The Control Universal Pro, from Mackie, is a control surface that lets users achieve precise control over their mixes. It features nine motorized Penny + Glides faders alongside eight V-Pots and over 50 buttons, meaning there’s no shortage of tweakability. Not content to be just another generic MIDI controller, the MCU makes use of an intelligent communication protocol for accurate control, simplified setup, and real-time visual indication. All of this plus a large backlit LED and eight LED rings makes the MCU Pro an ideal inclusion for any recording setup.
MCU Pro Features
Proprietary Mackie communication protocol for seamless music production software integration*
100mm touch-sensitive Alps motorized faders
V-Pot control over software, plug-in effects and virtual instruments
More than 50 dedicated push-buttons for fine control of software parameter
Tape-style transport controls
Full meter display with track names and parameters
Quick cursor-style buttons for Up, Down, Left, Right and Zoom
Onboard USB MIDI interface for direct connection to Mac or PC and up to 3 additional pieces of external MIDI gear
Software-specific Lexan overlays included
Expandable via optional Mackie Control Extender Pro and C4 Pro modules
Physical Properties: Height 4.4 in / 113 mm (both). Width 16.5 in / 419 mm (MCU Pro), 10.1 in / 256 mm (MCU XT Pro). Depth 16.9 in / 429 mm (both). Weight 16.8 lb / 7.6 kg (MCU Pro), 11.0 lb / 5.0 kg (MCU XT Pro).