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Mackie Ships Spike Powered Recording System to Europe

All-inclusive, compact, 24-bit 96kHz recording system (December 14, 2004)

Mackie announced today that their eagerly anticipated Spike Powered Recording System is now shipping to authorized dealers throughout Europe.

Spike is an all-inclusive compact recording system that includes all of the hardware and software necessary to add 24-bit 96kHz music production to a Mac or PC. Included with the Spike Powered Recording System is the Mackie XD-2 USB Audio/MIDI interface, as well as a copy of Tracktion audio recording and MIDI sequencing software.

The XD-2 features two of Mackies low-noise mic preamps as well as SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, stereo monitor outputs and front panel headphone jack and level control. Also onboard is a SHARC DSP chip supports a full suite of dynamics and EQ processing while reducing drain on the host CPU. The DSP chip also allows for low latency monitoring of effects while recording. On-board processing includes a 4-band parametric EQ, a Compressor/Limiter and a Gate/Expander, all of which can be re-arranged in the desired order along the signal path for each channel.

The software bundle included with the Spike Powered Recording System begins with a copy of Tracktion, a highly-intuitive multi-track recording and MIDI sequencing software that offers unlimited track count, full VST and VSTi support, automation, ReWire support, as well as a number of pre-loaded effects and soft synths.

Also included is the Nomad Factory Warmer-Phaser XD-78 plug-in and Mackies own Final Mix stereo mastering plug in.

In all, the Spike Powered Recording System offers everything needed to record, mix, and master a project in one affordable package.

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. Mackie products are marketed by 54 distributors to more than 100 countries around the world.

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