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Mackie DL16S 16-Channel Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixer

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16-Channel Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixer with Built-In Wi-Fi for Multi-Platform Control

The Mackie DL16S delivers 16-channels of proven DL Series digital mixing in an all-new Built-Like-A-Tank(TM), stage-friendly design. Get mixing right out of the box with built-in Wi-Fi networking and full multiplatform support on the industry-leading Master Fader(TM) control app. Fully loaded with DSP on each of the 16 Onyx+(TM) mic preamps and 13 busses plus 4 FX processors, the DL16S delivers the mixing power you need to sound great every night. Create stunning multitrack recordings via 16x16 USB I/O and even play them back into each channel for an effortless virtual sound check. The Master Fader app, available on iOS, Android[trade], macOS[reg], and Windows[reg] devices, delivers extremely intuitive control over everything on up to 20 devices simultaneously, including the ability to digitally recall each and every setting for incredibly fast setup. Take command of your live mix with the Mackie DL16S.


  • 16 Onyx+(TM) recallable mic preamps

  • 8 fully-assignable XLR outputs plus headphone output

  • Industry-leading Master Fader control app

  • 16x16 USB recording

  • Ditch the snake - Place it anywhere on stage or in a rack

  • Record and produce like a Pro with included ProTools[reg] | First and Waveform[trade] OEM professional software and plugin packages

• Complete control via iOS, Android[trade], macOS[reg], and Windows devices
• No set FOH position - mix from anywhere
• Supports up to 20 separate devices at once
• Multiple engineers can work from a single mixer

• 16 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate, compression and RTA/Spectrograph
  • 16 stereo-linkable input channels
• 13 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA/Spectrograph
  • 6 stereo-linkable aux sends
  • 6 stereo-linkable subgroups
  • Main L/R bus
• 6 VCAs and 6 mute groups
• 4 stereo FX processors featuring great built-in FX like reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, and many more with dedicated sends and returns
• Full I/O routing with A/B sources per channel
• Assignable oscillator including pink/white noise and sine waves
• Modern and Vintage options for comp/gate and EQ

• 16x16 USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac or PC
• Record the show for later mixdown
• Play back intermission music, backing tracks and more directly into a dedicated stereo return channel
• Perform a virtual sound check
• Amazing low-cost, high channel count studio recording solution
• Utilize Mac or PC audio plug-ins in a live environment
• Professional software included
  • Pro Tools[reg] | First and Waveform[trade] OEM professional software and plugin packages included
  • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor*
  • The DAW Essentials[trade] Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

• Intuitive and easy to master
• Fast navigation with view groups and overview
• Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
• Access Limiting allows flexible customization of the user interface and prevents unwanted adjustments from other users
• Quickly access channel processing, signal routing, and a massive suite of great sounding effects with presets to get you started
• Export presets, shows and complete system backups via Dropbox, email and more
• Complete offline operation
• Easy and frequent updates
• Available on iOS, Android, macOS*, and Windows*

System Requirements

DL Series mixers are compatible with iOS 10 or later, Android OS 6 or later, macOS 10.12• or later, and Windows 10 or later

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Closest StoreKingston, Ontario
Works like a charm! Solid metal box, good pre-amps. Super clean audio. Draws very little current. Master Fader iOS works great. Also I use this as my I/O for my DAW. zero detectable latency. I didn't measure it but I record live multi-track and overdub with no trouble. Master Fader stays connected better to your iPad if you take the password off the network. My only caveat is that there are no matrix outputs on this model - only on the DL32s, which is kind of a drag. If you are mixing something live that changes a great deal, I would maybe get really familiar with Master Fader and would recommend a large iPad (not a mini) or you will make yourself nuts. But this is an amazing product.
Posted by mary on Jun 26, 2020
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