Mackie announces a new partnership with Avid to offer Pro Tools | First plus the exclusive Musician Collection featuring a unique bundle of 23 Avid plugins, including the 304C compressor and 304E EQ bundle, with select Mackie products. In addition, the Waveform OEM software and 16 plugin DAW Essentials Collection is still included with select Mackie products.
This announcement goes alongside the all-new ProFXv3 Series professional effects mixers with USB, which features upgraded recording capability, Onyx mic preamps, onboard compressors, and 24 effects.
“Pro Tools has long been the industry standard when it comes to recording,” says Matt Redmon, Mackie director of product marketing, “and we are excited to bring this powerful software to Mackie customers for the first time.”
In addition to including Pro Tools | First with the new ProFXv3 mixers, the software bundle will now be included with a list of other Mackie products including Onyx USB Interfaces, Big Knob Series monitor controllers, all studio monitor series, DL Series digital mixers, and more.
The Musician Collection is full of plugins for guitar, bass, vocals, drums, and more. The list of plugins includes the 304E EQ and 304C compressor, Eleven Lite, and Studio Reverb plus pedal plugins like Black Op Distortion, Gray Compressor, and Green JRC Overdrive.
“Mackie hardware has long been essential to all facets of music production, as evidenced by Mackie products playing a part in the personal studios of most Avid employees involved in audio,” remarks Ed Gray, director, Partnering Programs for Avid. “We are excited to bring new Mackie hardware customers into the world of Pro Tools to see what we can accomplish together with this compelling offering.”
Mackie will continue to include the Waveform OEM bundle that includes the DAW Essentials Collection featuring 16 professional plugins with select products.
“Software is essential for modern musicians and content creators,” says Redmon, “and with two complete software packages included in our products, Mackie users will get incredible value and choice right out of the box.”