null  User manual
FIREWIRE OPTION CARD
for ONYX MIXERS
O W N E R ’ S
M A N U A L
ONYX FireWire Card
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
8. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by LOUD
Technologies Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment under FCC
rules.
9. This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever is applicable) limits
for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference
regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
ATTENTION — Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant las limites applicables aux appareils numériques de class A/de class B (selon le
cas) prescrites dans le réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par les ministere des
communications du Canada.
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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ONYX FireWire Card
Owner’s Manual
Table of Contents
Introduction.............................................................................................4
System Requirements.................................................................................................................5
A Note about Hard Drive Speed:.............................................................................................5
Installing the Onyx FireWire Card.....................................................6
Getting Started.......................................................................................8
For the PC: Installing the Drivers and Control Panel......................................................... 8
For the Mac..................................................................................................................................16
Channel Assignments................................................................................................................18
Hookup Diagrams.................................................................................19
Tutorials..................................................................................................23
Live Sound Tutorial....................................................................................................................23
Studio Recording Tutorial......................................................................................................28
Appendix A: Service Information.....................................................34
Troubleshooting.........................................................................................................................34
Repair............................................................................................................................................35
Appendix B: Technical Info.................................................................36
Onyx FireWire Card Specifications...................................................................................... 36
Onyx FireWire Card Limited Warranty..........................................38
Don’t forget to visit our website at www.mackie.com for
more information about this and other Mackie products.
Part No. SW0133 Rev. B 03/12
©2004-2012 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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ONYX FireWire Card
Introduction
Thank you for choosing to upgrade your Onyx mixing console with the Onyx
FireWire card. The FireWire interface allows you to stream up to 16 channels of
digital audio to your PC or Macintosh computer, where it shows up as 16 audio
input choices in your audio software application. The left and right mix is also sent
from the mixer to the computer, and appears as two additional input choices. You
can also send two channels of audio back to the Onyx mixer, which you can select
in the Control Room Source matrix for routing to the Phones, Control Room, or
Main Mix outputs.
You select the sample rate for the analog-to-digital converters in either the Onyx
Control Panel (for the PC) or directly from your DAW (for the Mac). The options
include 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz at 24-bits.
The FireWire card has multiple 6-pin FireWire connectors. Each connector can
supply all 16 channels and the L/R mix, and having multiple connectors allows
you to connect the Onyx FireWire interface anywhere within a chain of FireWire
equipped devices.
It also has a small rotary knob that provides boost and cut for the L/R mix signal
being sent to your computer. Since the L/R mix signal that is sent to the FireWire
card is tapped prior to the Main Mix fader, this rotary knob gives you control over
the signal level going to your audio software application without affecting your
main mix level.
A CD-ROM is included with your FireWire card that contains the software to
install the necessary drivers. It also contains the full version of Tracktion, our easyto-use multitrack recording and sequencing software for the PC and Mac. Refer to
the installation instructions on the CD to install Tracktion on your computer.
Please write your purchase information here
for future reference (i.e., insurance claims, tech
support, return authorization, etc.)
Purchased at:
Date of purchase:
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System Requirements
These are the minimum requirements for your computer system to use the Onyx
FireWire interface.
For the PC:
• Windows XP (no earlier operating systems are supported)
• Pentium 4 or Athlon XP processor
• 256 MB RAM
For the Mac:
• OS X*
• G4 processor
• 256 MB RAM
* See www.mackie.com/OnyxFW_Update for information on compatible Mac OS X
operating systems.
A Note about Hard Drive Speed:
Most tower-style desktop computers have hard drives that spin at 5400
rpm or faster, which is generally fast enough to record 18 channels
without a problem. If you are experiencing difficulty recording all 18
channels at once, especially at 96 kHz, you may need to install a faster
hard drive (i.e., 7200 rpm).
Most laptops come with 4200 rpm drives. This will work fine if you are recording
fewer tracks at lower sample rates. However, if you are buying a laptop to use for
recording the maximum number of tracks, specify a faster drive. It may be possible
to replace a 4200 rpm drive with a faster one (preferably a 7200 rpm drive with an 8
MB cache), but you should check with the manufacturer to make sure.
Another option for either a desktop or laptop computer is to purchase an
external FireWire-equipped hard drive, again preferably a 7200 rpm drive with an
8 MB cache. This can be connected to one of the FireWire connections on the Onyx
FireWire card or directly to your computer and appears as an available drive to your
computer. Fast SCSI drives can be used as well.
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ONYX FireWire Card
Installing the Onyx FireWire Card
Important: Although the Onyx FireWire Card
has a protective cover on both sides of the
card, it does contain static-sensitive components. Anti-static precautions are highly recommended before opening the anti-static bag
and handling the Onyx FireWire card. Use an anti-static wrist
strap when performing this installation. These are available
at most computer supply stores.
1.
Turn off the Onyx mixer and remove the AC linecord from the socket on the
rear panel.
2.
Remove the OPTION CARD blank plate on the rear panel by removing the
two screws using a #2 Phillips screwdriver. Save the screws for attaching the
FireWire card.
16
INSERT
LINE
INSERT
15
LINE
14
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
INSERT
INSERT
11
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
LEFT
MAIN
INSERT
L
C-R OUT
5
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
TAPE
TAPE
INPUT OUTPUT
L
6
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
L
MONO
R
7
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
MAIN OUT
MAIN
OUTPUT
LEVEL
EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
8
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
9
INSERT
LINE
YX MIC PR
ON
E
YX MIC PR
ON
E
+4dB
MIC
RIGHT
10
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
MAIN OUTS
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
+48V
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
12
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
TALKBACK
MIC
CAUTION
13
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
SUB OUT
R
HI-Z
BAL
UNBAL
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
3
1
4
2
4
L
3
YX MIC PR
ON
E
1
5
3
1
6
4
2
L
(MONO)
(MONO)
(MONO)
R
R
R
R
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
AUX SEND
2
L
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
AUX RETURN
L
R
1
INSERT
HI-Z
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
2
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
3
INSERT
LINE
L
R
4
INSERT
MANUFACTURING DATE
SERIAL NUMBER
OO
BALANCED
+6
(TIP=SEND
RING=RETURN)
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA , USA • MANUFACTURED IN CHINA • FABRIQUE EN CHINE • COPYRIGHT ©2004 • THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.: "MACKIE", "ONYX", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • US PATENT NUMBER 29/049,129
~100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz 80W
POWER
ON
RECORDING OUTS
1-8
9-16
POST GAIN PRE INSERT
(BALANCED)
(BALANCED)
OPTION CARD
3.
