Mackie Onyx BlackBird 16X16 FIREWIRE RECORDING INTERFACE - new!


The Mackie Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire

Recording Interface delivers industry-leading recording
quality via eight boutique Onyx preamps and high-end
24-bit/96 kHz conversion in a sleek, rackmount design.

Blackbird is equipped with high-end Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters offering 114 dB dynamic range (A-weighted), phantom power and built-in DIs on the two front panel “Super Channels”.

The “Super Channels” also 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. Blackbird also works as a standalone 8-channel preamp rack.

For more complex sessions, the powerful 18x16 Blackbird Control DSP Matrix Mixer allows for quick mix creation and routing of any input to any output at any volume and pan orientation. Additionally, custom names may be applied to all channels and output mixes for quick, at-a-glance reference and control.

Blackbird is Mac/PC friendly and ready for most major DAWs right out of the box. No DAW? No problem. Blackbird comes standard with Mackie’s Tracktion 3Music Production

Software so you can get started recording right away.

Onyx Blackbird features a “Built-Like-A-Tank” design, with a sleek, powder-coated all-metal chassis.



■ 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/96 kHz 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 114 dB
     dynamic range (A-weighted)

■ Compatible with most major DAWs

  • • Pro Tools® 9            • Ableton® Live
    • Logic®                     • Final Cut Pro®
    • SONAR™ •             ...and more
    • Cubase®

■ 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
  • 80 Hz 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 96 kHz 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

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