-in bread-and-butter effects, such as equalisation, compression, reverb and delay on every channel. Another very handy feature is the ability to create and recall ‘snapshots’, so you can instantly switch between different set ups for specific bands, songs or venues.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="282" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mackie-DL1608-hands-6_1.JPG?1364297589" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mackie DL1608 – summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can find similarly specced and featured mixers without the iPad integration for about half the price, but they do tend to be a lot bulkier and you'd miss out on the remote control aspects. A quality build rounds off an excellent mixer for small bands and adventurous buskers alike.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An ingenious live mixer, but it's expensive and lacks direct docking with new iPads</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mackie-dl1608-ipad-mixer </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/mackie-dl1608-ipad-mixer/review#comments DL1608 iPad Mixer Mackie Music Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:11:50 +0000 Tony Horgan 423945 at http://www.stuff.tv