PROS: Effortless wireless mixing, iPad integration, Onyx preamps, price.
CONS: None whatsoever.
Okay, let’s start with the negatives…there are none. So let’s get to all the good stuff, shall we? Mackie’s new DL1608 live mixer is the killer app for the touring band that wants great sound, and the ability to control and shape that sound, onstage, in any live setting. Featuring 16 Onyx preamps (plenty for most live acts), sound quality was exceptional at volumes across the board. At first, we were a bit wary of how well the iPad would integrate with the mixer, but once we fired up the Master Fader app and paired the units, usability was seamless and thankfully incredibly easy. In short, it just works. Whew! Continue reading
A Conversation with John Boudreau, SVP Marketing & Product Development
Back in August, we flew out to Mackie headquarters in Seattle for a mysterious product announcement and unveiling. Now, we knew it had something to do with loudspeakers, but we weren’t prepared for this: the new, ultra compact DLM Series 2,000W Powered Loudspeakers. Three models were introduced.
-DLM8 8″ Powered Loudspeaker
-DLM12 12″ Powered Loudspeaker
-DLM12S Powered Subwoofer
Incredibly powerful, Mackie DLM Series loudspeakers deliver premium sound in the most compact, professional portable loudspeaker series ever. We had a chance to ask John Boudreau, SVP Marketing & Product Development, a few questions about the new loudspeakers, and their place in the market. An 11-year Mackie veteran, Boudreau offered a wealth of information for musicians. Continue reading