Big Knob Series Overview

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Now with three products in the Big Knob lineup, studios of any size will benefit from the professional source/monitor selection and precise level control that made the original such a popular choice. Plus, with the addition of high-resolution Onyx™ USB recording and playback, studios get a powerful, hybrid solution that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. 

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Than meets the eye

Sure, we all know the Mackie Big Knob is the go-to monitor controller for studios the world over. But, now that we've added in the high-resolution goodness of an Onyx recording and playback solution, Big Knob truly becomes the nerve center for your studio. Or, if you are looking for excruciatingly simple volume control/monitor switching, the Big Knob Passive delivers at an amazing price.

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Take a look at some of the reasons Big Knob Series delivers the solution you are looking for

Big Knob offers proven, professional source and monitor selection
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Pro Source and Monitor Selection

The Mackie Big Knob has proven itself for more than a decade as the go-to monitor controlling solution for project and professional studios. The all-new Big Knob family takes the best of this classic workflow, delivering the right solution for the modern studio. 

Boutique-Quality Mackie Onyx Mic Preamps and High-Resolution Recording and Playback
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Premium Onyx Recording/Playback

Both the Big Knob Studio and Big Knob Studio+ offer high-resolution USB interfacing (with resolutions up to 192 kHz), featuring dual Onyx mic preamps, delivering an ultra-wide 60 dB of gain range and award-winning sound quality. 

Comprehensive Feature Set Delivers Flexible Studio Integration
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Flexible Integration

The expanded Big Knob lineup offers models with unique feature sets and I/O to suit a huge range of applications. Features like dual headphone outs, a dedicated amp-driven studio out, a true cue mix and more ensure Big Knob will fit right into your studio or workspace. 

Series Line-Up

With three models, each delivering flexible solutions, there is definitely a Big Knob right for your application. 

Mackie Big Knob Passive Monitor Controller

Big Knob Passive

Monitor Controller
  • Excruciatingly simple 2x2 monitor controller
    • Choose between 2 sources and 2 monitor pairs
    • Classic Big Knob volume control
    • Mono, mute and dim functions
  • Pristine audio quality
    • Passive audio path with no power supply needed
  • Sturdy “Built-Like-A-Tank” design 
Big Knob Studio Monitor Controller | Interface

Big Knob Studio

Monitor Controller | Interface
  • Professional source and monitor selection
    • Choose between 3 sources and 2 monitor pairs
    • Classic Big Knob volume control
    • Independent trim on all sources and monitor outs
    • Mono, mute and dim functions
  • Flexible 2x2 USB recording interface
    • Two boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps including phantom power for condenser microphones
    • High-resolution 96kHz / 24-bit recording and playback
    • Cue mix allows controlled blending of direct inputs with other signals for zero-latency recording
    • Choice of recording paths provide flexibility for applications like podcasting
  • Comprehensive feature set for professional studios
    • Flexible source connections including convenient 1/8” input for your smartphone
    • Dual headphone outs with independent level control
    • Built-in talkback mic for easy communication with artists
    • 16-segment high-resolution input source metering
  • Sturdy “Built-Like-A-Tank” design
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on both Mac and Windows
  • Includes Tracktion® recording software

 

Big Knob Studio+ Monitor Controller | Interface

Big Knob Studio+

Monitor Controller | Interface
  • Professional source and monitor selection
    • Choose between 4 sources and 3 monitor pairs
    • Classic Big Knob volume control
    • Independent trim on all sources and monitor outs
    • Mono, mute and dim functions
  • Flexible 2x4 USB recording interface
    • Two boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps including phantom power for condenser microphones
    • High-resolution 192kHz / 24-bit recording and playback
    • Cue mix allows controlled blending of direct inputs with other signals for zero-latency recording
    • Choice of recording paths provide flexibility for applications like podcasting
  • Comprehensive feature set for professional studios
    • Flexible source connections including convenient front panel 1/8” input for your smartphone
    • Dual headphone outs with independent level control and both USB and Aux source options
    • Flexible talkback options including external mic input and footswitch control
    • Dedicated amp-driven studio output perfect for headphone distribution system
    • 16-segment high-resolution input source metering
  • Sturdy “Built-Like-A-Tank” design
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on both Mac and Windows
  • Includes Tracktion® recording software
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QUICK COMPARISON

PRODUCT SOURCE/MONITOR I/O USB I/O RESOLUTION MONO/MUTE/DIM DEDICATED STUDIO OUT HEADPHONE OUTS UP YOUR GAME?
Big Knob Studio+ 4x3 2x4 192 kHz / 24-bit Yes Yes 2, dedicated For sure
Big Knob Studio 3x2 2x2 96 kHz / 24-bit Yes No 2, dedicated You know it
Big Knob Passive 2x2 N/A N/A Yes No No Of course
               

 

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