Mackie’s new dXb*200 digital production console is now shipping to authorized U.S. dealers. The first of these dealers— RSPE in North Hollywood and West L.A. Music in Santa Monica and Universal City—received dXb*200 consoles in early July, with more than 50 dealers targeted for later this month.
The dXb•200 shares the same basic architecture and footprint as the dXb, including the dual touchscreen interface, 96kHz operation (optional to 192 kHz), onboard automation and DSP, 25 high-quality 100mm Penny+Giles faders, configurable I/O card cage and a FireWire I/O card option for streaming to/from desktop or laptop computers. Both models are compatible with select VST plug-ins and both integrate Mackie Control Universal functionality to control Pro Tools, Logic and other audio software applications.
The dXb•200 features a 72x72-channel I/O matrix (36x36 at 192 kHz) or 64 channels with DSP at 96 kHz (32 channels with DSP at 192 kHz). Channel DSP includes compressor/limiter, gate/expander and 4-band parametric EQ. A UAD-1 Powered Plug-ins Card can be installed in the dXb•200 as an optional accessory.