You may have to use the "rewire" feature but it should interface without problem ... Personally I am not a fan of the "Makie sound" but I don't do a lot of driving rock either ... How many channels are you recording at once? I am assuming that you are thinking of purchasing a board plus the interface ... Presounus makes a firewire unit called the "firepod" that has 8 in's ... There are a lot of options out there depending upon your use ... The Mackie unit is well rated on Americanmusical.com ... Hope this helps more than confuses ....... WILLIE
It was pretty much plug-and-play. I didn't end up doing the final recording, but did do several test recordings and it worked. OK, it MOSTLY worked (once it crashed but every other time it worked.) I assume it was Audition that caused the crash but don't know for sure.
I was using the 16 channel Onyx and it sounded pretty clean to me.