DL1608 Wireless Digital Mixer


The Mackie DL1608 redefined live mixing by combining the proven power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease and mobility of devices you already own. Seamless wired to wireless mixing allows control from anywhere in the venue giving you the ultimate control over your mix.




Ideal for bands, rental house and production/installations, the DL1608 provides the mobile freedom to wirelessly control the mix and powerful plug-in processing. With boutique-quality Onyx™ mic preamps and the performance of 24-bit Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters, you have unparalleled sound quality. The Master Fader control app, the heart of your DL mixer, even supports up to 20 wireless devices. Forget bulky consoles and racks of gear. The power is at your fingertips.


Want to give Master Fader a spin before you buy? Download any version of the app for free

Mackie DL1608 Wireless Digital Mixer

Product Overview
DL Series Overview

[3:04] An overview of the DL1608 and DL806


Powerful digital mixing with professional processing, routing and wireless control.

Incredibly Intuitive


The Master Fader control app is where everything happens. With ultra-fast navigation to all functions, Master Fader's speedy workflow is second to none. Plus, you can customize the work surface for your specfic application with view groups and access limiting to only show the controls you need. Powerful processing includes total control over all inputs and outputs, ensuring you can create a fantastic sounding mix easily.

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The Inputs
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The Inputs

Each and every channel features a choice of powerful plug-ins and effects to dial in the perfect sound for whatever you’ve got plugged in.

  • 4-band PEQ + HPF
  • Compressor/limiter
  • RTA/Spectrograph
  • Tons of reverbs and delays plus chorus, flanger, and more
  • Choice of modern/vintage plug-ins
The Outputs
Send Out

The Outputs

Each output on a DL1608 has its own processing perfect for dialing in and tuning the connected speaker our other device.

  • 4-Band PEQ + HPF/LPF
  • 31-band GEQ 
  • Compressor/limiter
  • Up to 350ms alignment delay
  • RTA/Spectrograph
Mackie DL1608 Wireless Digital Mixer


Dock your iPad into DL1608 for an all-in-one desktop mixing solution with added features and security. Docking allows easy recording and mixing right to the iPad and seamless playback from any iPad app. Plus, you can always be sure your iPad is charged and safe using the included PadLock to keep things where they are. 

Waveform OEM DAW Software

Waveform™ OEM Software Included

Great hardware needs great software. With every DL Series mixer, you get the multi award-winning DAW plus a massive plug-in bundle.


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The Heart of Your Mix

Master Fader is the main user interface for your DL Series mixer. Rather than knobs, faders and buttons on a large piece of hardware, you get powerful mixing tools on your tablet, Mac, or PC and at up to 20 different devices simultaneously. The intuitive design of the Master Fader app makes managing your mix, large or small, easy and efficient. Organize your channels with view and mute groups, utilize subgroups with full bus processing, control levels of channel groups simply with VCAs, and even lock out devices from specific capabilities within the app. And when you get a mix you like, you can save it all into a snapshot.


Powerful Processing

From EQ to compression, every bit of signal processing is implemented with the highest quality possible maintaining the fidelity of each source. Every channel and output bus gets it's own dedicated processing.

The 4-band parametric EQ on each channel and output features a dedicated high-pass filter, modern and vintage modes, and built-in RTA for maximum versatility and detailed analysis of each source. The clear UI makes it easy to make adjustments, view settings, and choose presets.

Each FX processor features tons of studio-quality reverbs and delays plus effects like chorus, tremolo, flanger, and sweep filter. Fine tune each effect with advanced parameters and EQ.


Total Freedom

Complete wireless control via iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows devices means you can mix from anywhere in the venue on up to 20 devices. Wireless control also means you can put the mixer itself where it makes the most sense for application.


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Powerful capability and flexibility that you can take anywhere

Mackie DL1608 16-Channel Wireless Digital Mixer


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16-Channel Digital Mixer​
  • 16 Onyx mic preamps
  • 8 balanced outputs
  • High-end Cirrus Logic® converters
  • Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
  • Rugged, compact desktop design with iPad® dock
  • Rackmountable with optional kit

Flexible Wireless or Docked Control

  • Mix wirelessly from anywhere in the venue
    • Unmatched wireless control over mix
    • Supports up to 20 devices at once
    • Personal monitor mixing
  • Dock your iPad for added features and security
    • Creates and integrated, self-contained desktop mixer
    • Total control over assignable 2-channel recordings for immediate playback and easy exporting
    • Playback music from any iPad app and incorporate into the mix
    • Always keep your iPad charged
    • PadLock™ feature locks down iPad for security
    • Industry standard Kensington lock secures mixer
    • Dock compatible with iPad (2017), iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, and iPad (4th generation)
    • Optional tray kits available to fit iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini

Master Fader Control App

  • Proven, intuitive workflow that's customizable for your application
    • Create view groups and see only the channels you need
    • Unique access limiting locks out controls you aren't using
  • Export presets, shows and complete system backups
  • Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
  • Complete offline operation saves setup time at gig
  • Available on iOS, Android™, macOS®, and Windows®

Professional, Comprehensive DSP

  • Packed with more DSP processing than any other compact mixer
  • 18 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate, compression and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 16 stereo-linkable input channels
    • 2 stereo-linkable iPad return channels*
  • 12 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 6 stereo-linkable aux sends
    • 4 stereo-linkable subgroups*
    • Main L/R busses
  • 4 VCAs and 4 mute groups
  • 2 stereo FX processors with dedicated sends and returns
  • Choice of powerful, touch-sensitive modern and vintage plug-ins

Record and Produce Like a Pro

  • Waveform™ OEM professional software and plugin package included
  • The DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter


DL1608 is compatible with iOS 11 or later, Android OS 6 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, and Windows 10 or later when using the latest Master Fader 5.x software

*iPad return channels and subgroups feature PEQ and compression.

Wi-Fi router required for wireless operation. Wi-Fi router and control device not included.









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Mackie DL1608 Wireless Digital Mixer

Product Overview
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Mackie DL1608 Wireless Digital Mixer

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Mix on the Fly

Mackie DL1608 Wireless Digital Mixer

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Mackie DL1608 Digital Mixer User Story with Andrew Joslyn

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Andrew Joslyn

Mackie DL1608 Digital Mixer User Story with Keech Rainwater

User Story
Keech Rainwater

Mackie DL Series - Video - Application Story - Thomas Dolby

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Thomas Dolby

Video highlighting new features of Master Fader version 4.5

Master Fader
Master Fader v4.5



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