DISC Mackie Onyx 1220i Firewire Recording Mixer

£545.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 15333

  • Mackie Onyx 1220i FireWire Recording Mixer
  • 4 Onyx Boutique-Quality Preamps
  • Built-In DI, Phantom Power, Talkback
  • DAW-Friendly
  • Tough, 'Built Like a Tank' Chassis

Product Ref: 15333

DISC Mackie Onyx 1220i Firewire Recording Mixer


The 12-channel Onyx 1220i delivers stunning performance in a size that is decidedly desk-friendly. Premium analog features like boutique-quality Onyx mic pres, smooth 60mm channel faders and the proven tone-sculpting capability of Perkins EQ allows for performance that is unmatched in this category.

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The 16x2 built-in FireWire interface will simultaneously deliver all 12 channels, all auxes and the master L/R signal straight to your favourite DAW with zero routing. You can even return a couple of channels from the DAW right back into a channel strip for mix integration.

Onyx-i FireWire Recording Mixers are truly all-purpose, perfect for recording and live sound situations.The familiarity of an analog mixer provides easy setup of EQ, headphone mixes, FX sends and more. But you also gain the power of a simple plug-and-play recording and FX routing to your favourite DAW.

Daw-Friendly - Onyx 1220i offers the freedom to work with any DAW you might choose choose. Onyx-i mixers are qualified by Mackie for use with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools® M-Powered™ 8*, Logic©, SONAR™, Cubase© and more. Now, dedicated users can enjoy using their Mackie mixer with the world's most popular DAW. And Pro Tools® M-Powered™ 8 users now have a variety of new, and different, tools to use with their favorite DAW.

Deep Firewire Integration - The Onyx-i Series features deeper FireWire integration than any other mixer out there and offers immensely powerful routing capabilities.

Wet or Dry? - Every channel on the mixer can be routed pre or post EQ to the computer, allowing you to choose whether to implement 'EQ to tape' or not. Studio Quality Effects - All aux sends are routable to the computer, allowing you to utilize your computer as a powerful FX engine by implementing your favorite plug-ins in a live scenario. Preserve Your Mix - Master L/R is routable to the computer for recording your analog mix. Mix Integration - Stereo return from the computer can be routed to either the control room for instant monitoring or to a stereo channel for mix integration. Latency-Free Overdubs - Having a "real" mixer has its benefits. Latency-free overdubs are simple since you are using an analog mixer. No more wasted time dealing with the complicated 'DSP' mixers commonly used on standalone interfaces.

The 1220i delivers seamless, routing-free FireWire connection to your favourite DAW. All channels, auxes and (of course) the master L/R are simultaneously available to your DAW, with zero routing. The Onyx-i FireWire connection has amazing bandwidth, and the 1220i takes full advantage.

Premium Analog Mixer - When it comes to the high pressure environment of a recording session or live performance, you simply cannot beat the stability and reliability of an analog mixer. With features honed over 20 years of design by some of the legends in the industry, the Onyx-i Series mixers are simply the best sounding full-featured analog mixing boards available to the modern sound engineer.

The 1220i has a plethora of analog features that are sure to please. First off, there are four Onyx mic preamps which have been proven as some of the best boutique quality preamps available today. That is, without having to re-mortgage your house in order to pay for all the inputs you need.

Then there's the Perkins EQ, which offers highly musical Q filter without sacrificing the precise control that Mackie EQs are known for. Four mono mic/line channels feature 3-band Perkins EQ with a sweepable mid and the additional stereo line channels have 3-band EQ.

So, regardless of the type of signal you need to input, there is sure to be a channel with the right EQ for the application. Other analog tools include two aux sends with pre/post fader assignment, allowing for monitor mixes, effects loops or additional headphone mixes.

There are built-in DIs on the first two channels for direct connection of guitars or bass and a dedicated talkback section with a built-in mic that lets you easily communicate with band members while on stage or recording. With all these proven, great-sounding analog features, it is easier than ever to create a memorable mix.

High Quality Construction - The Onyx 1220i offers a tremendous collection of professional analog features and extremely deep DAW integration, but it is so much more than that. The sleek, modern design might even tempt you build a museum quality display for your engineer friends to admire. Plus, since it's a Mackie, you can be sure that it is "Built-Like-A-Tank" and will survive years of abuse.


  • Compatability: Qualified by Mackie for use with all major DAWs, including: Pro Tools® M-Powered™ 8, Logic®, SONAR™, Cubase®, Ableton® Live, Final Cut Pro®
  • Preamps: 4 Onyx boutique-quality mic preamps
  • EQ: 3-band Perkins EQ with sweepable mids on mic/line channels, 3-band Perkins EQ on stereo line channels
  • FireWire: 16x2 FireWire routing for simultaneous streaming of aux sends and pre/post EQ assignment for all channels
  • Playback: Stereo playback from DAW, returned to control room or into channel for integration into mix
  • DI: Built-in DI on first two channels for direct connection of guitars, bass, and more
  • Phantom Power: Individual 48V phantom power switches on all mic inputs
  • Talkback: Talkback section with built in mic and flexible routing
  • Power: "Planet Earth" switching power supply for worldwide use.