A 34-pin ribbon cable is attached to the back of the OPTION CARD plate with
a cable clamp. Carefully pull the plate away from the opening and slide the
ribbon cable out of the cable clamp.
INSERT
16
LINE
INSERT
15
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
INSERT
14
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
INSERT
12
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
11
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
+48V
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
TALKBACK
MIC
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
13
LINE
MAIN OUTS
RIGHT
BAL
UNBAL
MAIN
OUTPUT
LEVEL
L
R
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
SERIAL NUMBER
MONO
INSERT
8
LINE
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
MAIN
INSERT
MAIN OUT
+4dB
MIC
LEFT
9
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
YX MIC PR
ON
E
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
10
LINE
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
INSERT
7
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
C-R OUT
L
L
R
R
R
INSERT
6
5
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
TAPE
TAPE
INPUT OUTPUT
L
INSERT
LINE
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
4
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
1
2
4
L
3
L
1
HI-Z
YX MIC PR
ON
E
AUX RETURN
3
4
INSERT
HI-Z
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
SUB OUT
L
R
2
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
3
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
AUX SEND
2
1
5
3
1
6
4
2
L
(MONO)
(MONO)
(MONO)
R
R
R
MANUFACTURING DATE
OO
BALANCED
BAL/UNBAL
+6
(TIP=SEND
RING=RETURN)
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA , USA • MANUFACTURED IN CHINA • FABRIQUE EN CHINE • COPYRIGHT ©2004 • THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.: "MACKIE", "ONYX", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • US PATENT NUMBER 29/049,129
POWER
ON
~100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz 80W
1-8
(BALANCED)
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RECORDING OUTS
POST GAIN PRE INSERT
9-16
(BALANCED)
Set the blank plate aside. You won’t need it again, unless you want to remove
the Onyx FireWire card sometime in the future. Then you’ll want to reinstall
the blank plate.
4.
Remove the FireWire card from the anti-static bag. CAREFULLY line up the
connector on the ribbon cable with the connector on the back edge of the
FireWire card and slide the connectors together, taking care not to bend any
of the pins. Note that there is an alignment tab on the top of the ribbon cable
connector that must align with the top of the connector on the FireWire card.
INSERT
16
INSERT
LINE
15
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
14
INSERT
LINE
13
BAL
UNBAL
INSERT
MIC
LEFT
EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
R
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
SERIAL NUMBER
MAIN
INSERT
MONO
6
INSERT
C-R OUT
5
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
R
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
4
4
2
1
(MONO)
(MONO)
R
R
R
2
YX MIC PR
ON
E
5
3
1
6
4
2
L
(MONO)
R
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
AUX SEND
3
L
1
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
AUX RETURN
1
3
INSERT
HI-Z
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
L
R
2
INSERT
HI-Z
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
SUB OUT
L
3
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
4
LINE
L
R
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
TAPE
TAPE
INPUT OUTPUT
L
7
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
L
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
MAIN OUT
8
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
L
MAIN
OUTPUT
LEVEL
9
INSERT
LINE
YX MIC PR
ON
E
YX MIC PR
ON
E
+4dB
MIC
RIGHT
10
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
MAIN OUTS
+48V
11
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
TALKBACK
MIC
CAUTION
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
12
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PR
ON
E
INSERT
LINE
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MANUFACTURING DATE
OO
BALANCED
+6
(TIP=SEND
RING=RETURN)
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA , USA • MANUFACTURED IN CHINA • FABRIQUE EN CHINE • COPYRIGHT ©2004 • THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.: "MACKIE", "ONYX", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • US PATENT NUMBER 29/049,129
~100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz 80W
POWER
ON
RECORDING OUTS
1-8
9-16
POST GAIN PRE INSERT
(BALANCED)
(BALANCED)
Top of Onyx FireWire Card
5.
Slide the FireWire card into the slot. There are two supporting “legs” on the
back of the card. Angle the back edge of the card upward so the legs clear the
edge of the slot in the back of the Onyx mixer. Line up the two holes in the
plate with the screw holes in the back panel.
INSERT
16
LINE
INSERT
15
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
ON
YX MIC PRE
INSERT
14
MIC PR
E
12
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX MIC PRE
ON
+48V
YX MIC PRE
INSERT
11
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
ON
TALKBACK
MIC
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
13
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX
ON
INSERT
LINE
MIC PR
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX
ON
E
MAIN OUTS
LEFT
MAIN
OUTPUT
LEVEL
SERIAL NUMBER
YX
ON
MIC PR
E
MAIN
INSERT
L
MONO
R
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC PR
E
INSERT
8
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX
ON
E
9
INSERT
LINE
MAIN OUT
+4dB
MIC
RIGHT
MIC PR
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
10
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX
ON
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX
ON
7
LINE
YX
ON
MIC PR
E
C-R OUT
L
L
R
R
R
INSERT
6
5
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC PR
E
TAPE
TAPE
INPUT OUTPUT
L
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC PR
E
YX
ON
4
INSERT
LINE
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
YX
ON
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
YX
ON
SUB OUT
MIC
MIC PR
E
YX
ON
3
1
4
2
4
L
3
L
INSERT
HI-Z
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC PR
E
YX
ON
1
HI-Z
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC PR
E
AUX RETURN
L
R
2
INSERT
BAL
UNBAL
MIC
MIC PR
E
3
LINE
YX
ON
MIC PR
E
AUX SEND
2
1
5
3
1
6
4
2
L
(MONO)
(MONO)
(MONO)
R
R
R
MANUFACTURING DATE
OO
BALANCED
BAL/UNBAL
+6
(TIP=SEND
RING=RETURN)
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
BAL/UNBAL
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA , USA • MANUFACTURED IN CHINA • FABRIQUE EN CHINE • COPYRIGHT ©2004 • THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.: "MACKIE", "ONYX", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • US PATENT NUMBER 29/049,129
POWER
ON
~100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz 80W
1-8
(BALANCED)
Into
Bottom
Panel
POST GAIN PRE INSERT
9-16
(BALANCED)
Into
Bottom
Panel
24-BIT/96kHz MULTI-CHANNEL
FIREWIRE I/O OPTION CARD
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
COPYRIGHT ©2004 LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.
