MACKIE ONYX 820i 8-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with FireWire Interface

MACKIE ONYX 820i 8-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with FireWire Interface
Is it a tiny 8-channel mixer? A not-so-tiny 8-channel FireWire interface? To be honest, we're not sure what to call the Mackie Onyx 820i, besides "full-featured analog front end for your DAW." Judging by the 820i's clear, detailed Onyx microphone preamps and highly musical, British-style Perkins EQ, this little guy doesn't sacrifice any quality for its compact size. And with flexible routing options that integrate with any DAW, the Onyx 820i is ideal for building your home studio around. If you think the 820i seems pricey for a compact mixer, consider this: you could sink a lot of money into preamps, hardware EQs, A/D converters, a FireWire interface, and a monitor controller -- or you could plop the Mackie Onyx 820i on your desk, and call it done. (And at about the size of a legal-size sheet of paper, it fits on your desk.)

Features
  • 3 Onyx mic preamps with individual phantom power, plus Hi-Z instrument inputs on channels 1 and 2
  • 3 stereo line inputs (channel 3 is a hybrid Onyx mic/stereo line input)
  • Musical Perkins EQ section on each channel
  • Integrated 8-in/2-out FireWire interface at up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • Pre/post switch sends channels to FireWire with or without EQ and inserts applied
  • 2 aux sends with their own pre/post switches
  • Built-in talkback mic
  • Tough Mackie build quality throughout
  • Compatible with all major DAWs