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Digital Mixing Control Surface

Product Code: MK-DC16

Brand
Mackie
 
Unit of Measure
EACH

 

1 Year
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DC16 Digital Mixing Control Surface

Better workflow through innovation.

Being able to work faster is an ever-increasing advantage as applications get more complex. And working faster is about more than familiarity with a board. It’s about a smart, intuitive workflow at every stage of the process. It’s about visual feedback that feels like it anticipates your needs. It’s about harnessing customization to create the exact solution needed for an application. Plus, you need all the right tools at your fingertips to deliver creative solutions at every turn. The AXIS™ Digital Mixing System delivers everything you expect from a professional digital mixer, but in ways that are decidedly Mackie. Plus, it includes features that are innovative and even surprising. With AXIS, each and every feature is designed with one thing in mind — faster workflow through unmatched visual feedback and customization.

The ultimate in visual feedback.
AXIS delivers unmatched visual feedback, with large high-resolution screens at the center of the control surface design. Each screen provides custom naming and colors for everything, delivering at-a-glance feedback that drives a faster workflow. For each channel ID screen, choose from a selection of instantly-recognizable icons or even snap a photo on your iPad for an extremely customized view that makes board tape seem antiquated.

A tactile dream.
The sleek DC16 control surface is designed for fast and intuitive navigation. The clean and uncluttered layout provides ample working space and unmatched visual feedback. With AXIS, you are always in touch with every aspect of your mix. Get where you need quickly and easily.

Class-leading readability.
With double the screen space of competitive models and designed to exceed the leading legibility index, each channel ID screen is instantly readable.

The perfect view for
your application.
Customize your mix layer
using view groups. View
groups create a completely
unique view for any specific
engineer or application
that completely replaces
traditional banking.
Get where you need
to be quickly.
Instantly access any output
mix for quick control of auxes,
VCAs, subgroups and more.

MoreMore than meets the eye.
With integral support for up to three iPad devices, you get more high-resolution visual workspace than any other digital mixer. This enables simultaneous control of up to three channels. Customize the view on each iPad to create the mixing surface that’s right for your application. Plus, you can plug them in for charging and dedicated wired control. than meets the eye. With integral support for up to three iPad devices, you get more high-resolution visual workspace than any other digital mixer. This enables simultaneous control of up to three channels. Customize the view on each iPad to create the mixing surface that’s right for your application. Plus, you can plug them in for charging and dedicated wired control.

Intelligent surface-to-wireless mixing.
The AXIS SmartBridge delivers a unique grab-and-go workflow that is completely seamless. Take an iPad out and it automatically switches to an optimal mode for wireless mixing, go where you want from there. And, when you place the iPad back into the SmartBridge, it remembers your customized view choice and instantly goes back to where you left off. SmartBridge is like your standard meter bridge… only smarter and more functional in every way.

DC16 CONTROL SURFACE:

  • Dedicated Dante-connected control surface for the AXIS system
  • 17 full channel strips with Alps® 100mm motorized touch-sensitive faders and per channel encoders
  • Dedicated selected channel section with controls for fast access to important parameters
  • Mix selector and view groups deliver innovative navigation without preset banks
  • Ergonomic layout with generous working space for easy access to all controls
  • Unmatched Visual Feedback
  • Large, full-color backlit channel ID screens with class-leading readability
  • Flexible channel labeling including name, color and icon
  • 6-segment LED channel meters and 3-segement GR meters per channel
  • Dedicated show display with snapshot control
  • Surface to Wireless Mixing via SmartBridge™
  • Automatically senses presence of up to three iPad devices and changes Master Fader operation to deliver tight integration and customized functionality
  • Central iPad follows dedicated hardware controls for selected channel
  • Unique history and fixed display iPad modes provide flexible workflow options
  • Control up to four channels simultaneously from control surface and iPad devices
  • Grab any iPad and go for instant wireless mixing from anywhere in the venue
  • Wired recording and playback to central iPad
  • Built-in charging for all three iPad devices
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi router connection point
  • Tough Professional Hardware
  • All-steel chassis with aluminum front and back extrusions
  • Low profile, compact design fits seamlessly into any workspace
  • Additional I/O For Your Axis System
  • 4×4 Dante via dual locking etherCON
  • XLR talkback input
  • 1/8" stereo input
  • Control room/phones outputs

MASTER FADER CONTROL APP:
  • Complete control over the AXIS system
  • Intuitive design with proven workflow that’s easy to master, easy to teach
  • Quick setup with large library of factory and user-definable presets
  • Access Limiting allows flexible customization of each device, preventing unwanted adjustments
  • Export presets, shows and complete system backups via Dropbox, email and more using iOS system sharing
  • Complete offline operation allows system creation with just an iPad
  • Pocketable control from iPhone and iPod touch
  • Easy and frequent updates via App Store
General Digital
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • A/D/A Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • 0 dBFS Reference: +22 dBu
Frequency Response
  • All inputs and all outputs: ±0, –1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Stereo Input
  • Connector: 1/8” Unbalanced
  • Input Impedance: 10 k
  • Max Input Level: +16 dBu
Talkback Mic
  • Connector: XLR Balanced
  • XLR Mic Pre: Onyx
  • Input Impedance: 3 kOhms
  • Max Input Level: +21 dBu
  • Gain: 0 – 60 dB
Analog Monitor Outputs L/R
  • Connectors: 1/4” TRS Impedance Balanced [Supports balanced / unbalanced operation]
  • Output Impedance: 240 Balanced, 120 Unbalanced
  • Max Output Level: +21 dBu
Analog Headphone Out
  • Connector: 1/4” TRS Stereo
  • Max Output Level: +18 dBu into 600 +19.5 dBu max into 100 k
DC16 IPad Connectivity
  • Connection: USB-A for Lightning iPads
  • Connectors: 1x USB-A (Control, audio and charging), 2x USB-A (Charging only)
  • Control: Full Control
  • Audio: Digital streaming, 2 in / 2 out

Networking
  • Connection: 1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Dante
  • Connection: 2x etherCon Gigabit Ethernet
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • Transmit / Receive Channels: 4 / 4
  • Supports Dante Switch modes
  • Configuration via Dante Controller

Supported Devices
  • iOS Version Requirement: For optimal performance, we suggest using the latest iOS version [iOS 8.0 minimum]
iPad Version Requirement
  • Wired: iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, Future iPad devices4
  • Control Application: Mackie Master Fader App Requires Master Fader V4.55
Power
  • Power Consumption: 102 watts
  • External Supply Power Requirements: 100 VAC – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz
  • Universal Supply Output Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Current: 8.5A
  • Connector: Locking Multi-Pin Connector
  • Line Cord: User-replaceable IEC
  • Operating Temperature 0 – 40 °C [extended ambient temperature]: 32 – 104 °F

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