Onyx 1220I - 12-Channel Premium Analog Mixer,w/Firewire card, Mackie
Onyx-i mixers can now work with many audio Software programs
- 12-channel premium analog mixer with integrated 24-bit/96kHz FireWire I/O
- Qualified by Mackie for use with all major DAWs, including:
Pro Tools M-Powered 8(Requires $49.99 USD driver upgrade at www.mackie.com)
Logic, SONAR, Cubase, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Final Cut Pro
- 4 Onyx boutique-quality mic preamps
- 3-band Perkins EQ with sweepable mids on mic/line channels
- 3-band Perkins EQ on stereo line channels
- 16x2 FireWire routing for simultaneous streaming of aux sends and pre/post EQ assignment for all channels
- Stereo playback from DAW, returned to control room or into channel for integration into mix
- Built-in DI on first two channels for direct connection of guitars, bass, etc.
- Individual 48V phantom power switches on all mic inputs
- Talkback section with built in mic and flexible routing
- "Planet Earth" switching power supply for worldwide use
- Optional rack kit available
The Mackie Universal Driver upgrade is now available for purchase from http://www.mackie.com/products/onyxiseries/drivers/. 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).
The Mackie Universal Driver upgrade costs $49.99 USD. For full details about the upgrade and upgrade process, please visit http://www.mackie.com/products/onyxiseries/drivers/.
The 12-channel Onyx 1220i delivers stunning performance in a size
that is decidedly desk-friendly. Premium analog features like
boutique-quality Onyx mic pres, smooth 60 mm channel faders and the
proven tone-sculpting capability of Perkins EQ allows for performance
that is unmatched in this category. The 16x2 built-in FireWire interface
will simultaneously deliver all 12 channels, all auxes and the master
L/R signal straight to your favorite DAW with zero routing. How easy is
that? You can even return a couple of channels from the DAW right back
into a channel strip for mix integration. It's easy, it's
professional it's the Onyx 1220i.
DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN TO COVER IT
Mackie-designed gear is more often than not, the result of customer
interaction and suggestion. After all, we are making gear for you. For
years, our customers have been asking for the freedom to work with any
DAW they choose. So when we designed the Onyx-i series, we took this
suggestion to heart. We are very proud that Onyx-i mixers are more
DAW-friendly than any other interface ever. Onyx-i mixers are qualified
by Mackie for use with all major DAWs, including
, Logic, SONAR, Cubase and more. Now, dedicated
Mackie customers can enjoy using their Mackie mixer with the world's
most popular DAW. And Pro Tools M-Powered 8 users now have a variety
of new, and different, tools to use with their favorite DAW. It's a
DEEP FIREWIRE INTEGRATION
The Onyx-i Series features deeper FireWire integration than any other
mixer out there and offers immensely powerful routing capabilities:
Wet or Dry? - Every channel on the mixer
can be routed pre or post EQ to the computer, allowing you to choose
whether to implement 'EQ to tape' or not.
Studio Quality Effects-All aux sends are
routable to the computer, allowing you to utilize your computer as a
powerful FX engine by implementing your favorite plug-ins in a live
Preserve Your Mix - Master L/R is routable
to the computer for recording your analog mix. Burn and sell CDs of the
mix at the end of the gig!
Mix Integration - Stereo return from the
computer can be routed to either the control room for instant monitoring
or to a stereo channel for mix integration.
Latency-Free Overdubs - Having a "real"
mixer has its benefits. Latency-free overdubs are simple since you are
using an analog mixer. No more wasted time dealing with the complicated "DSP" mixers commonly used on standalone interfaces.
The 1220i delivers seamless, routing-free FireWire connection to your
favorite DAW. All channels, auxes and (of course) the master L/R are
simultaneously available to your DAW, with zero routing. The Onyx-i
FireWire connection has amazing bandwidth, and the 1220i takes full
PREMIUM ANALOG MIXER
When it comes to the high pressure environment of a recording session
or live performance, you simply cannot beat the stability and
reliability of an analog mixer. With features honed over 20 years of
design by some of the legends in the industry, the Onyx-i Series mixers
are simply the best sounding full-featured analog mixing boards
available to the modern sound engineer.
The 1220i has a plethora of analog features that are sure to please.
First off, there are four Onyx mic preamps which have been proven as
some of the best boutique quality preamps available today. That is,
without having to re-mortgage your house in order to pay for all the
inputs you need. Then there's the Perkins EQ, which offers highly
musical Q filter without sacrificing the precise control that Mackie EQs
are known for. Four mono mic/line channels feature 3-band Perkins EQ
with a sweepable mid and the additional stereo line channels have 3-band
EQ. So, regardless of the type of signal you need to input, there is
sure to be a channel with the right EQ for the application. Other analog
tools include two aux sends with pre/post fader assignment, allowing
for monitor mixes, effects loops or additional headphone mixes. There
are built-in DIs on the first two channels for direct connection of
guitars or bass and a dedicated talkback section with a built-in mic
that lets you easily communicate with band members while on stage or
recording. With all these proven, great-sounding analog features, it is
easier than ever to create a memorable mix.
The Onyx 1220i offers
a tremendous collection of professional analog features and extremely
deep DAW integration, but it is so much more than that. The sleek,
modern design might even tempt you build a museum quality display for
your engineer friends to admire. Plus, since it's a Mackie, you can be
sure that it is "Built-Like-A-Tank" and will survive years of abuse.
Any audio company can cram a bunch of inferior components into a
chassis and, believe us, a lot of them do. This is never the case with a
Mackie mixer. Everything about the Onyx-i Series smacks of quality,
because only the most quality, high-end components are used throughout
the entire signal path. At the front end, you have the pristine signal
boost offered by the Onyx mic preamps, which will likely get routed
through the legendary Perkins EQ. The signal then passes through a
series of sealed rotary knobs, which keep dust and grime out of the
potentiometer. Then your mix hits the summing bus, which has been
custom-designed to offer the highest possible headroom while preserving
the sonic quality offered by the aforementioned components. Maybe you
assigned the signal to stream across the FireWire outputs. If so, they
had the pleasure of passing through the high-quality Cirrus
analog-to-digital converter on their way to your computer. Or maybe you
were overdubbing and streamed your backing tracks from your DAW and
integrated them into the mix. In that case, you can thank the
ridiculously high-end AKM digital-to-analog converter for the immaculate
quality of the playback. These converters are extremely high-quality
and easily rival the most esoteric (and expensive) interfaces out there
today. From start to finish, no matter how you use it, the 1220i offers
the quality demanded by industry professionals.