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Mackie Onyx Artist 1x2 USB Audio Interface
Product #85598 | SKU ONYX ARTIST 12
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Mackie Onyx Artist 1x2 USB Audio Interface

Product #85598 | SKU ONYX ARTIST 12
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Product Features
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Computer Interface
  • Onyx Mic Preamp with XLR Input
  • 1/4" TRS Input with Hi-Z Switch
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • Headphone Output with Direct Monitoring
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Product Details
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Sale Price $179.00

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The Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 USB Audio Interface is an interface designed to let you record audio to your computer, and to monitor that audio as well. With its Onyx microphone preamp, single XLR input, and 1/4" input switchable between line-level signal and Hi-Z instrument impedance, the unit is suitable for singer-songwriters, podcasters, content creators, and others who want a mobile setup for recording their own projects. In your own project studio, you'll be able to connect to your monitors by means of the 1/4" jacks located on the rear of the unit.

The interface is relatively lightweight at 1.1 lb and provides a 1/4" headphone output, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Mackie's rugged steel chassis hardware design aids in this endeavour, giving you a robust, roadworthy chassis for the circuitry inside. Should you monitor through headphones, a direct monitor switch is provided, which mitigates any latency as you record your audio. The unit is designed to connect to your Mac or Windows computer over USB, and is bus-powered by the host computer.

The Onyx Artist 1·2 features a download for ProTools | First and Waveform software and The Musician's Collection plug-in package including 23 high-quality plugins with BBD Delay, Level Lite, 304E AEQ, and 304C Compressor. To authorise the software, simply input the mixer's serial number on the website.

Key Features:

Analogue Circuitry

The Onyx Artist 1·2 delivers high headroom and low noise by means of its analogue circuitry, including its Onyx mic preamp.

Direct Monitoring

A true analogue monitoring path allows you to hear audio directly from the preamps as you record, so you can eliminate the latency of hearing the audio through your DAW.


The interface features connectivity over USB 2.0 for fast data transfers and minimal latency. It's also bus-powered through this port, meaning no external power is required. The unit is compatible with Core Audio and ASIO drivers.

All-Metal Enclosure Design

The Onyx Series Artist gives you an all-metal enclosure and heavy-duty potentiometers, as well as a robust internal construction.

Key Features at a Glance
  • Onyx mic preamp
  • +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics
  • 1/4" TRS input with Hi-Z switch for connecting a guitar, bass, or keyboard
  • 2x2 interface with recording up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
  • Zero-latency direct analogue monitoring of inputs
  • Dedicated 1/4" TRS outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • Bus-powered for easy mobile recording
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • All-metal enclosure design to survive day-to-day abuse
  • 1/4" headphone output
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on Mac or Windows
Professional Production Content
  • Content
  • Pro Tools | First and Waveform OEM professional software and plugin packages included
  • The DAW Essentials Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter
  • Included Software from Avid, including Pro Tools | First
  • An industry standard for decades, Pro Tools | First is easy enough for beginners yet sophisticated enough for experienced musicians. Get many of the same tools used by your favourite artists and recording studios. And now you can collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination. Available for macOS and Windows operating systems
  • In addition to the powerful plug-ins within Pro Tools | First, this mixer comes with the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection featuring 23 fantastic plug-ins, including:
  • Avid 304E AEQ: Add musical warmth with a treble and bass equaliser with sweepable mid control
  • Avid 304C Compressor: Tweak the clarity, balance, and rhythmic feel of music with this optical-modelled compressor
  • BBD Delay: Create delay, chorus, and vibrato effects based on a classic guitar pedal
  • Black Op Distortion: Add rich distortion based on a classic distortion pedal
  • Black Shiny Wah: Achieve the famous classic tones of a respected wah wah pedal
  • Black Spring Reverb: Get the twang and space of a vintage amplifier
  • C1 Chorus: Emulates a classic chorus pedal
  • DC Distortion: Dial up a range of overdriven tones with this Avid custom distortion effect
  • Eleven Lite: Get the sound of popular guitar amps and speaker cabinets
  • Flanger: Create esoteric sounds with this homage to vintage and modern flangers
  • Graphic AEQ: Sculpt frequencies with ease
  • Gray Compressor: Add warmth to tracks based on a vintage Ross compressor
  • Green JRC Overdrive: Get the coveted sounds of a classic IC overdrive pedal
  • In-Tune: Keep your instruments in tune with this digital tuner
  • Orange Phaser: Create interesting effects with this phase shifter based on a classic design
  • Roto Speaker: Recreate the sounds of a Leslie rotary speaker cabinet
  • Sci-Fi: Add analogue synth-type ring and frequency modulation
  • Studio Reverb: Create natural-sounding reverb and ambient effects
  • Tape Echo: Add vintage analogue delay and chorus effects
  • Tri Knob Fuzz: Get the Hendrix tone with this fuzz box based on one of the first fuzz pedals
  • Vari-Fi: Create the effect of audio changing tape speed
  • Vibe Phaser: Add phase-shift and rotary speaker effects
  • White Boost: Boost gain without colouring tone


Form Factor Tabletop
Display None
Channels of I/O Analogue:
2 Input / 2 Output at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps 1
Analogue Audio I/O 1 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection / USB 1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Memory Card Slot None
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB (Min Gain)
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+11 dBu (Min Gain)
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+24 dBu (Min Gain)
Max Output Level Monitor Outputs:
+10 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
+10 dBu
THD Mic Inputs:
< 0.001%
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
< 0.005%
Monitor Outputs:
< 0.001%
Headphone Outputs:
< 0.002%
EIN Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
< -100 dB
Monitor Outputs:
< -85 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
< -75 dBu
Digital Audio
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
Bit Depths Up to 24-Bit
Sync Sources Internal
OS Compatibility macOS
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
Power Requirements USB Bus Power
Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions 6.42 x 4.49 x 2.01" / 16.31 x 11.4 x 5.11 cm
Weight 1.1 lb / 0.5 kg

In The Box

  • Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 USB Audio Interface
  • Serial Number for Download of Pro Tools | First and Waveform OEM


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  • Product: Mackie Onyx Artist 1x2 USB Audio Interface
  • Manufacturer: Mackie
  • Model: Onyx Artist
  • RM Product #: 85598