Mackie Launches Control App for FreePlay Personal PA

June 11 2015, 03:00
Mackie announced availability of the FreePlay Connect full-featured control app for its FreePlay full-range stereo personal PA, now available for free download on the App Store and Google Play. Following similar solutions designed for its range of digital mixers, Mackie now extends the wireless control concept to a compact and portable PA solution with integrated four-channel mixer.

“Performers especially are going to love having wireless control over all aspects of their mix,” commented Mackie Senior Product Manager, Matt Redmon. “They can easily incorporate backing tracks or house music into their set, mute or change effects between songs, and make tweaks to things like vocal levels or EQ - all during their show, and all right from the mic stand.”

With the FreePlay Connect control app, users get mobile freedom and increased control over everything from levels, mutes and individual channel 3-band EQ to sound-enhancing tools like a feedback destroyer and FX processor. This allows solo performers to take control of their mix right from the stage, attaching their phone to a mic stand for easy mixing while performing. Similarly, for corporate events or educational applications, the FreePlay Connect app allows for discreet level control right from the podium, or wherever else in the room it’s needed.
An all-in-one, full-range stereo PA, Mackie’s FreePlay features 300-watts of power, dual high-frequency drivers and a high-output 8-inch woofer for extended bass response. According to Mackie, the speaker is loud enough to fill any small or medium-sized venue. Featuring Bluetooth music streaming and control, a full-featured 4-channel digital mixer and built-in effects, FreePlay allows users to connect microphones, line or instrument level sources, and provides built-in control for levels, EQ and more.
“The technology packed into FreePlay gives users wireless streaming and full control over their entire performance or presentation right from their device,” commented Matt Redmon. “Plus, the additional flexibility added by our Lithium-Ion battery power and Kickstand / Pole Mount accessory make FreePlay the single-most versatile performance or presentation PA on the market.”

The Mackie FreePlay Personal PA will be available globally beginning July 2015. FreePlay has a U.S. MSRP of $499.99. Available optional accessories include the FreePlay Kickstand/Pole Mount, FreePlay Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery and a FreePlay Carry Bag.
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