Onyx Series Premium Analog Mixers with Multitrack USB

Analog
Perfected

Incredible sound quality, multitrack recording, and professional built-in effects make Onyx Premium Analog Mixers with USB the ultimate compact, affordable solution for live audio, home recording, and content creation.

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Sound and versatility

If there's one thing Mackie engineers can do in their sleep, it's design a mixer that sounds great, is easy to use, and is packed with flexible features. Sounds pretty good right? So if you mix live sound, record in your home studio, or live stream, this is the heart of your audio.

 

  • Ultra-clean, low-noise performance
  • High-headroom Onyx mic preamps with up to 60dB of gain
  • Full multi-track recording via USB at up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz quality
  • Record a stereo mix direct to an SD card plus playback music files
  • Professional, customizable built-in effects
  • Onyx Studio Command – Full-color display makes FX control and SD card management easy
  • Perkins "British Style" EQ offers classic sounds of the 60's and 70's with modern performance and accuracy
  • Stream music directly into a channel via Bluetooth®

 

Series Overview
Beautiful, Powerful, Intoxicating - Onyx

Features

This is serious bang for your buck.

Mackie Onyx Series Mixers
Fidelity

Onyx Mic Preamps

Our award-winning Onyx Mic Preamps are designed for maximum studio-quality performance. Ultra-low noise and up to 60dB of gain means tons of headroom and crystal clear sound even with gain hungry mics.

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track

24-Bit / 96kHz Multitrack Recording

Connect to your Mac or PC via USB and get full multitrack recording into your favorite DAW at up to 24-Bit / 96kHz. Don't have any software? No worries, each mixer includes 2 massive software bundles to get you started. You can even insert an SD card and record your stereo mix directly to it.

 

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shaping

Perkins EQ

This innovative circuitry is a 3-band design based on a classic "British EQ" from mixing desks of the '60s and '70s. What makes the Perkins EQ unique is that sweet "British console" sound but with greater filter control and minimum phase shift. The semi-parametric midrange allows for precise targeting of a specific frequency range and maximum creative control.

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professional

Built-in FX

Add the finishing touch with professional built-in effects. A dedicated EQ allows for powerful tonal control. Select, modify, and save your favorite sounds via the full-color display. 

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Control

Studio Command

This powerful and intuitive full-color display and single-knob interface deliver ultimate control over effects, presets, and more. With an SD card in the slot, you can record a stereo mix and playback music direct to/from the card, all controlled via Studio Command. 

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wireless

Bluetooth® Streaming

Pair any Bluetooth enabled device and stream audio directly into a channel. This makes listening to reference tracks, break music, and more a piece of cake.

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mobility

QuickGrip Side Handles

Great for the studio on the go or live mixing, QuickGrip makes it easy to move your Onyx mixer around. No more fumbling around trying to find a way to pick it up and move it. Rejoice!

Studio Command

 

Easy navigation of FX parameters, onboard SD recording and playback
Visually browse files on the SD card via the built-in display
Dedicated physical buttons for Previous, Next, Record, and Play/Pause
Store up to 6 user FX presets for easy recall

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Light In The Dark

 

Onyx Series mixers feature bright, easy to read buttons that shine bright in the darkest places so you will always know whats going on with your mix. On top of that, the full-color display of Studio Command makes it easy to adjust effects and SD card recording/playback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perkins EQ

To create the Perkins EQ, Cal Perkins started with the Wien Bridge circuit topology - a very musical design inspired by the hallowed "British" desks of the 60s and 70s. This design essentially trades boost/cut capability for a wider, highly musical Q filter. After a mind-numbing amount of math, Cal was able to specify capacitor and resistor values that would give the EQ an extra 6dB of control (±15 dB) without excessively narrowing the "Q" or bandwidth of the filters. It's what we call a win win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software Bundles Included

 

Pro Tools | First DAW

An industry standard for decades, Pro Tools | First is easy enough for beginners yet sophisticated enough for experienced musicians. Get many of the same tools used by your favorite artists and recording studios. And now you can collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination. Available for MacOS® and Windows® operating systems. Learn More

 

Musician Collection*

Mackie Exclusive

 

In addition to the powerful plug-ins within Pro Tools | First, you get the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection featuring 23 fantastic plug-ins.

