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Mackie's Onyx 1640 Mixer Makes The Job Easy For Producer Jim Lowe

UK - January 2005– When producer Jim Lowe began looking for a cost-effective desk that could be used to record bands during rehearsal sessions he immediately thought of Mackie knowing that he would find exactly what he wanted from within its range of analogue mixers.

"I was looking for an easy and affordable way to record bands in rehearsal situations, without having to compromise on quality," he explains. "Mackie desks are renowned for their good EQ and mic amps, so the company's range was an obvious place to begin my search."

Lowe, who has recently produced and engineered a new album for the Stereophonics, chose an Onyx 1640 with FireWire option. This 16-channel small-format analogue mixer is the flagship of Mackie's new Onyx range. And like the rest of the Onyx line, it's packed with new features, including an innovative 24-bit/96khz FireWire 1/0 option that allows it to stream multi-channel audio directly into a laptop or desktop computer.

"The FireWire option was a must have because I use a G4 laptop and I needed a quick and easy way of getting 16 mic inputs straight into my computer. The FireWire works incredibly well - to the extent that I can't believe this process hasn't been made so easy before. I now have a desk that is not only portable but also really logical and simple to use. It does exactly what I want it to do and I'm very happy with my choice."

Apart from the latest Stereophonics album, Lowe has also worked on both live and studio projects with the Foo Fighters, Manic Street Preachers, Rod Stewart and Paul Weller. He has a small home studio, which is where his Onyx 1640 will be based when it isn't being used for live and rehearsal work.

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.

Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information please contact: Mackie · 16220 Wood–Red Road N.E. · Woodinville, WA 98072 · Phone: (425) 487–4333 · Fax: (425) 487–4337 ·Internet:www.loudtechinc.com.

Forward–Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that are forward–looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward–looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and the following: changes in demand for the Company's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward–looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward–looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.


 

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