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

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

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    • ANDROID

      Title says it all.

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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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        • 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…

          420 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…

            394 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.

                338 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.

                    194 votes
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                    • A second reverb instead of delay

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

                      163 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.

                        155 votes
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                        • Key input for all comps and gates

                          The ability to use one channel's signal to trigger a different channel's compressor or gate. You could use this feature for ducking and other gating techniques.

                          150 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

                            144 votes
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                            • RTA added to channel inputs please.

                              Thanks for adding RTA to the outputs, but it would be a whole lot more helpful seeing how each input is working, source problems and improve eq

                              111 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!

                                105 votes
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                                • De-Esser, this is a must...!!

                                  Please add a de-esser to master Fader....

                                  94 votes
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                                  • SUB output

                                    When a 'sub' option is selected, a crossover sends the highs to main LR out and a SUB mix to aux 6 output.

                                    85 votes
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                                    • Let both effects paths use any available plugin each

                                      Just saw this on the forums and it's a great idea! Instead of 1 reverb and 1 delay, let the FX sections use any available plugins, even if they're the same effect (like a mono delay, but set to different values on each effect engine).

                                      73 votes
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                                      • Selecionar origem de captação do RTA

                                        Selecionar entre o sinal de output de um auxiliar ou LR. ou o próprio microfone do ipad.

                                        Para alinhar um sistema nao podemos usar o output de um canal, lá certamente o sinal será mais perfeito pois não sofre de interferências de ambiente e de qualidade das caixas de som.

                                        Creio que isso pudesse ser empregado com algo que o técnico pode selecionar.

                                        Mas este recuso por favor na dl1608
                                        Vcs ja ficaram devendo o pink noise para a dl1608

                                        67 votes
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                                        • Use two DL1608 linked via ethernet for 32channel

                                          Use two DL1608 linked via ethernet (with cable or router) for a 32channel mix and control it with master fader software on the same IPAD (with new upgrade for 32channel control update)
                                          how about that?

                                          66 votes
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