Onyx USB Audio Interfaces

Creativity
Without Limits

Whether you’re tracking your latest song idea or doing a live stream, the Onyx Series USB Interfaces deliver true studio-quality sound with maximum headroom and ultra-low noise.​

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The Difference

Combining high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz converters with premium Mackie analog circuitry and Built-Like-A-Tank™ hardware design, the bus-powered Onyx Series USB Audio Interfaces give you the power to capture your best performance and experience media with pristine fidelity at home or on the go.

Perfect for singer-songwriters and content creators, the Onyx Artist 1•2 features an Onyx mic pre plus a ¼” input with Hi-Z switch for quick and easy recording. The Onyx Producer 2•2 expands the versatility with dual Onyx mic pres and MIDI I/O for controllers, synthesizers and more.

Both models offer zero-latency direct monitoring plus a headphone output, L/R line-output and +48v phantom power.

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Onyx USB Interfaces

Features

Everything you need to capture your next project with incredible fidelity anywhere.

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PREMIUM

Analog Circuitry

Whether you’re tracking your latest song idea or doing a live stream, the Onyx Series USB Interfaces deliver true studio-quality sound with maximum headroom and ultra-low noise. Utilizing our proven Onyx™ mic preamps, everything from vocals to guitars to synthesizers will be captured with incredible accuracy and warmth. 

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ZERO-LATENCY

Direct Monitoring

Featuring a true analog monitoring path directly from the preamps to your studio monitors and headphones, you can track while listening in either mono or stereo to the direct analog source with zero routing. Not only that, it also means you can adjust your buffer settings to maximize your computer’s processing ability.

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bus powered

Get Connected

Onyx Series USB Interfaces feature USB 2.0 connectivity for fast data transfer and minimal latency. Also, being bus powered, your studio can be truly mobile – just plug into your laptop and you are ready to go, no external power required. Compatible with Mac (Core Audio) and PC (ASIO).

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PRODUCER

MIDI I/O

All that great MIDI gear shouldn’t go unused. The Onyx Producer 2•2 is equipped with MIDI I/O to keep you in touch with your favorite synths, controllers, sequencers, and more. Perfect for complex live performance and studio setups.

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RUGGED

Built-Like-A-Tank™

Since Mackie's early mullet-filled days circa 1989, we insisted that everything we make be able to take the abuse of modern musicians, and Onyx Series USB Interfaces are no exception. With a beautiful all-metal enclosure, extended wear potentiometers, and robust internal construction, these interfaces are in it for the long haul.

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AWARD-WINNING

Waveform OEM™ Recording Software

Included with your Onyx Series USB Interface is the powerful multi award-winning Waveform OEM recording software. This full-featured DAW offers unlimited numbers of audio and MIDI tracks, combined with a professional feature set, allowing you to compose, record, edit, mix and share your music with ease.

 

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PLUG-INS

DAW Essentials Collection

Along with Waveform OEM, you also get a collection of 16 contemporary FX plugins for use with any DAW. Utilizing the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, the plugins feature extraordinary sound quality in an extremely efficient package, allowing the plugins to be used liberally across a wide range of native computer systems.

 

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Software Bundles Included

 

Pro Tools | First 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 software included

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 plugins and efficient performance on Mac®, 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 plugins to be used liberally across a wide range of native computer systems. Learn More

 

Included with the purchase of an Onyx Series USB Interface.

Series Line-Up

Perfect for home studios, content creators, and mobile recording.

Mackie Onyx Artist 1•2 USB Audio Interface

Artist 1•2

2-in x 2-out USB Interface
  • Boutique-quality Onyx™ mic preamp with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
  • +48v Phantom Power for use with studio condenser mics
  • 1/4” TRS input with Hi-Z switch for connecting guitar, bass, and more
  • High-resolution 2 in x 2 out 24-Bit/192kHz recording
  • Zero-latency direct analog monitoring of inputs
  • Dedicated 1/4" TRS outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • Bus-powered for easy mobile recording
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ design to survive day-to-day abuse
  • Powerful headphone output
  • Waveform OEM™ Music Production Software included
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on Mac or PC
  • 1.1 lbs / .5 kg
Mackie Onyx Producer 2•2 USB Audio Interface

Producer 2•2

2-in x 2-out USB Interface with MIDI
  • Two boutique-quality Onyx™ mic preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
    • XLR/TRS combo inputs accept mic, line and instrument sources
    • Hi-Z switch per channel
  • +48v Phantom Power for use with studio condenser mics
  • High-resolution 2 in x 2 out 24-Bit/192kHz recording
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring of analog inputs
  • Dedicated 1/4" TRS outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • MIDI I/O for connecting synths, controllers and more
  • Powerful headphone output
  • Bus-powered for easy mobile recording with no power adapter needed
  • USB 2.0 connectivity for fast transfer speed and low latency
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ design to survive day-to-day abuse
  • Waveform OEM™ Music Production Software included
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on Mac or PC
  • 1.35 lbs / .68 kg

QUICK COMPARISON

 

Product Line Inputs Mic Inputs Hi-Z Inputs Onyx Mic Pres USB I/O Direct Monitoring MIDI I/O
Onyx Artist 1•2 1 1 1 1 2x2 Yes No
Onyx Producer 2•2 2 2 2 2 2x2 Yes + Mix Control Yes