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  1. RTA overlayed on of the GEQ

    For each of the GEQ's can you overlay a RTA on top of the GEQ display ? That way you can see which frequency band is causing feedback issues.

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    • Intergrate iPad music playback controls

      At the top have a play, pause, next, prev, ff, rr button. When playing music with an iPad either docked, or streaming through express, it would be nice to have the controls available. This way we wouldn't have to double click or exit program to get to the controls. It would be super helpful especially when it comes to play and pause.

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      • ANDROID

        Title says it all.

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        • A much better reverb please. Current one is almost unusable.

          A much better reverb please. Current one is almost unusable.

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          • Small simple spectrum analysis over 31-band graphic EQ's

            I run a simple cheap spectrum analyser on my iPad. it uses the built in mic of the iPad and is very useful for identifying feedback frequencies.
            I would like to see this intergrated into the maser fader app.
            a simple block of colour above each frequency in the graph screen that changed with the relevant level would be ideal.
            It would make ringing out monitors very easy, once feedback was detected, you would just look for whatever frequency has gone red on the graphic, then turn it down. easy!

            558 votes
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            • MONO OUT for a single (1) sub with (2) stereo tops. Aux 6? Not same as crossover idea. Just MONO.

              I often use my system with just one subwoofer and two tops running in stereo. I probably do this more than I use two subs. The presonus board I already sold for the mackie had 3 main outs, 2 for left/right and a mono out that I used for my sub. They both actually have their own gain control. Can we use aux 6 to mirror all main signals and use the channel fader as a type of gain? And then if I raise or lower the main volume the aux channel 6 moves relative to the main signal, but…

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              • Aux Sends switchable PER CHANNEL between Pre or Post CHANNEL EQ /DSP

                Rather than globally, make it possible to select PER CHANNEL whether that channel's aux sends are Pre or Post EQ & FX. This is most pertinent when using just one mixer for both FOH and monitor mixing. Some performers ask for EQ to their wedges, so you want the setting to be POST. But most don't want to hear the changes you are making to the FOH in their wedges (and such changes can risk feedback) so you want your aux sends PRE. My Allen & Heath Mix Wizard lets me configure internal jumpers on each individual channel for its…

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                • Allow the remote control of the recording option and music playback on the docked iPad from a wireless connection iPad

                  It would be great it we could remotely control the recording option and music playback on the docked iPad from a different wireless connection iPad.

                  In our setup we tend to leave one iPad docked in the DL1608 and have a second iPad connected wirelessly for adjustments. It would be great if the wireless iPad could initiate recording on the docked iPad and also initiate playback from iTunes on the docked iPad.

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                  • Move channels or copy channel settings

                    It would be nice to move channels around. If you forgot a drum channel you could move the other channels down instead of having all the drums on one side and the forgotten tom all the way on the other side.

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                    • Listen to Records immediately

                      It would be very useful to play the recording immediately after record. We use it often in the rehearsal room to check who's played right or wrong :-) It's annoying that you have to connect to a PC/Mac with iTunes, to get the wav off the app.
                      Thanks for soon update !

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                      • link multiple DL1608s via Dante on the Ethernet port

                        I don't see why you couldn't use a bunch of DL1608s to create a very large mixer. It would be nice if the Ethernet port could use Dante to link them all together. Then you could also use a PC to record all those channels.

                        With two DL1608s on stage for 32 wired mics and 12 monitor mixes, and once DL1608 at the mix position for wireless, CD playback and other stuff you need for a typical show, you could have one amazing 48 channel digital mixer for just a few thousand dollars.

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                        • Master Fader Software for Mac OS X and Windows.

                          For those who want to bring a laptop to the gig and control the DL1608.

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                              • A second reverb instead of delay

                                It will be usefull to have a second reverb instead of delay.

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                                • Route LR main outputs to an aux channel

                                  Send a copy of the main mix to an aux output, so you can then apply a separate EQ, and send it to a separate amp/speaker/room.

                                  86 votes
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                                  • Add HP filter on gate and comp

                                    HPF on gate will improve drums response accuracy. HPF on comp allows to make deesser when you set attack and release to min.
                                    it would be great if you could add this feature!

                                    86 votes
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                                    • Windows and Android compatibility

                                      Roll out Master Fader App for Windows and Android Platform
                                      I have several windows laptops , tablets and android tablets I can use.
                                      mackie, you will double and I dare to say Triple the DL1608 sales if you roll out Master Fader app fir Windows and Android

                                      75 votes
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                                      • Send the monitor mix back to the 10 ipads for in-ear monitoring

                                        Since you can use up to 10 iPads with this system, why not send the 16-channels to the iPads (over the wifi network) and let each musician mix their own monitor AND they can attach headphones or use blue-tooth headphones. The trick is you need to record say 30 seconds of the band, then allow each musician to play back the recording so they can set levels. Otherwise, it would be too hard to play and mix at the same time.

                                        71 votes
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                                        • Add options to save recordings to dropbox, iCloud, etc

                                          It would be great if we could save recordings made from the Master Fader app directly to Dropbox, iCloud or something similar so that we don't have to connect up to iTunes in order to obtain the recording.

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