Mackie will use this year’s NSCA show as a platform to introduce the commercial audio market to a range of exciting new products, including their revolutionary new TT24 Digital Live Console the Onyx series of FireWire-capable premium analog mixers.

The TT24 Digital Live Console is a powerful 24-mic input digital mixer developed specifically for live sound applications such as clubs, theaters, houses of worship, rental companies, sound production companies and regional touring acts.

Architecturally, TT24 is a 56 x 45, 24-bit, 96kHz capable digital live console with 100mm touch-sensitive faders, on-board analog and digital I/O, full channel metering, digital recall, EQ, dynamics, and effects. A unique control section combines a 5-inch touch screen, eight function buttons, and 12-parameter rotary encoders that work together to provide quick and easy access to key live functions such as: Fat Channel overview, EQ, Dynamics, Group/Aux assignments, Aux masters, Snapshots, FX control, and Matrix. Absolutely nothing is out of immediate reach.

The rear panel of the TT24 is equipped with all of the necessary I/O connections to take full advantage of the board’s functionality right out of the box. On board are: 24 mic/line inputs with 4-band EQ/comp/gate, eight line inputs with 4-band parametric EQ, Left-Right-C/Mono outs with 4-band parametric EQ and comp/limiter, 12 aux sends with 4-band parametric EQ & comp/limiter, eight groups with 10 assignable 4-band parametric EQ & comp/limiters, eight matrix outputs with 600ms of total delay.

Every TT24 ships with a copy of the TT Control Software, a PC-based GUI that connects to the console via USB, allowing for a much larger view of console parameters.

Also on display at NSCA will be Mackie’s new Onyx Premium Analog Mixers. The Onyx 1220, 1620 and 1640 incorporate the latest advances in hallmark Mackie technologies like extremely low-noise microphone preamps and circuitry, tremendous durability, plenty of direct instrument inputs, and combines them into a modern footprint that includes a FireWire option for integration into any computer-based system.

The entire Onyx family derives its name from the inclusion of Mackie’s Onyx mic pre—the next generation in low-noise microphone preamp circuitry based on the legendary XDR mic pre found in Mackie’s award-winning compact mixers. They also feature an all-new EQ circuit, developed especially for the Onyx line by industry veteran Cal Perkins, and an appealing new industrial design and layout that are representative of higher-priced “boutique” gear.

Three small-format mixers make up the Onyx line. The Onyx 1220 is a 12-channel (4 mic/line inputs and eight line inputs) mixer with 2-buses and a three band Perkins EQ with sweepable midrange. The Onyx 1620 is a 16-channel (8 mic/line inputs and four stereo line inputs) mixer with 2-buses and a four-band Perkins EQ with dual sweepable midrange. The Onyx 1640 is a 16-channel (16 mono mic/line inputs) mixer with 4-buses and a four-band Perkins EQ with dual sweepable midrange.

Each Onyx mixer also includes an upgrade slot for an optional FireWire card. The optional FireWire card allows the mixers to 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 back to the mixer for monitoring through the phones matrix.

For more information about these new products, please visit Mackie at the NSCA show, March 19-21, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #1429.

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