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Mackie have announced that Onyx-i FireWire Recording Mixers
are now fully compatible with all major DAWs, including Avid's Pro ToolsÂ® M-Poweredâ„¢ 8, LogicÂ®, Sonarâ„¢, CubaseÂ®, AbletonÂ® Live, AcidÂ® Pro, Digital PerformerÂ® and more. Mackie say that, featuring extensive FireWire integration, studio-quality mic pres and British-style EQ, the groundbreaking Onyx-i Mixers combine the best aspects of premium analog mixing with a high-quality computer interface.
Pro Tools M-Powered 8 users must purchase the Mackie Universal Driver upgrade ($49.99 USD) at www.mackie.com. Once the driver is downloaded and installed, the Onyx 820i, 1220i, 1620i and 1640i mixers can be used with Pro Tools M-Powered 8 software. Onyx-i Series mixers are compatible with all other DAWs right out of box (Core Audio compliant for Mac; included drivers for PC).
John Boudreau, VP of LOUD's Music Gear group, told us, "Historically, one of Mackie's primary goals has been to offer universally compliant recording tools -- from HUI and Mackie Control Universal to the new Onyx-i Series mixers. Audio engineers want to combine the familiar workflow of an analog mixer with the world's most popular DAWs. Mackie Onyx-i mixers now make this possible."
Pricing and Availability:
Mackie Onyx-i Series Mixers are now available at Mackie authorized dealers worldwide.