Mackie has announced the expansion of the Big Knob monitor controller lineup, adding models with high-resolution USB recording and playback. The all-new Big Knob Series features three models: Big Knob Passive, Big Knob Studio and Big Knob Studio+.
Now with three products in the Big Knob lineup, studios of any size will benefit from the professional source/monitor selection and precise level control that made the original such a popular choice. Plus, with the addition of high-resolution Onyx USB recording and playback, studios get a powerful, hybrid solution that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Both the Big Knob Studio and Big Knob Studio+ offer high-resolution USB interfacing, featuring dual Onyx mic preamps, delivering an ultra-wide 60dB of gain range and award-winning sound quality.
The most compact and affordable, Big Knob Passive allows users to choose between two sources, two monitors and control it all with one Big Knob. Its no-power-required passive design ensures pristine sonic integrity for any home studio application or for integration into a large studio or group of editing suites. 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 studio features such as integrated talkback and dual headphone outs. Big Knob Studio+ adds more features, offering the right I/O for flexible integration into professional studios. The 4×3 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 list at $89.99 and the Big Knob Studio+ will list for $389.99. Here are the details.