Mackie DC-16 AXIS System Control Surface

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Product Ref: 68417

  • Versatile Digital Control Surface
  • 17 Full Channel Strips With Motorised Faders
  • Features Support For Up To 3 iPad Devices
  • Ergonomic Layout Provides Easy Access To All Controls
  • 4x4 Dante Connectivity

Mackie DC-16 AXIS System Control Surface

The Mackie DC-16 AXIS System Control Surface is a dedicated Dante-connected control surface featuring 17 full channel strips featuring an intuitive ergonomic design. The DC-16 allows you to connect up to three iPad devices allowing to control different parameters of the control surface, with built-in charging for all three device docks. The 17 channel strips feature Alps 100mm motorised touch-sensitive faders as well as a 6-segment LED channel meter. Additionally, the unit features XLR talkback input, 1/8'' stereo input and 4x4 Dante via dual locking Ethercon.

Product Ref: 68417

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Intuitive, Ergonomic Layout

The DC-16 is one of the most flexible and versatile digital mixers available, with its range of digital connectivity as well as support for Dante connections, the mixer is ideal for a range of applications. The mixer itself features a streamlined, ergonomic layout which places each parameter and function in the optimal position. Providing instant access to every control, each channel is instantly accessible a the touch of a button, increasing the speed of your workflow. Navigation is also made easier thanks to the 'view groups' control and a mix selector, delivering a faster workflow compared to traditional 'bank' setups. The premium-quality visual display features full-colour, backlit TFT screens with variable brightness. These screens allow you to easily view your channels and parameters at a glance. Monitoring is taken care of by the 6-segment LED channel meters and 3-segment GR meters per channel, giving you a visual representation of your levels at a quick glance.

Flexible Customisation

The DC-16's design focuses on improving your workflow and streamlining complex functions as well as being highly customisable, catering to the users needs. The mixer features a wide range of customisable parameters and controls from choose which controls get immediate access to limiting controls for learner engineers. You can also pick and choose which channels you want to see, whether it be limiting the amount of channels for smaller projects or accessing a range of channels for larger projects.

Wireless Mixing via SmartBridge™

The mixer features integral support for up to three iPad devices, delivering an expanded high-resolution visual workspace and touchscreen capabilities. You can control up to three iPad devices simultaneously, with each iPad controlling a different control or parameter. You can customise the view on each of the iPad devices to control various mixing surfaces for optimal customisation. The iPad devices will also charge when plugged into the DC-16 as well as featuring dedicated wired control. The AXIS SmartBridge system delivers a 'grab and go' work giving you a seamless user experience. The SmartBridge system reacts when you take an iPad out, automatically switching to optimal mode for wireless mixing. If you decide to place the iPad back into the SmartBridge, it will remember your customised view choice and go back to where you let off.

Dante Integration and Connectivity

In addition to its streamlined layout and wireless mixing capabilities, the DC-16 also features a range of connections allowing you to connect the mixer to external devices. A 4x4 Dante connection is provided via dual locking etherCon producing uncompressed, multi-channel, low latency digital audio over a standard Ethernet network connection. Dante connections are great for digital musicians allowing you to connect your DC-16 to your DAW with ease for unparalleled audio quality and performance. In addition to the Dante connectivity, the DC-16 also features an XLR talkback input (handy for talking to artists as you record) as well as a 1/8'' stereo input and a control room/phones outputs (for connecting headphone directly to the interface).


  • 17 full channel strips with Alps® 100mm motorized touch-sensitive faders
  • Dedicated selected channel section with control for fast access to important parameters
  • Mix selector and view groups deliver innovative navigation without preset banks
  • Ergonomic layout with generous working space for easy access to all controls
  • Large, full-colour backlit channel ID screens with class-leading readability
  • Flexible channel labeling including name, colour and icon
  • 6-segment LED channel meters and 3-segment GR meters per channel
  • Dedicated show display
  • Automatically senses presence of up to three iPad devices and changes Master Fader operation to deliver tight integration and customised functionality
  • Central iPad follows dedicated hardware controls for selected channel
  • Unique history and fixed display iPad modes provide flexible workflow options
  • Control up to four channels simultaneously from control surface and iPad devices
  • Grab any iPad and go for instant wireless mixing from anywhere in the venue
  • Wires recording and playback to central iPad
  • Built-in charging for all three iPad devices
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi router connection point
  • All-steel chassis with aluminium front and back extrusions
  • Low profile, compact design fits seamlessly into any workspace
  • 4x4 Dante via dual locking etherCon
  • XLR Talkback input
  • 1/8 stereo input
  • Control room/phones outputs

For additional information on the DC-16 please refer to the PDF above.

Please note: iPad devices not included