Bothell, WA—January 2020… Mackie® launches four new product bundles that are great starter kits or supplements to existing rigs for performers, producers, studios, and other content creators. Featuring Mackie’s famed professional sound quality, rugged construction, and ultra-reliable performance, these bundles are complete solutions for a wide variety of applications.
The Mackie Producer Bundle provides everything you need to get your home studio up and running with professional-quality sound. The Producer Bundle includes Mackie EleMent Series condenser and dynamic microphones; Mackie MC-100 Professional Headphones; and Mackie’s popular Onyx Producer 2•2 USB interface, including a full software suite.
With two different types of cardioid microphones in the Producer Bundle, you’re ready to record virtually anything. Mackie’s EM-91C large-diaphragm condenser microphone is great when you want warmth and brilliance for vocals, to capture the nuances of stringed instruments, and much more. It’s also an excellent choice for live streaming, voiceovers, and many other types of content creation. Mackie’s EM-89D dynamic vocal microphone is extremely versatile. Primarily designed for stage use, it also makes a fine addition to a studio microphone collection. It’s an excellent handheld vocal microphone and also excels as an instrument and amplifier microphone, thanks to its ability to capture loud sources.
The hub of your Producer Bundle setup is the Onyx Producer 2•2, a 2-in, 2-out, bus-powered USB interface that records up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio. The Onyx Producer 2•2 furnishes two XLR/TRS combo mic/line/instrument inputs with Mackie’s renowned Onyx™ preamps for class-leading fidelity and dynamic range. Compatible with all major DAWs for macOS® and Windows®, the interface comes with AVID Pro Tools® | First and Waveform™ OEM recording and production software. You also get the Musician Collection for Pro Tools | First, with 23 plug-ins, including BBD Delay, Eleven Lite, 304E EQ, and 304C Compressor; and The DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform™ OEM, which provides 16 powerful plug-ins, including Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter. With Onyx Producer 2•2 and this powerful software suite, you’ll be ready to produce a wide variety of music and other audio projects.
To monitor everything, the Mackie Producer Bundle provides Mackie’s MC-100 Professional Headphones, which deliver clear rich lows and highs and very good noise isolation. They’re excellent for tracking and referencing your mix.
The Mackie Creator Bundle is a must-have for content creators, podcasters, and streaming both in the personal studio and on the go. The Creator Bundle starts with Mackie’s EM-USB cardioid condenser microphone, which connects directly to a computer via USB-C and captures everything with amazing detail—no EQ required. The mic includes onboard headphone monitoring, gain control, and mute and includes a tripod stand, mic clip, USB-C cable and other accessories.
The Creator Bundle also includes Mackie’s MC-100 headphones—perfect for live production. For editing, critical listening, and general music listening, you can rely on Mackie’s CR3-X multimedia monitor speakers, which deliver pro-quality sound using a 3-inch, polypropylene-coater woofer; 0.75-inch, ferrofluid-cooled, silk-dome tweeter; and 50W stereo amplifier. The CR3-X front panel sports a convenient on/off/volume control, a headphone jack that auto-defeats the speaker output, and a 1/8-inch Aux input for use with a media player or smartphone. On the rear are flexible 1/8-inch, ¼-inch, and RCA line-level inputs. The speakers come with cables and other accessories.
Mackie’s new Studio Bundle includes all the tools you need to create and mix professional recordings and gives you room to grow. The central hub of the Studio Bundle is Mackie’s Big Knob Studio Monitor Controller | Interface, which lets you select between three audio sources and two pairs of monitor speakers, while providing 2-in, 2-out, 24-bit/192 kHz USB recording and playback. The Big Knob features two boutique-quality Mackie Onyx mic preamps for professional-quality recording and provides phantom power for condenser microphones.
Other professional features include mono, mute, and dim functions; dual headphone outs with independent level control; and a built-in talkback mic for easy communication with artists. A wealth of inputs and outputs, including an 1/8-inch input for media players and smartphones, makes it easy to expand your rig. The Big Knob is compatible with all major DAWs for macOS and Windows. It comes with a full suite of recording and production software, including Pro Tools | First and Waveform OEM recording software, the Musician Collection for Pro Tools, and the DAW Essentials Bundle for Waveform OEM.
The Mackie Studio Bundle enables you to monitor with either a pair of CR3-X multimedia monitors or MC-100 professional headphones. You can capture virtually any sound with the EM-91C large diaphragm condenser microphone and EM-89D dynamic vocal microphone.
The Mackie Performer Bundle is a great choice for vocalists, karaoke, solo artists, and others who need straightforward mixing and reliable, great-sounding mics. The Performer Bundle is centered around Mackie’s popular ProFX6v3 6-channel analog mixer, which features 2 ultra-low-noise Onyx™ mic preamps, 24 built-in effects, and 2-in, 4-out, 24-bit/192 kHz USB recording and playback. The Performer Bundle also provides two EM-89D dynamic vocal microphones, Mackie’s MC-100 professional headphones, and the same powerful software suite as the Producer Bundle and Studio Bundle. From stage to home studio, the Mackie Performer Bundle gives you the tools to always sound your best.
US MAP pricing for these products: Creator Bundle is $249.99; the Performer Bundle is $289.99; the Producer Bundle is $299.99; and the Studio Bundle is $499.99. Producer and Performer Bundles will be available beginning in February 2020; Creator and Studio Bundles will be available as of March 2020.
Whether you choose the Mackie Producer Bundle, Creator Bundle, Studio Bundle, or Performer Bundle, you’ll get a complete solution that’s a great value, with outstanding audio quality and Mackie’s Built-Like-a-Tank™ rugged reliability. For more information, visit www.mackie.com.