Mackie DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixer

Mackie DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Live Sound Mixer
Key Features
  • Complete Wireless Control via iPad
  • Personal Monitor Mixing with Any iOS
  • 32 Mic Inputs with Onyx+ Recallable Pres
  • 14 Fully Assignable XLR Outputs
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The Mackie DL32R is a 32-channel wireless digital audio mixer and USB 2.0 audio interface that allows the entire process of live sound mixing to be controlled with an iPad, and allows for personal monitor mixing with any iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPod touch. It delivers a live sound mixing experience that takes advantage of the iOS touch screen and wireless control capabilities, while providing a wealth of professional features to accommodate a wide variety of sound reinforcement and recording applications.
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Mackie DL32R Overview

The Mackie DL32R is a 32-channel wireless digital audio mixer and USB 2.0 audio interface that allows the entire process of live sound mixing to be controlled with an iPad, and allows for personal monitor mixing with any iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPod touch. It delivers a live sound mixing experience that takes advantage of the iOS touch screen and wireless control capabilities, while providing a wealth of professional features to accommodate a wide variety of sound reinforcement and recording applications.

The DL32R features 32 microphone inputs (24 XLR + 8 XLR/TRS combo) with high-quality Onyx+ recallable preamps, capable of handling full bands that include guitars, full drum sets, vocals, and much more. It also has 14 fully assignable XLR outputs for connection to amplifiers, powered speakers, wireless transmitters for in-ear monitoring. The DL32R also allows up to 10 performing musicians to mix their own monitors using their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

In addition to sound reinforcement, the unit also provides 24-bit/48 kHz audio capture and playback for recording in live situations or in the studio. As an audio interface, the DL32R can be paired with your Mac or PC computer, or you can record directly to a USB 2.0 hard drive without a computer. Featuring three stereo FX processors with reverbs and delays, and dedicated sends & returns, the DL32R can function as a versatile, all-in-one mixing and recording solution.

The DL32R features a download for ProTools I First and Waveform software and The Musician's Collection plug-in package including 23 high-quality plugins with BBD Delay, Level Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor. To authorize the software, simply input the mixer's serial number on the website.

Features at a Glance:

  • Master Fader iPad app for complete wireless control and frequent updates via App Store
  • Supports up to 10 separate iOS devices at once
  • 32 Microphone inputs (24 XLR + 8 XLR/TRS combo) with high-quality Onyx+ recallable preamps
  • 14 Fully assignable XLR outputs
  • 36 Input channels with 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate and compression
  • 28 Output busses with 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter and alignment delay
  • 3 Stereo FX processors with tons of great-sounding reverbs and delays plus dedicated sends & returns
  • 6 VCAs
  • 6 Mute groups
  • Stereo AES digital output
  • Card slot for Dante expansion
  • Total recall for all settings

Professional Production Content

  • Content
    • Pro Tools | First and Waveform OEM professional software and plugin packages included
    • The DAW Essentials Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equalizer, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter
  • Included Software from Avid, including Pro Tools | First
    • An industry standard for decades, Pro Tools | First is easy enough for beginners yet sophisticated enough for experienced musicians. Get many of the same tools used by your favorite artists and recording studios. And now you can collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination. Available for macOS and Windows operating systems. 
    • In addition to the powerful plug-ins within Pro Tools | First, this mixer comes with the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection featuring 23 fantastic plug-ins, including:
      • Avid 304E EQ: Add musical warmth with a treble and bass equalizer with sweepable mid control
      • Avid 304C Compressor: Tweak the clarity, balance, and rhythmic feel of music with this optical-modeled compressor
      • BBD Delay: Create delay, chorus, and vibrato effects based on a classic guitar pedal
      • Black Op Distortion: Add rich distortion based on a classic distortion pedal
      • Black Shiny Wah: Achieve the famous classic tones of a respected wah wah pedal
      • Black Spring Reverb: Get the twang and space of a vintage amplifier
      • C1 Chorus: Emulates a classic chorus pedal
      • DC Distortion: Dial up a range of overdriven tones with this Avid custom distortion effect
      • Eleven Lite: Get the sound of popular guitar amps and speaker cabinets
      • Flanger: Create esoteric sounds with this homage to vintage and modern flangers
      • Graphic EQ: Sculpt frequencies with ease
      • Gray Compressor: Add warmth to tracks based on a vintage Ross compressor
      • Green JRC Overdrive: Get the coveted sounds of a classic IC overdrive pedal
      • In-Tune: Keep your instruments in tune with this digital tuner
      • Orange Phaser: Create interesting effects with this phase shifter based on a classic design
      • Roto Speaker: Recreate the sounds of a Leslie rotary speaker cabinet
      • Sci-Fi: Add analog synth-type ring and frequency modulation
      • Studio Reverb: Create natural-sounding reverb and ambient effects
      • Tape Echo: Add vintage analog delay and chorus effects
      • Tri Knob Fuzz: Get the Hendrix tone with this fuzz box based on one of the first fuzz pedals
      • Vari-Fi: Create the effect of audio changing tape speed
      • Vibe Phaser: Add phase-shift and rotary speaker effects
      • White Boost: Boost gain without coloring tone
UPC: 663961044607

