How can we improve the DL Series?

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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    Tim ButcherTim Butcher shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Mario MegaroMario Megaro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        wow I've been talking about selling my dL to get something with an RTA on it for ages.. well done Mackie can't wait for 4.0 to be available in the itunes store.

      • FlávFláv commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        sorry mackie it is very necessary to technicians for a perfect mix

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Boa noite mackie aos olhos técnicos isso é uma mudança da agua para o vinho.

      • José RafaelJosé Rafael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        isso mudaria muito o conceito do console. creio que todos os técnicos se sentiriam felizes com este novo recurso.

      • kenken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i would give almost anything to have a 31 band eq like the LR available for each channel. seems like the code is already there for LR that it would be an easy fix

      • José RafaelJosé Rafael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Creio que uma espécie de “ POP UP ” com o analisador de espectro RTA, para sempre ficar visível durante o Show seria uma ótima idéia, se junto também tivesse um decibelimetro seria ideal para o técnico se parametrizar.... este “ POP UP “ poderia ter uma opção de se esconder caso o técnico não deseje.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        william, I don't get it, how are you connecting your Android to the Mackie? Off the Mackie's headphone jack or something? Are you not interested in being able to see a separate analyzer for each channel?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with others that the RTA (at whatever resolution) should be on the parametrics as well as the GEQ.

      • william e. balestriniwilliam e. balestrini commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        FYI I have a frequence analyzer loaded on my Android Samsung Galaxy Note. This I prefer so that I sit in front of the stage with the iPad running NEXT TO my Galaxy. Therefore in my humble opinion it is NOT necessary to have it on the ipad.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi,apart from multitrack recording an RTA would be the only other real change I would suggest to make the DL1608 a complete package.

      • Adoniram1986Adoniram1986 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Software upgrade with the analyzer in the back layer against the parametric curve... and a small oscillator, yeah.
        I wonder what algorithm they use?

      • Jeremy TaylorJeremy Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An FFT spectrum underlay would be awesome... For G-EQ an RTA would be enough, but an FFT would be fantastic. FFT even more important on parametric EQ screens

      • WK154WK154 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Let's not make it too easy for Beno. A signal generator with the usual white, pink, single frequency to go along with the RTA on the output EQ screen.

      • RoadRangerRoadRanger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just having the loudest band light up like many GEQ's do would be fine for finding feedback :) .

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