Excerpt: this product is most definately NOT COMPATIBLE with m-powered 8. i bought the mixer + The software seperately and both mackie + avid both told me .. sorry pal, that was a limited time thing, to use this mixer with pro tools they will ask u to upgrade to pt9 or pt10 or higher...(which is not an m-powered product and costs alot more) dont make the same mistake i did.
Excerpt: In the short time I've had this mixer, I have been very satisfied with the sound quality. I'm using it as my daw's audio interface running it through a pair of Tanoi reveal nearfield monitors.
Excerpt: This board is used in a Video Production classroom and so the firewire portion is needed for video/audio editing. The Mackie is such a reliable product that I can use it with middle school students so they only have to adjust the faders, up or down for each device. The rest is for me to set at the beginning.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
Excerpt: Compared to my old budget firewire mixer, this thing is a world class studio. I went cheap last time so I could get a few bazillion other things I needed to build my studio. And boy did I miss having a Mackie. This was the last piece in the link. And it makes everything else I spent the last two years buying, sound amazing. I feel like I'm hearing all my gear for the first time.
Excerpt: The Mackie Onyx I series, compared A/B with competition (cheaper Yamaha USB mixers or Motu) exhibit about 40 dB less signal in captured audio files. With normal voice, talking (like telling a story), you will fill only 8% (yes) of the total dynamic ratio, gain knob fully right. On the other mixers, gain knob at about 1 a clock you get covered 90% of the dynamic ratio. The attenuation on the A/D block is way to much, about 40 db more than usable.
Summary: Ich habe mich nach mehreren sehr negativen Erfahrungen, mit einem günstigeren Produkt, für das Mackie ONYX 1620i entschieden, weil es durchgehend funktioniert. Anschließen, installieren und geht ! Ein anderes Produkt musste ich 2 mal zurückschicken weil jedesmal etwas anderes nicht funktioniert hat. Sehr überzeugend sind für mich folgende Features: 2 Hi-Z Instrumenteneingänge für Gitarre und Bass.