Mackie Big Knob Studio Monitor Controller and Interface

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Mackie Big Knob Studio Monitor Controller and Interface
Key Features
  • Three Sources and Two Monitor Pairs
  • Classic Big Knob Volume Control
  • Independent Trim on All Sources
  • Mono, Mute, and Dim Functions
The Mackie Big Knob Studio is a monitor controller and interface that allows you to choose between three audio input sources and two monitor pairs. It can be used for project and professional studios and is designed to increase your workflow for recording and mixing applications.
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Mackie Big Knob Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Professional Source and Monitor Selection
  • 3Flexible 2x2 USB Recording Interface
  • 4Comprehensive Feature Set for Professional Studios
  • 5Professional Production Content

The Mackie Big Knob Studio is a monitor controller and interface that allows you to choose between three audio input sources and two monitor pairs. It can be used for project and professional studios and is designed to increase your workflow for recording and mixing applications.

It features a built-in 2x2 USB recording interface with two Onyx mic preamps and phantom power for condenser microphones. Recording and playback is at 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and the cue mix allows for controlled blending of direct inputs with other signals for zero-latency recording. Choice of recording paths provide flexibility for applications like podcasting and more.

Additionally, other features include flexible source connections, a convenient 1/8" input for your smartphone, dual headphone outs with independent level control, a built-in talkback mic, and 16-segment high-resolution input source metering.

Finally, with its sturdy and built-like-a-tank design, the interface is compatible with all major DAWs on both Mac and Windows platforms. The Big Knob Studio features a download for ProTools | First and Waveform software and The Musician's Collection plug-in package including 23 high-quality plugins with BBD Delay, Level Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor. To authorize the software, simply input the mixer's serial number on the website.

Professional Source and Monitor Selection

  • Choose between 3 sources and 2 monitor pairs
  • Classic Big Knob volume control
  •  Independent trim on all sources and monitor outs
  • Mono, mute and dim functions

Flexible 2x2 USB Recording Interface

  • Two boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps including phantom power for condenser microphones
  • High-resolution 192kHz / 24-bit recording and playback
  • Cue mix allows controlled blending of direct inputs with other signals for zero-latency recording

Comprehensive Feature Set for Professional Studios

  • Flexible source connections including convenient 1/8” input for your smartphone
  • Dual headphone outs with independent level control
  • Built-in talkback mic for easy communication with artists
  • 16-segment high-resolution input source metering

Professional Production Content

  • Content
    • Pro Tools | First and Waveform OEM professional software and plugin packages included
    • The DAW Essentials Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equalizer, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter
  • Included Software from Avid, including Pro Tools | First
    • An industry standard for decades, Pro Tools | First is easy enough for beginners yet sophisticated enough for experienced musicians. Get many of the same tools used by your favorite artists and recording studios. And now you can collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination. Available for macOS and Windows operating systems. 
    • In addition to the powerful plug-ins within Pro Tools | First, this mixer comes with the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection featuring 23 fantastic plug-ins, including:
      • Avid 304E EQ: Add musical warmth with a treble and bass equalizer with sweepable mid control
      • Avid 304C Compressor: Tweak the clarity, balance, and rhythmic feel of music with this optical-modeled compressor
      • BBD Delay: Create delay, chorus, and vibrato effects based on a classic guitar pedal
      • Black Op Distortion: Add rich distortion based on a classic distortion pedal
      • Black Shiny Wah: Achieve the famous classic tones of a respected wah wah pedal
      • Black Spring Reverb: Get the twang and space of a vintage amplifier
      • C1 Chorus: Emulates a classic chorus pedal
      • DC Distortion: Dial up a range of overdriven tones with this Avid custom distortion effect
      • Eleven Lite: Get the sound of popular guitar amps and speaker cabinets
      • Flanger: Create esoteric sounds with this homage to vintage and modern flangers
      • Graphic EQ: Sculpt frequencies with ease
      • Gray Compressor: Add warmth to tracks based on a vintage Ross compressor
      • Green JRC Overdrive: Get the coveted sounds of a classic IC overdrive pedal
      • In-Tune: Keep your instruments in tune with this digital tuner
      • Orange Phaser: Create interesting effects with this phase shifter based on a classic design
      • Roto Speaker: Recreate the sounds of a Leslie rotary speaker cabinet
      • Sci-Fi: Add analog synth-type ring and frequency modulation
      • Studio Reverb: Create natural-sounding reverb and ambient effects
      • Tape Echo: Add vintage analog delay and chorus effects
      • Tri Knob Fuzz: Get the Hendrix tone with this fuzz box based on one of the first fuzz pedals
      • Vari-Fi: Create the effect of audio changing tape speed
      • Vibe Phaser: Add phase-shift and rotary speaker effects
      • White Boost: Boost gain without coloring tone
UPC: 663961050486

Mackie Big Knob Specs

Inputs2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Inputs
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line Inputs
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Stereo Input
Outputs2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced 2-Track Line Outputs
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Monitor Outputs
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Outputs
USB I/O1 x USB 2.0 Type-B
Resolution24-Bit / 192 kHz
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB, Unity Gain, +4 dBu Input)
NoiseMic Inputs to Outputs: < -125 dBu RMS, A-Weighted (150 ohms Terminated, 22 kHz Bandwidth)
Line Inputs to Outputs: < -90 dBu RMS, Unweighted (150 ohms Terminated, 22 kHz Bandwidth)
THD + N<0.01% Unweighted (Unity Gain, 1 kHz at +4 dBu Input, 80 kHz Bandwidth)
Crosstalk< -60 dB at 1 kHz (Unity Gain, -1 dBFS Input)
AttenuationMuted: -60 dB
Dim: -20 dB
Maximum Input Level+22 dBu
Maximum Output Level+22 dBu
Power Requirements100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.75 A via Universal Power Supply
Dimensions6.4 x 9.9 x 3.2" / 16.3 x 25.1 x 8.1 cm
Weight3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.355 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.45 x 8.8 x 5.65"
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