Mackie has completely updated its Big Knob monitor controller, expanding the lineup and including models with high-resolution USB recording and playback.

Mackie Big Knob Studio+‘The Big Knob is undeniably the go-to monitor controller for project and professional studios, and has been for more than a decade,’ says Mackie Product Manager, Jon Rundle. ‘The new Big Knob Series builds on this proven workflow with a healthy infusion of modern tools for any home, project or professional studio.’

Now with three products in the Big Knob line-up – Big Knob Passive, Big Knob Studio and Big Knob Studio+ – studios of any size can add comprehensive source/monitor selection and level control, and high-resolution Onyx USB recording and playback.

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. The affordable Big Knob Studio offers a high-quality interface to users building a first studio. ‘With Big Knob Studio, you not only get a great-sounding USB interface, you get all the benefits of a premium monitor controller,’ comments Rundle. ‘At a price you’d pay for just an interface, you get so much more. It’s the ultimate home or project studio solution. Just add monitors and you are good to go.’

The most compact and affordable, Big Knob Passive offers a monitor control solution, allowing users to choose between two sources, two monitors and control it all with one Big Knob.

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 outs. Big Knob Studio+ adds further features, offering the 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. Other tools like a dedicated, amp-driven studio out for a headphone distribution system are ideal for project and professional studios.

‘With the expanded lineup and comprehensive feature set, Big Knob offers flexible solutions for any type of studio,’ concludes Rundle. ‘Looking for a streamlined monitor switcher? Looking for a high-resolution interface? The Big Knob Series offers all this and more. Big Knob will truly be the nerve centre of your studio.’

Big Knob Studio ships in Q2 2017 at an MSRP of US$259.99 and Big Knob Studio+ at US$389.99. Big Knob Passive has an MSRP of US$89.99.


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