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Mackie onyx 1640i vs focusrite saffire 40pro

Discussion in 'Recording' started by latinboy642003, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. latinboy642003

    latinboy642003 Active Member

    Which one would you choose and why? I would be using it to record drums and maybe a small band.
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I would choose the Mackie if I thought I wanted to record a band all at once or use it as a mixer for a gig. IMHO the preamps on the Onyx are superior to the focusrite at that pricepoint.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    The 1640i also allows you to route 16 tracks back so you can mix with real faders, eq and external processors via the inserts and aux send/returns.
  4. BushmasterM4

    BushmasterM4 Active Member

    Just got mine last week. Ive used the older 1640 for 3 years and decided the added features on the 1640i were to great to pass up.

    Plus in a studio setting, the 6 aux channels can feed 6 individual headphone mixes to your musicians (along with a headphone amp that supports 6 channels)

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