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  1. 16 channel recording and playback.

    Tittle says it all. How nice would it be to have a virtual sound check. If I play back all the tracks I could set main mix, monitor mix, eqs, etc. loved this with my presonus because I was able to set my band up and record some, then go out into the crowd hit playback and see what needs to be adjusted. It works much better than asking someone how it sounds. This is huge with presonus mixers.

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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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      • 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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        • ANDROID

          Title says it all.

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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!

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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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              • Add virtual subgroups to allow group processing of channels

                I like to work with group compression, especially on vocals, toms, and guitars. It would be nice to have 8 virtual subgroups to send channels to in order to apply group compression as well as a possibly EQ. Assignment "switches" would need to be added to the inputs just like on an analog console. Stereo groups would be a big plus as well so that effect returns could also be routed to the groups and maintain imaging.

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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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                  • 16 Channels are not quite enough. Any plans for the DL2408 or DL2412? I'd buy it right now!

                    16 Channels are not quite enough. Any plans for the DL2408 or DL2412? I'd buy it right now!

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                    • DCA Groups

                      Add DCA type fader grouping to allow the user to change the volume of a group of faders by moving one fader.

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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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                        • Multitrack recording

                          For the next Master Fader app update there should be some multitrack recording features. How nice wouldn't it be to be able to mix every single channel post-recording. Sales would go up on the mixer and pro-tools like software. I hope it's possible and close to come!

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                          • custom label aux sends

                            Add ability to change aux numbers 1-6 to drum wedge, singer in ear, side fill etc

                            192 votes
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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.

                              149 votes
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                              • Phantom Power per channel

                                I would like to have a switch to enable phantom power only on some channels.

                                148 votes
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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.

                                  129 votes
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                                    • Muti track recording, USB, Firewire capable,out and Inserts on channels.

                                      It will be nice to have the option of recording each track individually and have outs/inserts on each channel.

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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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