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Mackie Debuts Onyx Blackbird Interface

New York (September 1, 2010)--Mackie has introduced the Onyx Blackbird rackmount recording interface.

New York (September 1, 2010)–Mackie has introduced the Onyx Blackbird rackmount recording interface.

The unit features Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters and workflow-friendly features that are perfect for people starting or expanding upon their studio.

“Our new Onyx interfaces offer unmatched recording quality,” remarked Mackie product manager, Matt Redmon. “The Onyx preamps alone are far superior to anything in this price range. Combined with the high-end converters and workflow-friendly features and design…the value is undeniable.”

The rackmount Onyx Blackbird features Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters and eight Onyx mic preamps. A 16×16 FireWire interface, Blackbird also features 8×8 ADAT and wordclock I/O. There are two “Super Channels” on the front panel with dedicated low-cut switches, phantom power and true hardware monitoring options. The other channels utilize the powerful Blackbird Control DSP Matrix Mixer for setup of independent mixes and the ability to route any input to any output. Monitor, main, alt and dual headphone outs with dedicated source selection and level control are also available on the unit.

The Onyx Blackbird is Mac/PC compatible, works with most major DAWs and includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software. It will be available worldwide in September 2010. The new interface will be viewable at the PLASA Show on Mackie’s Stand 1-F4 from 12-15 September 2010 in London, England.


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