Master Fader Control App

INTUITIVE
AND POWERFUL

Master Fader is the heart of any DL Series system with a proven, intuitive workflow that leads the industry. With a completely customizable UI that is scalable for users of any skill level, Master Fader is the most adaptable control app available. 

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Ultimate

Control for your DL Mixer

The Mackie Master Fader™ app provides complete wireless control over your Mackie DL Series digital mixer. Proven at millions live mixes worldwide, the incredibly intuitive Master Fader control app is packed with powerful processing and a rich set of mixing tools for any professional application.

 

       

Desktop versions:

Windows

macOS

 

Master Fader 5.1 Release Notes

Minimum requirements:

Android 6.0 or higher, iOS 11 or higher, Windows 10 or higher, and macOS 10.12 or higher

Note: There are currently no plans on DC16 support in Master Fader 5. If you are using a DL32R + DC16 / AXIS Mixing System, please use Master Fader 4.6.2.

Why Master Fader?

See why Master Fader is the most-loved digital mixing app available

COMPREHENSIVE

COMPLETE SOLUTION

From the most simple of mixes to complicated applications involving massive processing, only Master Fader offers a complete feature set for such a wide range of applications. And with Master Fader 5.1, you now have even more freedom with how you control your mixer with app availability for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows devices.

SMART

INTUITIVE

Not all mixing apps are created equal. With decades of experience creating mixers that are intutive and approachable, only Mackie can deliver such a seamless experience that works just the way you expect it to. 

SPEED

FAST

Getting to the controls you want quickly means everything to an engineer. That's why we invested so much time and effort into Master Fader's workflow. From the quick access panel to the overview screen, you can always get where you need quickly and in the way that makes the most sense to you. 

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CONFIGURE

CUSTOMIZABLE

Users of any ability will feel right at home with Master Fader. The UI is scalable and completely customizable. Features like view groups, access limiting and more allow you create the perfect mixer for your specific application.

experience master fader

On any of these powerful digital mixers

DL1608

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

  • Pro Tools® | First and Waveform™ OEM professional software and plugin packages included
  • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • 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.

DL16S

16-Channel Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixer with Built-In Wi-Fi for Multi-Platform Control

 

16-CHANNEL WIRELESS DIGITAL MIXER

  • 16 Onyx+™ recallable mic preamps
  • 8 fully-assignable XLR outputs plus a headphone output
  • Industry-leading Master Fader control app
  • 16x16 USB recording
  • Ditch the snake – Place it anywhere on stage or in a rack

WIRELESS MIXING

  • Complete control via iOS, Android, macOS®, or Windows® devices
  • No set FOH position – mix from anywhere
  • Supports up to 20 separate devices at once
  • Multiple engineers can work from a single mixer

POWERFUL PROCESSING AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • 16 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate, compression and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 16 stereo-linkable input channels
  • 13 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 6 stereo-linkable aux sends
    • 6 stereo-linkable subgroups
    • Main L/R bus
  • 6 VCAs and 6 mute groups
  • 4 stereo FX processors featuring great built-in FX like reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, and many more with dedicated sends and returns
  • Full I/O routing with A/B sources per channel
  • Assignable oscillator including pink/white noise and sine waves
  • Modern and Vintage options for comp/gate and EQ

MULTI-TRACK RECORDING & PLAYBACK

  • 16x16 USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac or PC
  • Record the show for later mixdown
  • Play intermission music, backing tracks and more directly into a dedicated stereo return channel
  • Perform a virtual sound check
  • Amazing low-cost, high channel count studio recording solution
  • Utilize Mac or PC audio plug-ins in a live environment

MASTER FADER CONTROL APP

  • Intuitive and easy to master 
  • Fast navigation with view groups and overview
  • Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
  • Access Limiting allows flexible customization of the user interface and prevents unwanted adjustments from other users
  • Quickly access channel processing, signal routing, and a massive suite of great sounding effects with presets to get you started
  • Export presets, shows and complete system backups via Dropbox, email and more 
  • Complete offline operation 
  • Available on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows

RECORD AND PRODUCE LIKE A PRO

  • Pro Tools® | First and Waveform™ OEM professional software and plugin packages included
  • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • The DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

DL16S and DL32S are compatible with iOS 11 or later, Android OS 6 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, and Windows 10 or later

DL32S

32-Channel Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixer with Built-In Wi-Fi for Multi-Platform Control

 

32-CHANNEL WIRELESS DIGITAL MIXER

  • 32 Onyx+™ recallable mic preamps
  • 10 fully-assignable XLR outputs plus a headphone output
  • Industry-leading Master Fader control app
  • 32x32 USB recording
  • Ditch the snake – Place it anywhere on stage or in a rack

WIRELESS MIXING

  • Complete control via iOS, Android™, macOS®, or Windows® devices
  • No set FOH position – mix from anywhere
  • Supports up to 20 separate devices at once
  • Multiple engineers can work from a single mixer

