Mackie offers new products at NAMM
February 12, 2006
Mackie has introduced several new products at the Anaheim NAMM show. The Onyx 24.4 and 32.4 live consoles offer fully balanced signal chains for lower noise and wider frequency range, as well as Mackie’s Cal Perkins-designed four-band “British” EQ circuitry. The desks also feature a fully assignable onboard stereo compressor/limiter section, as well as a full complement of its Onyx mic preamps.
The company also announced its new Quad Series line of rack-mount processors, offering 24-bit processing and intuitive user interfaces. The Quad Comp/Gate is a four-channel compressor/limiter/gate offering key filtering and auto input monitoring, while the Quad EQ is a four-channel, 30-band equalizer featuring an integrated real time analyzer and SPL meter, and includes an SIA reference microphone. Both products were designed in partnership with Acuma Labs.
Mackie also announced its new Satellite System, a modular desktop recording system including the Satellite Pod two-channel FireWire interface and optional Base Station. The Pod unit features Onyx preamps, 24/96 A/D and D/A operation, eight inputs, six outputs and portable design. The Pod can be snapped into the Base Station, which provides expanded capabilities such as an advanced routing matrix, built-in talkback microphone, advanced monitoring functions and surround speaker control. The system is packaged with Mackie’s Tracktion2 software for PC and Mac.
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