Mackie DL1608 iPad-Controlled 16-Channel Digital Live Sound Mixer with Lightning Connector

PA SKU # MAC DL1608 MFR # DL1608 UPC # 00663961041590
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  • Product Highlights
  • 16 Onyx mic preamps
  • 8 Balanced Outputs
  • High-End Cirrus Logic Converters
  • Ultra Low-Noise, High-Headroom Design
  • Rugged, Compact Desktop Design with iPad Dock
  • Rackmountable with Optional Kit
  • Flexible Wireless or Docked Control

16-Channel Digital Mixer​

Flexible Wireless or Docked Control

  • Mix wirelessly from anywhere in the venue from your iPad
    • Unmatched wireless control over mix
    • Supports up to 20 iOS devices at once
    • Personal monitor mixing via iPhone or iPod touch
    • Supports iPad Pro to show more faders, bigger controls and even finer resolution
  • Dock your iPad for added features and security
    • Creates and integrated, self-contained desktop mixer
    • Total control over assignable 2-channel recordings for immediate playback and easy exporting
    • Playback music from any iPad app and incorporate into the mix
    • Always keep your iPad charged
    • PadLock feature locks down iPad for security
    • Industry standard Kensington lock secures mixer
    • Dock compatible with iPad (2017), iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, and iPad (4th generation)
    • Optional tray kits available to fit iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini

Master Fader Control App

  • Proven, intuitive workflow that's customizable for your application
    • Create view groups and see only the channels you need
    • Unique access limiting locks out controls you aren't using
  • Export presets, shows and complete system backups via Dropbox, email and more using iOS system sharing
  • Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
  • Complete offline operation saves setup time at gig
  • The most frequently updated mixing app on the market

Professional, Comprehensive DSP

  • Packed with more DSP processing than any other compact mixer
  • 18 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate, compression and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 16 stereo-linkable input channels
    • 2 stereo-linkable iPad return channels
  • 12 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA/Spectrograph
    • 6 stereo-linkable aux sends
    • 4 stereo-linkable subgroups
    • Main L/R busses
  • 4 VCAs and 4 mute groups
  • 2 stereo FX processors with dedicated sends and returns
  • Choice of powerful, touch-sensitive modern and vintage plug-ins

The Most Intuitive Control App Ever
The Master Fader Control app is where everything happens. With ultra-fast navigation to all functions, Master Fader's speedy workflow is second to none. Plus, you can customize the work surface for your specific application with view groups and access limiting to only show the controls you need. Powerful processing includes total control over all inputs and outputs, ensuring you can create a fantastic sounding mix easily.


The Inputs
Each and every channel features a choice of powerful plug-ins and effects to dial in the perfect sound for whatever you've got plugged in.

  • 4-band PEQ + HPF
  • Compressor/limiter
  • RTA/Spectrograph
  • ll-new reverbs and a choice of delays
  • Choice of modern/vintage plug-ins

The Outputs
Each output on a DL1608 or DL806 mixer has its own processing perfect for dialing in and tuning the connected speaker our other device.

  • 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF
  • 31-band GEQ
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • Up to 350ms alignment delay
  • RTA/Spectrograph

Integrated and Self-Contained
Only DL1608 and DL806 allow you to dock your iPad, creating an all-in-one desktop mixing solution with added features and security. Docking allows easy recording and mixing right to the iPad and seamless playback from any iPad app. Plus, you can always be sure your iPad is charged and safe using the included PadLock to keep things where they are.

  • General Digital
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • A/D/A Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • System Latency: 1.5ms
  • Frequency Response
  • All inputs to all outputs: ±0, -1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Distortion (THD)
  • Mic input to main output, 1 kHz, -1 dBFS: < 0.005%
  • Noise / Dynamic Range / Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
  • 150 Ohm termination: -128 dBu
  • Mic input to main output (A-weighted)
  • Channel and main faders at unity: -79 dBu
  • Faders Down: -90 dBu
  • Crosstalk
  • Adjacent inputs: <-120 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Outputs: <- -105 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Phones level pot feedthrough @ minimum travel: <-75 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (ref +4 dBu, one channel and main fader at unity, A-weighted): 92 dB
  • Dynamic Range (One channel and main fader at unity, A-weighted): 109 dB
  • CMRR: >70 dB @ 1 kHz (60 dB gain)
  • Analog Inputs 1-16
  • Connectors
  • 1-12: XLR Balanced
  • 13-16: Combo XLR / TRS Balanced
  • XLR Mic Pre: Onyx
  • Input Impedance
  • 1-12: 3k Ohms
  • 13-16:
  • 3k Ohms mic [XLR]
  • 30k Ohms Line [1/4"]
  • Max Input Level
  • XLR: +21 dBu
  • 1/4": +30 dBu
  • Gain
  • XLR: 0 to 60 dB
  • 1/4": -20 to 40 dB
  • 48V Phantom Power (XLR):
  • 48 VDC, 10 mA max per mic with up to eight simultaneously.
  • 5 mA Max per mic with up to 16 simultaneously.
  • Analog Main Out L/R
  • Connectors: XLR Balanced
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
  • Max Output Level: +21 dBu
  • Analog Aux Sends 1-6
  • Connectors: 1/4" TRS Impedance Balanced (Supports balanced / Unbalanced operation)
  • Output Impedance:
  • 240 Ohms Balanced
  • 120 Ohms Unbalanced
  • Max Output Level: +21 dBu
  • Analog Headphone Out
  • Connector: 1/4" TRS Stereo
  • Max Output Level:
  • +18 dBu into 600 Ohms
  • +19.5 dBu max into 100 Ohms
  • Networking
  • Connector: 100 MB Ethernet
  • Control: Complete
  • Simultaneous Control: 20 iOS Devices
  • Supported Devices
  • IOS Version Requirement: For optimal performance, we suggest using the latest IOS Version [IOS 8.0 minimum]
  • iPad Version Requirement:
  • Wired [Lightning Connector]: iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air and iPad Air 2
  • Wired [30-pin Conector]: iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation)
  • Wireless: All iPad models (except the original iPad), Future iPad devices
  • iPhone / iPod Touch Version Requirement
  • Wireless: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPod touch (5th generation), Future iPhone and iPod touch devices
  • Control Application: Mackie Master Fader App
  • DSP
  • 18 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate and compression
  • 16 stereo-linkable input channels
  • 2 stereo-linkable iPad channels (PEQ and compression only)
  • 12 output busses with 4-band PED + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA
  • 6 stereo-linkable aux sends
  • 4 stereo-linkable subgroups (PEQ and compression only)
  • Main L/R busses
  • 4 VCAs and 4 mute groups
  • 2 stereo FX processors (1 reverb, 1 delay) with dedicated sends and returns
  • Modern and Vintage options per processor
  • Power
  • Power Consumption: 48 watts max
  • External Supply
  • Power Requirements
  • 100 VAC - 240 VAC
  • 50 - 60 Hz
  • Universal Supply
  • Output Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Current: 4A
  • DC Connector: 5.5mm x 2.5mm barrel with locking ring
  • Line Cord: User-replaceable IEC
  • Operating Temperature: 0 - 40 C / 32 - 104 F
  • Physical Properties
  • Height(front): 1.6 in / 40mm
  • Height(Rear): 3.7 in / 95mm
  • Depth: 15.4 in / 391mm
  • Width: 11.5 in / 291mm
  • Weight: 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
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