At the NAMM show, Mackie launched their all-new line of ultra-compact digital mixers with complete wireless control — TheProDX Series. The line features two models, the four-channel ProDX4 and the eight-channel ProDX8. With wireless streaming and control, powerful processing, and a control app for iOS and Android, ProDX mixers are made to deliver the benefits of digital mixing in Mackie's most compact format yet.
Aimed at solo performers, small bands, venues and commercial applications where lower channel counts are required. 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. And with their single knob hardware design, any user can make quick and easy level adjustments. Using the companion MixerConnect control app, users unlock wireless control over everything from EQ and FX to voicing and mix presets and the ability to wirelessly play back music or backing tracks from any Bluetooth capable device.
Performers can attach their phone to their mic stand for fast changes to their mix without interrupting the performance to run to the mixer. Both models feature an integrated control bridge, offering a convenient place to set a phone or tablet at just the right angle for keeping an eye on the mix.
ProDX mixers provide the essential tools users need to dial in a great mix. Easy-to-use 3-band EQ w/ sweepable mid, low cut and no-hassle compression per channel delivers pro sound with zero fuss, say Mackie. The built-in ReadyFX effects engine offers a choice of 16 great-sounding effects, so users can pick the perfect delay for their guitar or apply reverb to add life to any vocal application. A flexible graphic EQ on all outputs allows fine tuning of the overall mix. Users can save their mix and and instantly recall at the next show for quick setup.
"We are excited to bring this incredibly versatile, compact mixing solution to users," Olswang commented. "ProDX was designed to deliver a powerful digital mixer with the ease of use of an analog mixer, all at an incredible price, perfect for solo performers, small bands and commercial applications."
The Mackie ProDX4 and ProDX will be available worldwide beginning April, 2016. ProDX4 has a U.S. MSRP of $259.99 and the ProDX8 will has a U.S. MSRP of $389.99.