Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 USB Audio Interface

VAT included
  • 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
  • Bus-Powered over USB
  • DAW Compatible with Mac & Windows
  • Relatively Lightweight at 1.1 lb
  • Pro Tools | First and Waveform DAW
  • Includes Plug-In Package 


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Analog Circuitry

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

Direct Monitoring

A true analog 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 analog 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


Pro Tools | First and Waveform OEM professional software and plugin packages included

The DAW Essentials Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equalizer, 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 favorite 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 EQ: Add musical warmth with a treble and bass equalizer with sweepable mid control

Avid 304C Compressor: Tweak the clarity, balance, and rhythmic feel of music with this optical-modeled 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 EQ: 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 analog synth-type ring and frequency modulation

Studio Reverb: Create natural-sounding reverb and ambient effects

Tape Echo: Add vintage analog 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 coloring tone

  • 1 Year warranty provided by Mackie


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