February 25, 2014
Cairo’s St. Therese Basilica Gets Mackie HDA

Cairo, Egypt – February 2014… In a region renowned as the birthplace of modern religionChurch Mackie HDA, this sprawling metropolis on the banks of the Nile is dotted with houses of worship large and small. Constructed in 1939, the Basilica of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus is a classic example, a massive Byzantine style structure adorned with Arabic-Egyptian ornamentation.

As with many of the grand basilicas, the room’s acoustics have long been a challenge. Soaring walls, marble floors, wooden pews, and a massive 80-foot (25 meter) high dome ringed with…

August 2, 2013
New Mackie VLZ4 Mixers – Now With Onyx Mic Pres

Mackie VLZ4 Series Compact Mixers

The all-new Mackie VLZ4 Series Compact Mixers now include the proven performance of Mackie’s acclaimed Onyx mic preamps.

Mackie Onyx Mic PreampsIntroducing the all-new Mackie VLZ4 line of analog compact mixers, which now include Mackie’s acclaimed Onyx mic preamps and deliver the ultimate in high-headroom, low-noise mixer design. The eight new VLZ4 models…

April 30, 2012
Mackie Adds Lion Support for Onyx Blackbird

Here’s some great news for users of the Mackie Onyx Blackbird 16×16 FireWire Recording Interface. We just released brand new drivers that support Mac OS X Lion!

Note that there are two different versions depending on what exact version of the OS you are running. Check your version and click below to download the driver and control panel. Be sure to read the instructions for proper installation.

OSX 10.5.0 – 10.6.8 Driver and Control Panel

OSX 10.7.0 – 10.7.3 Driver and Control Panel

Of course, please let us know if you have any…

January 13, 2012
Introducing the Mackie DL1608. The Digital Revolution is Not Only Here – It’s Wireless.


The digital revolution is not only here — it’s wireless. The Mackie DL1608™ redefines live mixing by combining the proven power of a full-featured digital mixer with the unmatched ease and mobility of an iPad® (and at a price never before achieved). With 16 boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps and the performance of 24bit Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters, you have unparalleled sound quality. Seamless wired to wireless iPad control means you can mix from anywhere in the venue. This gives you the…

September 8, 2010
New Mackie Onyx Blackjack Video

Check out our video for the new Mackie Onyx Blackjack Premium 2×2 USB Recording Interface. Phew, that’s a mouthful…who comes up with these product names anyway.

At any rate, check out the video. Click on it to get to Mackie’s YouTube channel. There are several other new videos to check out.

To learn more about the Onyx Blackjack or it’s bigger brother (Onyx Blackbird) just click here.

July 30, 2010
New Onyx Blackjack Video Review From Sonic State

Check it out! A great video review of our new Blackjack 2×2 Premium Recording Interface from the guys at Sonic State.

Be sure to visit Sonic State for tons of in-depth info on all things pro audio.

Click here to learn more about the Onyx Blackjack.

July 15, 2010


Work Smarter. Sound Professional.
Mackie is proud to announce two new Onyx-branded premium recording interfaces – the Onyx Blackjack and Onyx Blackbird. These two new interfaces provide the unmatched quality, feature sets and level of innovation that Onyx gear is known for, priced right for the budget of the working musician or engineer.

Onyx Premium Recording Interfaces deliver ultra-professional recording quality and innovative features that make them really easy to use. Boutique-quality…

August 11, 2008


Jim Dalrymple works with Macworld.com and has been writing about Macs for more than a decade. However, he is also musician and decided to make an album, posting notes about the entire creative process on Macworld.com.

During this process, he ran into a problem. Not enough preamps for all the mics needed for the recording. Simple enough problem, right? Well, when you pose this question to audio engineers in a public forum, it is bound to get more complicated. Just read the comments at the bottom of the “problem” story and you will…