Mackie Onyx 1620
+
Mackie Onyx 1620

Onyx 1620, Analog Mixer from Mackie in the Onyx series.

02/19/2005

Mackie Onyx 1620 : Anonymous 's user review

5

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • Submit
  • Email
8 Channel Console serious microphones, 4 lines with 4 stereo bus with a stereo recording, the eight direct output to its catch of the damage, great damage whatsoever pre eq and pre fader and it takes the point of insert ...)
equ are the type 2 shelving high and low enough for parametric and 2.
There is an option to put its digital sounds on the computer but damage is very unfortunate that it is without a control eq (it's so good) or fader and insert. In the studio, tinkering with the sound input can avoid putting his computer to its knees in the mix. In short I did not buy the optional Onyx ... How to get out of a sound FX software to my 70 pcm for example hmm? Or to make a separate return of headphone? your option to the nuts. Hééé .. the guys from mackie what you think? Short for these reasons I give 9 for 1620 (and 3 for option ..)

UTILIZATION

The console is very user friendly, pleasant, a little too big compared to 1402 VLZ PRO. It is no longer the old tanks that unbreakable takes around a suitcase, it looks bôôcoup trickier. The faders are tough and grind at the beginning (I hope this will stop I've had two months ...) The pots are tough against the gain except that zips in sharp contrast to the faders.
The manual is good but far less fun than the VLZ PRO ..
There are LEDs everywhere and it seems we are faced with a ssl (fred stop fantasizing ..)
The guys from Mackie's cool but why your talkback is clamped to the control room, headphones and 1 and 2 I would have liked to see the master and all cash in and ask if you want the signal on the bus recording.

SOUNDS

GOOD TALKING SOUND: IT'S GREAT! GOOD! A faithful WISH In fact it makes no sound .. Very responsive to a song like that in concert (my tube preamp aphex compresses and wet at least the sound .. also it depends of the singer's often better with the mackie because there are just sound clearer.) and then for percussion and other instruments is canon. Dynamic microphones are fishing.
Compared to the VLZ Pro audio is much more defined. Parrait sound dry but compared to my vintage preamp audio DRS2 PHOENIX (copy of the input stage of NEVE 1084) the sound is very fluid and often blow "faithful and nice" super good plan for some quality microphones .
THERE IS NO SOUFFFFL
The EQ does not drool or color or ... with low cut back against the low medium not very happy about the voices and instruments in concert. we dream of a "Q" on the variable parametric serious. The shelf is pretty serious ...

OVERALL OPINION

I have my console for 2 months to record it dry level stuff but then there ... bôôôcoup more expensive .. As good big qu'amek see better ... but without reaching the character and the sharpness of the phoenix audio drs 2. (Which costs 4 or 5 Mackie)
To color the sound is soft and uneven grated ... The console is neutral and flexible.
That guys usually so smart home mackie rebuild their copy for the option ... (16 in 2 out !!!??? Why this studio to mix the external effects, stuff like pedals cradde effects, stuff like reverbs class better than the plug-ins ...? how soon the 5.1 anywhere? I can not believe ...
It is a great choice in home studio tube microphone and (or) color preamp ..