  • 304E EQ / 304C Compressor bundle
  • BBD Delay, Black Op Distortion, Black Shiny Wah, Black Spring Reverb, C1 Chorus, DC Distortion, Eleven Lite, Flanger, Graphic EQ, Gray Compressor, Green JRC Overdrive, In-Tune, Orange Phaser, Roto Speaker, Sci-Fi, Studio Reverb, Tape Echo, Tri Knob Fuzz, Vari-Fi, Vibe, Phaser, and White Boost

*Requires a new Pro Tools | First subscription at no cost

Waveform oem™ DAW

Waveform OEM is a multi award-winning workstation, featuring powerful and creative tools to inspire the modern musician. Unlike typical ‘Lite’ versions, it does not impose any restrictions – you get unlimited track count, powerful features, compatibility with all popular plug-ins and efficient performance on MacOS®, Windows®, and Linux® operating systems. Learn More

 

DAW Essentials Collection™

Introducing a collection of 16 contemporary FX plug-ins for use with any DAW. These plug-ins utilize the very latest algorithms and coding techniques to deliver extraordinary sound quality in an extremely efficient package, allowing the plug-ins to be used liberally across a wide range of native computer systems. Learn More

  • Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, Delay Studio, Stereo Delay, Tape Delay, Crossover, Limiter, Gate / Expander, Ducker, Flanger, Crusher, Chorus, Bus Compressor, Phaser, and Auto Filter

Series Line-Up

Onyx Series Premium Analog Mixers deliver the sound quality and versatility you need. Ranging in size from 8 to 24 glorious channels of pristine audio.

Onyx8

8-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with Multitrack USB

Classic Sound, Modern Performance

  • 4 award-winning Onyx mic preamps provide up to 60dB of gain
  • Premium analog circuitry delivers studio-quality sound and keeps noise to a minimum
  • Analog/USB channel strips with flexible routing
  • Legendary Perkins “British style” EQ with sweepable midrange offers classic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s
  • Robust digital effect engine, including user-customizable reverbs, delays, and more, with a dedicated FX EQ

Record and Playback via SD Card or USB

  • High-resolution 8x4 96kHz / 24-bit multi-track recording to Mac/PC via USB
  • Direct to SD card stereo recording and playback 
  • Channel-assignable 4-track USB return (2 stereo pairs)
  • Send your Main Mix to USB via a dedicated switch

Studio Command - Powerful and Intuitive Full-Color Display and Single-Knob Interface

  • Easy navigation of FX parameters, onboard SD recording and playback
  • Visually browse files on the SD card via the built-in display
  • Dedicated physical buttons for Previous, Next, Record, and Play/Pause
  • Store up to 6 user FX presets for easy recall

Professional High-Resolution FX Processor  

  • Utilize built-in effects for live performances, streams, and beyond
  • Reverb, delay, chorus, and more
  • Dial in the perfect sound with adjustable parameters and dedicated EQ

Bluetooth® Streaming – Go Wireless

  • Pair your Bluetooth enabled device and stream audio directly to a channel on the mixer
  • Streamed audio can be routed to an Aux Send and the Main Mix

Powerful Mixing Toolkit

  • 3-band Perkins EQ with On/Off hard bypass switch on all channels 
  • Hi-Z switches allow direct connection of guitars, basses, and other instruments
  • 100Hz low-cut filter and 48V phantom power on all mic channels
  • Stereo 1/8” input and Bluetooth streaming 
  • Stereo line inputs 
  • Aux/Monitor output with dedicated per-channel send control
  • Dedicated Control Room outputs
  • Headphone output with dedicated level control
  • 12-segment stereo meters
  • Overload indicators on all channels
  • PFL/AFL channel solo
  • Footswitch input for FX Mute (footswitch not included)

Hit the Ground Running with Powerful Software and Plugins

  • Pro Tools® | First recording software and plugin bundle
    • Musician Collection for Pro Tools | First, with 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • Waveform™ OEM recording software and plugin bundle
    • DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform™ OEM, with 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

Rugged Chassis and Professional Design

  • Backlit Mute and Solo buttons provide a positive tactile feel and clear visual feedback
  • Sealed rotary encoder resists dust and grime
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ heavy steel chassis
  • High-visibility, high-contrast controls
  • Rugged, QuickGrip™ side cheeks offer convenient mobility and protection
  • Weight: 7 lb / 3.2 kg
  • Dimensions: 11 × 10.5 × 4.5 in / 279 × 267 × 115 mm
Mackie Onyx12 Premium Analog Mixer with Multi-Track USB Interface

Onyx12

12-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with Multitrack USB

Classic Sound, Modern Performance

  • 8 award-winning Onyx mic preamps provide up to 60dB of gain
  • Premium analog circuitry delivers studio-quality sound and keeps noise to a minimum
  • Analog/USB channel strips with flexible routing
  • Legendary Perkins “British style” EQ with sweepable midrange offers classic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s
  • Robust digital effect engine, including user-customizable reverbs, delays, and more, with a dedicated FX EQ

