Mackie has announced they are extending the free driver upgrade that instantly connects Onyx-i FireWire Production Mixers with Pro Tools M-Powered 8.

 Mackie launched the Onyx-i series mixers last fall, with the notable benefit of Pro Tools M-Powered 8 compatibility. No other third-party company offers this.

The Mackie Universal Driver Upgrade (which enables Pro Tools M-Powered 8 functionality) is a simple download from the Mackie website (usually costing $49.99).

For a very limited time (thru May 31, 2010) this driver will be absolutely FREE. People who purchase Onyx-i mixers can go to, register their new mixer and download the Mackie Universal Driver Upgrade completely free of charge.

This creates tremendous added value in conjunction with the Onyx-i mail-in rebate running during the same dates. Thru May 31, 2010 – buy an Onyx 820i and get back $50.00; buy an Onyx 1220i to get $75.00 back; Onyx 1620i gets back $100.00; AND buy the Onyx 1640i and get a whopping $200.00 back.

If you also purchase Pro Tools M-Powered 8 (or any other compatible recording software) at the same time, you’ll get an additional $25.00. So if you purchase an Onyx 1640i and Pro Tools M-Powered 8, Waves® MultiRack or any other compatible software, you get a rebate of $225.00. PLUS… the driver is FREE (a $50 value). It’s an amazing deal and retailers are encouraged to create packages for their customers.

The rebates will be valid for U.S. residents ONLY who purchase any Onyx-i Series Mixers from an Authorized U.S. Dealer between April 1 and May 31, 2010. For the additional $25.00, they must purchase compatible software at the same time (on the same receipt).

Originally posted 2010-06-21 19:08:20.