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Mackie ONYX BLACKBIRD 16 x 16 FireWire Recording Interface, 8 Onyx Microphone Preamps, 2 Super Channels with Inserts, Phantom Power


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The Onyx Blackbird from Mackie is a 16 x 16 FireWire recording Interface featuring eight boutique-quality Onyx preamps and high-end 24-bit/96kHz conversion in a single space, rack-mount chassis. The analog to digital converters offer 114dB dynamic range (A-weighted) and the preamp circuitry is aligned precisely with the conversion to always provide the best headroom and the lowest noise and distortion possible.

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 microphone inputs, 8 x 8 ADAT and Wordclock I/O provide easy integration into any digital or analog setup. Phantom power is available across all 8 channels and the "Super Channels" can accept Hi-Z inputs for recording guitars, basses and other instruments.

For more complex applications, the 18 x 16 Blackbird Control DSP Matrix Mixer application allows for customization and ease-of-use. This software looks and operates just like an actual mixer, with the ability to pan, solo, mute and control various output levels. Additionally, the user can route any input to any output at any volume and pan orientation, apply custom names to all channels and output mixes for quick, at-a-glance reference and control.

The unit can also function as a standalone 8-channel preamp rack with 60dB of available gain and delivers excellent fidelity, headroom and transparency, as well as improved radio frequency (RFI) rejection and ultra-wide dynamic range. The Onyx Blackbird features a powder-coated, all-steel chassis that can withstand the rigors of daily use. It's ultra-compatible, working with any DAW that supports WDM/ASIO or Core Audio. It also ships with Mackie's Tracktion 3 music production software.

Mackie ONYX BLACKBIRD Features

  • Eight boutique-quality Onyx microphone preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
  • High-headroom design with ultra-low noise and distortion
  • Professional 16 x 16 24-bit/96kHz recording/playback
  • Flexible FireWire routing (route any input to any output)
  • 8 x 8 ADAT I/O for ultimate expandability
  • Wordclock I/O for studio and live integration
  • High-end Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters with 114dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
  • JetPLL jitter elimination technology
  • 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
  • 48V phantom power on all inputs for use with condenser microphones
  • Built-in DI for direct connection of guitars, bass, other electronic instruments
  • Inserts for outboard processing gear
  • Functions as an eight input standalone preamp with up to 96kHz ADAT (S/MUX II) outputs
  • 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
  • Quickly set up independent mixes for headphones and more
  • Easily aggregate up to four units on Mac or PC
  • Heavy duty and ergonomic chassis design
  • Includes Tracktion 3 music production software for Mac or Windows
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