Mackie on Thursday announced a new line of control surfaces for musicians that will include the Mackie Control Universal Pro, Mackie Control Extender Pro and Mackie Control C4 Pro.
“Mackie Control Pro controllers allow users to get the most out of Logic, Pro Tools and other major audio production software by giving them control they simply can’t get from a mouse or generic controller,” said James Woodburn, Mackie Recording Brand Manager.
The Control Universal Pro connects directly to the Mac via USB and has support for connections of up to three additional pieces of external MIDI gear. The device features nine motorized, touch-sensitive Penny + Giles faders, eight V-Pots and more than 50 master buttons, as well as a communication protocol that enables precise control, according to the company.
The Mackie Control C4 Pro plug-in and virtual instrument controller offers hands-on control of up to 32 simultaneous parameters as well as visual feedback via four backlit LCD “scribble strips.” Like the Extender Pro, the C4 Pro has been designed to seamlessly connect to the Control Universal Pro, but can also operate in standalone mode.
The new Mackie Control Pro series will be available February 2007 and will be priced at $1549.99, $899.99 and $1299.99 for the Mackie Control Universal Pro, the Extender Pro and C4 Pro, respectively.