RECORDING OUTS
LISTED ACCESSORY FOR USE
WITH ONYX MIXERS 65HJ
OO
MAX
MAIN MIX TRIM
A
B
6.
Secure the FireWire card in place with the two screws that previously held
the blank plate in place. Two more screws are provided with your FireWire
card. These go into the bottom of the Onyx mixer and secure the two supporting legs on the back of the card to the chassis.
7.
That’s it! Now go enjoy a nice cold one before proceeding to the next section.
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ONYX FireWire Card
Getting Started
For the PC:
When connecting the Onyx FireWire card to a PC, it is necessary to first install
the drivers and the control panel. The control panel allows you to set the sample
rate and adjust the latency (delay) of the audio passing through the FireWire card.
Do not connect the FireWire card to your computer yet! We’ll tell
you when it’s time to do that.
Installing the Drivers and Control Panel
Note: Check our website (http://www.mackie.com/OnyxFW_Update) to see if there
are newer Drivers available for the Onyx FireWire card.
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1.
Insert the CD provided with the Onyx FireWire card into your CD drive.
2.
Click "Start > Run > Browse" and navigate to the CD drive. Open the "Control
Panel" folder and double-click “Setup.exe.”
3.
Click "OK" in the Run window. The Mackie Onyx FireWire Driver Setup window opens. Click "Next" to continue or "Cancel" to close the setup program.
ONYX FireWire Card
The next window displays the Software License Agreement. Click "Yes" to accept the terms of the agreement.
5.
Next is the Destination Location window. We recommend that you install the
drivers in the default location, but you can click the Browse button to select a
different location. Click "Next" to continue.
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6.
The next window explains that the device drivers are ready to be installed.
Click "Next."
7.
This next window may open to warn that the software being installed has not
passed Windows Logo testing. Click "Continue Anyway."
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ONYX FireWire Card
The next window tells you to connect the FireWire card to your computer.
NOTE: DO NOT CLICK EITHER BUTTON in this window yet!
9.
Turn on the Onyx mixer with the FireWire card installed, and the FireWire
cable (included) connected to the FireWire card and your computer.
Note: If you have two Onyx mixers with FireWire cards, just connect the first
one to your computer at this point. We’ll have to repeat this procedure again
for the second one. No more than two Onyx mixers can be used on the
FireWire bus.
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10. Wait a few seconds and the “Found New Hardware Wizard” opens. Select
“Install the software automatically” option (default) and click “Next.”
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ONYX FireWire Card
11. When the wizard indicates that the installation is finished, click “Finish.”
12. The “Found New Hardware Wizard” opens again to install the Onyx
FireWire Sub C driver. Select “Install the software automatically” option,
and click “Next.”
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13. When the wizard indicates the installation is finished, click “Finish.”
Now, if you have a second Onyx mixer with a FireWire card installed, it is time to
connect it to your computer and turn it on. If your computer only has one FireWire
connection, you can connect the second FireWire card to one of the unused
FireWire connectors on the first FireWire card.
14. Repeat steps 10 through 13 for the second mixer. This is necessary because
each FireWire card is assigned a unique device ID.
15. After completing step 13 for the second mixer (or the first mixer, if you only
have one), click "I Completed the Above Steps" in the Mackie Onyx FireWire
Driver Setup window.
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16. The “Found New Hardware Wizard” opens once again for the Onyx FireWire
WDM Audio installation. Select “Install the software automatically” option,
and click “Next.”
17. This next window may open to warn that the software being installed has not
passed Windows Logo testing. Click "Continue Anyway."
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18. When the wizard indicates the installation is finished, click “Finish.”
Your new software is now installed and ready to use with any Windows XP ASIO
or WDM host application (i.e., Tracktion, Cubase, Sonar, Nuendo, Live, etc.).
19. To open the Onyx FireWire Control Panel, click "Start > Programs > Mackie
Onyx > Onyx Control Panel." The Onyx Control Panel indicates that a connection is established with the Onyx FireWire Card(s), and allows you to adjust
the sample rate and the latency setting.
If using one Onyx mixer with a FireWire card:
The FireWire card should now appear as an 18x2 audio device available for any
DAW application that you have installed on your computer. If you are using an Onyx
1220, the FireWire card still appears as an 18x2 audio device, even though it only
has 12 channels plus L/R mix. Inputs 13 through 16 are not used.
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ONYX FireWire Card
If using two Onyx mixers with FireWire cards:
It is necessary to turn on one mixer first, followed by the second mixer. They
appear sequentially as 36 inputs x 4 outputs. If you have one Onyx mixer that will
spend most of its time in the studio, always turn that one on first. Then it will always occupy the first 18 inputs, and the second mixer can occupy the last 18 inputs
only if you need it.
Important: When you are recording a session over a period of time,
it is important that you always power up the Onyx mixers in the
same order, so you retain the correct order of your inputs in the DAW
application.
For the Mac:
Although you do not need any special drivers from Mackie to use the FireWire
card on a Mac, you must have certain specific latest versions of OS X and FireWire
components. Go to www.mackie.com/OnyxFW_Update for details of what system
version and FireWire components are necessary. Once you have the latest system
software, simply connect the Onyx FireWire card to the FireWire connection on the
Mac and you’re ready to go with any Mac OS X Core Audio host application (i.e.,
Tracktion, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Live, Digital Performer, etc.)
