04-29-2013 02:31 PM
04-29-2013 03:40 PM
I just put the most used channels on the 1st 8. We use e-drums so it goes like this.
2 - snare
3 - crash/toms
4 - hat/ride
5 - bass
6 - guitar
7 - keys
8 - lead vocal
9 - backing vocal
10 - backing vocal
11 - backing vocal
12 - backing vocal
13 - sampler
14 - open
15 - open (toasting/speech) mic for weddings
16 - laptop/mp3
04-30-2013 09:20 AM
One more question if I may...I use my tablet (non ipad) currently for lyrics and tabs, can I set the mixer for the gig, then undock the ipad, move it to my mic stand, and run onsong, while the mixer still runs? Unless I need to adjust anything soundwise, the mixer will still opearte normally?
05-01-2013 02:40 PM
So I broke down, moslty because I am very bored lately, and bought the DL 1608...I was going to buy the 8 channel version, but for $100 difference, what the heck, give me the addtional 8 channels! I figure, if I hate this, it should be easier to sell.
First impressions are really good, not sure what I was expecting from a Mackie mixer, but this seems solid, compact, well built. Customer service so far is excellent, my first day, and I e-mailed them twice with questions, they answered right away, with correct solutions...that's dam good!
I hooked it up to a new Ipad2, and having never used either the mixer, or the pad, I was able to set-up the mixer, tablet...the whole PA, and get it running in around 45 minutes. Very easy, and intuitive software. Everything is very simple to find, and to use, no steep learning curve here, all the effects are right there, tap delay is so easy to set-up it's almost a joke!
I also love the eq on the master fader, but it would be awesome if we could have the same eq in every strip, maybe something for the future of the software? Having said that, the eq in every channel is very, very good.
Added bonus, one button recording, excellent for recording practices, or even gigs to review later. I wish there was an easier way to review the recordings that did not envolve attaching the pad to a computer running Itunes, again, maybe something for a future update.
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