Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2016)—Multi-Grammy-winner Paul “Pablo” Stennett, who has worked with Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson, Raphael Saadiq, Chaka Chan, Diana King, Pink and Jimmy Cliff, has switched from Mackie’s 8*Bus analog mixer to the company’s DL32R 32-channel rack-mount digital desk.
“I’ve always loved Mackie products, and my studio is based on Mackie gear,” says bassist Stennett, who is a producer, composer, session player and performer. “Mackie’s sound quality is consistently excellent. I used a Mackie 32-channel 8*Bus analog mixer for 20 years, and I did a lot of good work with it. But now I’ve switched to the DL32R digital mixer, and I’m even happier. It has all the features I need, and I love the sound.
“Everything in the studio is patched into the DL32R, including my vintage keyboards, my outboard gear, and my computer DAW. From the mixer, my audio is routed to a Mackie Big Knob, which controls my Mackie monitor speakers. I control the DL32R with the Master Fader app for iPad. So it’s a Mackie system from end to end.”
In addition to his work with major artists, Stennett creates music for film soundtracks, stage productions, and video games. He composes, tracks, edits, and mixes everything with the DL32R. “The DL32R is at the core of everything I produce,” he explains. “I can track a group, add live instruments, then pull it into the computer, add virtual instruments, and mix-all with the DL32R. I often cut live drums in my studio, and they sound totally authentic coming from the DL32R, with no grit or coloration.”
Although he long relied on the physical faders of his Mackie 8*Bus console, Stennett is very happy mixing with an iPad. “The interface in Mackie’s Master Fader control software is amazing,” he maintains. “It made the transition to iPad mixing easy.”