Additionally, monitoring is available between the workstation’s outputs and the connected inputs. On returning home, the Pod is simply replaced into the base for further recording or mixing. Upon receiving the new unit and return shipping lable, I sent the other unit back. Although this unit lacks many of the bells and whistles of today’s interfaces, the sound quality and ruggedness should make the unit a fine value. I like this unit because of the mic pres and its built strong but the only set back is when using phantom power, that the unit is supplied with, it makes a bad hum sound in the tracks you record. I originally purchased this unit just for recording analog sources but have since found myself taking it around town with me soley to use the mic pres, they are really nice.

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Mackie Onyx Satellite FireWire Audio Interface | zZounds

The sound quality of this system is comparable to many of industry standard systems. I like the look of the Macke line. I was somewhat skeptical about this unit before I purchased it but liked the ability to detach the pod. Plenty of features, lots of versatility.

And the system comes with a full-featured copy of Tracktion 2 music production software with Mackie Mixing and Mastering tools, so you can go from initial idea to final CD. Join the AMS family and get your free catalog now!


Good build quality, it’s heavy, rugged, self assured and not too shabby to look at. Built like a tank, Sounds Great. Write a review tewxyvdsctvcvvcvfdrwvyed. Compared to other external capture devices I find this to be straight forward.

That’s fine but what about the pros? Works well, sounds great, totally convenient, built like a tank Software package is simple to use and complete.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer Phone: All the analog circuitry was designed msckie the veteran Mackie engineering team in Woodinville, WA with higher headroom and lower noise specs than anything in its class… by far. At full price this unit is a good value for the quality of the Mic Preamps. Maybe it will be included in a future incarnation. I run this on a PC and a Mac, and of course it is very easy to use macjie a mac-don’t even need drivers.

Onyx Driver Compatibility

Additionally, all ins and outs are balanced buy you can use unbal if you want in them. Not just the portable satellite unit, but the base station as well. This feature I explain to our clients as being to their advantage which lends their sessions to be more cost efficient.

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One thing I have noticed, and I’m curious if mackiw else has experienced this. That’s the macjie problem Love the features, a lot of inputs and it has talk back The value its ok if they fix the phantom power problem then I would give it a 10 wes from maryland Submitted: Basic set of features.

Great value for the reduced price. Therefore, we reserve the right onyd change these specifications at any time without notice. Being able to ony remove the ‘pod’ as Mackie calls it is really nice.

If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at and This unit has a good selection of input options and includes effects sends but not overdone with lots of knobs and buttons. That’s the only problem. Satellitw this product Product Information Onyx Satellite represents a breakthrough for computer-based audio and music production. I do wish it did have more than just 2 inputs, though. It’s built like a MAck truck though and ain’t afraid to show it.

High-end metal construction and nice “heavy” knobs. A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each mackke only while they are shopping on zZounds. Mackie Pro Audio Recorders.