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NEW MACKIE PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY AT NAB

NAB Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada – April 18, 2005 – Mackie is using the NAB Convention in Las Vegas this week to introduce the broadcast and post–production markets to several innovative new recording and live sound products.

Tracktion 2
Mackie's easy to use, ultra–intuitive, recording and MIDI production software gets a feature–rich update.

Mackie's Tracktion Music Production Software has been a runaway success with professionals that are more interested in creating music than learning complicated software platforms. And the version 2 release that's being shown for the very first time to the post production market at the NAB show this week, adds numerous new capabilities and features, while still maintaining the core qualities that makes Tracktion truly unique among competition.

Tracktion 2's distinctive clutter–free, single–screen design and intuitive user interface still offers unparalleled productivity, combining multi–track digital audio, MIDI programming and automated mix down into a simple yet powerful package. The latest version continues to offer full VST instrument and plug–in support, import and export compatibility with all major audio file formats, and cross–platform Mac and PC compatibility.

New for Tracktion 2 is an enhanced, more powerful MIDI editor, more comprehensive keyboard control and the ability to map hardware MIDI controllers to filter parameters. Tracktion 2 also brings a new high–definition 64–bit mix engine, improved external synchronization support, Apple QuickTime™ video support, and full integration for Mackie Control Universal and C4 controllers.

Among the most exciting news for the Tracktion 2 update is the inclusion of a full suite of high–quality plug–ins from some of the industry's most respected names. The collection includes a full range of high–end effects plug–ins from reFX, Acuma Labs, mda and Raw Materials Software, as well as IK Multimedia's popular AmpliTube LE guitar amp modeler. T2's bundled virtual instruments include IK Multimedia's Sampletank SE and the LinPlug RM–IV drum machine to name just a few. Also included is a massive assortment of MIDI drum loops and instrument samples. Tracktion 2 has a manufacturer's suggested retail value of $199.00 and will be available exclusively through authorized Mackie retailers in May 2005.

Onyx 400F Studio Recording Preamp with 192kHz FireWire Output
Perfect for anyone looking to easily add high quality microphone preamps to a DAW–studio or live recording system, Mackie's Onyx 400F is a 10–channel, 192kHz–capable FireWire audio interface that features Mackie's flagship Onyx microphone preamps, as well as on–board DSP matrix mixing. And because it's 192kHz capable, all of the detail and clarity of the highly–acclaimed Onyx mic pre is sure to be preserved in the final recording.

In addition, the Onyx 400F's unique on–board DSP matrix mixer 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 LED metering for the mic inputs. The rear panel includes four combo mic/line inputs, TRS inserts for the mic input channels, four line inputs, eight line outputs, control room outputs, Word Clock I/O, MIDI I/O, SPDIF I/O and two FireWire ports.

The Onyx 400F is bundled with a complete software package which includes Mackie Tracktion, as well as the Mackie Final Mix mastering toolkit. This bundle ensures that Onyx 400F customers will have a complete recording/mixing/mastering solution right out of the box. The Onyx 400F will be available Q2, 2005 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $899.00.

Onyx 80 Series
The new Onyx 80 Series Large–Format Live Sound Consoles benefit from much of the technology developed for Mackie's successful Onyx small–format analog mixers introduced in 2004. As such, the Onyx 80 Series consoles feature rugged construction, all–new analog circuitry with a full compliment of Mackie's flagship Onyx microphone preamps and the renowned “British–voiced” four–band Perkins EQ.

The Onyx 80 Series consoles are offered in four sizes: the 24–channel Onyx 2480, 32–channel Onyx 3280, 40–channel Onyx 4080, and the 48–channel Onyx 4880. All four models incorporate features that any hardcore live engineer will appreciate including eight Aux Sends with Stereo Link function for up to four IEM mixes; an Aux/Group Flip function; a 10x2 Matrix; four Mute Groups; eight full–featured stereo Aux Input channels, and an optional rack–mountable redundant power supply. The master section and channel strip configuration are the same across the line; the mixers differ only by channel count and footprint.

The Onyx 80 Series will be available Q2 2005. Pro User Net pricing for the Onyx 80 Series models is as follows: Onyx 2480–$3999; Onyx 3280–$4799; Onyx 4080–$5499; and Onyx 4880–$6199.

All Mackie products are currently on display at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 18–21, 2005, booth SL 254.

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.mackie.com.


 

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