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The perfect music blend

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MUSIC producers no longer have to scramble around backstage tuning music on their old manual mixers, trying to get the perfect tune and sound.

Instead, the latest wireless mixer to grace our shore comes in the form of a wireless mixer device known as the Mackie DL1608 — a separate device that works hand in hand with an iPad.

Stage tech sound and lighting engineer Jerry Vatuwaqa has one of those new technological beauties that takes music production to a whole new level.

"Sometimes when we set up on stage, it's hard to come up again when the band is performing to adjust the mixer," said Mr Vatuwaqa who is also a consultant.

"The new gadget will make work easier because it acts as a sound system at corporate events, parties, weddings, conferences, music concerts and nightclub gigs. With the Mackie live sound mixer, music producers can wander around gig venues, tweaking and adjusting levels, compression, equaliser and effects, until the sound is great wherever they are in the audience.

"Using the iPad as a platform to give you control over your mix from anywhere in the room, you can perfect your live sound mixes with more accuracy than ever before." He bought the new technology from the US for $US999 ($F1763).