Onyx Series mixers deliver more useful features, better sound quality, advanced tonal shaping, lots of "extras" like 4-segment LED metering on every channel, and optional FireWire connectivity.
Premium 12-channel small-format analog mixer with all-new circuitry
4 new ONYX mic preamps with sound comparable to boutique preamps
New 3-band Perkins EQ with sweepable mids
96K FireWire option for streaming 14 independent channels of audio to computer with zero latency input monitoring through mixer
2 channels of monitoring from computer via FireWire option card
2 Aux sends w/ Pre/Post switches
4 stereo line-level inputs
Built-in Talkback section for use with internal or external mic
True hardware EQ Bypass
"Planet-Earth" ± power supply Individual 48v Phantom Power switches on all mic inputs
Linear taper 60mm faders with ultra-smooth response on all channels
Balanced direct outs for every channel via DB-25 connection
Selectable instrument inputs on first two channels - no DI box needed
New Onyx mic preamps meet or surpass any standalone mic preamp on the market in terms of pure fidelity and headroom. The "neo classic" Perkins EQ circuitry gives you the sweet musicality of British EQ and a true hardware EQ bypass. This analog brilliance is paired with a full-featured discrete Aux section, a completely redesigned mix bus and summing amp section, and a Talkback section with onboard mic. The Onyx 1220 provides 4 mic/line…
inputs, 8 line inputs, 2 buses and 3-band Perkins EQ with sweepable midrange.
The Onyx 1620 provides 8 mic/line inputs, 4 stereo line inputs, 2 buses and 4-band Perkins EQ with dual sweepable midrange. Add the optional 96k FireWire card and you can output a combination of direct outputs (from every single input channel) and the L-R mix, directly into a FireWire equipped computer, and, at the same time, return 2 channels of computer audio for monitoring through the control room/phones matrix.
Optional FireWire I/O
The Simplicity of Analog. The Convenience of Digital.
The Onyx FireWire I/O Card is a true first. This 24-bit/96k card bridges the gap between Mackie's flagship Onyx analog mixers and a Mac or PC, giving musicians and engineers a great-sounding and very efficient way to go from analog to digital - without the need for separate converter boxes or interfaces.