Mackie Celebrated 2006 with Fresh New Products at Winter NAMM
January 31, 2006 - Woodinville, Wash - Mackie kicked off 2006 with an impressive presence at Winter NAMM in Anaheim with an array of groundbreaking new product announcements, an unbelievable lineup of celebrity guests and a jam-packed booth.
Winter NAMM announced the official launch of 29 new and unique Mackie products for 2006 including the Quad EQ and Quad Comp/Gate digital signal processors, the M-Series Power Amplifiers, Satellite FireWire Recording System, S400 Precision Passive Loudspeakers and two new mid-format live sound consoles which join the ever-expanding Onyx family—the Onyx 24.4 and 32.4.
Presentations and Celebrity Guests
Mackie's talented and adored product specialists kept the booth full of engaged attendees enjoying the daily Desktop Production and DJ Mixing and Production presentations. The mind-boggling turntable skills of Mackie's own DJ Rocky Rock, West Coast King of the d.2, drew astonishing crowds every afternoon and four lucky NAMM attendees took home their very own Mackie d.2 DJ Mixer. Other special guest DJ's included French sensation, DJ Troubl' and the world's youngest DJ, eight year old DJ Yeah (www.akshenandyeah.com).
Special celebrity signings by the highly recognizable George Clinton, Buckethead from Guns n' Roses and the legendary Bootsy Collins had fans wrapped around the Mackie booth waiting for a chance to get an autograph from their favorite Mackie artist.
The Mackie Onyx 800R was named Best Hardware Value and Mackie Control C4 Best DAW Control Surface during the fourth annual Remix Technology 2005 Awards.
At the Electronic Musician 2006 Editors Choice Awards, the Mackie Onyx 1620 w/ FireWire I/O card was named Editor's Choice Mixer and the Mackie Onyx 800R Editor's Choice Preamp.
Music & Sound Retailer honored the Mackie Onyx as the Best New Mixer/Console award of 2005.
Tracktion 2 was also given the "Rated Excellent" award by Apple.
Look for more exciting things in 2006 from Mackie. For more information on the Mackie products that were presented at Winter NAMM, check out www.mackie.com