If you're using the Onyx simply to combine the outputs from Pro Tools to create your final mix, you can patch in your hardware processors using the mixer inserts and aux sends in the usual way. In many ways, the Onyx 820i is exactly what you'd expect from a Firewire Mackie mixer, except for one thing: it's Pro Tools compatible. Constant pops, glitches and audio dropping just made the unit incredibly unpleasant to deal with. I'd like to hear from you about your set-up - this may be off-topic for this thread, you can reply direct to manawaite yahoo. This creates added value in conjunction with the Onyx-i mail-in rebate running during the same dates. High speed and effectiveness and pinpoint accuracy in sustaining an up-to-date driver repository on your machine are attributes supplied by pretty much all ordinary driver scanners accessible online, irrespective of the brand. On the second half of the top panel we have knobs for monitor and headphone volume followed by the headphone input.
As you will see from my post to this thread today, i have motu 896hd and mackie 1640, and have yet to find a reliable aggregate set-up. The Onyx range's raison d'être has always been Firewire, and the 820i offers particularly versatile interfacing options. I made some new recordings using the Onyx input channels, and again, no problems were encountered. Levels will need to be checked and adjusted carefully but the clipping signal indicator appears well calibrated to help keep everything under control. This is of great interest to me - I am on a G4 Powerbook and considering seriously the 1640 with Firewire Card. All the channels have variable input-gain trims and, unusually for a mixer of this size, all three channels with mic inputs have individual 48 Volt phantom power buttons, which is important if you want to use a mix of capacitor mics and ribbon mics, the latter not being appreciative of phantom power.
This is done to avoid the notorious clicks and glitches that the previous drivers were known for. A test run revealed sound quality at least as good as I was getting from my own hardware. On a mixer this small, the master section is almost as large as the channel section. I think I have a damaged firewire module. The usual high 12kHz and low 80Hz shelving filters are teamed with two sweepable mids, covering the 400Hz to 8kHz and 100Hz to 2kHz ranges.
Despite its size, Mackie have managed to squeeze a lot of controls onto the Onyx's 365 x 230mm front panel. A very unnecessary and stupid problem, but solvable. If you need to quickly see which driver you need to install on your system for your mixer or interface, you can cross reference it with your operating system using this chart. Periodic computer failures may also be the consequence of a bad or out-of-date Onyx Firewire, as it has an effect on additional programs which can cause such a issue, that only a shut down or a obligated reboot may cure. So, does this mean that the Onyx Blackjack is useless for for most modern machines? If you work on a computer but want to integrate an analogue mixer, this is the way to go! Mackie launched the Onyx-i series mixers last fall, with the notable benefit of Pro Tools M-Powered 8 compatibility.
Looks like computer hardware issues in my particular case. Today I sold it to get somethig better. Channels 1 and 2 are the dedicated mono channels and also benefit from insert points. Mackie announced a free driver upgrade that instantly connects Onyx-i FireWire Production Mixers with Pro Tools M-Powered 8. When running a driver scanner there' no requirement for you to have any details on the out-of-date or impaired drivers nor the necessary driver models.
If you're able to create an aggregate then there shouldn't be any trouble getting Logic to 'see' it. In practice, many users of this interface will be recording at 44. Its very disapointing in that Mackie have failed miserably with this device after it showed so much promise, they should be ashamed!. If all goes to plan, the Universal driver could be beneficial to both Mackie and Digidesign, but most importantly, it will benefit the end user who prefers to work with a mixer but also needs to run Pro Tools. Even though Onyx Firewire might be vital for your personal computer's healthy functionality, it really is under no circumstances the sole driver your system is dependent on. Let me know if you know anything about this, if not, I really appreciate all your feedback thus far.
Krish4 15-06-2016 23:38:32 Scanner Works great when it comes to windows 7, sorted out the majority of the driver hassles as well as the particular disturbing Onyx Firewire, that ignited a bunch of intensive disorders. I am using two Mackie Onyx 1640 Mixers with installed onyx firewire cards. What do you think at this point? It's too early to say how Digidesign feel about this. They released driver version 4. Can I undertake manual set up lacking the knowledge of which partition is relevant? Simply Terrible, driver version 3 still pretty much unusable on my laptop, tried every buffer setting at every sample rate and streaming audio such as mp3 glitches and grinds like aphex twin on a bad day trying to make ears bleed.
I'm developing obstacles using manual install - given that I've got unknown partitions i did not identify , in the Personal computer. I just bought the 1640 and firewire card. A single Firewire 400 cable is all it took to get connected, and the Onyx showed up in Logic's audio hardware list right away. Hi Patrick, I had similar issues tracking audio with the original v1. Build Quality First impressions are that the metal-encased interface from Mackie has a rather uniquely designed exterior.