Note: Due to the way the current OS X system drivers are designed, if you have
two Onyx mixers with FireWire cards installed, they cannot both be used within the
same application at the same time.
To verify that the Onyx FireWire card is recognized by the system:
1. Go to the Applications folder and open the Utilities folder.
2. Double-click “Audio MIDI Setup.”
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Click the Audio Devices tab, and select Onyx FireWire in the “Properties For”
drop-down box.
4. Here you can change the sample rate used by your OS and applications.
5. You can also choose to use the Onyx mixer as your default input or output, as
well as designate it to be used for system sound output.
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ONYX FireWire Card
Channel Assignments
The following chart shows the order of the channels for each of the three Onyx
mixers as they appear in a DAW application.
Input 1
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Input 8
Input 9
Input 10
Input 11
Input 12
Input 13
Input 14
Input 15
Input 16
Input 17
Input 18
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Onyx 1220
Onyx 1620
Ch 1 (Mic/Line)
Ch 2 (Mic/Line)
Ch 3 (Mic/Line)
Ch 4 (Mic/Line)
Ch 5 (Stereo L)
Ch 6 (Stereo R)
Ch 7 (Stereo L)
Ch 8 (Stereo R)
Ch 9 (Stereo L)
Ch 10 (Stereo R)
Ch 11 (Stereo L)
Ch 12 (Stereo R)
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
L Mix
R Mix
Ch 1 (Mic/Line)
Ch 2 (Mic/Line)
Ch 3 (Mic/Line)
Ch 4 (Mic/Line)
Ch 5 (Mic/Line)
Ch 6 (Mic/Line)
Ch 7 (Mic/Line)
Ch 8 (Mic/Line)
Ch 9 (Stereo L)
Ch 10 (Stereo R)
Ch 11 (Stereo L)
Ch 12 (Stereo R)
Ch 13 (Stereo L)
Ch 14 (Stereo R)
Ch 15 (Stereo L)
Ch 16 (Stereo R)
L Mix
R Mix
ONYX FireWire Card
Onyx 1640
Ch 1 (Mic/Line)
Ch 2 (Mic/Line)
Ch 3 (Mic/Line)
Ch 4 (Mic/Line)
Ch 5 (Mic/Line)
Ch 6 (Mic/Line)
Ch 7 (Mic/Line)
Ch 8 (Mic/Line)
Ch 9 (Mic/Line)
Ch 10 (Mic/Line)
Ch 11 (Mic/Line)
Ch 12 (Mic/Line)
Ch 13 (Mic/Line)
Ch 14 (Mic/Line)
Ch 15 (Mic/Line)
Ch 16 (Mic/Line)
L Mix
R Mix
Bass Guitar
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Hookup Diagrams
Electric Guitar
Electric Guitar
Onyx 1640
1
2
2
3
4
5
8
Stereo Guitar Effects
9
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 10
Drum
Machine
11
12
11
7 15
8 16
L
1
R
L
3
R
L
2
R
L
4
R
2
AUX
SEND
15
4
R
MAIN
OUT
SUB OUT
1
3
2
4
Mono
EQ
Mono Power
Amplifier
Mono Power
Amplifier
Stage Monitors
Stage Monitors
L
R
L
R
RECORDING OUT
1-8
RECORDING OUT
9-16
CNTRL ROOM
OUTPUTS
Headphones
MAIN
INSERTS
OUT
PHONES
In
(record)
MONO
OUT
R
L
MAIN
OUT
L
Mono
EQ
3
5
16
IN-TAPE-OUT
Out
(play)
Multi Effect
Processor
1
6
Keyboard or other
line-level input
In
Out Stereo Compressor
In
Out
5 13
6 14
12
14 14
16
In Mono Compressor
Out
3 11
4 12
13 13
15
9
2 10
CHANNEL INPUTS
6
7
1
CHANNEL INSERTS
1
AUX RETURNS
Vocal Mics
In
Out Stereo Compressor
In
Out
Stereo
EQ
Stereo Power
Amplifier
FIREWIRE
(OPTION)
16 Channels + L/R Mix
2 Channels
Left PA Right PA
Speaker Speaker
Laptop Computer
This hookup diagram demonstrates how you can do a live multitrack recording to a laptop using the FireWire card. The FireWire card provides a
digital direct output for each channel, and the L/R Mix. The channel outputs
are just after the GAIN control and are not affected by the channel inserts,
EQ controls, or fader moves.
Two channels are returned to the Onyx mixer for monitoring through the
headphones.
Onyx 1640 Live Mix and Multitrack Recording to a
Laptop via FireWire
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Electric Guitar
Electric Guitar
Onyx 1640
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
8
Stereo Guitar Effects
4
6
9
7
8
9
10 10
Drum
Machine
11
12
11
3 11
4 12
In
Out Stereo Compressor
In
Out
6 14
7 15
8 16
L
1
R
L
3
R
L
2
R
L
4
R
Digital Delay
Multi Effect
Processor
12
1
15
2
AUX
SEND
14 14
16
In Mono Compressor
Out
5 13
13 13
15
9
2 10
3
5
7
1
CHANNEL INSERTS
Vocal Mics
1
AUX RETURNS
Guitar Amp
Mics
CHANNEL INPUTS
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Bass Guitar
3
4
5
16
L
R
CNTRL ROOM
OUTPUTS
MAIN
OUT
SUB OUT
MAIN
INSERTS
RECORDING OUT
1-8
RECORDING OUT
9-16
OUT
PHONES
1
3
2
4
Powered
Studio Monitors
for Control Room
MAIN
OUT
R
IN-TAPE-OUT
L
MONO
OUT
6
Keyboard or other
line-level input
L
R
Headphones
for Studio
L
R
Headphone Distribution
Amp
FIREWIRE
(OPTION)
16 Channels
2 Channels
Laptop Computer
Sixteen channels are recorded to the laptop, and two mixdown channels
are returned to the Onyx mixer for post-take monitoring through the Control
Room speakers. The PHONES output is connected to a headphone distribution amp, providing several headphones for musicians and the recording
engineer to monitor the mixdown as well.
