Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System

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Product Ref: 2513

  • Big Knob Command System
  • Big Volume Knob For Precise Level Adjustments
  • Switch Between 3 Sets Of Studio Monitors
  • Built-in Talkback Microphone
  • High-End Studio Sound Quality & Tough Construction

Product Ref: 2513

Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System


The Big Knob is a simple yet powerful desktop audio control centre that lets musicians and engineers get right to the business of making music in four major ways: Level Control, Studio Monitor Selection, Input Source Selection and Talkback & Headphone Control.

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Sitting right on your desktop and letting you switch easily between sets of studio monitors and different stereo sources, you can even send musicians custom headphone mixes while you communicate with them via a built-in Talkback microphone.

Precise Level Control

With a simple, intuitive and big volume control knob, you can reach a higher degree of precision with much more speed than you would by using a mouse and screen.

Monitor Selection

Choose between three monitors to get the best mix possible. The Big Knob lets you make a quick selection of any combination whether that's three studio monitors, two studio monitors and a subwoofer, or add in a home stereo. The possbilities are endless!

Source Selection

The Mackie Big Knob also lets you select your input source, and lets you connect up to four stereo input sources at one time. Connect your computer or DAW outputs, CD player, cassette deck, even your turntable using the premium onboard RIAA preamp. Not forgetting instruments, connect your keyboards, guitars and drum machines.

Talkback Section & Headphone Control

Quickly and efficiently connect with musicians in the studio and tracking room with the Big Knob's Talkback mic. High-powered headphone outputs with a discrete headphone mix bus solve the communication issues of most computer-based studios.

These features on the Big Knob make crucial parts of studio work simple and enjoyable, whilst still providing excellent sound quality with ultra low-noise amps, low-tolerance components and long-term reliability. Highly connective with varied inputs and outputs, Mackie have created an extremely useful piece of kit that fits right into your workspace.

Press Reviews

"It is the best-designed, best-packaged controller I've tried at anything like this price."

- Paul White, Sound On Sound Magazine

"Mackie have listened to musicians and granted them their wish for a practical, small machine that can sit on your desk... The inner sanctum of musicianship has now decided that this is the ultimate monitor control unit"

- Digital Musician


For further information about the Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System, please download the PDF from the link below.

  • Analog Inputs: DAW, 2-track A, 2-track B, DAW Phones Mix (all 1/4" TRS, switchable =4/-10); Phono (RCA); talkback footswitch (1/4")
  • Monitor Outputs: Monitor A, Monitor B, Monitor C, Studio Out (all 1/4" TRS, switchable =4/-10)
  • Headphone Outputs: Front panel 1/4" TRS (2)
  • Other Analog Outputs: 2-track A, 2-track B, DAW, Phones amp (all 1/4" TRS)
  • Controls: Source Select (4), Speaker Select (3), Mono, Mute, Dim, Source Level (4), Monitor Level (3), Headphone Level (2), Studio Out Level, Volume, Talkback Level, Phones/Studio Out Source, Studio Out On/Off, Talkback to 2-Tracks, Talkback to Phones/Studio, +4/-10 Switches (for all sources and mixdown I/O)
  • Meters: 6-stage LED ladder (2)
  • Talkback: Built-in Microphone, footswitchable
  • Level Matching: Back-panel knobs, for sources and monitors
  • Format: Stereo
  • Form Factor: Desktop Unit
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz to 100kHz, +0/-3dB
  • THD=IMD: >0.015% @ +4dBu
  • Crosstalk: 90dB @ 1kHz
  • Noise Floor: -90dB, 20kHz bandwidth, +4dB