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Mackie Big Knob Studio+

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Mackie Big Knob Studio+
Mackie Big Knob Studio+
Mackie Big Knob Studio+
Mackie Big Knob Studio+
Mackie Big Knob Studio+
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Product Description

The Mackie Big Knob Studio+ is a 4x3 monitor controller and 2x4 USB Recording Interface that is the ideal solution for professional studio use. The Big Knob Studio+ allows users to choose between four sources, three monitor pairs and high-resolution USB playback from a DAW with 192kHz / 24-bit audio conversion. The Big Knob Studio+ also features a dedicated, amp-driven studio out for a headphone distribution system which are ideal for project and professional studios.

Mackie Big Knob Studio+ delivers a modernized, smart monitoring control solution based on the bestselling Big Knob, plus integrated USB recording and playback. Professional routing and switching includes a selection of four sources, including USB playback, and a choice between three pairs of monitors, each with independent gain trim to ensure balanced listening levels. Two OnyxTM mic preamps deliver a convenient, high-quality desktop recording source coupled with high-resolution 192kHz / 24-bit audio conversion for solid sound quality whether recording or mixing. With dual headphone outs, a dedicated amp-driven studio output and flexible I/O options, Big Knob Studio+ is truly a nerve center for any professional studio.


  • Professional source and monitor selection
  • Choose between 4 sources and 3 monitor pairs
  • Classic Big Knob volume control
  • Independent trim on all sources and monitor outs
  • Mono, mute and dim functions
  • Flexible 2x4 USB recording interface
  • Two boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps including phantom power for condenser microphones
  • High-resolution 192kHz / 24-bit recording and playback
  • Cue mix allows controlled blending of direct inputs with other signals for zero-latency recording
  • Choice of recording paths provide flexibility for applications like podcasting
  • Comprehensive feature set for professional studios
  • Flexible source connections including convenient front panel 1/8" input for your smartphone
  • Dual headphone outs with independent level control and both USB and Aux source options
  • Flexible talkback options including external mic input and footswitch control
  • Dedicated amp-driven studio output perfect for headphone distribution system
  • 16-segment high-resolution input source metering
  • Sturdy "Built-Like-A-Tank" design
  • Compatible with all major DAWs on both Mac and Windows
  • Includes Tracktion recording software
  • From 12th September 2019 selected Mackie USB audio interfaces will come with Pro Tools | First (with Musician Collection) software for FREE! To get hold of your free software just visit www.avid.com/pro-tools-first-mackie with your Mackie Big Knob Studio+'s serial number, create an account and register! Please note that you are only eligible to receive this software for free if you purchased your Mackie speakers on or after 12th September 2019.


Frequency Response

  • Unity gain, +4 dBu input
  • All inputs: 0.5 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • All outputs: 0.5 dB, 20Hz - 20 kHz

Noise Characteristics

  • 150 ohm terminated, 22 kHz bandwidth
  • Mic inputs to outputs (EIN): <-125 dBu RMS, A-weighted
  • Line inputs to outputs: <-90 dBu RMS, un-weighted

Distortion (THD+N)

  • Unity gain, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu input, 80 kHz bandwidth
  • All inputs to outputs: <0.01%, un-weighted

Crosstalk (between left and right channels)

  • Unity gain, -1 dBFS input
  • Mic inputs to outputs: <-60 dB at 1kHz
  • Line inputs to outputs: <-60 dB at 1 kHz


  • Muted: -60 dB
  • Dim: -20 dB

Maximum Levels (before clipping)

  • All inputs: +22 dBu
  • All outputs: +22 dBu

Input type:

  • Female XLR balanced/unbalanced
  • Female 1/4" balanced / unbalanced
  • Female 1/8" unbalanced

Output type:

  • Female 1/4" balanced / unbalanced


  • Format: USB 2.0, 24-bit, 192 kHz

Power Requirements

  • Universal Power Supply: 100 - 240 V~50/60 Hz 0.75A


  • (H x W x D) 3.2 x 11.9 x 6.8 in / 81 x 302 x 173 mm


  • 4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
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