Mackie Creator Bundle 3" Multimedia Monitors, USB Microphone, and Headphones

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Mackie Creator Bundle 3" Multimedia Monitors, USB Microphone, and Headphones
Key Features
  • CR3-X 3" Multimedia Monitors
  • EM-USB USB Condenser Microphone
  • MC-100 Headphones
  • Includes Connection Cables & Desk Stand
Start your podcast, voice-over work, or live stream with the Mackie Creator Bundle, a simple home recording and monitoring solution including a slew of Mackie gear—the EM-USB cardioid USB condenser microphone, a pair of CR3-X 3" multimedia monitors, the MC-100 headphones, a tripod desk stand, and connection cables.
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Mackie Creator Bundle 3" Multimedia Monitors, USB Microphone, and Headphones

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Mackie Creator Bundle Overview

Start your podcast, voice-over work, or live stream with the Mackie Creator Bundle, a simple home recording and monitoring solution including a slew of Mackie gear—the EM-USB cardioid USB condenser microphone, a pair of CR3-X 3" multimedia monitors, the MC-100 headphones, a tripod desk stand, and connection cables.

Getting set up is easy: connect the microphone to your computer via USB Type-C, hook up the headphones to the mic's 3.5mm output, and use the supplied 3.5mm to stereo RCA cable to plug your computer's output into the monitors. With no drivers to install, the Creator Bundle offers user-friendly, plug-and-play functionality for recording speech and vocals in the comfort of your own home.

Mackie CR3-X Creative Reference Series 3" Multimedia Monitors (Pair)

The Mackie CR3-X is a pair of Creative Reference Series 3" Multimedia Monitors offering a compact solution for quality audio playback in home studios and gaming setups. With 50W of amplification driving 3" woofers and 0.75" tweeters, the CR3-X monitors work well, whether you're creating content or casually enjoying some tunes.

The pair consists of one passive speaker and one powered speaker that connect with an included speaker cable. Each monitor incorporates a custom-tuned rear port to smoothly extend the low end and a specially designed waveguide for clarity and proper dispersion of high frequencies.

With plenty of I/O provided, the CR3-X can accept a feed from your audio interface, computer soundcard, or mobile device while pumping out your mix to the drivers or your favorite headphones.

The CR3-X features a download for ProTools | First and The Musician's Collection plug-in package including 23 high-quality plug-ins with BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, the 304E EQ, and the 304C Compressor.

General Features

  • For recording, mixing, sound design, gaming, and casual listening
  • All-wood cabinet with a brushed-metal front panel
  • 3.5mm, RCA, and 1/4" inputs accommodate balanced or unbalanced stereo line-level signal from your audio interface, mixer, soundcard, or mobile device
  • Front-panel 3.5mm headphone port auto-defeats speaker output
  • 50W of amplification drives the 3" polypropylene-coated woofers and 0.75" ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeters
  • Speaker placement switch lets you choose which side to use for the on/off/volume control
  • Includes a 3.5mm to stereo RCA cable for connecting your computer to the speakers, a standard 3.5mm cable to plug in your smartphone, and a speaker cable to connect the left and right monitors

Avid Pro Tools | First and Other Included Software

Avid Pro Tools has been an industry standard in studios and homes for decades. Pro Tools | First (available for macOS and Windows operating systems) 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, collaborate online with anyone anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination.

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:

  • 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

Mackie EM-USB EleMent Series USB Condenser Microphone

The Mackie EM-USB is an EleMent Series USB condenser microphone offering a simple solution for podcasting, live streaming, voice-overs, and vocal tracking. Like all EleMent Series mics, the EM-USB presents an attractive combination of ruggedness, quality sound, and affordability.

The EM-USB utilizes a cardioid polar pattern, which rejects sound behind the mic to yield recordings with less of the room ambience typically found in untreated spaces. A single USB Type-C connection to your host computer handles audio I/O and power for easy plug-and-play functionality, and the 3.5mm headphone output allows convenient headphone monitoring directly from the mic.

All controls—mic gain, headphone volume, and mic mute—are clearly accessible from the front of the mic. The EM-USB includes a tripod desk stand, a mic clip, and a USB Type-C so you can get started right away.

The EM-USB features a download for ProTools | First, Waveform software, and The Musician's Collection plug-in package including 23 high-quality plug-ins with BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor. You also get Tracktion's Waveform OEM and the DAW Essentials Collection.

General Features

  • Cardioid condenser microphone capsule
  • Built-in USB interface for simple, efficient recording
  • USB Type-C connectivity
  • 3.5mm headphone output with independent volume control
  • Mute button turns off the mic signal while leaving the computer output audible
  • Adjustable microphone gain
  • Rugged construction

Avid Pro Tools | First and Other Included Software

Avid Pro Tools has been an industry standard in studios and homes for decades. Pro Tools | First (available for macOS and Windows operating systems) 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, collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination. You also get Tracktion's Waveform OEM and the DAW Essentials Collection.

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:

  • 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

Mackie CR3-X Creative Reference Series 3" Multimedia Monitors (Pair) Specs

Studio Monitor
Monitor TypeActive 2-Way
EnclosureBass-Reflex
Power Rating50 W Peak
DriversLF Driver: 1 x 3" / 7.62 cm Polypropylene Cone
HF Driver: 1 x 0.75" / 1.91 cm Silk Dome
Amplification1 x Full-Range Amplifier: Class-D50 W Peak
Performance
Frequency Range70 Hz to 20 kHz (at -10 dB)
80 Hz to 20 kHz (at -3 dB)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)97 dB
Phase AdjustmentNone
Signal Processing
EQNone
FiltersNone
Parametric EQNone
Crossover
Crossover Frequency3 kHz
Connectivity
I/O2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Female Analog Input
1 x 2RCA Unbalanced Female Analog Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Female Analog Input
2 x Push Terminal Unbalanced Female Analog Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Female Analog Output
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption60 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Enclosure MaterialMDF
Mounting PointsNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.5 x 8.1 x 7.1" / 14 x 20.6 x 18 cm (Each)
Weight7.8 lb / 3.5 kg (Pair)

Mackie EM-USB EleMent Series USB Condenser Microphone Specs

Microphone
Form FactorDesktop / Stand/Boom-Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Condenser
Diaphragm0.55" / 14 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentYes
Indicators1 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range30 Hz to 18 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Sensitivity-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range89 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio89 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x USB Type-C (on Mic)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Digital Audio
Digital Signal ProcessingNone
Internal MemoryNone
Operating System SupportWindows, macOS/OS X
Available PortUSB 2.0, USB 3.0
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip, Tabletop (with Included Hardware)
CertificationsCE, as per Manufacturer
Dimensionsø: 1.8 x L: 7.1" / ø: 4.57 x L: 18.03 cm
Weight0.87 lb / 0.39 kg
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