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Mackie Unleashes Onyx 1200F FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface
Functionality and Features Make It a Complete Recording Solution- Now in Production

LONDON, UK (September 9, 2007) PLASA – Mackie today announces the Onyx 1200F FireWire interface—its comprehensive, fully-integrated system for recording, monitoring and routing audio and MIDI—is now in production and will ship to UK retailers beginning in late October 2007. Designed to provide functionality that has previously required several different pieces of equipment to facilitate, the Onyx 1200F is perfect for musicians and engineers seeking an affordable, customizable and intuitive solution capable of meeting the demands of today’s vast recording possibilities.

The 24-bit/192kHz-capable 1200F interface boasts fully-equipped monitoring and signal routing architecture, including 30-by-34 channel I/O featuring 12 of Mackie's premium-grade Onyx mic/line preamps, onboard DSP matrix mixing, an advanced monitoring/headphone control section with four user-assignable headphone outputs, two stereo control room outputs, built-in talkback mic input, and remote switching capability. The 1200F also includes comprehensive digital I/O (AES/EBU, S/PDIF, 16 channels of ADAT Optical), WordClock, dual MIDI I/O jacks, and balanced sends/returns.

Among the Onyx 1200F's most innovative features is the DSP Matrix Mixer, an assignable patch bay that allows connection of any input to any output with near-zero latency. This true 64-bit, floating-point DSP matrix is an industry first that results in pristine sound and massive routing flexibility. Even better, this powerful routing architecture is stored into the 1200F itself, so the user has total recall of all custom settings. This means the 1200F can be used in standalone mode, without the need for a computer, making it a portable recording system as well as a comprehensive studio solution.

The Onyx 1200F comes bundled with Tracktion 3 Project Bundle Hardware Edition, Mackie's newest release of its audio/MIDI recording and production software, which features premium sounds, plug-ins and loops from the world’s top virtual instrument, effects plug-in and sound library companies—including IK Multimedia, Drumcore, LinPlug, Garritan and Sonic Reality. This bundle ensures that Onyx 1200F customers will have a complete recording/mixing/mastering system, right out of the box.

Like all the products in Mackie's Onyx family, the Onyx 1200F's build-quality and industrial design are second to none. The rugged, 2U rackmount steel chassis features an attractive extruded aluminum front panel with machined aluminum knobs. A black plastic lens is flushed mounted into the front panel and accommodates 12 channels of level meters.

With its signature Mackie legacy of quality craftsmanship, reliability and affordability, the Onyx 1200F delivers an impressive array of mission-critical recording, routing and monitoring features in one versatile, intuitive and customizable package.

The Onyx 1200F, which has a UK Retail Price (incl. VAT) of approximately £1,600.00, will be showcased at PLASA.


 

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