Mackie Onyx 820i
Mackie Onyx 820i

Onyx 820i, FireWire/USB/mLan Mixer from Mackie in the Onyx-i series.

Qill 09/10/2012

Mackie Onyx 820i : Qill's user review


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Multitrack analog 8 votes 2 mono and 3 stereo
24-bit/96kHz FireWire
Three Onyx mic preamps
2 Perkins EQ with 3-band semi-parametric midrange on mono channels
2 Perkins EQ 3-band on stereo channels
1 4-band Perkins EQ on channel hybrid mono / stereo
Direct boxes built on the first two channels for direct connection guitars, bass or other
3 Switch with 48V phantom power on mono channels 3
Talkback section with internal microphone and flexible assignment


I use it to make home studio tracks guitar, bass, voice, drums, synth .... it is connected with Firewire on the Mac, it is easily recognized by GarageBand, made sounds are made with Shure SM58 and SM57


it has XLR output jack and large, I plugged on MR5, the sound is clean ... after taking sounds for all the expense of the room acoustics, microphones ...


Very good console for home studio for those who do not want to take the lead is the all in one solution, it saves space, plug it works, no need sound card or something else on the other hand must some idea anyway ... the console has a lot of possibilities, there is a way to make beautiful models with, Mackie is a product that is designed for demanding enthusiasts and the price / quality ratio is pretty flawless, I have not yet tested Thunderbolt port on the new Mac to see if it is compatible