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the driver files can be viewed and downloaded frm this location
including the v1.7 driver dated dec 2009
and the v1.9 driver dated july 2010

the v1.9 driver seems to be extended to supprt a taskbar application?

these drivers are for windows xp + Vista xp 32bit as far as i know
7 (dec 2009),n.7177.html

driver was available from (Oct 2009) up untill about (Dec 2011) when it was removed from the product page for the onyx-i series mixers
link present in nov 2011:
link Removed in dec 2011:
so we can confirm that support was revoked by digidesign at the end of 2011

from April 1 to May 31, 2010, this driver will be absolutely free.  --*/* Driver and Release Driver and Release

"Pro Tools® Users: The V1.9.0 driver does not support Pro Tools® M-PoweredTM 8 on Windows 7."
v1.1.0 - feb 2009

i think these files are only for the original onyx series that were upgraded to firewire compatibility via a firewire card sold seperately (upgrade)

Supported Devices for v1.1.0 + v1.1.1 driver files:
Mackie Onyx FireWire Card (for Onyx 220, 620, and 640 mixers)
Mackie Onyx Satellite
Mackie U.420
Mackie U.420d Mackie d.2 Pro Mackie d.4 Pro TAPCO Link.FireWire
heres the release dates for pro tools 9

date   version   notes
05/25/2011   9.0.3   
03/09/2011   9.0.2   
01/05/2011   9.0.1   
11/04/2010   9.0

apparently digidesign/avid sued mackie after pt9 came to market and allowed any + all interfaces to use pro tools
midi - Serial (MAC) 90s / Re: Opcode Studio 5 (Oct 1991) Networking
«  by chrisNova777 on November 21, 2017, 03:35:03 PM »
i found this mac archive document related to using the Opcode Studio 5 Interface with MOTU's FreeMIDI application
"a package that includes the Mackie Universal Driver (posted publicly) and Mackie Authorization Application (what im looking for!!!!!) ($49.99 USD) that unlocks your mixer for use with Pro Tools® M-Powered™ 8."

this dates back even to 2009!!!!

and 2011

posted as of (Nov 2010)


Great news! Mackie recording interfaces are now more compatible than ever before,

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week, you are likely aware of Avid’s latest Pro Tools announcement. Namely that their latest software release, Pro Tools 9, is now open to all interfaces that use ASIO or Core Audio drivers.

This is big news. Big, big news.

In addition to the wide breadth of DAW compatibility Mackie already offers, this means that you can also now plug any ASIO / Core Audio Mackie interface right into Pro Tools 9 and get straight to work. No longer are you obligated to use proprietary interfaces. Instead, you can use Mackie’s proven high-quality preamps and converters alongside user-friendly feature sets to bring your recordings to new level – and you can do it on your recording platform of choice.

Mackie is no stranger to working with a huge variety of DAWs, even Pro Tools. After all, we kicked our relationship off over a decade ago with HUI – the world’s first control surface to function with the world’s most popular DAW. Then, our popular Onyx-i Series mixers changed the face of the industry last year, being the first ever third party devices to work with Pro Tools M-Powered 8. We created the driver that let you work how you wanted and we are very proud of that. Of course, support for this combination will continue, but with the announcement of an open-ended Pro Tools platform, there is now a wide range of options that offer the high-quality preamps, converters and innovative features that set Mackie apart from the pack.

Blackjack-3qtr-R-reflected The new Onyx Blackjack 2x2 USB Recording Interface is the perfect desktop interface for your favorite DAW. Ultra-compact and featuring our renowned Onyx mic preamps and high-quality AD/DA converters, the Onyx Blackjack is a great option from simple home studio to rugged mobile recording.


Blackbird_front_slantNeed more inputs and expandability? The Onyx Blackbird 16x16 FireWire Recording Interface takes things a step further. Eight boutique Onyx preamps and expandability via ADAT and Word Clock offer deeper integration into an existing digital setup or a powerful start that grows along with your studio needs.

©Earl Harper Our flagship Onyx-i Series FireWire Production Mixers are unrivaled in the market, delivering the power, performance and FireWire flexibility needed for your main production console. In fact, the Onyx 1640i delivers something that no other mixer in this class can do: the ability to not only send 16 discrete inputs into your DAW, but to bring up to 16 signals right back into the channel strips for a true tape-style mixdown. Mackie Onyx-i mixers are unique, offering a tactile tracking and mixing solution with the state-of-the-art front end, premium EQ and AD/DA converters and FireWire routing possibilities you’ve been waiting for.

MCU-Pro-Alt3Qtr But the offerings do not stop there. Mackie’s powerful control surfaces, the MCU Pro and Extender Pro offer customizable, hands-on control over your DAW. The motorized faders and recallable v-pots offer tactile control that is nothing short of amazing. And if you are a Mac user, you can plug in our popular ProFX Series Compact Effects Mixers at your next gig and record the whole thing into PT9.

So, as you can see, Mackie recording interfaces are now more compatible than ever. Avid has certainly opened the door, letting you choose both the hardware the software that is right for you. Don’t waste this opportunity. Choose the audio interface that delivers industry-leading quality, sound and innovative features that make your life easier…all at a price you can afford.

For more information on Mackie recording interfaces including a list of compatible DAW software, visit

Posted by Mackie on November 11, 2010 11:55 AM | Permalink
synths - 2000s / Re: e-mu vintage pro (2002)
«  by chrisNova777 on November 20, 2017, 06:16:05 PM »
can anyone help me to confirm if the vintage pro soundset contains the same voices from teh vintage keys unit from 1994?

is it an updated soundset with the same sounds?
or not the same?
Propellerheads Reason / minimum system requirements for Reason 10
«  by chrisNova777 on November 20, 2017, 01:16:30 AM »

These are the minimum system requirements for running Reason 10.
Please have a look here for recommended system specifications.

Mac OS X:

Fast and stable Internet connection for installation and registration required!
Intel Mac with multi-core processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, the program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
Mac OS X 10.7 or later (64-bit)
Monitor with at least 1280 x 768 resolution
CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended


Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required!
Intel or AMD multi-core processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, the program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
Monitor with at least 1280 x 768 resolution
Audio Interface with ASIO driver
MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
Emagic Logic / sound diver 3.0 requirements for windows + mac
«  by chrisNova777 on November 19, 2017, 11:20:54 PM »
macs require powerpc processor (no 68k support in sound diver v3.0+)
says it supports windows 2000

MOTU Performer / motu software + osx Tiger
«  by chrisNova777 on November 19, 2017, 10:59:01 PM »

Can I use my MOTU interface with Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger)? Does my software work with 10.4?
We have drivers for our FireWire audio interfaces, USB MIDI interfaces, and PCI-324 & PCI-424 cards to operate under Mac OS 10.4 ("Tiger"). The minimum drivers required under 10.4 are:

FireWire: 1.25
PCI-324 & 424: 1.08
USB MIDI: 1.31
Go to our downloads section for the latest drivers.

Digital Performer 4.52 and Unisyn 2.11 are already Tiger compatible - no updates are required. However, please see this tech note if you are updating a Panther (10.3) or Jaguar (10.2) system to Tiger.

MX4 requires version 2, which is a free update for MX4 v1 users (a v2 download is available on our downloads page). AudioDesk 2.04 and MachFive 1.2.2 or higher are required for Tiger compatibility.

Symphonic Instrument, Ethno Instrument, Electric Keys, BPM, and Volta are Tiger compatible as of their initial releases.

Please see our Tiger compatibility page for more info, and our downloads page for the latest updates.

THE BOX clearly showing off motu's beginner windows midi interfaces: