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DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:10:07 AM »
Since the info is scattered throughout their Website and Webcasts, I thought it would be useful to have it in one place. Please don't clutter this post with other questions or statements unless they have been "officially announced" on Mackie's and their resellers Websites.
Let's address the timeline for this product. The statement was made that early August both DL16S and DL32S will be on the shelf to purchase. That would imply that V5.0.0 of MF should also be available (iPad and Android). We'll see (can you say Beta?). The V5.1.0 will be available sometime in the fall (PC, Mac, iPad and Android versions). This version completes the Dl1608/DL806 and the DL32R FX/Dante  upgrade. The Axis upgrade is version V5.1.1.0 sometime after?
A comparison chart of all 5 Digital mixers is part of the DL1608 info and it leaves both Dl1608 and DL806 at 2 FX channels and the Dl16S/Dl32S/Dl32R at 4. There will be no matrix buss on any mixers other than the DL32R along with Dante and direct drive recording or playback.
Since the preamps are advertised as Onyx+ one could assume individual Phantom power and hopefully no change from the DL32R (Mackie in the past has kept the name the same and changed the design).
Since Ben Olswang is now the Software Manager, I hope he can deliver all that's promised and on time (17 most wanted features). Matt Herrin is the product manager for the new DL's.
As time goes on please add other info. Once the Spec Sheet is available we will have a better idea what the new Dl's have to offer. What's worth a $100 (DL16S) more than a XR18? :)
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 08:04:34 PM by WK154 »
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Re: DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"th 2019.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 07:43:44 PM »
Since early August is the "on the shelf" time I consider this as Aug 10th at the latest. That's 2 weeks from now. The count down is on! BenO meet your deadline please.

UPDATE:
It appears that most suppliers that don't have "coming soon" as a delivery date are stating Sept. 21 & 23 as the delivery date. So much for BenO ( a leopard can't change it's spots) and promises! He did say Fall as the V5.0 date, that's Sept. 22 onward. Can't realistically sell DL16S/DL32S's without it.  October sounds like a more likely date. The 5.1 will probably be at NAMM 2019 (January) so don't hold your breath. Mackie's release schedule as I read it indicates the beginning of Winter, that's Dec. 21st til March 20 for 5.1. Axis is after that.

Update Aug. 11---- Nothing on anyone's shelf. Next time Sept. 23.!
Sept. 21. --------- I now see October 10,24,25 as the new dates. Why do manufacturers have to lie to us, do they think we are fools?
Sept. 28 ---More resellers have gone to "Back-order, out of stock, New pre-order etc. not a good sign I may have to change my October estimate to Christmas soon . Great Job BenO.
Oct. 2 ---- Bufalo below coaxed Oct. 30 out of Mackie but then all the other dates came from them or their resellers. Resellers don't like having to make excuses for suppliers. My Oct. estimate may hold after all.
Oct. 10 --- Bufalo received his DL16S but no software to run it.   :)  Still no Reference manual. Great Job BenO and MattHe
Oct 18 --- We now have the USB driver for Windows, real useful.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 05:05:41 PM by WK154 »
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Re: DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 06:59:39 AM »
The OM (owners Manual) has made it to the web site. No surprises there. Need to wait for the Master Fader Reference guide for a definitive view of Wi-Fi. So far it's a AP, Client and wired connection. AP mode as described has to have a DHCP server, the rest ?
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Re: DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 09:44:03 PM »
Mackie replied to a Facebook comment I made saying that the DL16S and 32s will be available in "select dealers" Oct 30th, and that MF5.0 will be available same day.

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Re: DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 02:59:16 PM »
Well I got notice from Guitar Center and Sweetwater over last weekend that they have stock.   UPS delivered my DL16S yesterday.   So far I have a nicely built metal box with plugs on it that I can't yet use, as Mackie hasn't yet published the software. 

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Re: DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 05:02:59 PM »
Thatís good news and bad.  Hope the software is released quickly.  Iím looking forward to it cause Iím considering buying one.  I like the changes over the DL1608 that Iíve been using for the last 5 years.  Waiting for a review online that I trust.

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Re: DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 03:23:38 PM »
I'm also pretty sure that Guitar Center wasn't supposed to sell this to me yet, since all the major music retailers now show 10/30 or 11/14 as the availability date.  hah!

Sorry that I've taken this thread off of "Offical Mackie Info," I'll continue conversation elsewhere.

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Re: DL16S/32S "Offical Info from Mackie"
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 08:14:10 PM »
I'm also pretty sure that Guitar Center wasn't supposed to sell this to me yet, since all the major music retailers now show 10/30 or 11/14 as the availability date.  hah!

Sorry that I've taken this thread off of "Offical Mackie Info," I'll continue conversation elsewhere.
Perhaps I wasn't clear on the "Offical Mackie Info" but it should have clearly included their resellers info and actions (fixed in post above), without which they would not survive. No need to take this elsewhere. Wynnd is another story.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 08:18:43 PM by WK154 »
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