The MCU Pro goes beyond simple faders and transport controls with nine 100mm Penny + Giles optical touch-sensitive faders (1 per channel & 1 master), a full-sized backlit LCD and V-Pots for fast tweaking. With optional expandability via Mackie Control Extender Pro ender Pro and Mackie Control C4 Pro, MCU Pro is also the only software control surface that can grow with your studio.The Mackie Control Universal Pro features a two-line, 55-character backlit LCD that display parameters like track name, channel metering, I/O assignments, plug-ins, EQ, dynamics or anything that Mackie's various software partners want you to see. Without dividing your attention between control surface and computer monitor, your mixing speed, efficiency and creative control are all distraction-free. And since it's always a good idea to know where you are in your program material, MCU Pro also sports a big, seven-segment LED timecode display.Each fader channel also has a genuine Mackie rotary V-Pot, surrounded by an LED collar to indicate the current value, and dedicated buttons for record ready, solo, mute, channel select, and signal present LED. In addition, the master section includes buttons for navigating channels individually or in banks of eight as well as for software specific controls like assigning I/O, sends, EQ, dynamics, and plug-ins, to name a few.While the MCU Pro is compatible with all major music production software, it is also designed to specifically work with your application just access your software's parameters in the master section and you can get right down to action.