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The Mackie Onyx 400F is a 10-channel, 192kHz-capable FireWire audio interface that features the new flagship Mackie Onyx microphone preamps, as well as on-board DSP matrix mixing. The 400F's on-board DSP mixing matrix allows latency free headphone mixing and routing independent of the DAW software. This is a particularly useful feature for those operating older DAW-based systems where processing power is limited.
Front panel controls on the Onyx 400F include control-room output level, dual independent headphone outputs with dedicated level control, dual instrument inputs, and four-segment metering for the mic inputs. The rear panel includes four combo mic/line inputs, balanced TRS sends and returns for the first two mic inputs, four line inputs, eight line outputs, Control Room outputs, Word Clock I/O, MIDI I/O, SPDIF I/O and two FireWire ports. The 1U rackmount steel chassis features an extruded aluminum front panel with machined aluminum knobs. A black plastic accent strip is flushed mounted into the front panel to complete the look.
The Onyx 400F is bundled with a complete software package which includes Tracktion, Mackie's audio recording and MIDI production software, as well as the Mackie Final Mix mastering toolkit. The complete Onyx 400F package will be available in early 2005 and carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $899.99USD.
For more information, visit their web site at www.mackie.com