Whether you're called upon often by local bands or simply prefer to concentrate on your own projects - as an audio engineer and budding producer, you know how important audio interfaces are to your studio setup. Of course, you're probably already familiar with Mackie's knack for constructing pro-quality music and recording equipment, and when it comes to their audio interfaces, many consider theirs to be the best. With their boutique-style preamps, first-class AD/DA converters and many features, Mackie Onyx Interfaces are a perfect choice for any sound engineer who wants to improve the sound of their recordings.
The right interface for you will obviously depend on what you want to record. With that in mind, Mackie Onyx interfaces are industry-leading for their ability to handle a wide range of instruments and applications. To start your search, take a look at the Onyx Blackjack Premium 2x2 USB Recording Interface. A serious amount of time and research has went into this interface, and the result is a portable yet powerful unit that delivers the same proven Onyx quality as Mackie's other flagship products. Featuring built-in Dis, phantom power, true analog hardware monitoring of inputs, USB connection and Mac/PC compatibility, the Onyx Blackjack is a simple solution to making your next studio project shine.
Now, if you really want to go all out, check out the Onyx Blackbird Premium 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface. This beauty is loaded with 8 preamps that have an ultra-wide dynamic range and high-end 2-bit/96kHz conversion in a stunning, rackmount design. With the two front panel "Super Channels", you're provided with easy access to significant tools in your choice of mono or stereo. For more complex sessions, the Blackbird Control DSP Matrix mixer makes mix creation routing quick and painless. Affordable, versatile and built like a tank, it's no surprise why the Onyx Blackbird Premium is one of Mackie's biggest sellers.
By allowing you to record vocals and instruments directly into your computer, the role of an interface cannot be overstated when it comes to the modern studio setup. With that in mind, you can always expect a high level of professionalism when you stick with anything from Mackie, and that includes their interfaces. So go ahead and give one a shot - you'll be more than happy with the results.