Onyx is Mackie’s new line of mobile, high-resolution USB audio interfaces, which have been developed with singer-songwriters, content creators, home studios and the like…
There are two models available, the Artist 1.2 and the Producer 2.2, which feature Onyx mic preamps, 24-bit/192kHz recording, zero-latency direct monitoring as well as a full license for Tracktion™ T7 DAW + DAW Essentials Collection.
“Mackie has a long history designing premium analog and digital studio gear. Our mission was to create affordable interfaces that were a reflection of that legacy, and with the new Onyx USB Interfaces, we delivered,” says Jon Rundle, Mackie Product Manager. “Not all USB interfaces are created equal. Anyone can give you a high sample rate, but the premium sound and build quality won’t be there, that’s where Onyx USB Interfaces really rise above the rest.”
Here’s the full details from Mackie.
Combining high-resolution converters with premium Mackie analog circuit and Built-Like-A-Tank™ hardware design, the bus-powered Onyx USB Interfaces are the ultimate combination of modern recording technology and proven Mackie analog sound quality.
Both the Artist 1.2 and Producer 2.2 are powered by USB for recording anywhere and are equipped with boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps, zero-latency direct monitoring, 48v phantom power, dedicated ¼” monitor outputs, headphone outputs and more.
Artist 1.2 features one Onyx mic pre and a dedicated ¼” line input with Hi-Z instrument switch perfect for a microphone and a guitar or keyboard. The Producer 2.2 features dual Onyx mic pres with XLR/TRS combo inputs and Hi-Z instrument switches per channel. Get the perfect blend between DAW audio and direct monitoring with the mix control. Full MIDI I/O allows for connection of controllers, synths, and more.
Included with Onyx USB Interfaces is a full license for the multi award-winning Tracktion™ T7 DAW recording software plus the DAW Essentials™ Collection which includes 16 plugins including Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and more. Utilizing the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, the plugins feature extraordinary sound quality in an extremely efficient package, allowing the plugins to be used liberally across a wide range of native computer systems.
Pricing and Availability:
The Onyx Artist 1.2 and Producer 2.2 are available now for for $140 and $210 respectively. To find out where to purchase and for full information head here.