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Yep...   I have seen it a couple times, but out of a couple hundred shows, thatís not so bad.

The worst was when I was running sound for two bands at one show... I had saved the settings for each after sound checking and repatching.  Unfortunately when I got back to my own bandís show, some settings were lost.

Sometimes it just doesnít sync everything...  very rarely.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Loud Technologies Sold
« Last post by JohnMHoyt on Today at 01:46:47 AM »
Saw that and wondered if it was good or bad.  Hope the new owner continues to keep mackie and others afloat and doesnít start getting rid of some dead weight.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Loud Technologies Sold
« Last post by RoadRanger on Yesterday at 10:56:32 PM »
No real details yet but Loud Technologies (Mackie is owed by them) has been sold:
http://bobbyowsinskiblog.com/2017/10/17/loud-technologies-transom-capital/
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Intermittent channel failure
« Last post by JohnMHoyt on Yesterday at 12:46:57 PM »
Since I have to use that mixer once a week for rehearsal, and then 1-3 shows per week - it's impossible to just send it in.

If only I were rich instead of so darn good looking and talented, then I would buy another mixer 8-)
We all really need a backup plan.   Mine is an old ZED22 - but heck, I don't even own an actual snake anymore, so it would have to go on the stage!
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Intermittent channel failure
« Last post by SteveB on Yesterday at 07:55:24 AM »
I'm not looking forward to not having it for shows. Most of mine are in small venues and I really don't like the thought of using my old analog gear! but if they can fix it.......
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Using your DL1608 as a Stage box?
« Last post by JohnMHoyt on Yesterday at 04:37:05 AM »
I have not used a snake for my band since the first Mackie DL came out.  That's the beauty of mixing on tablets as a control surface.

The only things that are difficult (but not impossible) are using external effects and controlling your break music.

For effects, if you are using just one setting, say for a delay, no problem, run it back in on an input and you can control from the iPad by level - you can't get on the stage to change a setting though...   so, maybe set the mixer and effects on the side where you can get to it.  Or, put it by the drummer and have him change it from notes on a set list - even a drummer can change a patch muahahahahs

Then, there's break music.   The cure for that is an MP3 player that continuously plays, just bring up those channels when needed.

But wait, you have a singer that uses a track.... sigh. Of course you do if using at a church. How do you deal with that?

Glad you asked.   I have the airport's audio run into the dl32r/1608.
I have one of the iPads on stage used for mixing monitors which runs tango remote app in server mode.

I use Tango Remote app from the iPad Pro I mix from to control the iPad and tango player/server on the stage.

I can load tracks, setup playlists, etc.   

In a pinch you can stream from the iPad you mix on directly to the airport but be aware that if you lose signal, even for a sec, it might be embarrassing....

So, ironically, after saying I have not used a snake it 5 years, just yesterday, my custom made snake came in...
It's so I can use the mackie for my in ear monitors, and have control of what I hear on stage, even when a pro audio company is doing sound for us, or when we play a venue with house sound.
Very short isolated split snake though, so not some bohemoth, and it's only on the stage.
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Intermittent channel failure
« Last post by JohnMHoyt on Yesterday at 04:22:18 AM »
You're not alone...  my DL32R currently has at least 3 ins/outs not working.   If I take it apart and reseat the cables, it will work again for a few months.   Some believe it is oxidation on the pins, others feel they don't get enough "bite" and work their way loose for people like me that moves them constantly, with 2-4 different locations a week and vibration from riding on bumpy roads, and yes, heat/cold cycles.

Glad yours was under warranty when it was figured out...   hope they get it back to you quickly - it's hard to do shows without it!
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Intermittent channel failure
« Last post by dpdan on Yesterday at 12:53:52 AM »
glad to help :)
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Intermittent channel failure
« Last post by SteveB on October 18, 2017, 08:34:21 AM »
Dpdan - thanks for the thought - that's what I wondered. Although the humidity is not as much of a problem here in the UK, I do have to transport it (in a gator case) frequently as it's in use often. I'm still in warranty so I'll send it for repair as it saves me opening it. 
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DL1608/DL806/DL32R/ProDX Mixers / Re: Intermittent channel failure
« Last post by dpdan on October 18, 2017, 02:19:16 AM »
a few users of DL mixers have reported issues and it is usually caused by a ribbon cable connection.
Users who perhaps have high humidity or situations where the unit is extremely cold and then suddenly brought into a warm environment and put straight to work can have negative results.

You are not alone, but considering how many DL units are "out there in use" a few ain't very bad  :)
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