Mackie Master Fader 2.1 Now Available

Update Adds Output Processing Features For DL Users

Mackie announces the release of Master Fader 2.1, the primary control app for Mackie DL Series Digital Live Sound Mixers. Master Fader v2.1 delivers new features that appeal to the professional user, including enhanced output processing.

“With 1.5 million shows mixed using DL Series mixers, we wanted to focus on features that our pro users would appreciate,” commented Ben Olswang, Mackie Product Manager. “So we added new, powerful output processing that replaces expensive outboard system processors.”

Drawing from user requests, Master Fader v2.1 features a 4-band parametric EQ (PEQ) on all outputs. This new EQ works in parallel with the current 31-band GEQ to give users even more control over their outputs. The new PEQ also includes separate high-pass and low-pass filters with variable slope control. Also new to each output is alignment delay. With up to 350ms of delay available on each output, users can easily dial in delay stacks, fill speakers and other speaker alignment tasks. The alignment delay also includes a handy temperature control to adjust the delay for the ambient room temp.

“In addition to the processing updates, we really wanted to bring DL to even more users than ever before,” commented Ben Olswang, Mackie Product Manager. “We therefore localized Master Fader into four of the most commonly used languages (in addition to English) among DL users – German, Spanish, French and Mandarin.”

With Master Fader available in a user’s native language, learning to use the mixer becomes much more simple and intuitive. It also allows people to use the mixer more fully, as settings and update dialogs will be that much easier to understand.

Major features of Master Fader v2.1 for DL1608 and DL806:

- 4-band parametric EQ + HPF/LPF on all outputs
- Alignment delay on all outputs
- Multi-language support

Master Fader v2.1 is available as a free download from the App Store (existing users will be able to update directly on their iPad). 

The DL Series will continue to see frequent software updates that drastically increase the feature set. For more information on My Fader, Master Fader and the DL1608/DL806 and to check system/device compatibility requirements, visit

Master Fader v2.1 is compatible with iOS 5 or later; My Fader v2.1 compatible with iOS 6 or later.
Take a video tour of Master Fader v2.1 HERE