Mackie Master Fader 3 4+

Loud Technologies, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 13 Ratings
    • Free

iPad Screenshots


***Master Fader 4 is now available. Please search the App Store and update to Master Fader 4 for the latest features and bug fixes. Master Fader 3.2.3 is no longer supported and remains available for compatibility only.***

The Mackie Master Fader™ app provides complete wireless control over your Mackie DL32R, DL1608 or DL806 wireless digital mixer. Proven at more than 5 million live mixes worldwide, the incredible intuitive Master Fader control app is packed with powerful processing and a rich set of mixing tools for any professional application.

Mackie Master Fader v3.2 provides the perfect way to try out the functions of the DL32R, DL1608 or DL806 before you buy. For actual audio functionality, a Mackie DL series mixer is required.


• Intuitive multi-touch control over every major mix function
• Grow and Glow™ clearly shows controls being adjusted
• Total recall of all mixer settings using snapshots and shows
• Overview delivers instant access to all inputs, outputs, groups and more
• Mixer view allows fast adjustment of channel controls including solo, mute, pan and level with full metering
• Channel view gives control over a choice of powerful DSP
-- Inputs: Choice of Vintage or Modern 4-band PEQ + HPF, gate and compression
-- Return Channels: 4-band PEQ and compression
-- Outputs: 4-band PEQ + HPF/LPF, 31-band GEQ, comp/limiter and alignment delay
-- Subgroups: 4-band PEQ and compression
-- FX: Wide choice of reverbs and delays with dedicated channels sends and returns to each output
• Recording/Playback view delivers wireless control over 32x32 direct-to-disk multi-track recording/playback*
• Quick access panel delivers instant access to critical mixing functions like effects mute, clear solo and tap delay.
• VCAs and mute groups provide fast control over multiple channels at once
• 6 matrix busses for professional control of multiple mixes*
• Full I/O routing with A/B sources per channel*
• Fast navigation with view groups that provide customizable views
• Quick setup with tons of factory and user-definable presets
• Export presets, a complete system backup and more via Dropbox or email
• Access limiting prevents unwanted adjustments from other engineers/musicians
• Complete offline operation for simple pre-show setup
• Support for multiple iOS devices connected wirelessly so other engineers and musicians can control any aspect of the mix
• Pair with the Mackie My Fader app for pocketable wireless control or on-stage mixing by musicians from iPhone® or iPod® touch**

* Only available on the Mackie DL32R
** Master Fader v3.0 is compatible with Mackie My Fader v3.0 (available soon). It is not compatible with My Fader v2.0. Do not update to Master Fader 3.0 at this time, if you still need My Fader 2.0 control.


• Requires iOS 7.1 or greater. The original iPad is no longer supported.
• Wi-Fi router - For wireless control (required for DL32R), a Wi-Fi router is required. See the DL Series Reference Guide for complete information
• DL32R, DL1608 or DL806 Mixer - Master Fader does not mix audio on its own. It requires the DL Series mixer to fully function
• Wireless Compatibility - DL Series mixers are compatible with the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini.
• Lightning Compatibility - Master Fader allows docked operation with the DL1608 or DL806 mixers with Lightning Connector with the iPad Air (using the optional iPad Air Tray Kit), iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini (using the optional iPad mini Tray Kit).
• 30-Pin Compatibility - Master Fader allows docked operation with the DL1608 or DL806 mixers with 30-Pin Connector with the iPad (3rd generation) and iPad 2.

What’s New

Version 3.2.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

***Master Fader 4 is now available. Please search the App Store and update to Master Fader 4 for the latest features and bug fixes. Master Fader 3.2.3 is no longer supported and remains available for compatibility only.***

Be sure to perform a full System Backup of Master Fader before updating the app from the Tools>Settings view. After updating the app, the mixer firmware may also need to be updated. This will happen when you next connect Master Fader to your DL Series mixer. Please ensure you have enough time for both before your next gig.

Master Fader 3.2.3 changes the following:
• Fixed slow launching of app in iOS9
• Fixed slow changing to Overview in iOS9
• Fixed some text appearance issues in iOS9

Master Fader 3.2.2 changes the following:
• Eliminated Crash in iOS9
• Fixed issue with exporting Offline Shows

Master Fader 3.2.1 adds the following enhancements and fixed the following bugs:
•Added "Retail Mode" Text to Navigation Bar when enabled
•Fixed issue where users could only type in an EQ or Compressor gain setting in 3dB increments
•Fixed issue where mute and solo state of channels in a view group were not reflected when enabling mute or solo on VCA
•Fixed issue where Master Fader could lose communication with DL Hardware when recalling snapshots with multiple iPad connected
•Fixed issue where DL32R multichannel record and playback transports controls didn't work properly when HDD first mounted
•Fixed issue where IO Patchbay Access Limits didn't function properly on DL1608 or DL806
•Fixed issue where Master Fader could crash when current state is changed while waiting for update yes/no confirmation
•Fixed issue where undocking iPad while recording didn't prompt to save recording
•Other small fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jerry "D" ,

DL1608 Review

From experience using this software, on an iPad 4th generation and around several smart phone users, etc, I strongly suggest the use of a 5Ghz wireless router / network. Recently, I was experiencing a series of disconnect anomalies, from the iPad and this software to the DL1608 and 2.4Ghz router / network. It took a little time to figure out what the issue was. But, at our last band rehearsal it hit me! I had set up the mixer and iPad with no one there, yet. Everything was working fine, until my two kids walked in with their smart phones. BINGO! The iPad and / or 2.4 Ghz router / network is seriously affected by the phones! Lucky for me that I had purchased a dual band wireless router. So, I switched to the 5Ghz network that the router offers and FINALLY! NO MORE DROP OUT or disconnects! A valuable find, for serious working Bands or Musicians looking to use this software, as an excellent solution to mixing live audio in local venues or clubs!

Rdmitch ,

MF 3

Love this new app, works great and offers a lot of features not found in the original app.

Mackie has done a nice job with this and has continues to provide upgrades and support for this app on a regular basis.

MrW0nderfuI ,

Youth Sound Board

This app works great with our youth music. I love the ability to take an additional iPad outside the sound booth to mix live on the floor.

App Privacy

The developer, Loud Technologies, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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