Author Topic: Master Fader 4.5 Released!  (Read 8136 times)

JohnMHoyt

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Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« on: September 13, 2016, 05:43:39 AM »
I've decided to try it... I put it on my iPad Pro last night and will test with a couple other iPads tomorrow.

Can't wait to try out the new verbs and the RTA enhancements!

Will let you know if it explodes ;)

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 06:22:53 AM »
Update available in the App Store - requires a firmware update to use. From the App Store:
Master Fader version 4.5 adds support for Mackie DC16 Control Surface including a new Controllers setup panel and Follow modes.

It also adds the following great new features for all DL1608, DL806 and DL32R users:

  • All new great sounding reverbs with advanced controls
  • Spectrograph underlay option for RTA
  • View RTA from any input channel
  • All-new factory presets for all processors simplifies setup
  • Metering ballistics options
  • FX presets now store and recall FX return EQ
  • iOS10 support
  • Numerous bug fixes


Downloading now...
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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 08:36:36 AM »
Is it safe to assume that MF3 will still function?

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 12:12:25 PM »
Is it safe to assume that MF3 will still function?

No... Nothing should be assumed ;)

I don't think I would put that firmware update on until this was verified if I were you.


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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 12:50:28 PM »
Is it safe to assume that MF3 will still function?

It will probably work better than 4.5....  :lol:
Whoever thought we might need a new reverb!
« Last Edit: September 13, 2016, 01:19:54 PM by pytchley »

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2016, 01:12:25 PM »
It will probably be a while before I can try it out, but I'm looking forward to the updates.
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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 01:14:08 PM »
iOS 10? What will be new in that? I sure hope it plays nice with MF.
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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 02:54:56 PM »
Hello !

i am from germany and i have a problem with the firmwareupdate to 4.5.

The led's are flashing slowly which means: "force update, awaiting firmware update, ipad connection is not yet established."
and my ipad shows update screen. ipad says "loading firmware updater, this may take a few moments".
And thats it, no more action is noticed. with 4.05 it works fine.

And next question: is it possible to make a master reset with the dl32r?
By the way please excuse bad english.

regards
« Last Edit: September 13, 2016, 02:56:52 PM by rene-b »

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 03:42:28 PM »
So far, MF 4.5 looks pretty solid. Update went smoothly, no issues so far.

New reverbs sound pretty decent, but problem from previous version applies: if you don't start out with one of Mackie's presets for the various reverb types, you can get some pretty strange sounding effects. I had some very metallic ringing artifacts with the Plate reverb type that I couldn't get rid of... But starting from one of their Plate presets, everything sounds very nice now.

I'll keep you posted!

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Torsten

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2016, 03:53:31 PM »
Have a show this Saturday, so I'll have a chance to play around with the new stuff.  Cool.

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2016, 03:55:18 PM »
Have a show this Saturday, so I'll have a chance to play around with the new stuff.  Cool.
I hope you do some thorough testing before then. You don't want any surprises during the show. :facepalm:
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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 04:02:08 PM »
RTA on inputs works great.
Thank you so much MACKIE!
I'm so used to it when mixing in Logic using my eyes instead of my ears ;)
I wonder if it's advisable to switch it off when not needed, to save resources.
But maybe it depends more on the iPad I use than the DL32R

I also tested the sound when gain is set too hot.
Amazing how warm the clipping sounds.
Next time I'll try to use it on drum channels.
And with no fear when the keyboarder switches from a pad sound to a very dynamic piano sound. ;)
But that seems not to be a new feature.

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2016, 04:45:42 PM »
Hey All,
Here is a blog post with more information about the new 4.5 release. We think you'll really like it.

http://mackie.com/live/master-fader-v45-now-available-free-download

Release notes provide more info too:
http://mackie.com/sites/default/files/PRODUCT%20RESOURCES/SOFTWARE-FIRMWARE/App_Release_Notes/V4_5_Master_Fader-app_Release_Notes.pdf

Also, there were some bugs with 4.0.2 in iOS10 so you'll definitely want to hold off upgrading to iOS10 if you want to stick with 4.0.2 for a bit. Otherwise, be sure to upgrade to 4.5.

Also, due to the upgraded reverbs, your snapshots  and presets might sound different. We did our best to match the resulting reverb as closely as possible but we recommend you listen to each snapshot and preset and modify the reverb controls as needed.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2016, 06:47:22 PM by beno »

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2016, 05:00:21 PM »
Is it safe to assume that MF3 will still function?

Master Fader 3 has not been tested with iOS10. It is provided for compatibility purposes but it is not under active development nor testing and hasn't been since the release of Master Fader 4.0. We recommend you upgrade to the latest Master Fader 4.5 for the best user experience and support.

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Re: Master Fader 4.5 Released!
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2016, 05:35:57 PM »
Okay, using a couple different band's tracks I recorded and running them back through their saved shows but resetting the 'verb sure sounds better.

New verbs are a super starting point...  My own band's vocalist is going to love it because he has reverb in his ears (In-Ear Monitors) and these sound so much warmer right out of the box.

My drummer stopped by and dug the plate reverbs on his snare (we only use the 2nd reverb channel for him).

RTA on a per-channel basis is nice... no, it's freakin awesome.....   

I'm not scared - it's getting used out on Friday at a show.    Wish me luck =)