Mackie Now Shipping Dante Expansion Card For DL32R Mixer
Mackie, maker of professional audio mixers, loudspeakers, studio monitors and recording equipment, and Audinate, developers of the Dante media networking solution, have announced the immediate availability of the new DL Dante Expansion Card, bringing networked audio to the DL32R wirelessly controlled digital live sound mixer.
The DL32R is controlled completely wirelessly, using the Mackie Master Fader control app for iPad, freeing sound engineers to mix from any location in a venue. The DL32R delivers 32-channels of digital mixing with direct-to-drive multi-track recording/playback, new Onyx+ recallable microphone pre-amps, in a compact 3U rackmount design. The new DL Dante Expansion Card provides 32x32 channels of network audio I/O, allowing the DL32R to be connected to any Dante-powered AV network. Dante features automatic discovery of devices, graphical audio routing, low latency and interoperation with hundreds of Dante-enabled products. Flexible IO patching in the DL32R lets the user route Dante signals to any channel input, and send any of the mixer’s outputs to the Dante network.
“Dante is the clear choice for AV networking,” says Ben Olswang, Mackie senior product manager. “Dante allows the DL32R to connect to hundreds of Dante-enabled audio devices with the seamless interoperability and ease of use that are hallmarks of Mackie products. Dante software is simple and complete, and takes the mystery out of networking while delivering incredible performance.”
“The Mackie DL32R has had amazing market response, and we are incredibly pleased to add Mackie to the list of our 190 plus manufacturers using Dante,” adds Lee Ellison, coe of Audinate. “Their products have long been favorites of musicians and sound engineers. The DL32R with Dante brings Mackie sound and usability to AV networking, allowing users to easily deliver audio where they need it, when they need it, with no compromises.”
The DL Dante Expansion Card ships with a license for Dante Virtual Soundcard software, allowing direct recording/playback of up to 64 channels of audio from any Dante network to a PC or Mac computer.