Re: Mackie Onyx Producer 2x2
Driver quality is probably too early to call -- looks like a brand new product. Make sure your friend buys from a store with a decent return policy.
That said, I can recommend this unit (or its smaller brother, the 1x2) based on the fact it includes Tracktion's T7 DAW and their DAW Essentials Collection (I paid 40 bucks for the FX alone in a sale, and they're definitely top-notch. They currently sell for $159 at the Tracktion site, so getting T7 and the FX bundled free is insane).
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