Mackie MCU Pro Expandable USB/MIDI Control Surface

BH #MAMCUPRO • MFR #MCU PRO
Mackie MCU Pro Expandable USB/MIDI Control Surface
Key Features
  • 9 Touch-Sensitive 100mm Faders
  • 8 Rotary Controls
  • Backlit LCD Scribble Strip
  • Zoom, Navigation, and Transport Buttons
The Mackie MCU Pro is a 9-fader (eight channels plus one master) USB/MIDI control surface that provides mixing, editing, automation, and navigational control for any supported digital audio workstation. It supports Mackie Control, HUI, and Logic Control modes to allow it to communicate with various software applications. Connect the MCU Pro to your computer via USB or MIDI.
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Mackie MCU PRO Overview

The Mackie MCU Pro is a 9-fader (eight channels plus one master) USB/MIDI control surface that provides mixing, editing, automation, and navigational control for any supported digital audio workstation. It supports Mackie Control, HUI, and Logic Control modes to allow it to communicate with various software applications. Connect the MCU Pro to your computer via USB or MIDI.

Each of the eight channel strips includes a touch-sensitive 100mm Alps motorized fader in addition to mute, solo, and record arming buttons. Also included is a signal LED, a channel select button, and a V-Pot that can be used to control panning, send levels, EQ, dynamics, and other DSP plug-in modules. The control surface also contains a full automation assignment section, edit buttons, undo, redo, and save buttons, and a Shift modifier that offers dual functionality for specific commands.

Navigational control is provided in a tape-style transport with a jog/shuttle wheel, loop in/out points, and timeline quick jump buttons. The unit works seamlessly with most music software programs, and DAW-specific Lexan overlays that fit right over the master section can be used to personalize the control surface.

The MCU Pro features a download of ProTools | 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.

Feature Highlights

Expandable touch-sensitive control surface with 100mm motorized faders
Proprietary Mackie communication protocol for seamless music production software integration
100mm touch-sensitive Alps motorized faders
Channel mute, solo, pan, send level and record arm functions
Multi-functional rotary encoders
Editing controls include cut/copy/paste
Tape-style transport with RTZ/END jump buttons
Shift modifier for dual-function commands
Full meter display with track names and parameters
Onboard USB MIDI interface for direct connection to Mac or PC and up to three additional pieces of external MIDI gear
Expandable via optional MCU XT Pro and C4 Pro modules

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: 663961010220

Mackie MCU PRO Specs

USB Port1 x USB 1.1 Type-B
MIDI I/O3 x 5-Pin MIDI Inputs
3 x 5-Pin MIDI Outputs
Footswitch Input2 x 1/4"
Control Input1 x 1/4"
Faders9
Transport ControlsYes
Jog/ShuttleYes
Rotary Controls8
Numeric KeypadNo
Display40 x 2-Character LEDs
2-Digit LED
SMPTE Timecode Display
Control ProtocolsMackie Control
HUI
Logic Control
System RequirementsAvailable USB Port
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Power Requirements7.5 VDC, 3 to 4 A via External Power Adapter (1 A, 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz)
Dimensions (W x D x H)16.5 x 16.9 x 4.4" / 41.9 x 42.9 x 11.3 cm
Weight16.8 lb / 7.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight23 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.4 x 20.3 x 10"
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