Mackie adds to Big Knob
The Mackie Big Knob monitor controller has been turned into the Big Knob Series with the addition of new models that introduce high resolution USB recording and playback: Big Knob Passive, Big Knob Studio and Big Knob Studio+.
Both the Big Knob Studio and Big Knob Studio+ are stated to offer high-resolution USB interfacing and feature dual Onyx mic preamps capable of providing 60dB of gain range. The Big Knob Studio offers a routing choice between three sources and two monitor pairs. The Big Knob Studio+ expands this to 4x3 routing, including a USB playback from a DAW with 192kHz/24-bit audio conversion
In contrast, the Big Knob Passive allows users to choose between two sources, two monitors and control it all with one knob. As the name indicates, its passive design requires no additional power to function.