Durable Log-Taper Faders
Conventional D-taper faders can make accurate level
control difficult... and smooth fades nearly impossible (see "Brand X
Fader", left). About 3/4 of the way down, the sound just goes away. It's
the fault of the D-taper fader's simple, cost-cutting internal construction.
Our 60mm mono faders – found on Mackie's 1604-VLZ
PRO, 1402-VLZ PRO, 1642-VLZ PRO, SR24•4,
and SR32•4 –
are made with the same precision log-taper as the 100mm faders found on
our 8•Bus and SR40•8.
A complex series of additional resistive elements are screened onto the
wiper's path. They produce a precise, logarithmic taper that gives you amazingly
smooth, consistent fades that extend the full length of the control.
fader track (left) and tracking chart (below).
||Mackie logrithmic fader track (left)
and tracking chart (below).
These faders also feature a newly-developed, ultra-tight lip seal design.
Its special co-polymer membrane provides a continuously-sealed barrier against
dust and liquid, yet doesn't interfere with fader travel.
There's more. Faders in the 1604-VLZ PRO, 1642-VLZ PRO and 1402-VLZ PRO
use a completely new internal wiper design that incorporates a special,
long-wearing contact material originally developed for weatherproof exterior
sensors. You get longer fader life plus improved resistance to dust and
other miscreants that inevitably weasel their way past even the tightest
At Mackie, we know that faders are the first thing you reach for, so we
make sure they are the best. Go move one for yourself.