Record and Playback via SD Card or USB

  • High-resolution 14x4 96kHz / 24-bit multi-track recording to Mac/PC via USB
  • Direct to SD card stereo recording and playback 
  • Channel-assignable 4-track USB return (2 stereo pairs)
  • Send your Main Mix to USB via a dedicated switch

Studio Command - Powerful and Intuitive Full-Color Display and Single-Knob Interface

  • Easy navigation of FX parameters, onboard SD recording and playback
  • Visually browse files on the SD card via the built-in display
  • Dedicated physical buttons for Previous, Next, Record, and Play/Pause
  • Store up to 6 user FX presets for easy recall

Professional High-Resolution FX Processor  

  • Utilize built-in effects for live performances, streams, and beyond
  • Reverb, delay, chorus, and more
  • Dial in the perfect sound with adjustable parameters and dedicated EQ

Bluetooth® Streaming – Go Wireless

  • Pair your Bluetooth enabled device and stream audio directly to a channel on the mixer
  • Streamed audio can be routed to Aux Sends and the Main Mix

Powerful Mixing Toolkit

  • 3-band Perkins EQ with On/Off hard bypass switch on all channels 
  • Hi-Z switches allow direct connection of guitars, basses, and other instruments
  • 100Hz low-cut filter and 48V phantom power on all mic channels
  • Stereo 1/8” input and Bluetooth streaming 
  • Stereo line inputs 
  • Aux/Monitor outputs with dedicated per-channel send control
  • Dedicated Control Room outputs
  • Headphone output with dedicated level control
  • L/R Assign switch per channel
  • 12-segment stereo meters
  • Overload indicators on all channels
  • PFL/AFL channel solo
  • Footswitch input for FX Mute (footswitch not included)

Hit the Ground Running with Powerful Software and Plugins

  • Pro Tools® | First recording software and plugin bundle
    • Musician Collection for Pro Tools | First, with 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • Waveform™ OEM recording software and plugin bundle
    • DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform™ OEM, with 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

Rugged Chassis and Professional Design

  • Backlit Mute and Solo buttons provide a positive tactile feel and clear visual feedback
  • Sealed rotary encoder resists dust and grime
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ heavy steel chassis
  • High-visibility, high-contrast controls
  • Rugged, QuickGrip™ side cheeks offer convenient mobility and protection
  • Rack-mountable with optional kit
  • Weight: 12.7 lb / 5.5 kg
  • Dimensions: 14.8 × 14 × 5.4 in / 376 × 356 × 136 mm
Mackie Onyx16 Premium Analog Mixer with Multi-Track USB Interface

Onyx16

16-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with Multitrack USB

Classic Sound, Modern Performance

  • 12 award-winning Onyx mic preamps provide up to 60dB of gain
  • Premium analog circuitry delivers studio-quality sound and keeps noise to a minimum
  • Analog/USB channel strips with flexible routing
  • Legendary Perkins “British style” EQ with sweepable midrange offers classic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s
  • Robust digital effect engine, including user-customizable reverbs, delays, and more, with a dedicated FX EQ

Record and Playback via SD Card or USB

  • High-resolution 18x4 96kHz / 24-bit multi-track recording to Mac/PC via USB
  • Direct to SD card stereo recording and playback 
  • Channel-assignable 4-track USB return (2 stereo pairs)
  • Send your Main Mix to USB via a dedicated switch

Studio Command - Powerful and Intuitive Full-Color Display and Single-Knob Interface

  • Easy navigation of FX parameters, onboard SD recording and playback
  • Visually browse files on the SD card via the built-in display
  • Dedicated physical buttons for Previous, Next, Record, and Play/Pause
  • Store up to 6 user FX presets for easy recall

Professional High-Resolution FX Processor  

  • Utilize built-in effects for live performances, streams, and beyond
  • Reverb, delay, chorus, and more
  • Dial in the perfect sound with adjustable parameters and dedicated EQ

Bluetooth® Streaming – Go Wireless

  • Pair your Bluetooth enabled device and stream audio directly to a channel on the mixer
  • Streamed audio can be routed to Aux Sends and the Main Mix

Powerful Mixing Toolkit

  • 3-band Perkins EQ with On/Off hard bypass switch on all channels 
  • Hi-Z switches allow direct connection of guitars, basses, and other instruments
  • 100Hz low-cut filter and 48V phantom power on all mic channels
  • Stereo 1/8” input and Bluetooth streaming 
  • Stereo line inputs 
  • Aux/Monitor outputs with dedicated per-channel send control
  • Dedicated Control Room outputs
  • Headphone output with dedicated level control
  • L/R Assign switch per channel
  • 12-segment stereo meters
  • Overload indicators on all channels
  • PFL/AFL channel solo
  • Footswitch input for FX Mute (footswitch not included)

