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.
DL32R adds multichannel recording and playback direct to hard drive or Mac and PC..
I will not be upgrading my hardware until Thunderbolt or at least FireWire I/O to Mac is added, and Master Fader GUI for Mac OS.
Note that very long optical Thunderbolt cables are available if required!
John Kowtko commented
you're losing votes by combining too many facets into a single feature request. Suggest you move your votes over to http://mackie.uservoice.com/forums/97035-dl-series/suggestions/3010811-16-channel-recording-and-playback-
Rob Gilligan commented
Re your comment on limitation of current hardware; even a two-channel in/out USB version of whatever the DL 1608 currently records to the iPad would be very attractive as a means of going in and out of a DAW.
You guys managed to add Firewire to the old 1640! this would be extremely great, since I am not likely to purchase more than one 16 channel mixer!
hardware version 2 maybe? firewire usb 3.0 or even thunderbolt.....fw was added in version 2 of other prducts......
Adminbeno (Admin, Mackie) commented
This is unfortunately not possible with the current DL1608 hardware.