DXB Users Wiki
Welcome to the Mackie DXB Users Community Wiki
The Mackie DigitalXBus (DXB) is digital mixing console from Mackie that replaced the D8B. The console comes with 25 100mm faders and 2 15" touch screens as well as "soft" knobs and buttons which can control various functions of the desk. The main processing power of the desk comes from a standard PC based motherboard in ATX form factor originally running Windows XP embedded, however, with the latest development in computer hardware and software can be run on a modern multi-core processor running Windows 7 as the base operating system.
The DXB comprises of multiple IO cards which include both analog and digital inputs and outputs and has a software based highly flexible routing matrix. As well as having standard tools like Mic pre-amps, parametric EQ, insert points, pan, level, and metering options, the DXB has a wealth of dynamics and effects processing tools which can be applied in a similar manner in that of a DAW; the software is additionally upgradable and can utilize selected VST based plugins.
Due to the "hybrid" nature of the console, it can also be utilized as a DAW controller taking full advantage of the Mackie HUI (Human User Interface) protocol which makes the console even more flexible then an already highly versatile unit.