Mackie has modernized its line of Big Knob monitor controllers, expanding to models with high-resolution USB recording and playback.
Mackie said the new Big Knob series features three models: the Big Knob Passive, Big Knob Studio and Big Knob Studio+.
Studios of any size can use one of the professional source/monitor selector models. With the addition of high-resolution Onyx USB recording and playback on two models, recording capability is added to the monitor control devices.
The Big Knob Passive offers a basic monitor control solution, allowing users to choose between two sources and two monitors for control. It’s a no-power-required passive design.
Big Knob Studio adds USB recording/playback and expands on the I/O, offering a routing choice between three sources and two monitor pairs. It includes integrated talkback and dual headphone outputs.
Big Knob Studio+ adds more features, offering the right I/O for flexible integration into professional studios. The 4x3 routing delivers choice, including a USB playback from a DAW with 192kHz/24-bit audio conversion. It also has a dedicated, amp-driven studio out for a headphone distribution system.
The Mackie Big Knob Series will be available in April. Big Knob Passive is priced at $89.99, Big Knob Studio is $259.99 and Big Knob Studio+ is priced at $389.99.
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