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Mackie Onyx Artist 1.2 USB Interface

The Mackie Onyx Artist 1·2 is an interface designed to let you record audio to your computer, and to monitor that audio as well.


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Combining high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz converters with premium Mackie analog circuitry and Built-Like-A-Tank™ hardware design, the bus-powered Onyx Series USB Audio Interfaces give you the power to capture your best performance and experience media with pristine fidelity at home or on the go.

Perfect for singer-songwriters and content creators, the Onyx Artist 1•2™ features an Onyx mic pre plus a ¼” input with Hi-Z switch for quick and easy recording. The Onyx Producer 2•2™ expands the versatility with dual Onyx mic pres and MIDI I/O for controllers, synthesizers and more.

The Mackie Artist 1.2 USB interface offers zero-latency direct monitoring plus a headphone output, L/R line-output and +48v phantom power.

Key Features

  • Boutique-quality Onyx™ mic preamp with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
  • +48v Phantom Power for use with studio condenser mics
  • 1/4” TRS input with Hi-Z switch for connecting guitar, bass, and more
  • High-resolution 2 in x 2 out 24-Bit/192kHz recording
  • Zero-latency direct analog monitoring of inputs
  • Dedicated 1/4" TRS outputs for connecting studio monitors
  • Bus-powered for easy mobile recording
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ design to survive day-to-day abuse
  • Powerful headphone output
  • Waveform OEM™ Music Production Software included
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on Mac or PC
  • 0.5 kg



Since Mackie's early mullet-filled days circa 1989, we insisted that everything we make be able to take the abuse of modern musicians, and Onyx Series USB Interfaces are no exception. With a beautiful all-metal enclosure, extended wear potentiometers, and robust internal construction, these interfaces are in it for the long haul.


Waveform OEM™ Recording Software

Included with your Onyx Series USB Interface is the powerful multi award-winning Waveform OEM recording software. This full-featured DAW offers unlimited numbers of audio and MIDI tracks, combined with a professional feature set, allowing you to compose, record, edit, mix and share your music with ease.


DAW Essentials Collection

Along with Waveform OEM, you also get a collection of 16 contemporary FX plugins for use with any DAW. Utilizing the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, the plugins feature extraordinary sound quality in an extremely efficient package, allowing the plugins to be used liberally across a wide range of native computer systems.


Analog Circuitry

Whether you’re tracking your latest song idea or doing a live stream, the Onyx Series USB Interfaces deliver true studio-quality sound with maximum headroom and ultra-low noise. Utilizing our proven Onyx™ mic preamps, everything from vocals to guitars to synthesizers will be captured with incredible accuracy and warmth.


Direct Monitoring

Featuring a true analog monitoring path directly from the preamps to your studio monitors and headphones, you can track while listening in either mono or stereo to the direct analog source with zero routing. Not only that, it also means you can adjust your buffer settings to maximize your computer’s processing ability.

Bus Powered

Get Connected

Onyx Series USB Interfaces feature USB 2.0 connectivity for fast data transfer and minimal latency. Also, being bus powered, your studio can be truly mobile – just plug into your laptop and you are ready to go, no external power required. Compatible with Mac (Core Audio) and PC (ASIO).


Channels of I/O Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Output at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Display and Indicators 2 x LEDs (Clip, Signal)
1 x LED (Host Connection)
Host Connection 1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O 1 x XLR Balanced Mic Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
2 x 1/4" Balanced Monitor Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Frequency Response Inputs, Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB (Min Gain)
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+11 dBu (Min Gain)
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+24 dBu (Min Gain)
Max Output Level Monitor Outputs:
+10 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
+10 dBu
THD Mic Inputs:
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
Monitor Outputs:
Headphone Outputs:
EIN Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
< -100 dB
Monitor Outputs:
< -85 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
< -75 dBu
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
Bit Depth Up to 24-Bit
Sync Sources Internal
OS Compatibility macOS
Power Requirements USB Bus-Power
Dimensions 6.42 x 4.49 x 2.01" / 16.3 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm
Weight 1.1 lb / 0.5 kg