Onyx 1640 Multitrack Recording and Mixdown
Monitoring
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Electric Guitar
Onyx 1640
1
1
2
2
3
4
9
Keyboard or other
line-level input
CHANNEL INPUTS
5
6
8
Stereo Guitar Effects
4
6
7
8
9
10 10
11
Drum
Mics
12
11
3 11
4 12
In
Out Stereo Compressor
In
Out
6 14
Headphones
for Studio
7 15
8 16
L
1
R
L
3
R
L
2
R
L
4
R
Headphone Distribution
Amp
12
1
15
2
AUX
SEND
14 14
16
In Mono Compressor
Out
5 13
13 13
15
9
2 10
3
5
7
1
CHANNEL INSERTS
Vocal Mics
AUX RETURNS
Electric Guitar
3
4
5
16
L
R
PHONES
CNTRL ROOM
OUTPUTS
MAIN
OUT
SUB OUT
MAIN
INSERTS
RECORDING OUT
1-8
Headphones
for Engineer
RECORDING OUT
9-16
OUT
Submixer
for Drums
MAIN
OUT
R
IN-TAPE-OUT
L
MONO
OUT
6
1202-VLZPRO
1
3
2
4
L
R
L
R
FIREWIRE
(OPTION)
Powered
Studio Monitors
for Control Room
Powered
Studio Monitors
for Studio
16 Channels
2 Channels
Laptop Computer
Sixteen channels are recorded to the laptop, and two mixdown channels are returned to the Onyx mixer for post-take monitoring through the
Control Room speakers. The PHONES output provides a headphone for the
recording engineer. The six AUX outputs are connected to a headphone
distribution amp, providing six individual headphone monitor mixes for the
musicians that can be adjusted quickly and easily by the engineer.
Onyx 1640 Multitrack Recording and Mixdown
Monitoring with Six Monitor Mixes
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Bass Guitar
1
1
2
2
5
5
6
6
7
7
L
11 MONO
INPUTS
Stereo Synths
AUX RETURNS
L
12 R
L
3
R
L
2
R
L
4
R
1
L
15 MONO
AUX
SEND
14 R
16 R
R
CNTRL ROOM
OUTPUTS
MAIN
OUT
RECORDING OUT
1-8
RECORDING OUT
9-16
OUT
PHONES
Headphones
ALT 3/4
OUT
L
2
3
4
MAIN
OUT
R
IN-TAPE-OUT
In
(record)
L
5
6
L
1
R
L
13 MONO
Stereo Synths
4
8
MONO
10 R
3
7
8
8
Stereo Synths
CHANNEL INSERTS
4
4
9
2
3
3
Stereo Synths
1
CHANNEL
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Onyx 1620
Keyboard or other
line-level input
L
R
L
R
FIREWIRE
(OPTION)
16 Channels
+ L/R Mix
Powered
Studio Monitors
for Control Room
2 Channels
Powered
Studio Monitors
for Studio
Laptop Computer
The FireWire card allows you to record directly from the Onyx mixer to a
laptop or DAW without the need for a computer audio interface. The twotrack mixdown is returned to the Onyx mixer and can be monitored through
the Control Room Outputs (in the control room) and the Main Outs (in the
Studio).
Onyx 1620 Recording Multiple Keyboards and
Keyboard Synths directly to a Laptop
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Tutorials
We’re assuming at this point, that you have done the setup procedure described
on pages 8-17, so that the Onyx FireWire card is recognized by your computer and
communicating with your software application. We also assume you’ve installed
Tracktion (see the Onyx FireWire CD for directions). We’ll use the PC version of
Tracktion as the example software for this tutorial, but there shouldn’t be much
difference for you Mac users.
Live Sound Tutorial
Preliminary Steps
During the sound check, make sure all of the channels and mixer settings are set
up correctly, and the Onyx FireWire port is connected to the computer. Also make
sure the hard drive you want to record onto has plenty of free space for the entire
show (and has been defragmented recently).
Recording one minute of audio on one track at 44.1 kHz/24-bit takes
about 8 MB of hard drive space. Recording all 16 tracks for one hour
takes about 7.6 GB of hard drive space.
Recording
1. Launch the Tracktion software on your PC or Mac. For more details about the
Tracktion software, press F12 on your keyboard, or click the Help button in
the lower left corner of the Tracktion screen.
2. Click the New Project button.
New Project
Help!
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3. Navigate to the location where you want to save your new project, enter a name
in the pop-up dialog box, then click Save. All of this project’s tracks, clips, and
edits are saved here by Tracktion, and new audio is recorded in the folder.
4. “New edit #1” appears at the top of the item list. Do not be alarmed. An Edit
is Tracktion’s way of keeping everything related to your songs together. You
can rename the edit in the Properties panel at the bottom of the screen. See
Tracktion’s Help for more information.
5. Click on the “settings” tab at the top of the Tracktion screen, click the “audio
devices” tab, and select Onyx ASIO Driver as the Wave device.
Sample Rate
Latency
6. Make sure the correct sample rate appears in the sample rate box. To change the
sample rate on the PC, click the “show ASIO control panel” button to open the
Onyx FireWire Control Panel and make the changes there. Close the Onyx Control
Panel when finished. The change should reflect in Tracktion after a few moments.
If the change doesn’t update, click “restart device” in the Wave Device panel.
On the Mac version, simply select the sample rate you want to use in the
sample rate drop-down box.
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Make sure all of the inputs are enabled. If any of them say “disabled,” click it
to enable it.
8. Reopen the Onyx Control Panel (click “show ASIO control panel). Just below
the sample rate box is the latency setting. Latency describes the amount of
time it takes for audio to get in and out of your software application. Since
you are not concerned with monitoring and overdubbing this live recording,
you can set the latency control high (all the way up). The higher the latency
setting, the more resources are available to your computer to handle the recording process. Select the highest latency setting in the Onyx Control Panel
and then close the control panel.