Hit the Ground Running with Powerful Software and Plugins

  • Pro Tools® | First recording software and plugin bundle
    • Musician Collection for Pro Tools | First, with 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • Waveform™ OEM recording software and plugin bundle
    • DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform™ OEM, with 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

Rugged Chassis and Professional Design

  • Backlit Mute and Solo buttons provide a positive tactile feel and clear visual feedback
  • Sealed rotary encoder resists dust and grime
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ heavy steel chassis
  • High-visibility, high-contrast controls
  • Rugged, QuickGrip™ side cheeks offer convenient mobility and protection
  • Rack-mountable with optional kit
  • Weight: 15.2 lb / 6.9 kg
  • Dimensions: 18.7 × 14 × 5.4 in / 476 × 356 × 136 mm
Mackie Onyx24 Premium Analog Mixer with Multi-Track USB Interface

Onyx24

24-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with Multitrack USB

Classic Sound, Modern Performance

  • 18 award-winning Onyx mic preamps provide up to 60dB of gain
  • Premium analog circuitry delivers studio-quality sound and keeps noise to a minimum
  • Analog/USB channel strips with flexible routing
  • Legendary Perkins “British style” EQ with sweepable midrange offers classic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s
  • Robust digital effect engine, including user-customizable reverbs, delays, and more, with a dedicated FX EQ

Record and Playback via SD Card or USB

  • High-resolution 24x4 96kHz / 24-bit multi-track recording to Mac/PC via USB
  • Direct to SD card stereo recording and playback 
  • Channel-assignable 4-track USB return (2 stereo pairs)
  • Send your Main Mix to USB via a dedicated switch

Studio Command - Powerful and Intuitive Full-Color Display and Single-Knob Interface

  • Easy navigation of FX parameters, onboard SD recording and playback
  • Visually browse files on the SD card via the built-in display
  • Dedicated physical buttons for Previous, Next, Record, and Play/Pause
  • Store up to 6 user FX presets for easy recall

Professional High-Resolution FX Processor  

  • Utilize built-in effects for live performances, streams, and beyond
  • Reverb, delay, chorus, and more
  • Dial in the perfect sound with adjustable parameters and dedicated EQ

Bluetooth® Streaming – Go Wireless

  • Pair your Bluetooth enabled device and stream audio directly to a channel on the mixer
  • Streamed audio can be routed to Aux Sends and the Main Mix

Powerful Mixing Toolkit

  • 3-band Perkins EQ with On/Off hard bypass switch on all channels 
  • Hi-Z switches allow direct connection of guitars, basses, and other instruments
  • 100Hz low-cut filter and 48V phantom power on all mic channels
  • Stereo 1/8” input and Bluetooth streaming 
  • Stereo line inputs 
  • Aux/Monitor outputs with dedicated per-channel send control
  • Dedicated Control Room outputs
  • Headphone output with dedicated level control
  • L/R Assign switch per channel
  • 12-segment stereo meters
  • Overload indicators on all channels
  • PFL/AFL channel solo
  • Footswitch input for FX Mute (footswitch not included)

Hit the Ground Running with Powerful Software and Plugins

  • Pro Tools® | First recording software and plugin bundle
    • Musician Collection for Pro Tools | First, with 23 plugins like BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor
  • Waveform™ OEM recording software and plugin bundle
    • DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform™ OEM, with 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter

Rugged Chassis and Professional Design

  • Backlit Mute and Solo buttons provide a positive tactile feel and clear visual feedback
  • Sealed rotary encoder resists dust and grime
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ heavy steel chassis
  • High-visibility, high-contrast controls
  • Rugged, QuickGrip™ side cheeks offer convenient mobility and protection
  • Weight: 21.5 lb / 9.7 kg
  • Dimensions: 25.2 × 14 × 5.4in / 639 × 356 × 136 mm

QUICK COMPARISON

PRODUCT LINE INPUTS MIC INPUTS AUX SENDS USB I/O
Onyx8 5 (3 are Stereo) 4 1 + FX Send 8x4
Onyx12 9 (5 are Stereo) 8 2 + FX Send 14x4
Onyx16 13 (5 are Stereo) 12 2 + FX Send 18x4
Onyx24 19 (5 are Stereo) 18 2 + FX Send 24x4

 

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