Mackie Pro Audio Mixers
Mackie is a brand of audio production equipment used by professionals throughout the music industry. Founded by a former airplane worker, Greg Mackie, the company started to manufacture audio gear and guitar amps in his spare time from work. These proved so popular that he eventually had to set up a proper factory. The brand remains in use, though the parent company was renamed Loud Technologies in 2003.
The range of audio recording equipment produced by Mackie includes mixing consoles, loudspeakers, studio speaker monitors and many other items that would be used for recording music professionally.
Types of pro audio mixer
There are many different models of Mackie pro audio mixers, categorised into 3 main areas of use:
- Stage and live sound recording mixers – The problems associated with recording a live musical performance means that specialist equipment is often required to pick up the correct sound from the stage or live concert
- Studio recording mixers – The well-known bank of mixing desk consoles that you can see when bands are recording an album or single. These are designed to help deliver a sound that captures every aspect of the music being played
- Live and studio recording mixers – Mackie also produce a range of mixers that can cover both these types of situation, whether the music being recorded is being played in a live environment, or in the studio
- Pro recording mixers with FX – FX is the term used by musicians and recording engineers to refer to different effects used when recording the sound of the music. Many of Mackie’s pro recording mixers feature the facility to add your own FX to the sound being recorded
Benefits of Mackie pro audio mixers
- Quality – Mackie is a well-respected name in the pro audio recording industry, so you can be sure the equipment is of a certain level of quality
- Variety – There is a wide range of types of Mackie audio mixers available, so you should be able to find something within your price range