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Next generation of Mackie Control

Saturday January 20, 2007. 02:38 PM, by Nantho NAMM 2007 > Computer Hardware > Mackie
Computer Hardware : Next generation of Mackie Control - macmusicMackie has announced the Mackie Control Pro control surface series, the next generation of the Mackie Control Universal line of controllers. Comprising Mackie Control Universal Pro, Mackie Control Extender Pro and Mackie Control C4 Pro, Mackie Control Pro series controllers are designed to seamlessly work together to deliver ultimate hands-on control of mix and plug-in parameters, thereby making the user's music production software complete.

Mackie Control Universal Pro features :

- Proprietary Mackie communication protocol for seamless music production software integration
- nine 100mm touch-sensitive optical Penny + Giles motorized faders
- V-Pot control over software, plug-in effects and virtual instruments
- More than 50 dedicated push-buttons for fine control of software parameters
- Tape-style transport controls
- Full meter display with track names and parameters
- Quick cursor-style buttons for Up, Down, Left, Right and Zoom
- Onboard USB MIDI interface for direct connection to Mac or PC and up to 3 additional pieces of external MIDI gear
- Software-specific Lexan overlays included
- Expandable via optional Mackie Control Extender Pro and C4 Pro modules

Mackie Control Extender Pro features :

- Proprietary Mackie communication protocol for seamless software integration by DAW makers
- eight 100mm touch-sensitive optical Penny + Giles motorized faders
- Multi-function V-Pots for fast control of panning, effects levels and more
- Channel mute, solo, pan, send level and record arm functions
- Full meter display with track names and parameters

Mackie Control C4 Pro features :

- Proprietary Mackie communication protocol for seamless music production software integration
- Perfectly integrates with Logic, Reason, Sonar, Tracktion and more
- Provides real-time, hands-on control of plug-in effects and virtual instruments
- Intuitive control of multiple plug-ins at once — up to 32 parameters simultaneously
- 32 V-Pot rotary encoders with integrated push-buttons
- 4 huge backlit LCDs for immediate visual feedback of plug-in parameters / settings
- LED rings around every V-Pot display exact knob positions
- Provides the most detailed visual feedback of any rotary control surface available
- Standalone use or integrated with Mackie Control Universal Pro / Extender Pro system
- Includes C4 Commander Pro software for control of external MIDI-enabled hardware effects, instruments and other devices

The new Mackie Control Pro series will be available February 2007 and will have a U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1549.99, $899.99 and $1299.99 for the Mackie Control Universal Pro, the Extender Pro and C4 Pro, respectively.
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