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MACKIE ONYX BLACKBIRD Recording Interface

Price: $499.99
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Studios, regardless of size, can’t usually afford to buy all the gear they want at once. That’s why investing in gear designed with performance, flexibility and expandability in mind is critical. Mackie’s Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface delivers industry-leading recording quality via eight boutique-quality Onyx preamps and high-end 24-bit/96kHz conversion in a sleek, rackmount design. Two front panel “Super Channels” provide quick access to crucial recording tools and feature true analog hardware monitoring, in both mono and stereo, for hassle-free zero-latency recording. The additional mic inputs, onboard 8x8 ADAT and word clock I/O provide easy integration into any digital or analog setup. For more complex sessions, the powerful Blackbird Control DSP Matrix Mixer allows for quick mix creation and routing of any input to any output. Plus, since Blackbird works as a standalone 8-channel preamp rack, you’ve got a single box solution ready for integration into your studio or digital live setup.

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Eight boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
High-headroom design with ultra-low noise and distortion
Professional 16x16 24-bit/96kHz recording/playback
 
» Flexible FireWire routing
» 8x8 ADAT I/O for ultimate expandability
» Onboard wordclock I/O for studio and live integration
» Acclaimed JetPLL™ jitter elimination technology
High-end Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters with 114dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
Compatible with most major DAWs
 
» Pro Tools® 9
» Logic®
» SONAR™
» Cubase®
» Ableton® Live
» Final Cut Pro®
» ...and more
Powerful and flexible “Super Channels”
 
» Front panel connectivity for easy access
» True analog hardware monitoring of inputs, in mono or stereo, for easy zero-latency recording
» 80Hz low-cut switches
» Dedicated 48V phantom power
» Built-in DI for direct connection of guitars, bass, etc.
» Inserts for outboard processing gear
Ideal eight input standalone preamp unit with up to 96kHz ADAT (S/MUX II) outputs
48V phantom power on all inputs for use with condenser microphones
Studio monitor, main and alternative outputs with independent level control and source selection
Two headphone outputs with independent level control and source selection
Includes powerful Blackbird Control DSP Matrix Mixer
 
» Route any input to any output
» Zero-latency tracking of all inputs
» Quickly set up independent mixes for headphones and more
Easily aggregate up to four units on Mac or PC
“Built-Like-A-Tank” sleek and ergonomic chassis design
Includes Tracktion 3™ Music Production Software for Mac or PC