Mackie Delivers Tons of New Features with Master Fader v4.0

by | Dec 15, 2015 | Industry News, Live Mixers

Mackie today announces the immediate availability of Master Fader v4.0, the powerful control app for their popular DL32R, DL1608 and DL806 digital mixers. Packed with new features and enhancements sure to please any DL owner and inspire another look from new customers, Master Fader v4.0 delivers the most intuitive, customizable workflow available from any digital mixing control app.

“Master Fader is the most updated digital mixing control app available,” comments Ben Olswang, Mackie Senior Product Manager. “That’s the beauty of having such a tightly integrated app for your digital mixer. Your mixer gets better and better with each update.”

Leading the new feature list is the addition of an RTA on each output. Users can now view a real time RTA beneath any output’s PEQ or GEQ. This delivers professional visual feedback that’s great when tuning the room or to make more precise EQ adjustments. For those newer to mixing, it also offers a great way to learn how EQ affects the sound of a mix.

Master Fader v4.0 marks the integration of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch support within a single app, doing away with the need for the separate My Fader app for personal monitor mixing. Now, Master Fader recognizes which device type being used and sets the features accordingly. Using a single app for all supported devices offers easier management and updating for users. Master Fader v4.0 also adds support for the iPad Pro.

“We are happy to announce support for the new, larger iPad Pro,” commented Olswang. “With more visual real estate, you get more of everything. You see more faders, bigger controls and even finer resolution. We think Master Fader on iPad Pro is amazing.”


DL1608 and DL806 users will benefit from a completely updated take on recording and playback. Now, users can install, see and access all of their recordings direct from Master Fader. This also allows for direct playback from Master Fader so users can audition their recordings or use them immediately for intermission music, room tuning and more. Exporting these tracks is also now simpler, taking advantage of Master Fader’s integration with the iOS share sheet.

DL32R users will see the addition of a built-in oscillator, perfect for testing system functionality, ensuring hookups are correct and general diagnosis. Route the oscillator’s signal (pink noise, white noise or sine wave with selectable frequency) to any channel or physical output.

Many other enhancements have been made to ease setup, aid workflow or increase customization. New to Master Fader is the ability to easily copy and paste channels and mixes. This provides real world flexibility sure to save time and improve organization. Master Fader now also has a completely scalable UI, including the ability to use the new Split View in iOS 9. Perfect for onstage musician’s controlling their own mix, users can easily see both Master Fader and things like a set list, lyrics or music sheets without having to switch apps. There’s a new quick assign function to make assigning channel ID easier than ever. There’s an update to access limiting that completely hides limited features, so installers can create a custom workflow for their customers. And, with tighter integration with iOS, things like importing and exporting get better, allowing easy export to a huge range of locations including the iCloud Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox and more.

Master Fader v4.0 is available for immediate download from the App Store at