U.Series mixers are the simplest, most intuitive mixers on the market today. Designed for the needs of modern musicians, DJs and producers, the Mackie U.420 4-channel stereo line production mixer provides connection flexibility and an intuitive, centralized user interface to ease workflow and maximize creativity. Never lose the vibe because your fingers can’t find the right knob quickly enough. Innovative ergonomics put the micro-master section dead center, which offers otherwise full-size features such as a prominent master volume knob and high-resolution metering for easy control and monitoring of the main mix on stage or in the studio. It is simple—plug it in, turn it up and let your creativity flow.
…It’s How U Use It
Don’t be fooled by its size; a rich set of mixing tools will please to the point of audible moaning. Each of the 4 stereo line channels feature 3-band “full-kill” active EQ for ultimate tonal control and the ability to pull off some amazing filter effects and transitions. Want to incorporate live guitar or bass? Instrument level integration is no problem with the built-in DI box. A Mackie designed RIAA phono preamp provides premium playback via turntable, also enabling the audiophile to produce high quality digital transfers of their classic LPs using the integrated FireWire output. Finally, that Def Leppard album can be preserved for all time.
Zero Latency With Zero Hassle
U.Series mixers are equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz stereo FireWire interface for recording and playback from a PC or Mac. The ridiculously simple routing make it very easy to overdub or record live sets with zero latency, even when using your computer for playback. Here’s how….
The headphone output control is cleverly wired before the main volume knob that controls your studio monitors. So just plug any stereo line level device into the U.420 and start playing. Turn up your phones and turn down your monitors. Instant overdub, without complicated routing.
On stage, you can mix in performance software like Ableton Live and play your synths or turntable through the analog inputs. These sources will blend at the main output. That covers the live set. However, with the ingenious FireWire “loop-thru” button, all of your analog inputs AND the feed from your DAW will route back to your computer so that you can record a live stereo mix of your obviously awesome set. Now you can have a drink while you are rocking it instead of fiddling with knobs and buttons.
Bad Ass Keyboard Mixer
There aren’t many options for keyboardists today when it comes to mixers. Sadly, the keytar has gone the way of feathered hair and just about every serious keyboard and music production rig has a bunch of stuff in it these days. You got your workstation, you got your lead synth or analog synth, you got your digital piano, heck you might even have a turntable, drum machine, or a Rhodes. The U.420 is a perfect stage submixer providing 4 high-headroom stereo line inputs, a stereo aux for monitors and a stereo out to hit the PA with. Its useful channel strips, simple micro-master section and compact size make it the no-brainer keyboard mixer solution for the modern keyboardist. Get your self a pair Mackie studio monitors or SRMv2 active stage monitors and you’re on your way to poly-instrumental nirvana.
Capturing The More Creative Moments
We wouldn’t leave you hanging. Each U.Series production mixer includes Tracktion 3 music production software. With unlimited track count, a large array of VST plug-ins, instruments and a huge library of loops and sound effects, you’ll be making tracks as soon as you can drive home, unpack and plug in.
Unprecedented Affordability And Performance
Combine a U.420 (with the included Tracktion software) with a pair of MR5 or MR8 studio monitors and you’ve got an extremely affordable, high-performance project studio unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.