In the Mac version, adjust the latency slider directly in Tracktion.
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9. Click on the “projects” tab, and double-click on “new edit #1” (or whatever you
have renamed your edit) to open the edit screen. This new project starts with
8 horizontal tracks, stacked vertically. You can add new tracks as you go along
by clicking the "tracks" button in the lower left corner and selecting "create a
new track," and you can rename them by selecting the track name and typing
the new name in the Properties panel at the bottom of the screen.
10. Configure all the inputs and outputs as mono tracks by clicking on each input
arrow and deselecting the "treat as stereo pair" button in the Properties
panel. This creates 18 separate audio inputs in Tracktion. Move the input
arrows toward the tracks you want to assign them to (e.g., In 1 to Track 1).
When the arrow pops out and points to the track, it is assigned, armed, and
ready to record.
11. Rename the first 16 tracks with the names of the connected instruments (e.g.,
kick, snare, keyboard, guitar, etc.). Click on the track name and rename it in
the properties area. Rename track 17 and 18 as L Main Mix and R Main Mix.
12. Make sure each track is getting a good signal level on the input meter in
Tracktion. Make sure you have adjusted the GAIN control on your Onyx mixer
for each channel as recommended under "Set the Levels" in the "Getting
Started" section of the Onyx mixer's owner's manual. This will insure that you
are sending a good, strong signal out the FireWire card to your DAW. Click
each track’s input arrow to see the input meter in the properties area.
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Also, adjust the MAIN MIX TRIM on the back of the FireWire card to get a
good signal from your stereo L-R mix. Use the input meter to verify that you
are not peaking.
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13. Click the Record button in the bottom right section of Tracktion to start
recording (or press the R key on the keyboard).
M=Mute
S=Solo
Channel
Meter
Pan and
Volume
Play
Record
14. At the end of the show, you have 16 individual tracks from each channel (12 if
using an Onyx 1220), and the 2-track L/R mix from the board. You can give the
band the 2-track L/R mix to keep them happy, while reminding them that you
expect to be paid for the many hours you are going to spend mixing down and
mastering those 16 tracks to get a first-rate stereo recording.
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Studio Recording Tutorial
Preliminary Steps
Make sure all of the channels and mixer settings are set up correctly, and the
Onyx FireWire port is connected to the computer. Also make sure the hard drive
you want to record onto has plenty of free space for the entire session (and has
been defragmented recently).
Recording one minute of audio on one track at 44.1 kHz/24-bit
takes about 8 MB of hard drive space. Recording all 16 tracks for
one hour takes about 7.6 GB of hard drive space.
Recording
1. Launch the Tracktion software on your PC or Mac. For more details about the
Tracktion software, press F12 on your keyboard, or click the HELP button in
the lower left corner of the Tracktion screen.
2. Click the NEW PROJECT button.
New Project
Help!
3. Navigate to the location where you want to save your new project, enter a name
in the pop-up dialog box, then click Save. All of this project’s tracks, clips, and
edits are saved here by Tracktion, and new audio is recorded in the folder.
4. “New edit #1” appears at the top of the item list. Do not be alarmed. An Edit
is Tracktion’s way of keeping everything related to your songs together. See
Tracktion’s Help for more information. You can rename the edit in the Properties panel at the bottom of the screen.
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Click on the “settings” tab at the top of the Tracktion screen, click the “audio
devices” tab, and select Onyx ASIO Driver as the Wave device.
6.
Select the Main L output and make sure "treat as stereo pair" is selected in
the properties panel at the bottom of the screen. This links the left and right
outputs as a stereo pair so the individual tracks can be routed and panned
between the left and right outputs during overdubbing and mixdown.
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5. Sample Rate
Latency
7. Open the Onyx FireWire Control Panel (Start > Programs > Mackie Onyx >
Onyx Control Panel) and set the sample rate and latency you want to use.
If your recording is going to be burned to a CD, you might want to select
44.1 kHz. Othewise, you can choose 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, or 96 kHz.
You want to choose the lowest latency setting that your computer will handle,
since you want to minimize the delay when the musicians are monitoring their overdubs. The lower the latency setting, the more resources are
demanded of your computer and the less is available for handling the actual
recording process. You may need to experiment with the latency setting to
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find the right balance between performance and monitoring delay. If you hear
pops, clicks, or distortion in the audio, increase the latency setting. You can
use the CPU bar in the lower right corner of Tracktion to monitor how much
CPU horsepower is available. If the CPU bar changes from green to red, you
are running out of resources and should increase the latency setting.
8. Make sure the correct sample rate and latency settings appear in the settings
tab. If not, click "restart device" to update the settings (on the PC), or make
the changes directly in Tracktion (on the Mac).
9.
Make sure all of the inputs are enabled. If any of them say “disabled,” click it
to enable it.
10. Click on the “projects” tab, and double-click on “new edit #1” (or whatever you
have named your new edit) to open the edit screen. This new project starts with
8 horizontal tracks, stacked vertically. You can add new tracks as you go along by
clicking the "tracks" button in the lower left corner and selecting "create a new
track," and you can rename them by selecting the track name and typing the
new name in the Properties panel (the default names are Track 1, Track 2, etc.).
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11. Configure all the inputs and outputs as mono tracks by clicking on each input
arrow and deselecting the "treat as stereo pair" button in the Properties
panel. This creates 18 separate audio inputs in Tracktion. Move the input
arrows toward the tracks you want to assign them to (e.g., In 1 to Track 1).
When the arrow pops out and points to the track, it is assigned, armed, and
ready to record.
12. Rename the first 16 tracks with the names of the connected instruments (e.g.,
kick, snare, keyboard, guitar, etc.). Click on the track name and rename it in
the properties panel.
