Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 USB Audio Interface

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Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Computer Interface
  • Onyx Mic Preamp with XLR Input
  • 1/4" TRS Input with Hi-Z Switch
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
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The Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 is an interface designed to let you record audio to your computer, and to monitor that audio as well. With its Onyx microphone preamp, single XLR input, and 1/4" input switchable between line-level signal and Hi-Z instrument impedance, the unit is suitable for singer-songwriters, podcasters, content creators, and others who want a mobile setup for recording their own projects. In your own project studio, you'll be able to connect to your monitors by means of the 1/4" jacks located on the rear of the unit.
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Mackie Onyx Artist Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Analog Circuitry
  • 3Direct Monitoring
  • 4Bus-Powered
  • 5All-Metal Enclosure Design
  • 6Key Features at a Glance
  • 7Professional Production Content

The Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 is an interface designed to let you record audio to your computer, and to monitor that audio as well. With its Onyx microphone preamp, single XLR input, and 1/4" input switchable between line-level signal and Hi-Z instrument impedance, the unit is suitable for singer-songwriters, podcasters, content creators, and others who want a mobile setup for recording their own projects. In your own project studio, you'll be able to connect to your monitors by means of the 1/4" jacks located on the rear of the unit.

The interface is relatively lightweight at 1.1 lb and provides a 1/4" headphone output, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Mackie's rugged steel chassis hardware design aids in this endeavor, giving you a robust, roadworthy chassis for the circuitry inside. Should you monitor through headphones, a direct monitor switch is provided, which mitigates any latency as you record your audio. The unit is designed to connect to your Mac or Windows computer over USB, and is bus-powered by the host computer.

The Onyx Artist 1·2 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.

Analog Circuitry

The Onyx Artist 1·2 delivers high headroom and low noise by means of its analog circuitry, including its Onyx mic preamp.

Direct Monitoring

A true analog monitoring path allows you to hear audio directly from the preamps as you record, so you can eliminate the latency of hearing the audio through your DAW.

Bus-Powered

The interface features connectivity over USB 2.0 for fast data transfers and minimal latency. It's also bus-powered through this port, meaning no external power is required. The unit is compatible with Core Audio and ASIO drivers.

All-Metal Enclosure Design

The Onyx Series Artist gives you an all-metal enclosure and heavy-duty potentiometers, as well as a robust internal construction.

Key Features at a Glance

  • Onyx mic preamp 
  • +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics
  • 1/4" TRS input with Hi-Z switch for connecting a guitar, bass, or keyboard
  • 2x2 interface with recording up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
  • Zero-latency direct analog monitoring of inputs
  • Dedicated 1/4" TRS outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • Bus-powered for easy mobile recording
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • All-metal enclosure design to survive day-to-day abuse
  • 1/4" headphone output
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on Mac or Windows

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: 663961053173

Mackie Onyx Artist Specs

Form FactorTabletop
DisplayNone
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Input / 2 Output at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps1
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
Phantom Power+48 V
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
MIDI I/ONone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB (Min Gain)
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+11 dBu (Min Gain)
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+24 dBu (Min Gain)
Max Output LevelMonitor Outputs:
+10 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
+10 dBu
THDMic Inputs:
< 0.001%
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
< 0.005%
Monitor Outputs:
< 0.001%
Headphone Outputs:
< 0.002%
EINMic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
< -100 dB
Monitor Outputs:
< -85 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
< -75 dBu
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit
Sync SourcesInternal
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port
Power
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Physical
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions6.42 x 4.49 x 2.01" / 16.31 x 11.4 x 5.11 cm
Weight1.1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.86 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.7 x 6.45 x 3.15"
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