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Mackie DL1608 16 Channel Digital Mixer with iPad Lightning Dock

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Proven at millions of gigs worldwide, the Mackie DL1608 combines the power of a full-featured digital live sound mixer with the unmatched ease-of-use of mobile devices you already own. The 16-channel DL1608 features premium hardware like 16 boutique-quality Onyx preamps and Cirrus Logic® converte... Read More

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Proven at millions of gigs worldwide, the Mackie DL1608 combines the power of a full-featured digital live sound mixer with the unmatched ease-of-use of mobile devices you already own. The 16-channel DL1608 features premium hardware like 16 boutique-quality Onyx preamps and Cirrus Logic® converters deliver unparalleled sound quality. Mackie's class-leading Master Fader control software provides seamless wired-to-wireless control over an amazing amount of professional-grade processing for all inputs and outputs. Plus, you can control it all wirelessly from up t20 iOS, Android, macOS®, and Windows® devices. Truly the ideal digital mixer for bands, rental houses and production/installation, you get all the benefits of a next-gen console and more at an incredible price with the Mackie DL1608.


  • 16-Channel Digital Mixer
    • 16 Onyxmic preamps
    • 8 balanced outputs
    • High-end Cirrus Logic® converters
    • Ultra low-noise, high-headroom design
    • Rugged, compact desktop design with iPad® dock
    • Rackmountable with optional kit
  • Flexible Wireless or Docked Control
    • Mix wirelessly from anywhere in the venue
      • Unmatched wireless control over mix
      • Supports up t20 devices at once
      • Personal monitor mixing
    • Dock your iPad for added features and security
      • Creates an integrated, self-contained desktop mixer
      • Total control over assignable 2-channel recordings for immediate playback and easy exporting
      • Playback music from any iPad app and incorporate into the mix
      • Always keep your iPad charged
      • PadLockfeature locks down iPad for security
      • Industry standard Kensington lock secures mixer
      • iPad Air 2, iPad Air and iPad (4th generation) docking compatibility
      • Optional iPad mini docking tray available
  • Master Fader Control App
    • Proven, intuitive workflow that's customizable for your application
      • Create view groups and see only the channels you need
      • Unique access limiting hides controls you aren't using
      • Export presets, shows and complete system backups
      • Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
      • Complete offline operation saves setup time at gig
      • Available for iOS, Android®, macOS®, and Windows®
  • Professional, Comprehensive DSP
    • Packed with professional DSP processing
    • 18 input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate, compression and RTA/Spectrograph
      • 16 stereo-linkable input channels
      • 2 stereo-linkable iPad return channels*
    • 12 output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter, alignment delay and RTA/Spectrograph
      • 6 stereo-linkable aux sends
      • 4 stereo-linkable subgroups*
      • Main L/R busses
      • EQ and Compressor feature modern and vintage modes
    • 4 VCAs and 4 mute groups
    • 2 stereFX processors with 24 available effects and dedicated sends and returns
  • Record and Produce Like a Pro
    • ProTools® | First and WaveformOEM professional software and plugin packages included
    • The Musician Collection for ProTools | First includes 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
    • The DAW EssentialsBundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

*iPad return channels and subgroups feature PEQ and compression.

Wi-Fi router required for wireless operation. Wi-Fi router and iPad, iPhone or iPod touch not included.

Docked Compatibility - DL1608 allows docked operation out of the box with iPad Air 2®, iPad (4th generation). With an optional tray kit, DL1608 also allows docked operation with the iPad Air®, iPad mini 4®, iPad mini 3®, iPad mini 2® and iPad mini®.
Android is a trademark of Google LLC
macOS and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.

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Product Specs

General Digital  
Sample Rate 48 kHz
A/D/A Bit Depth 24-bit
System Latency 1.5 ms
Frequency Response  
All inputs to all outputs ±0, –1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD (mic input to main output, 1 kHz, –1 dBFS) <0.005%
Noise / Dynamic Range / Signal-to-Noise Ratio  
EIN (150 termination) –128 dBu
Mic input to Main Output (A–weighted)  
Channel and main faders at unity –79 dBu
Faders down –90 dBu
Crosstalk (adjacent inputs) <–120 dB @1 kHz
Crosstalk (outputs) <–105 dB @1 kHz
Phones level pot feedthrough @ minimum travel <–75 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (ref +4 dBu, one channel and main fader at unity, A–weighted) 92 dB
Dynamic Range (One channel and main fader at unity, A–weighted) 109 dB
CMRR >70 dB @1 kHz (60 dB gain)
Analog Inputs 1–16  
Connectors 1-12: XLR Balanced
13-16: Combo XLR / TRS Balanced
XLR Mic Pre Onyx
Input Impedance 1-12: 3k
13-16: 3 k mic [XLR], 30 k line [1/4"]
Max Input Level XLR: +21 dBu, 1/4": +30 dBu
Gain XLR: 0 to 60 dB . 1/4": –20 to 40 dB
48V Phantom Power (XLR) 48 VDC, 10 mA max per mic, with up to eight simultaneously.
5 mA max per mic, with up to 16 simultaneously.
Analog Main Out L/R  
Connectors XLR Balanced
Output Impedance 600 Ohms
Max Output Level +21 dBu
Analog Aux Sends 1 – 6  
Connectors 1/4" TRS Impedance Balanced (Supports balanced / unbalanced operation)
Output Impedance 240 Balanced, 120 Unbalanced
Max Output Level +21 dBu
Analog Headphone Out  
Connector 1/4" TRS Stereo
Max Output Level +18.0 dBu into 600, +19.5 dBu max into 100 k
Connector 100 MB Ethernet
Control Complete
Simultaneous Control 10 iPad Devices
iPad Support  
iOS Version Requirement 5.0 or greater
iPad Version Requirement Lightning compatible iPad models
External Supply Yes
External Supply Power 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, Universal Supply
Output Voltage 12 VDC
Current 4A
DC Connector 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm barrel with locking ring
Line Cord User-replaceable IEC
Power Consumption 48 W max
Width 11.5 in / 291 mm
Height (Front) 1.6 in / 40 mm
Height (Rear) 3.7 in / 95 mm
Depth 15.4 in / 391 mm
Weight 6.9 lb / 3.1 kg
Rack Nine Rack Spaces [Needs an additional space or two above to allow for connections]
Operating Temperature [extended ambient temperature]: 32-104 F 0- 40 C
DL1608 Rackmount Kit Part #2036840
DL1608 Mixer Bag Part #2036809-16
DL1608 Mixer Cover Part #2036809-17

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