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Mackie Announces C4 Controller

Plug-in and virtual instrument controller provides four banks of eight V-Pots each By DMN Staff Writer
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Mackie Designs Inc. announced the Mackie Control C4, a sophisticated plug-in and virtual instrument controller that provides four banks of eight V-Pots each, and four full-size displays for instant access to as many as 32 separate software parameters without the need for scrolling or bank switching.

"The C4 is the perfect addition to the Mackie Control family," commented Mike Newman, Director of Product Development at Mackie Designs Inc. "It's the perfect time-saving tool that plays on the same ideals as the Mackie Control by providing musicians, producers and audio engineers a tangible, analog-style interface for sophisticated plug-ins and virtual instruments."

The C4 eliminates the need to constantly "bank switch" a standard control surface display in order to access parameter-rich software modules. The C4 has multiple displays and corresponding knobs for simultaneous access of up to 32 parameters of a given software module. Function buttons beneath the displays and knobs allow users to select the arrangement of those parameters and how they show up on screen. The C4 also acts as a "quick fix" tool for fader and pan settings across 32 channels, and can be used independently or with additional Mackie Control and/or Mackie Control Extenders.

The Mackie Control C4 ($1,099 MSRP) will be available at U.S. dealers in Q2, 2003 with European availability beginning in Summer 2003. At the time of release, C4 will be supported by MOTU Digital Performer and Emagic Logic Audio. Support from other Mackie Control software partners will follow soon after.

The Mackie Control C4 is currently on display at the Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, March 5-9, hall 5.1, booth #D95.

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