13. Make sure each track is getting a good signal level on the input meter in
Tracktion. Make sure you have adjusted the GAIN control on your Onyx mixer
for each channel as recommended under “Set the Levels” in the “Getting
Started” section of the Onyx mixer’s owner’s manual. This insures that you are
sending a good, strong signal out the FireWire card to your DAW. Click each
track’s input arrow to see the input meter in the properties panel.
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14. You can monitor the recording by assigning all the channels to
the L/R mix on the Onyx mixer, and selecting MAIN MIX in the
CONTROL ROOM/PHONES SOURCE section. This provides
direct monitoring through a pair of monitors connected to
the Control Room Outputs. You can connect the Headphone
output to a headphone distribution amp to provide monitoring
for the musicians, as shown in the hookup diagram on page 20.
16. Click the Record button in the bottom right section of Tracktion to start recording (or press the R key on the keyboard).
CONTROL
ROOM/
PHONES
SOURCE
MAIN MIX
FIREWIRE
(OPTION)
ALT 3-4
TAPE
ASSIGN TO
MAIN MIX
Overdubbing
Say you want the lead singer to add a second vocal part in harmony with the lead
part that you just recorded.
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Create a 17th track in Tracktion and assign Input 1 from the FireWire card to
it (assuming the vocalist’s mic is connected to channel 1 of the mixer). Unassign tracks 1-16 to disarm recording. You just want them to play back.
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Push the FIREWIRE button in the CONTROL ROOM/
PHONES SOURCE section of your Onyx mixer to hear
playback of the recorded tracks. Mute all the channels
except channel 1 (the overdub vocal part) on the Onyx
mixer.
3. Click the Record button in the bottom right section of
Tracktion to start recording (or press the R key on the
keyboard). You can monitor the playback tracks and the
second vocal part in the studio monitors, while the vocalist monitors it through the headphones.
4. You can continue to overdub parts in this manner, adding
as many tracks as necessary. Tracktion has no limit on the
number of tracks you can record. It’s dependent on the
amount of horsepower your computer has.
Mixdown
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2.
CONTROL
ROOM/
PHONES
SOURCE
MAIN MIX
FIREWIRE
(OPTION)
ALT 3-4
TAPE
ASSIGN TO
MAIN MIX
For the mixdown part of the recording process, you can playback the tracks as
often as you like and make changes to the various parameters for each track (pan,
volume, effects, dynamics). These changes can be automated so that when you
have everything just right, all you have to do is hit Play, and your 2-track mixdown
is ready to record, just as you want it.
You can use the export feature in Tracktion to create a stereo WAV file of your
mix that you can use to burn to a CD. Click the "export" button and select "create
an audio file."
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Appendix A: Service Information
If you think your Mackie product has a problem, please check out the following
troubleshooting tips and do your best to confirm the problem. Visit the Support
section of our website (www.mackie.com/support) where you will find lots of useful information such as FAQs, documentation, and user forums. You may find the
answer to the problem without having to send your Mackie product away.
Troubleshooting
No Audio into your Computer
•
Confirm that the Onyx mixer is receiving mic or line-level input signals (the
signal LEDs next to the fader should be lighting up).
•
Make sure the correct driver is selected in the DAW. In Tracktion, this is
selected in the Settings tab under Audio Devices.
•
If the mixer seems fine and you are using Tracktion, click Restart Device in
the Settings tab under Audio Devices. Other DAW software applications may
have a similar button.
•
In Tracktion, be sure the correct inputs are selected and the tracks are armed.
•
Restart your mixer and computer.
•
Reinstall the drivers from the CD.
Glitchy/Distorted Audio into your Computer
•
Increase the latency setting.
Tracktion: Click the Settings tab and then click Audio Devices. On the PC,
click the "show ASIO control panel" button and increase the latency setting.
On the Mac, increase the latency slider.
•
In other applications, find the control panel to increase the ASIO (PC) or
Core Audio (Mac) latency setting.
Inputs Reversed with Two Mixers
•
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Turn on the mixers in reverse order, exactly as you did when installing the
drivers.
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Repair
For warranty repair or replacement, refer to the warranty information on page 38.
Non-warranty repair for Mackie products is available at a factory-authorized
service center. To locate your nearest service center, visit www.mackie.com, click
“Support” and select “Locate a Service Center.” Service for Mackie products living
outside the United States can be obtained through local dealers or distributors.
If you do not have access to our website, you can call our Tech Support department at 1-800-898-3211, Monday-Friday, 7 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, to explain the
problem. Tech Support will tell you where the nearest factory-authorized service
center is located in your area.
Need Help?
You can reach a technical support representative
Monday through Friday
from 7 AM to 5 PM PST at:
1-800-898-3211
After hours, visit www.mackie.com and click Support,
or email us at: [email protected]
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Appendix B: Technical Info
Onyx FireWire Card Specifications
Mic In to FireWire Card to DAW, routed back to FireWire Card to Control
Room Output; all signal path gain stages set to unity
Frequency Response
+0, –3 dB, 10 Hz to 42 kHz @ 96 kHz sample rate
+0, –1 dB, 10 Hz to 20 kHz @ 44.1 kHz sample rate
Distortion (THD+N)
< 0.025%, 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +4 dBu input @ 96 kHz sample rate
< 0.015%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +4 dBu input @ 96 kHz sample rate
< 0.010%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +4 dBu input @ 44.1 kHz sample rate
Dynamic Range
> 98 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 96 kHz sample rate
> 100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 44.1 kHz sample rate
Main Mix Trim
+10 dB to –10 dB, unity detent
Dimensions
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
1.3 in/32 mm
8.8 in/222 mm
3.6 in/91 mm
8.3 oz./235 g
LOUD Technologies Inc. is always striving to improve our products by
incorporating new and improved materials, components, and manufacturing
methods. Therefore, we reserve the right to change these specifications at
any time without notice.
“Mackie.”, “Onyx,” and the “Running Man” are registered trademarks of
LOUD Technologies Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
©2004-2012 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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1.3 in/
32 mm
8.8 in/222 mm
24-BIT/96kHz MULTI-CHANNEL
FIREWIRE I/O OPTION CARD
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
COPYRIGHT ©2004 LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC.