Mackie DL32R Specs

Number of Analog Input Channels36
Number of Mic Preamps32
Number of Analog Output Channels12
Max I/O Capacity32 x Input / 12 x Output
Mix Routing14 x Aux Send
6 x Matrix
6 x Subgroup
Groups6 x VCA Group
6 x Mute Group
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim RangeMic:
0 dB to 60 dB (in 3 dB Steps)
-20 dB to 40 dB (in 3 dB Steps)
Dynamic ProcessingInput Channels:
Compressor, Gate
Buses, Master:
Compressor, Limiter
EQFX Returns:
4-Band Parametric
Input Channels:
4-Band Parametric
Output Buses:
4-Band Parametric
31-Band Graphic
Graphic EQ31-Band
Internal Effects2 x Reverb
1 x Delay
Audio DelayYes
Digital Audio
Sample Rates48 kHz
AES3 Output:
48 kHz
Multitrack Record:
48 kHz
Audio Streaming:
48 kHz
Bit DepthAD/DA Conversion:
AES3 Output:
16 / 24-Bit
Audio Streaming:
16 / 24-Bit
Latency1.5 ms (Analog Input to Analog Output)
dBFS Reference Level+22 dBu = 0 dBFS
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz -1 dB
Max Input LevelXLR Input:
+21 dBu
1/4" Input:
+30 dBu
Output LevelHeadphone Output:
+18 dBu (Max)
+21 dBu (Max)
Analog Dynamic RangeInput to Output:
109 dBA at Unity Gain
111 dBA
I/O ImpedanceAES3 Output:
110 Ohms
XLR Mic Input:
3 Kilohms
1/4" Input:
30 Kilohms
XLR Output:
600 Ohms
Monitor Output:
240 Ohms (Balanced)
120 Ohms (Unbalanced)
CrosstalkAdjacent Inputs:
< -105 dB at 1 kHz (Min Gain)
< -80 dB at 1 kHz (Max Gain)
Adjacent Outputs:
< -100 dB at 1 kHz
EIN-128 dBu (2901653041)
Noise Floor-90 dBu A-Weighted
SNR92 dBA at Unity Gain (+4 dBu Reference)
THDMic Input to Main Output:
< 0.005% (-1 dBFS)
Analog Inputs24 x XLR Balanced Input
8 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Input
Analog Outputs14 x XLR Balanced Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Output (1 Stereo Pair)
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V
Digital I/O1 x RJ45 (Wi-Fi Router, 100 Mb/s)
1 x XLR AES3 Output
USB1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0, External Memory)
1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0, Host Connection)
Wireless ConnectivityNone
External Display ConnectionNone
Max Multitrack Recording24 Tracks
Media SupportHDD
File Format SupportWAV
File System SupportHDD: FAT32
OS CompatibilityWindows 7
Windows 8
macOS 10.8.4
macOS 10.9
iOS 7.1 or Later
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPad 3rd Gen., 4th Gen., 2
iPad Mini with Retina
iPad Air
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Power ConnectorIEC
Power Consumption100 W (Maximum)
Rackmount Size3 RU
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions5.4 x 19 x 17.5" / 138 x 483 x 443 mm
Weight18 lb / 8.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight23.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.6 x 21.5 x 9.3"
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Thanks . Part 2 was ' what size HD?'
Asked by: ROY C.
You can record directly to a USB flas (up to 128GB)h drive or an HDD:Compliant HDDHDD Format: FAT32Bus Power: 5 V, 1 A max
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25


What size ATA drives are compatible with Mackie DL32R? I am of course assuming 7600 RPM speed for live analog to digital conversion streaming recording. But what size HD, and what format? Is the format old dos FAT32 WIN XP nightmare all over again, or NTFS unlimited file size etc.?
Asked by: ROY C.
The DL32R will support class compliant USB 2.0/3.0 hard drives. FAT32 formatting required.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25


So, since this is a Virtual mixer only with no direct interface capability with a hardware control surface. And only Ipad/Apple capable. How would you connect directly to the unit, and control it in the event of a Wifi Failure?
Asked by: Anonymous
you don' the event of a Wi-fi Failure (that never happened in a Makie DL series mixer yet) the mixer stays in the last status it was in....I suggest to have another ipad ready, or iphone (limited features) or Ipad mini in case you loose/break your ipad during a showGreat unit..
Answered by: Louie K.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Can all 32 of the XLR inputs be set to line level input and defeat the mic preamps?
Asked by: Anonymous
All channels may accept a balanced mic or line-level signal using an XLR connector. They are wired as follows, according to standards specified by the AES (Audio Engineering Society).XLR Balanced Wiring:Pin 1 = Shield (ground) Pin 2 = Positive (+ or hot) Pin 3 = Negative ( or cold) In addition to accepting balanced mic or line-level signals using an XLR connector, channels 25-32 may also accept 1/4 line-level signals driven by balanced or unbalanced sources.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2019-03-09


what type of router to use for this unit?
Asked by: Anonymous
The DL32R connects to any suitable thirdparty wireless router via a standard Ethernet cable. Netgear brand routers are popular and you can take a look at one here: &lt;a href= target= _blank &gt;;/a&gt;
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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