‘Rugged’ is the word that springs to mind when describing the 2-in/2-out Blackjack - it’s got a sturdy metal chassis and feels like a proper piece of studio gear. Given that it comes from Mackie - a company with quite a reputation in the music technology market - this is no great surprise.
Mackie’s experience has also been brought to bear on the two high-quality preamps. You can plug in mics and instruments, and a handy monitoring dial means that you can record with zero-latency by sending the signal straight to your speakers.
What’s more, the USB-powered Blackjack is a joy to use: it sits nicely on your desk and angles its controls towards you.
This isn’t the cheapest interface in its class, but it sure is a quality product. 45 Stars
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