A very simple console take over as having a very readable and neat interface (thank you 2 touch screens), you have the slices and routing capabilities at your fingertips. Speaking of touch screens, they are not multitouch and are not super responsive, that is sometimes painful, I advise you to invest directly in a style made for it ... 3h on the console and a passive reading of the manual 't have enough to use the console session. The faders are very nice too. Brief as the console market, it is very nice! But when the software starts buger, you can stop the session: freeze faders, loss of sync, touchscreen down ... It is a console that is really too far ahead of his time, and was poorly thought through mackie a technological standpoint.
At the preamp is approached quite sound the Onyx range of the same brand I think it quite bland, fairly soft but sufficient for small projects or as Additional preamps. The Eq is not too bad either, the compressor is bad enough, however (relatively speaking). But what he is good that is that the console can manage external plugins and above are provided slots for inserting cards UAD! A console "interface" to some extent, an extension of your computer. It does not degrade the mix, however do not expect mixer with internal effects of the bikes, in my opinion insufficient, or even make its own decision with the preamp to the table ...
I have used the 3 months intensive DXB before she falls down ... Intolerable for a console of this price, the touch screen on the left broke down, I got to get a refund for the console my dealer service department so Mackie is idle (after months of waiting, scandalous ..). Mackie made a console moldy, and they know it ... The console would have been a wonder if she had been more developed, but the fragility of its design and software bugs make her a console anecdotal (see to avoid). Many features advertised do not work (at least on mine), and certain features can not walk that was provided to invest again (like the Mackie Control function does not work with some interface). In short very disappointed by this product for my part, and many echoes make me say I'm not alone!