Engineer-Producer Travis Wyrick got the call to record P.O.D. tracking for their most recent album Testify. You can read about it in Mix magazine but here’s the short version: this album rocks like few others. Sizzling drum tracks courtesy of Wyrick’s use of Onyx 800R and a whole bunch of other goodies.
After a successful preview at Winter NAMM, Mackie is debuting for the first time in Europe, the new Quad Series of digital signal processors. The Quad Series processors combine high-quality 24-bit processing and stellar audio performance with intuitive and feature-packed user interfaces designed for serious live sound applications.
Mackie is unveiling for the first time in Europe the newest members of it’s acclaimed Onyx family the Onyx 4-bus Series Mid-Format Live Sound Consoles. With the additions of the new Onyx Onyx 24.4 24-channel and Onyx Onyx 32.4 32-channel consoles, Mackie brings the innovative feature set and unequalled sound quality of their Onyx Series to the world of mid-format live mixers, effectively filling the gap between the Onyx Small-Format and 8-bus Onyx 80 Large-Format Live Sound Consoles.
Making it’s European debut this week at the Frankfurt Musikmesse is Mackie’s new Satellite FireWire Recording System. The Satellite FireWire Recording System is an innovative new approach to digital recording, featuring a two-part audio interface designed to get the best out of computer recording in both live and studio environments.
Deke doesn’t care what all those fake B3 sample playin’ mfos sez; ain’t nothin like the real thang bay-bay. Gotta be a Hammond and weigh too much for one person to move to move the Deke. Here’s three B3 players we like a lot; two of which are INTIMATELY familiar with the Mackie gear (SRM450’s and recording consoles) they’ve used over the years plus one great jazz organist who has, sadly, passed on.
For a deep dive into some smokin’ B3 playing, check this NPR link out.
Stumped who these fine players are?…
The Deke asked Conan O’Brien keyboardist and Onyx 1640 user Scott Healey to describe his worst gig and got back this little gem. If you think your worst performance story can beat this, email DKSweet@sbcglobal.net and we’ll post the best, er worst. Go Scott . . .
Worst gig, that’s easy.
I was covering on synth all the orchestra keyboard parts (celeste, piano) plus doing the harp parts in a local NYC area pops orchestra. We mainly did outdoor summer park concerts, quality control was very low but it was challenging and great reading practice.
DJ Exacta from Compulsive Music at the Mackie Booth during Winter Music Conference. Pictured form left to right, DJ Tamara Sky, Jeff Fisher Mackie AR, DJ Exacta, Colleen Shannon. DJ Exacta is currently a resident DJ at several clubs in New York including Crobar NY. See his artist site for club details.
After seeing the DXB at Sounds expo Colm O’Rourke one of the Head lecturers at the University of Westminster knew the Digital Xbus 200 was the desk for there Courses.
The DXB 200 is connected to a HD2 pro tools rig and still has the ability to interact with Core Audio and ASIO supported software. Students get such a wide range of use from this console without the need to add extra control surfaces or Audio interfaces. AES cards allow the connection to Pro tools and a Firewire card gives them 24 I/O over…
So I took out some time to get staff members from Digital village up to speed on the latest DXB200 features. With new staff members in there Acton store it was a sure thing they would want to get the low down on all the DXB has to offer. The DXB is set up to control a full pro tools rig in there store and is the centre piece of there pro audio department.