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Mackie Onyx Satellite review

These line inputs are balanced, too - a bonus that makes the Satellite viable for professional applications. There are also six main audio outputs balancedplus a second pair of main stereo outputs that can be connected to an alternative pair of speakers.


The larger mackie onyx satellite base station the two parts is the 'Base Station' which provides analogue inputs and outputs, source selection and monitor level controls, plus a slot in its slanted top designed to hold the smaller 'Pod' unit. The idea behind this arrangement is that the Base Station can be left wired into your studio setup, with mics, instruments and monitors all left permanently hooked up and ready for use, then when you want to work on the move you simply slide out the Pod and pop it into your bag with the laptop. The unit looks very stylish sitting on my desktop: the 'Onyx' black finish gives it a smart and professional appearance, while the cooling vents and the protruding Pod manage to lend it a slightly retro, valve-amp sort of character. It feels mackie onyx satellite base station solid, and the build quality seems to be up to the usual Mackie standards.

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When undocked, the Pod is small and neat and fits easily into a bag with a laptop. The Pod's front panel provides gain controls for the two Onyx mic preamps, plus a pair of buttons to select instrument inputs, and rudimentary four-LED level meters. I felt that I could rely on it as my main audio interface in most situations, although I had to set up a headphone mix with a hardware mixer on one occasion, when the latency mackie onyx satellite base station bothering a singer too much.

Hopefully the firmware update mentioned in the 'Use The Source! The removable Pod concept is certainly mackie onyx satellite base station, and apart from the slightly quirky input selection on the Base Station I thought it worked very well: depending on your requirements, this might just fit the bill for both your laptop and your desktop machines and save you buying two separate interfaces.

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Personally, I would like to see them expand the concept with a four-input version to cater for those of us who like to record drum kits on location! The price of the Satellite probably wouldn't look particularly unreasonable even if it were just for the Mackie onyx satellite base station unit: when you add in the extra functionality of the Base Station and the convenience of the docking design, and the fact that there's a full, unrestricted DAW package thrown in, I think it looks like a bargain!

Use The Source! And its worth mentioning that all these things stay connected on your desktop, so you never have to repatch cables when you go to record on location. Tracktion 2's hallmark single-screen interface mackie onyx satellite base station intuitive workflow make it the perfect audio and MIDI production solution for both novice and seasoned DAW users alike. But more importantly, Tracktion 2 does it all in a way that never gets in the way of your creativity. Despite some initial scepticism, it must be said that it works rather well. First among these is connectivity. Current bid amount.


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Unfortunately, certain Macs emit unwanted noise, including a high-pitched whine, when an audio interface is connected to a FireWire port. As soon as I connected mine, this indeed was the case.

I began the often-aggravating task of trying to isolate the noise problem. As I had suffered this problem before with other FireWire interfaces, I was thrilled to find that the fix was relatively easy. Interested Power Mac G5 users can get more info at www.

Mackie Onyx Satellite FireWire Interface

Warning: I believe one of the main reasons for the discontinuation of this great product is that it doesn't work with Mackie onyx satellite base station do your reading before you buy. Yes, it only two channels with inserts and discrete line, hi-z, and mic inputs going in, but it has six going out, fully ASIO configurable. Additionally, all ins and outs are balanced buy you can use unbal if you want in them.The Onyx Satellite is a bit, 96kHz Firewire audio interface providing two analogue The larger of the two parts is the 'Base Station' which provides analogue.

The Onyx Satellite FireWire Recording System features a sleek, portable FireWire recording pod and dedicated Base Station. The FireWire bus-powered r.

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