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Mackie Onyx 1220i 12-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with FireWire Interface
Studio quality effects, boutique-quality Onyx mic pres and a built-in 16x2 FireWire interface means the Mackie Onyx 1220i is equally at home in your studio and your soundbooth.

The 12-channel Mackie Onyx 1220i FireWire Recording Mixer combines the benefits of a powerful computer interface with the tactile, hands-on control of a sleek, space-saving premium analog mixer. Proven, professional features like four Onyx mic preamps and classic Perkins EQ only accentuate the mixer's ample connectivity and clear-cut workflow.

The 1220i allows you to send channels, aux sends or master L/R signals discretely to your Mac or PC for recording. Compatible out of the box with most major DAWs, and qualified for use with Pro Tools(R) M-Powered(TM) 8 via downloadable driver upgrade at Mackie's website. It's a premium analog mixer that integrates seamlessly with your favorite DAW.

Features of the Mackie Onyx 1220i

  • Premium 12 channel super compact analog mixer with integrated FireWire I/O
  • Qualified by Mackie for use will all major DAWs, including:
    • Logic(R)
    • SONAR(TM)
    • Cubase(R)
    • Ableton(R) Live
    • Final Cut Pro(R)
    • Pro Tools M-Powered 8 (Requires $49.99 USD driver upgrade at
  • Includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software for Mac/PC
  • 4 mono channels (mono mic and mono line inputs)
  • 4 stereo channels (stereo line inputs)
  • 4 Onyx mic preamps with sound comparable to boutique preamps
  • 3-band Perkins EQ iwth sweepable mids on mono channels
  • 3-band Perkins EQ on stereo line channels
  • Flexible FireWire routing with up to 12 channels pre/post EQ, aux sends and master L/R routable to computer
  • 2 channels of FireWire monitoring routable to either the control room or channels 11 and 12
  • 2 independent aux sends with separate pre/post switches
  • Selectable instrument inputs on first two channels-no DI box needed
  • Individual 48 volt phantom power switches on all microphone inputs
  • Talkback section with built in mic and flexible routing
  • Planet-Earth switching power supply for worldwide use

The Onyx 1220i is equipped with four premium precision engineered studio grade Onyx microphone preamps. The Onyx i-series feature boutique quality Onyx microphone preamps that deliver pristine signal quality.

Channels 1 and 2 feature high impedance instrument/line level inputs so you can connect an acoustic, electric or bass guitar directly into the mixer eliminating the need for an external direct box.

Recording and Mixing
Send all channels, aux sends or the master L/R straight to your computer for recording. Pre/post EQ taps on every channel allow you to integrate our renowned Perkins EQ into the record path. Plus, returns from your DAW are assignable to the control room section or straight back into a channel for mix integration.

Powerful Effects Engine
With all aux sends routable to your DAW, Onyx-i allows you to use your favorite plug-in as a realtime effect. Just route an aux send to your DAW, apply the plug-in and assign your DAW outputs to the control room or to a channel strip for instant integration into the mix.

Live Recording
Live sound recording could not be simpler with Onyx-i. The ability to record individual channels either wet or dry allows for studio quality multi-track recordings for later editing and mixdown. Or simply record the main mix, allowing for immediate creation of CDs right at the gig.

* NOW for a very limited time, the driver will be absolutely FREE.

People who purchase Onyx-i mixers will be able to go to and download the Mackie Universal Driver Upgrade completely free of charge.


  • Minimum System Requirements For General Use
    • FOR PC
      • Microsoft Windows 7 32 / 64 RTM, Vista 32 / 64 RTM or XP 32 SP 2
      • Pentium 4, Celeron or Athlon XP processor
      • 512 MB RAM
    • Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.2
      • G4 processor
      • 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum System Requirements For Pro Tools M-Powered 8 Use
    • FOR PC
      • Microsoft Windows Vista 32 SP2 or XP 32 SP 3
      • 1GB RAM
    • FOR MAC
      • Mac OS X 10.5.5 - 10.5.8
      • 1GB RAM

The following computer systems have been qualified by the Mackie test department for use with all major DAW's including pro tools(r) m-powered(tm) 8. This list does not represent the only systems that will function faultlessly and is intended to be a guide, however we cannot guarantee or support problem free system setup outside of these qualified systems.

  • For PC:
    • HPCP7700P
    • Chipset Q963
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz
    • 2GB RAM
    • Ultra ULT40109 8 port FireWire / USB 2.0 card (VIA chipset)
  • FOR MAC:
    • 8-core 3GHz
    • Mac Pro (first generation, second revision)
    • 4GB RAM
    • MFG date April 2007 Power Mac G5
  • PowerMac (third generation, 7th revision):
    • 2x 2.3 GHz

Using your Onyx-i Series Mixer with any other major DAW?
Onyx-i Series mixers are compatible with all major DAWs. This list includes (but is not limited to):

  • Logic(R)
  • Cubase(R)
  • Ableton(R) Live
  • Final Cut Pro(R)
  • Tracktion(TM)
  • Digital Performer(TM)

Manufacturer: MACKIE

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