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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wers12/26/2013

wers's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good value for money, most home"

Mackie Onyx Blackbird
The bottom table without hardware mixing but using the "Blackbird Control" which can be controlled from iPad (Air Display ...)

Very well built rack and the test of time

UTILIZATION

Stable, intuitive, Latency <8ms in Live

GETTING STARTED

No imcompatibilité met

OVERALL OPINION

2 years since its release

Tried before other M-Audio / Motu or simply Terratec cards ...

Excellent preamps, lots of gain is very clear ..
Side Key01/02/2012

Side Key's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" You will find no better for less than € 500"

Mackie Onyx Blackbird
Well since no one speaks, I'll drag a few lines to sing the praises of this interface.
I recommend this sound card (Onyx Blackbird) to a friend drummer last month.
And after a few uses in various configurations, I'm just conquered.
Well sure, they are not converters and preamp a Fireface but is still up very well in its price range.


For what purpose?
- Mainly registration battery since it belongs to a drummer.

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable?
- On Mac yes! Windows I do not know ...

What software do you use most often?
- Logic 9

What you get lag?
- I know! 4ms to 96Khz it seems

I spent a lot of mics above (E606, E614, or Beyer TG D57, D58 TG ,...) and I am always amazed by the sound Mackie! !
Remain clear, this is not an RME or a Metric Halo, but the sound that emerges is very respectable for a sound card "8in" less than 500 €

GETTING STARTED

At first glance, the interface looks solid, reliable and efficient.
All metal (that Zoli as any), it has 8 XLR inputs, 2 jack (L / R) Hand Out (only) and I / O 2 toslink and headphone jacks.
Very good performance on Logic (no crash), the "POWERFUL BLACKBIRD CONTROL DSP MATRIX MIXER" is very clear and easy to access. Even a kid can do routing 8 years ...


When used with a standalone Fireface800 coupled via a Toslink to have 12 preamp (at 96kHz), it does not blush and stays true to the reputation of the brand.
I understand that the RME converters are a major part of the TAF, but the Onyx preamps are still some very good qualities.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
-My friend has this interface for two weeks. Let's say 3 days of successful testing at the moment.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
- Yes, I personally Fireface800 and I already had a lot of Mackie.

What is so special that you love the most, least?
- The 8 XLR inputs
- The Jack 2 outputs / No MIDI

How would you rate the quality / price?
-Excellent

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
- For those who can not afford to buy a RME or Motu "8in", go there without flinching ...