At the NAMM, Mackie has announced the ProDX Series, a new line of compact 4- and 8-channel digital mixers with wireless control.
The line features two models, the 4-channel ProDX4 and the 8-channel ProDX8. With wireless streaming and control, and a control app for iOS and Android aimed at being intuitive, ProDX mixers is said to deliver the benefits of digital mixing in Mackie’s most compact mixers ever.
According to the manufacturer, the ProDX Series mixers couple the power of digital mixing and a compact form factor, which should be useful for solo performers, small bands, venues and commercial applications that require lower channel counts.
Both mixers are equipped with Mackie’s Wide-Z mic preamps. These combo inputs allow connection of mic, line and instruments and require no gain adjustment for easy setup. With their single knob hardware design, they're meant to be simple to use so that any user can make quick and easy level adjustments.
Using the companion MixerConnect control app, users can access powerful processing and total wireless control, from the 3-band EQ with sweepable mid and the 16 built-in ReadyFX effects to voicing and mix presets, plus the ability to wirelessly play back music or backing tracks from any Bluetooth-capable device.
The ProDX4 features two Wide-Z preamps, plus TRS main outs and an aux send for sending audio to a monitor or separate zone. The ProDX8 extends the input count to 6 mic preamps and the addition of a second aux send. Both mixers also come with a 1/8” stereo aux input for connecting a media player and a headphone output for monitoring or silent practice.
The Mackie ProDX4 and ProDX8 will be available worldwide beginning April, 2016. The ProDX4 has a U.S. MSRP of $259.99 and the ProDX8 will have a U.S. MSRP of $389.99.
More details at mackie.com.