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Item Reviews for: Mackie Onyx Blackbird Firewire Recording Audio Interface  -  MAC ONYXBLACKBIRD LIST

Good looking Solid interface!
By: Tim Harris from Madison, MS, USA, timsh5@att.net      Submitted: 2/6/2012

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Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? This unit has just about everything. Too many features to list (read the AMS info on the left :) ). The best feature though would have to be the Blackbirds monitoring controls on the front. They're just "right there" in your face with two firm hard rubber knobs for the headphone volume housing a powerful amp built in which some units skimp on. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? It was SO easy hooking this unit up. Very user friendly. The knobs are easy to turn, not because they turn "thin" but because they have a nice feel to them as they have a "thick" turn and stick out from the panel just the right distance. All buttons seem to be just in the right place geometrically speaking and the ones by the two main channels even have a cool guitar graphic on them letting you know it's the one to push for high-z inputs such as a guitar. Just leave it out when you're using a condenser mic, for example. Value Was this item an overall good value? The overall value is good on this product mainly because of it's high quality AD converters (which is what we're all after).
a dream come true
By: Skykingzent/djotomusic from philadelphia, pa      Submitted: 11/16/2011

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Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? it has his own digital mixer which is awesome, it works really well for cubase 6 and sonar etc. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? super easy to use, plus customer service is one of the best in the business Value Was this item an overall good value? this item overall is one of the best i have seen
Well worth the money!
By: KoreyH from Brooklyn, NY, anonmyous55570      Submitted: 10/14/2011

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Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Firewire is the most important aspect of this piece of gear, in my opinion. If I could I wouldI would use a different insert scheme. The inserts are hardwired to Inputs 1-2. I wish it were possible to be able to insert in on any channel. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? This product (if on a mac) is as easy as plugging it in via firewire and restarting your DAW. I use with logic and have had little to no commuincation issues. Once in a while I will get it is not recognized, but a simple restart of Logic and the blackbird will show up. Value Was this item an overall good value? Yes, if this were a DIGI product it would be twice the price. The 003 is a rip off.
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