Mackie Onyx 1640i

Mackie Onyx 1640i

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Onyx 1640i, FireWire/USB/mLan Mixer from Mackie in the Onyx-i series.

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Mackie Onyx 1640i tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Mackie
  • Model: Onyx 1640i
  • Series: Onyx-i
  • Category: FireWire/USB/mLan Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 06/05/2010

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Mackie Onyx 1640i user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
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kap-ten's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" mackie sound"

Mackie Onyx 1640i
for features, nothing beats a ride on the manufacturer website, the pdf is complete.


use is could not be more simple and classic audio console. management FireWire is transparent.


its very clear, very effective eq on each slice, bypassables, really well to mix tracks of the DAW, the final export is consistent with the work done on the monitor mix.


After 2 years of use, I still like the sound characteristic, this "metal transparency" that adjusts as you want to achieve the desired sound. The console is in a range of proper budget for rendering more than satisfactory. compared with PRESONUS or Allen & Heath, other friendly critters FW, including A & H and its integrated MIDI part.

jeananto's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A quality table with 16 IN / OUT Firewire for the price, unbeatable!"

Mackie Onyx 1640i
Mixer-16 analog channels with 16 starts and 16 returns Firewire to record multitrack and / or use plugins in Live, see manufacturer data.

-I would say just that the preamps are excellent.
We can criticize as preamp give their max gain in the last quarter BUT sound with a battery and you will understand why it is better to also lower the reserve. For there is no PAD
For the voice I Live in 3 / 4. To snare a lot less.
They are very good, I heard a professional registered only with the Mackie preamps and it slams.

-The first 2 tracks have a switch to switch to DI, excellent for bass, or an electro-acoustic.

-Les-Eqs are excellent.

-No effect section

-XLR Line Inserts

-2 DI switch on first 2 votes

-No motorized faders and automation DAW.

Talkbalck-A, Control Room and six starts ...


Config easy to use manual clear
The table is small, on purpose to get dan a rack, so the buttons are perhaps a little too close to each other, but hey, you need to know what you want.

-Firewire is very well thought out, can be recorded before or after the EQ, hear or DAW return or direct monitoring while recording. out to live out the réamping, return the mix in the DAW.

-In the DAW is simple you can choose one of 16 entries for your track (or group of two if a track stereo 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 ...). Then for each track of a group of 16 outputs, or two if it is a stereo track if you mix in the DAW and want to get the final mix.
CAUTION: If you leave the final mix on the table eg 15-16, do not forget to put a PAN PAN left and a right on the table.

-The Control Room can listen to either the overall mix is ​​the first 2 outputs, or groups, or the return FireWire 1-2 (if you want to prepare an interlude Itunes to the public during the interval, for example) or tape IN, to prepare a CD for example.
-A talkback with the possibility to put another mic if the table is not suitable
A plug-in lamp
-The speaker outputs, Main Control Room, Mono ...


Very quiet-Preamps
-Very Clean, they do a great job, even for the studio.
At worst, it takes an external preamp and you come back online or insert


My average used

This table is a killer because it allows both the Live and Studio via FireWire.
What is really extra is that each channel can be send on a track and ESPECIALLY software can be returned to any fader back. And you can listen to the choice or the processed signal into the DAW (with a plugin for example) the dry signal but still recording the track ... (I do not know if it's clear).

So Live with MainStage or MultiRack Waves, you plug your préaparer instrumentals for each and every song on a laptop and off you go, no need to rack effects (attention to the latency of some plugs)

In the studio, well that is stupid both mixer and sound card with 16 IN/16 OUT for that price, well I do not see month. The talkback to communicate in the Live Room. Personal to record, 12 microphones on the drums, the drummer alone in the Live Room, the other tracks for guitars, bass and vocals in the control room and hop your drummer can make its decision with the benchmarks.

16 more outlets in DB25 can bring out the tracks recorded clean DI réamping to make the mix and return to the table as you ask for!

If you are a rock band and you want to record a multi-battery, well it's up and more analog.

Competitors: Presonus tables, and more expensive digital. The allen and heath, more expensive, but have the advantage of having an integrated controller for the DAW.

In short a great table for the price, a bomb to record multitrack works perfectly in Logic and Pro Tools, not tried on other DAW.
Miss just one controller or the possibility of automation in the DAW, but it's good I did with the zippers on my MIDI keyboard.
Oh and I forgot, made a premix in the DAW and make tracks out groups on the table back into the DAW the final mix, it will give a little color analog. The converters are Cirrus Logic, it seems that it is the same as the 192 Digidesign (AVID).

Dmonweb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" No equivalent in this price range"

Mackie Onyx 1640i
See the website of Mackie
Robust construction.


Simple and relatively intuitive.
Manuel succinct. Tural not need to use basic, but it lacks some info regarding some technical data: output the stereo on several headphones for example.

The table is easy to use: one button = one function, all signals are routed at will (to, insert, bus, firewire, control room, etc. ...), all in analog.
16 between the same, with the same features on all units (PSU fantme, to, etc. ....)

Ct concerning computer I could found a bug in XP: frquence the table is not adjustable from the driver, but since the squenceur.
If you happen to run a sound of another frquence (the sounds of Windows Explorer eg 22Khz). And the table is in RULES 44Khz, plant, and the table is positioned 96Khz. The VAS Mackie, although fast, was unable dpanner me, I found the solution by chance.

After removal of windows sounds, the machine is stable trs, but the problem is still Submitted for other files (mp3).
Trs annoying to use.
Otherwise the machine is performing trs, nothing else to report.

No significant problem with Vista.

Ultra-fast installation. Supplied with 3 m cable and firewire adapter on the number of port pins.


The pramps are of good sound cards with superior quality entry-level type M-Audio (I could compare), and equivalent to a Motu. Trs of good stuff for the home studio semi-pro. We sometimes blame their lack of power following the microphones and / or instrument utiliss. Pass a certain threshold (more than 3 / 4), a breath appears.
A couple pramp Externally, the problem disappears (you can bypass the pramp the mackie but use its EQ and routing table).

The EQ is musical (the highs are not too "harsh", the low round) with 2 mdiums Settings, and a bypass button.

The converter does is work, but hard to compare to another product.


Using a home-studio and live.

No equivalent in this price range: 16 "real" mono tracks, EQ, converter and an almost infinite routing between the PC and the table!
Allen is the least complte the Midas twice the price ...

Live, prvoyez speakers with a big reserve of power. Home studio in far enough, the table may be just a little concert, according to the places you play.

Really a good product, a good Swiss Army knife ... except that it does not fit into a pocket.
Without the computer problem, I would have put 9 / 10

Stig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good value for money"

Mackie Onyx 1640i
Analog console preamps voies/16 16 + Line
low cut, 4-way semi parametric eq, 6 + 4 auxiliary groups
converter on each preamp pre / post eq via firewire
rack rails 19 "included


while the analog is good, glad to have everything at hand:)
I made some records with Cubase, Mackie driver is stable in 7 32bit


Onyx preamps not bad, small flaw: the gain is usually between 3 / 4 and Max preamp, but otherwise fairly quiet preamp.
eq's like the price, located between the midas and Berhinger. therefore correct (a switch lets put it out)


This is a good ratio q / p, I bought it with his flight case (it is rack inside)
the coup ca budge.
Firewire is a plus to record a concert or make models is perfect!
More options for routing the firewire are available either on each slice.
The only thing I do is not use the talkback section.
It's been a few months I have, I have not yet had occasion to do so, I think I get my mind later.

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