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Mackie Big Knob Passive Studio Monitor Controller (Gray)

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Mackie Big Knob Passive Studio Monitor Controller (Gray)
Key Features
  • 2x2 Monitor Controller
  • Two Sources and Two Monitor Pairs
  • Classic Big Knob Volume Control
  • Mono, Mute, and Dim Functions
The gray Mackie Big Knob Passive is a monitor controller that allows you to choose between two audio sources and two monitor pairs. It can be used in project and professional studios and is designed to increase your workflow for recording and mixing applications.
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Would there be any issues using a Y cable to send audio to headphones as one of the outputs?
Asked by: Daniel E.
This is a passive unit. The outputs are not designed to drive headphones (or speakers for that matter). But you can easily DIY a headphone amp with an old stereo receiver, mixer, or something similar. Or buy the Big Knob Studio, which provides 2 headphone outs.
Answered by: Joe W.
Date published: 2021-11-03

Will it convert unbalanced to balanced?

Will it convert unbalanced to balanced?
Asked by: LEONARDO
This passive monitor controller accepts and outputs cables with either balanced or unbalanced connections, but it does not actively convert signals from balanced to unbalanced or visa versa.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-02-25

Is the DAW Essentials built in? If not, how are ...

Is the DAW Essentials built in? If not, how are those options accessed?
Asked by: Al
The Mackie Big Knob Passive Studio Monitor Controller includes Waveform OEM software and the DAW Essentials Collection, which features 16 contemporary FX plugins including EQ, Compression, Delay, Limiter, Flanger, and more. The software can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website and the URL will be provided.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-06-28

can i record vocals with the mackie studio or i ...

can i record vocals with the mackie studio or i need to buy a separate interface?
Asked by: Jorge
You can record your vocals on the Mackie Big Knob Studio model, as it has two mic inputs and it also operates as an audio interface.
Answered by: David M
Date published: 2022-07-29

Does it allow you to play both monitors at the ...

Does it allow you to play both monitors at the same time?
Asked by: Richard
No, the Mackie Big Knob Passive Studio Monitor Controller allows you to choose between two audio sources and two monitor pairs. This means that you can connect the monitor controller to two different pairs of monitors and choose which pair that you want to hear. You can only listen to one pair at a time, but not both pairs at the same time.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-08-27

Does this unit come with cables?

Does this unit come with cables?
Asked by: Lee
The Mackie Big Knob Passive Studio Monitor Controller does not include any cables.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-08-15

Will this record through USB to 4 separate ...

Will this record through USB to 4 separate channels? What exactly does 2x4 when referencing USB mean? I am NOT referencing the analog inputs/outputs, ONLY how it relates SPECIFICALLY to USB.
Asked by: Paul
The 2x4 means this interface will send 2 channels (Left and Right ) to a recording program for recording, and will return 4 playback channels for monitoring. This will only record 2 tracks at one time.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-06-25

I have a ps5 and MacBook with usb interface. With ...

I have a ps5 and MacBook with usb interface. With one set of speakers. Can I switch between both sources and keep one speaker for all?
Asked by: Bobby
The Mackie Big Knob inputs and outputs are all TRS type. So if you have two usb interfaces (one for the ps5 and one for the Mac) then yes you can switch between the two sources to one set of speakers. But if you have only one usb interface there's not point in using the Mackie Big Knob. You would need a different device to switch the usb interface between the ps5 and the Mac.
Answered by: Larry
Date published: 2023-12-03
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