Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2016)—Aimed at the professional production and install markets, Mackie’s new AXIS Digital Mixing System brings together the 32-channel DL32R digital mixer with the DC16 control surface to create a system intended for houses of worship, performing arts centers and other small to mid-sized venues with advanced production needs.
With 32 remote-controllable Onyx+ mic preamps and 16 outputs paired with built-in DSP, the system is intended for medium and large channel count live sound production and system integration applications. The system relies on Dante for communication between the DL32R mixer and DC16 control surface, enabling additional networking capability. Visual feedback is provided by large, full-color channel displays ; each screen delivers channel information with functional color differentiation, icons and large, legible fonts.
The AXIS design provides a surface-to-wireless workflow, allowing users to seamlessly switch between DC16’s hardware controls and wireless mixing. This is possible via the integrated SmartBridge, which can house up to three iPad devices, delivering simultaneous control over multiple channels and smart sensing that knows when an iPad is in place. SmartBridge provides customization over each iPad view with both a fixed and history mode.
The Mackie AXIS Digital Mixing System is being shown for the first time at NAMM 2016 (Demo Room 209A/B). The AXIS system includes the DL32R Rackmont Digital Mixer, the DL Dante Expansion Card and the DC16 Digital Control Surface. In the U.S., touring and install systems will be available, including accessories like an 80m Cat5e reel, DC16 road case and more, depending on the package. AXIS availability begins Summer 2016.