I originally purchased this unit just for recording analog sources but have since found myself taking it around town with me soley to use the mic pres, they are really nice. I have gained enough faith in my Satellite to where I have fun arguing with associate studios that use pro tools and winning. One call to Mackie support and a replacement unit was on its way, no questons asked. There’s no rerouting of buses. It looks like equipment, not a toy or throw away interface.

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I run this on a PC and a Mac, and of course it is very easy to use on a mac-don’t even need drivers. I do wish it did have more than just 2 inputs, though.

Mackie Onyx Satellite FireWire Interface

A simple turn off and on will regain connection, but I find it quite curious nonetheless. Show More Show Less.

This unit is well made, same build quality as the Onyx mixers. A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds We’ll beat any price Simply click the Seen it for less?

Skip to main content. A global 48V switch applies phantom power to both XLR input connectors, so you can power your studio condenser mics. All the analog circuitry was designed by the veteran Mackie engineering team in Woodinville, WA with higher headroom and lower noise specs than anything in its class… by far.


Your vote has been counted. At zZounds, we know you want your gear fast, and shipped to you free of charge. Ojyx second has lasted me a year and counting, with solid, reliable, no hassle performance that integrates well with my DAWS. Basic set of features. You won’t High-end metal construction and mackir “heavy” knobs. Looks and feels fantastic. This was not my first choice of interfaces, but had I known what I know now, it would have been my first and only choice.

If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at and See details for full description. Smooth rotary controls and all selector buttons have a positive feel. Very good quality, the unit is solid and will withstand some road abuse. And, of course, the fact that the satellite disconnects from the base to form a full featured mobile interface is a real bonus because you can take it on the road without having to disconnect your “in studio” setup.

Computer Requirements These are the minimum computer requirements for using the Onyx Satellite and Tracktion 2: I have it running through a Furman, yet if I so much as turn the light off in my room satellitw will lose connection with my computer.


Mackie Onyx Satellite

There’s even a talkback mic for when you have a separate room for the person recording. Want our best price even faster? The mic preamps sound like much, much more expensive units.

Mackie Pro Audio Equipment. The front panel of either the base or pod is intuative. This unit looks great.

Nice, tight solid little unit. Although this unit lacks many of the bells and whistles of today’s interfaces, the sound quality makcie ruggedness should make the unit a fine value. Instead of me-too, off-the-shelf mic preamps, Satellite offers our premium Onyx mic preamps—giving you dynamic range and noise specifications rivaling much more expensive standalone mic pres.

Mackie Onyx Satellite FireWire Interface

Clean, clear and dynamic. The unit is VERY sensitive to power spikes. It lacks digital ins and outs.

But more importantly, Tracktion 2 does it all in a way that never gets in the way of your creativity. Definitely worth spending a little bit extra to get great sounding preamps Onyxand a very cool design.

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