|Model: d8b v5
The latest operating system for Mackie's flagship digital
A Great New
Look for An All-New OS!
From the very first glance, you�ll notice that the new D8B
V5 OS has a great new look and is chock full of cool new features
and improvements. And after using v5 for a while, you�ll
discover that there is much more to this OS than a new coat of
paint. With the advent of the v5 OS, virtually every D8B screen
features new graphics, new features, and increased
Now you can use your D8B as a controller for Pro Tools™ and
any other HUI supported DAW.
Improved FAT Channel Functionality
Enhancements to the FAT Channel include: an improved EQ algorithm,
Compressor with Limiting, Gate with Expansion Mode, Dynamics EQ
with full selection of EQ type, Channel Aux sends with On/Off
function, and gate trigger control via MIDI.
More Ways to See What's Happening
With the completely redesigned GUI, take advantage of: top and
bottom on screen meters channel and master meters; expanded views
for EQ, Compressor, Gate, and Dynamics EQ; and Digital/Analog Fat
Channel Meter view and extended higher resolution Fat Channel Meter
display among other graphical enhancements. You also get exportable
Session/Track notes and on-screen HTML help.
Effect Input and Output can be independently configured, which
allows you to assign plug-ins to FX returns, masters, buses or a
channel DSP insert, and also lets you chain multiple plug-ins on
Integrated Into Mix Editor
All events are now displayed as tabs on the Mix Editor and Events
can now be added, removed, edited, moved, locked, and muted from
Mix Editor. Also, Event Automation can be committed to Dynamic
Surround Monitoring Built In
Now you can control your 5.1 surround monitoring right from your
D8B. Among other new functions, the analog surround outputs have
independent level controls from digital surround outputs. You can
also set up appropriate levels digitally sent to the surround
recorder and set up different listening levels without external
surround controller. The master speaker V-Pot also enables you to
control the master surround speaker level.
A Use V3 Style
EQ preference has been added to the Mix Options window. This global
setting is saved with the session and allows complete backward
compatibility with version 3 sessions.
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Shift/Add buttons were added to the HUI layer
since Build 427, and Undo was moved to the Undo button. More
functional buttons are now displayed on-screen.
Modify Levels for
Trim Faders is now calibrated in dB steps for improved ease of
now link a channel to a channel directly above or below it, between
the Mic/Line and Tape Return banks (Banks 1 and 2 only). This
allows you to control up to 24 stereo sources from a single
Peak Hold Option
A Peak Hold option was added to the TOP meter view. This is enabled
from the Options/Meters menu.
indicators can now be manually cleared by clicking on them, or
clear all overloads by pressing F10 or selecting Clear Over Loads
from the Options/ Meters menu.
Hot Keys have been added for Show HUI Layer (F5), HUI mode On/Off
(Shift+F5), and Meter Type in GUI (F6 = Pre Fader, F7 = Post Fader,
F8 = Post Fader/Mute).
Rec Rdy MIDI Map
Record Ready can now be mapped in the MIDI Map window.
Panner in Fat Channel
A Surround Panner replaces the Pan control in the Fat Channel when
a surround mode is selected.
You can now optionally remove the selected channels from the L-R
bus when copying.
Channel dB Readout
The Fat Channel now indicates the fader level in dB.
The Help files have been updated to version 5.1.
layouts; users can even map parameters of multiple devices on a
single C4 page
editor allows user to apply custom labeling to upper row of
scribble strip, for easy to read and navigate custom
Use C4 hardware buttons
to select different layouts, choose screen spits, and
Ships with pre-existing
library of more than 180 instruments and effects processors, plus
ability for user to create new profiles
Ideal for keyboard
players, recording engineers, guitarists, sound designers and
Works on both Mac and
PC; uses very little CPU power