POWERFUL PROCESSING AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • 32 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate, compression and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 32 stereo-linkable input channels
  • 15 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 8 stereo-linkable aux sends
    • 6 stereo-linkable subgroups
    • Main L/R bus
  • 6 VCAs and 6 mute groups
  • 4 stereo FX processors featuring great built-in FX like reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, and many more with dedicated sends and returns
  • Full I/O routing with A/B sources per channel
  • Assignable oscillator including pink/white noise and sine waves
  • Modern and Vintage options for comp/gate and EQ

MULTI-TRACK RECORDING & PLAYBACK

  • 32x32 USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac or PC
  • Record the show for later mixdown
  • Play intermission music, backing tracks and more directly into a dedicated stereo return channel
  • Perform a virtual sound check
  • Amazing low-cost, high channel count studio recording solution
  • Utilize Mac or PC audio plug-ins in a live environment

MASTER FADER CONTROL APP

  • Intuitive and easy to master 
  • Fast navigation with view groups and overview
  • Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
  • Access Limiting allows flexible customization of the user interface and prevents unwanted adjustments from other users
  • Quickly access channel processing, signal routing, and a massive suite of great sounding effects with presets to get you started
  • Export presets, shows and complete system backups via Dropbox, email and more 
  • Complete offline operation 
  • Available on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows

RECORD AND PRODUCE LIKE A PRO

  • Pro Tools® | First and Waveform™ OEM professional software and plugin packages included
  • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • The DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

DL16S and DL32S are compatible with iOS 11 or later, Android OS 6 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, and Windows 10 or later

DL32R

32-Channel Wireless Digital Mixer
  • 32 Onyx+™ recallable mic pres with wireless control
  • 14 fully-assignable XLR outputs
  • Stereo AES digital output
  • Total recall of all settings
  • 3U rackmount design ready for road or install
  • Card slot for Dante expansion card*

WIRELESS MIXING*

  • Complete control from your iOS, Android™, macOS®, and Windows® devices
  • No set FOH position – mix from anywhere
  • Personal monitor mixing via personal device
  • Supports up to 20 separate devices at once
  • Multiple engineers can work from a single mixer
  • Ditch the snake – place the mixer anywhere

MULTI-TRACK RECORDING & PLAYBACK

  • 32x32 USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac or PC
  • 32x32 recording/playback direct to USB 2.0 hard drive
  • Wireless control over all direct-to-disk recording/playback functions
  • Record the show for later mixdown
  • Play back intermission music and backing tracks
  • Perform a virtual soundcheck
  • Amazing recording interface for the studio
  • Utilize Mac or PC audio plug-ins in a live environment

FULLY-LOADED DSP

  • 36 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate, compression and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 32 stereo-linkable input channels
    • 4 stereo-linkable return channels*
  • 28 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 14 stereo-linkable aux sends
    • 6 stereo-linkable matrix busses
    • 6 stereo-linkable subgroups*
    • Main L/R busses
  • 6 VCAs and 6 mute groups
  • 4 stereo FX processors with dedicated sends and returns
  • Full I/O routing with A/B sources per channel
  • Assignable oscillator including pink/white noise and sine waves
  • Modern and Vintage options per processor

MASTER FADER CONTROL APP

  • Intuitive and easy to master
  • Fast navigation with view groups and overview
  • Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
  • Access Limiting allows flexible customization of user interface and prevents unwanted adjustments from other users
  • Export presets, shows and complete system backups
  • Complete offline operation
  • Available on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows

RECORD AND PRODUCE LIKE A PRO

  • Pro Tools® | First and Waveform™ OEM professional software and plugin packages included
  • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • The DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

DL32R 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

* Dante expansion card sold separately. Wi-Fi router and control device required. Wi-Fi router and control device not included. Return channels and subgroups feature PEQ and compression. 

News & Events
Master Fader 5.1 Official Release
To All DL Series Customers, Today we are officially releasing Master Fader 5.1. We know the long delays, the changing timelines and the lack of updates were frustrating – and we truly apologize.... Read More

QUICK COMPARISON

PRODUCT

ANALOG INPUTS

ANALOG OUTPUTS

MATRIX MIXES

DIRECT TO DRIVE RECORDING

DANTE I/O AVAILABLE 

FX PROCESSORS

USB I/O
DL1608 16 8 No No No 2 No
DL806 8 6 No No No 2 No
DL32S 32 10 No No No 4 32x32
DL16S 16 8 No No No 4 16x16
DL32R 32 16 6 Yes Yes 3 (4 with v5.1) 32x32

SPECS & DOWNLOADS

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COMPATIBLE MIXERS

Master Fader is seamlessly integrated with three different Mackie mixers. Click on them to read more about their hardware and processing capabilities.