LISTED ACCESSORY FOR USE
WITH ONYX MIXERS 65HJ
OO
MAX
MAIN MIX TRIM
A
B
WEIGHT
8.3 oz/
235 g
3.6 in/91 mm
7.5 in/191 mm
Top of Onyx FireWire Card
Correct Disposal of this product: This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed of with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive
(2002/96/EC) and your national law. This product should be handed over to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling
of this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the
same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.
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ONYX FireWire Card
Onyx FireWire Card Limited Warranty
Please keep your sales receipt in a safe place.
A. LOUD Technologies Inc. warrants all materials, workmanship and proper operation
of this product for a period of one year from the original date of purchase. You may
purchase an additional 24-month Extended Warranty (for a total of 36 months of
coverage). Visit our website and follow the “Product Registration” links for details
(www.mackie.com). If any defects are found in the materials or workmanship or if
the product fails to function properly during the applicable warranty period, LOUD
Technologies, at its option, will repair or replace the product. This warranty applies
only to equipment sold and delivered within the U.S. and Canada by LOUD
Technologies Inc. or its authorized dealers.
B. For faster processing (not to mention a free gift), register online or mail in the
product registration card.
C. Unauthorized service, repairs, or modification of Mackie products will void this
warranty. To obtain repairs or replacement under warranty, you must have a copy
of your sales receipt from the authorized Mackie dealer where you purchased the
product. It is necessary to establish purchase date and determine whether your Mackie
product is within the warranty period.
D. To obtain warranty repair or replacement:
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1. Call Mackie Technical Support at 800/898-3211, 7 AM
to 5 PM Monday through Friday (Pacific Time) to get authorization for repair
or replacement. Alternately, go to the Mackie website, click “Support” (www.
mackie.com/support), and follow the instructions for reporting a warranty issue
and submitting a request for an advance replacement.
2. Advance Replacement: Mackie will ship a replacement unit to you along
with an invoice for the suggested retail price of the replacement unit. You must
return the defective unit immediately to cancel the invoice. If you do not return
the defective unit within 30 days, you must pay the full amount stated in the
invoice to satisfy your debt.
3. Repair: When you call Mackie Technical Support, explain the problem and
obtain a Service Request Number. Have your Mackie product’s serial number
ready. You must have a Service Request Number before you can
obtain factory-authorized service.
• Pack the product in its original shipping carton. Also include a note explaining
exactly how to duplicate the problem, a copy of the sales receipt with price and
date showing, your daytime phone number and return street address (no P.O.
boxes or route numbers, please!), and the Service Request Number. If we cannot
duplicate the problem or establish the starting date of your Limited Warranty, we
may, at our option, charge for service time and parts.
• Ship the product in its original shipping carton, freight prepaid to the
authorized service center. Write the Service Request Number in BIG PRINT
on top of the box. The address of your closest authorized service center will
be given to you by Technical Support, or it may be obtained from our website.
Once it’s repaired, the authorized service center will ship it back by ground
shipping, pre-paid (if it qualified as a warranty repair).
Note: Under the terms of the warranty, you must ship or drop-off the unit to
an authorized service center. The return ground shipment is covered for those
units deemed by us to be under warranty.
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Note: You must have a sales receipt from an authorized Mackie dealer for your
unit to be considered for warranty repair.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the Service Request Number is plainly
written on the shipping carton. No receipt, no warranty service.
E. LOUD Technologies reserves the right to inspect any products that may be the
subject of any warranty claims before repair or replacement is carried out. LOUD
Technologies may, at our option, require proof of the original date of purchase
in the form of a dated copy of the original dealer’s invoice or sales receipt. Final
determination of warranty coverage lies solely with LOUD Technologies.
F. Any products returned to one of the LOUD Technologies factory-authorized service
centers, and deemed eligible for repair or replacement under the terms of this
warranty will be repaired or replaced. LOUD Technologies and its authorized service
centers may use refurbished parts for repair or replacement of any product. Products
returned to LOUD Technologies that do not meet the terms of this Warranty will
not be repaired unless payment is received for labor, materials, return freight, and
insurance. Products repaired under warranty will be returned freight prepaid by LOUD
Technologies to any location within the boundaries of the USA or Canada.
G. LOUD Technologies warrants all repairs performed for 90 days or for the remainder
of the warranty period. This warranty does not extend to damage resulting from
improper installation, misuse, neglect or abuse, or to exterior appearance. This
warranty is recognized only if the inspection seals and serial number on the unit have
not been defaced or removed.
H. LOUD Technologies assumes no responsibility for the timeliness of repairs
performed by an authorized service center.
I. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser. This warranty may be
transferred to anyone who may subsequently purchase this product within the
applicable warranty period for a nominal fee. A copy of the original sales receipt is
required to obtain warranty repairs or replacement.
J. This is your sole warranty. LOUD Technologies does not authorize any third party,
including any dealer or sales representative, to assume any liability on behalf of LOUD
Technologies or to make any warranty for LOUD Technologies Inc.
K. THE WARRANTY GIVEN ON THIS PAGE IS THE SOLE WARRANTY GIVEN BY
LOUD TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE WARRANTY GIVEN ON THIS
PAGE SHALL BE STRICTLY LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE FROM AN AUTHORIZED MACKIE DEALER. UPON
EXPIRATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD, LOUD TECHNOLOGIES
INC. SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER WARRANTY OBLIGATION OF ANY KIND. LOUD
TECHNOLOGIES INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE
MACKIE PRODUCT OR ANY WARRANTY CLAIM. Some states do not allow exclusion
or limitation of incidental, special, or consequential damages or a limitation on how
long warranties last, so some of the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to
you. This warranty provides specific legal rights and you may have other rights which
vary from state to state.
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United States and Canada: 800.898.3211
Europe, Asia, Central and South America: 425.487.4333
Middle East and Africa: 31.20.654.4000
Fax: 425.487.4337 • www.mackie.com
E-mail: [email protected]
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