Mackie has announced a new partnership with Avid to offer Pro Tools | First plus the exclusive Musician Collection featuring a unique bundle of 23 Avid plug-ins, including the 304C Compressor and 304E EQ bundle, with select Mackie products. In addition, the popular Waveform OEM software and 16 plug-in DAW Essentials Collection is still included with select Mackie products. They tell us that this complete software package is valued at over $500 USD making Mackie products an incredible value to end users. This announcement goes alongside the all-new ProFXv3 Series Professional Effects Mixers with USB, which features upgraded recording capability, Onyx mic preamps, onboard compressors, and 24 effects which Mackie says makes the series a perfect match for the industry-standard software.
Matt Redmon, Mackie Director of Product Marketing, told us, "Pro Tools has long been the industry standard when it comes to recording, and we are excited to bring this powerful software to Mackie customers for the first time."
In addition to including Pro Tools | First with the new ProFXv3 mixers, the software bundle will now be included with a massive list of other Mackie products including Onyx USB Interfaces, Big Knob Series Monitor Controllers | Interfaces, all studio monitor series, DL Series Digital Mixers, and more.
Mackie says that the Musician Collection is full of great-sounding plug-ins that are perfect for guitar, bass, vocals, drums, and more. The extensive list of plug-ins includes the renowned 304E EQ and 304C Compressor, Eleven Lite, and Studio Reverb plus fun pedal plug-ins like Black Op Distortion, Gray Compressor, and Green JRC Overdrive.
"Mackie hardware has long been essential to all facets of music production, as evidenced by Mackie products playing a part in the personal studios of most Avid employees involved in audio," remarks Ed Gray, Director, Partnering Programs for Avid. "We are excited to bring new Mackie hardware customers into the world of Pro Tools to see what we can accomplish together with this compelling offering."
Mackie will continue to include the popular Waveform OEM bundle that includes their DAW Essentials Collection featuring 16 professional plug-ins with select products.
"Software is essential for modern musicians and content creators," says Redmon, "and with two complete software packages included in our products, Mackie users will get incredible value and choice right out of the box."
Pricing and Availability:
Pro Tools | First will be available with select Mackie products beginning September 12, 2019. For a complete list of Mackie products that now include Pro Tools | First, please go to mackie.com/blog/mackie-partners-pro-tools-first