Mackie Onyx 1620i - 16-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer

Mackie Onyx 1620i - 16-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer

Mackie Onyx 1620i - 16-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 8
  • Ideal for Use with Final Cut Pro
  • Switch Master Outs to Mic or Line-Level
  • Route Any Channel Pre or Post EQ to DAW
  • Send Auxes to DAW to Use Effects Live
  • 16 x 2 FireWire Routing Includes Auxes
  • Dedicated Talkback Section with Mic
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
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  • 1Description

The Onyx 1620i from Mackie is an 16-channel audio mixer with a built-in FireWire computer audio interface. It features a meticulously designed audio mixer section with flexible capabilities for both the studio and the stage. You can tap into the power of computer recording in new ways with its deep DAW integration. The fact that the 1620i is fully compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 8 software really makes it a full-featured audio tool that can adapt to any situation.

Each of the 8 mic channels on the 1620i features a 4-band dual sweep Perkins EQ and a boutique-quality Onyx mic preamp, and the 4 stereo channels all feature 3-band EQ. There are 4 aux sends for monitor mixes on stage, headphone cue mixes in the studio, and for effect sends. Every one of these channels (including the aux sends and the master) can be routed through the FireWire interface into the DAW of your choice. The number of mic inputs and flexibility as a recording and live sound tool makes the 1620i a great choice for bands. You can have a microphone on all of the instruments, so every rehearsal and live gig can also be a recording session.

There are some interesting capabilities in the computer integration aspect of the 1620i. If you have any good sounding effects that you use with your DAW software, you can easily integrate them into your mixes. For live sound, you can have your computer connected and route an aux send to your DAW, apply the effect in your software, and route the wet signal back into the mixer. You can record individual tracks in your DAW, and record the master mix outputs separately.

The first two channels on the Onyx 1620i feature a button that transforms the input into an instrument-level DI. This is ideal for recording guitars and basses. It includes a full-featured talkback section with a built-in microphone that enables you to communicate with artists from the control room of your studio, or through monitors with musicians on stage. It's no accident that Mackie is one of the most heavily relied upon manufacturers of recording and sound reinforcement equipment, and the Onyx 1620i is among the most versatile pieces of gear they've ever produced.

16-channel premium analog mixer with integrated 24-bit/96kHz FireWire I/O
Qualified by Mackie for use with all major production software, including:

Pro Tools M-Powered 8
Final Cut Pro
Ableton Live
Sonar Final Cut Pro

8 Onyx boutique-quality mic preamps
4-band Perkins EQ with sweepable mids on mono channels
3-band Perkins EQ on stereo line channels
Flexible FireWire routing, including aux sends and pre/post EQ assignment for all channels
4 aux sends with pre/post assignment
Smooth 60mm channel and master faders
Built-in DI on first two channels for direct connection of guitars, bass, etc.
Individual 48V phantom power switches on all mic inputs
Talkback section with built in mic and flexible routing
"Planet Earth" switching power supply for worldwide use
Optional rack kit available
In the Box
Mackie Onyx 1620i - 16-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer
  • Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Total # Of Inputs 16
    Mic/Line Inputs 8 x Microphone Inputs
    12 x Line Inputs (channels 1 & 2 can be switched to Hi-Z instrument level)
    Stereo Line Inputs 3-band Perkins EQ on stereo line channels
    AUX Sends 4
    AUX Returns 4 Stereo Returns
    Inserts 8 x Channel Inserts
    BUS (Group) Outputs None
    2 Trk Master I/O 2 x Balanced XLR Outputs with Mic or Line-Level Output Button
    ALT I/O 2 x TRS 1/4" Alt. Output
    Stereo RCA Tape Input & Output
    Monitor Outputs 2 x Balanced TRS 1/4" Control Room Outputs (with dedicated volume knob)
    1 x Stereo 1/4" Headphone Output (with dedicated volume knob)
    EQ Section 8 x 4-Band EQ with a High Mid Sweep and a Low Mid Sweep
    4 x 3-Band EQ (on stereo channels)
    Solo/Mute Yes, on every channel
    Channel Level Control 60mm Channel & Master Faders
    Trim/Gain Control Rotary Knob
    Phantom Power Yes, +48V (on every mic channel with individual buttons)
    Metering 12-Segment LED Master Meter
    2-Segment LED Meter On Every Channel
    Frequency Response Mic input to any output with all gain stages at unity: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Stereo channel line input to any output with all gain stages at unity: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

    FireWire In & Out at 44.1 kHz: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 21 kHz
    FireWire In & Out at 96 kHz: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 45 kHz

    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 20 Hz to 20 Hz, 20 Hz to 80 kHz Bandwidth

    Mic Input at Insert
    (+4 dBu in, 0 dB gain, +4 dBu out): 0.0057%

    Power Supply Universal AC Power Supply, 100 VAC - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
    Dimensions 19.1 x 16.6 x 4.3" (485 x 422 x 110.2mm)
    Weight 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 24.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.5 x 22.5 x 10.0"
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