Mackie is a world-renowned designer of professional music and recording gear. Whether you’re a veteran or part-time musician, chances are, you’ve seen or used a Mackie product. It all began when Greg Mackie, an ex-Boeing worker, realized there was a niche for equipment that needed to be within reach of every musician’s budget. Mackie was no stranger to the world of gear and equipment, having started his career by building guitar amps and PA gear in his garage during his spare time. So he founded Mackie Designs Inc. in 1988.
In 1996, Mackie teamed up with industry designer Carl Perkins and the company began diversifying into power amps, mixers and studio monitors. Now all of Mackie’s quality products are made under the parent company, Loud Technologies, and can be found in home or professional studios, night clubs, stadiums, broadcast booths and even retail locations.
What sets Mackie apart is that they offer musicians the right gear for the right price while still maintaining a high level of quality in sound and functionality. How the product is going to be used and what will make it easier for the user is always top of mind when designing their products. For example, you’ll find sound mixers with an iPad controller that allows you to control the mix in real time wherever you are at the venue. Looking for loudspeakers? The Mackie TH-15A Active speaker is lightweight so set- ups and tear downs can happen quickly while 2 built-in power amps still provide the powerful full-range sound you want.
There are also a lot of famous musicians who trust their sound to Mackie. The Young brothers from AC/DC each have a Digital X Bus X.200 in their personal studios. When INXS searched for a new lead singer on their reality TV show, their technical director chose a Mackie system to create the perfect stage monitoring solution. And India.Arie believes that her Mackie monitors “have really made a difference” in the sound of her home studio because they’re so “crisp and clean.”
From compact mixers and loudspeakers to subwoofers and studio monitors, you can find everything you need to optimize the audio experience whether you’re on stage, recording in a studio or jamming in your basement. Choosing Mackie is a great way to lighten your equipment without having to sacrifice on power. Maybe that’s why Mackie has become a recognized and affordable name in the music industry.