Monday, February 8, 2016

NAMM 2016: Loud Technologies - Mackie & Ampeg

Mackie was presenting both a professional and personal PA this year as well as many new mixing tools.

The ProDX 4 & 8 allow for a simple, compact, and intuitive mixing tool that allows for wireless control and streaming with built-in processing and all the right I/O. The app unlocks a number of processing tools like EQ and compression.

The Axis Digital Mixing System
The DL32R is a new intuitive mixing tool. It comes with 32 channels with digital mixing controlled wirelessly from the Master Fader app. Need recoding? It also has fully-loaded DSP and direct-to-disk mutli-track recording/playback.

Mackie Reach is an all-in-one professional PA system with flexible built-in stage monitoring with a built-in 6 channel digital mixer with wireless streaming controlled with the Mackie Connect app.

FreePlay is a stereo PA with a portable, battery-powerable design with bluetooth music streaming from any device and connections for mics, guitars, and more. You can control it from anywhere with he Mackie Connect app.

Ampeg had few artists stop by, including Mike Inez, Juan Alderete, Eva Gardner, Pablo Stennett, Hutch Hutchinson, Bob Glaub, and Robert Trujillo. One new product they were presenting was the SCR-DI which includes the classic Ampeg tone made for the bass player. It has a dedicated XLR balanced line out with ground lift, affected 1/4" output, unaffected 1/4" thru, an EQ, classic 3-band tone stack, a Bass Scrambler overdrive, it's very durable, and it's footswitchable.

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