Mackie Onyx Blackbird
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Mackie Onyx Blackbird

Onyx Blackbird, FireWire audio interface from Mackie in the Onyx Black series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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jetlag05/30/2013

jetlag's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie Onyx Blackbird
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
If you are here is that you know go to the website of Mackie ;)
Connectors, preamp and number of inputs and outputs, routing in general

Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections?
instrument input, microphone, headphone outputs, the external preamps. This card a conf and an extremely versatile connectivity + ADAT.

For what purpose?
Home studio composition and live recording.

What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?
config a bit old on a laptop five years, an average range of one and a mac mini.
Everything goes perfectly with super stable drivers with me.

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable?
Statues ... it does not move a muscle

What software do you use most often?
Reaper
Audacity

How many tracks you get record / playback simultaneously? ...
I went up to 16 ADAT but theoretically, a capacity of 24. No one eyebrow.

What you get lag?
Not exactly head but nothing that disrupts or a recording or a monitor mix or a number.

GETTING STARTED

The installation is done it without problems?
zero interest

The general configuration is easy?
Ergonomically correct, explicit symbology .. all is well.

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Sake of FW cable, but the cable that was messing

The manual is clear and sufficient?
Some progress would be to do but once grip with integrated software mixer, as the ball!

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
Three years

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Some of uneven quality but then I stabilized my conf.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ + + Stability, connectivity, responds to the need of preamp quality of the potato.
--- I would love to be the same as desktop

How would you rate the quality / price?
With hindsight, good but I found it a bit expensive at first.