About the Mackie Creator Bundle
Time to get creative
Time to get creative
The Mackie Creator bundle can turn your bedroom or home office into a podcasting studio in minutes. It comes with a rugged USB microphone that plugs directly into your computer for clean, accurate recording. It also includes a pair of Mackie CR3-X studio monitors for playback, and MC-100 over-the-ear headphones to monitor recording. You also get a license for popular Pro Tools recording software and additional plug-ins, so you can add effects and fine tune your podcasts or other recordings.
The EM-USB microphone plugs directly into your computer via the included USB Type-C to Type-A cable — no mixer needed. It has gain and volume controls right on the mic — even a mute button. You can also plug your headphones into the mic for direct monitoring. And the mic comes with a convenient desktop tripod stand, as well as a mic clip for your own stand.
The compact CR3-X monitors feature all-wood cabinets to ensure rich, powerful sound. Each speaker has a poly-coated woofer for accurate mids and bass, with a tuned port in the back of the cabinet reinforcing the low frequencies. The 3/4" silk dome tweeter has a smooth waveguide design for improved sound dispersion and stereo imaging.
The compact CR3-X monitors feature all-wood cabinets to ensure rich, powerful sound. Each speaker has a poly-coated woofer for accurate mid-range, with a tuned, rear-firing port for stronger low tones. The 3/4" silk dome tweeter has a smooth waveguide design for improved sound dispersion and stereo imaging.
The monitors have a front-panel headphone jack, and an array of rear-panel inputs.The speaker's left/right selector switch lets you choose which side of your workstation gets the volume knob, headphone output, and auxiliary input jacks.
CR3-X Creative Reference Monitors
- each speaker uses 3" polypropylene-coated woofer and 3/4" silk dome tweeter
- Class D amplifier with 14 watts RMS x 2 (25 watts x 2 peak)
- frequency response: 80-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
- left/right speaker placement switch lets you decide which side of your workspace has the volume control
- all-wood cabinet with custom-tuned rear port
- stereo balanced 1/4" TRS line-level inputs
- stereo unbalanced RCA line-level inputs
- front-panel 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input
- front-panel 3.5mm headphone output
- includes 6-foot speaker cable to connect the left and right speakers together
- 5-1/2"W x 8-1/8"H x 7-1/8"D (each)
EM-USB condenser microphone:
- cardioid pattern for noise and feedback rejection
- stereo headphone minijack with volume control for monitoring as you record
- USB Type-C output for digital recording
- USB-C to USB-A cable included
- over-the-ear, closed-back design offers noise isolation for studio recording
- 1/4" adapter included for connecting to pro gear
- single-sided cable with 3.5mm connector
- tripod mic stand
- mic clip
- includes Avid Pro Tools First DAW plus The Music Collection bundle of 23 plugins
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # CREATOR BUNDLE
What's in the box:
- CR3-X Powered monitor w/ attached 5.5' power cord (C7 unpolarized)
- CR3-X Passive monitor
- MC-100 Headphones w/ 116" cable terminated in a 3.5mm TRS connector
- 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter (pre-installed on headphone cable)
- EM-USB Condenser microphone
- Microphone stand adapter
- Adjustable tripod
- 6.5' Speaker wire
- 5' Stereo mini to RCA cable
- 5' Stereo mini to stereo mini cable
- 78" USB cable (type-A to type-C / 2.0)
- Creator Bundle hookup guide
- Microphone owner's manual
- CR-X Monitor quickstart guide
- Pro Tools First registration card
- Waveform OEM & DAW Essentials registration card w/ license code
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Overview: The Mackie Creator Bundle is the ideal setup for content creators, podcasters, and for streaming. The Bundle includes a Mackie EM-USB condenser microphone with USB connection, a pair of MC-100 headphones, a pair of CR3-X powered monitors, ProTools First and Waveform OEM DAW software, and all the accessories needed to get started recording music or creating online audio content.
Construction: The Mackie EM-USB is a condenser type microphone with a cardioid pattern that helps reject peripheral noise. The mic features a durable metal housing and metal-mesh capsule screen, providing Mackie "Built-Like-A-Tank" reliability and performance.
Connections: The base of the EM-USB microphone includes a USB-C port, for connecting to a computer or laptop, and a 3.5mm stereo jack for plugging in the included headphones.
- System Compatibility:
- PC: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 / USB 2.0/3.0
- MAC: OS 10.10 or higher / USB 2.0/3.0
Controls: The EM-USB includes a built-in Mute button. When pressed, it will mute the microphone, but still allow audio from your computer to pass through the headphone output. Two rotary controls, for Gain and Headphone Volume, let you adjust the input signal level and the volume for the connected headphones.
Stand: A table-top tripod and mic stand adapter are provided for securing the microphone during use. The tripod is adjustable, allowing the mic to be varied in height from 6" to 7-1/2" from the mounting surface. The tripod and included stand adapter both feature 5/8" threading, with the stand adapter including a locking tilt adjustment for the microphone.
Two-Way Speaker Design: Each Mackie CR3-X multimedia monitor speaker features a two-way driver design with one 0.75" ferrofluid-cooled, silk-dome tweeter and one 3" polypropylene-coated woofer with rubber sound. This combination of premium drivers provides a rich and natural studio-quality sound.
Built-in Amplifier: One CR3-X speaker includes a built-in 25W RMS/50W Peak Class D amplifier which powers it along with the passive speaker. The amp can provide clean, articulate stereo sound and an ultra-wide frequency response of 80Hz to 20kHz.
Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The CR3-X multimedia monitor speakers employ a bass reflex enclosure with custom-tuned rear-firing ports for smooth, even bass extension. These all-wood MDF cabinets, with vinyl wrap, provide a natural sonic character superior to low-grade plastic designs. The CR3-X speakers do not included grilles.
Convenient Controls: A convenient front-panel volume knob gives you easy access to the On/Off/Volume functions, and a rear-panel "master" power switch is also provided. When both controls are On, a ring around the Running Man logo will illuminate white. A rear-panel speaker placement switch (L/R) lets you choose which side of your desk gets the speaker with the volume knob.
Analog Inputs: The CR3-X multimedia speakers give you a choice of analog inputs provided on the rear-panel of the powered monitor. Inputs include:
Two 1/4" TRS balanced/unbalanced (L/R)
Two RCA unbalanced (L/R)
Speaker Cable: Because the amplifier is built into only one of the CR3-X multimedia monitor speakers, you'll need to connected the included 6.5' speaker cable between the two loudspeaker's rear-panel spring-clip terminals.
Headphone Jack: A dedicated front-panel headphone jack (3.5mm) is provided. Plugging in headphones defeats the speakers for truly silent work and you can quickly adjust levels with the main volume knob.
Headphone Overview: The included MC-100 professional headphones feature large custom-designed, precision drivers, ensuring the best possible headroom and bass response. Comfortable ear pads and headband can provide hours of "fatigue-free" use with clear, accurate sound. An attached 116" headphone cord gives you plenty of freedom to move around. The headphone cord is terminated in a 3.5mm TRS connector and includes a 3.5mm to 1/4" TRS adapter.
Software Bundle: The Mackie Creator Bundle includes registration cards/license codes for free access to a powerful software bundle that provides everything you need to record, mix, and master your next project.
Pro Tools/First Software: Avid Pro Tools is the industry standard for audio recording and editing software. The Mackie Creator Bundle includes Pro Tools/First, Avid's entry-level version of their powerful software. Even as "entry-level" software, Pro Tools/First is packed with important features for recording and editing your music.
Up to 16 audio tracks
Session Templates: Various session templates are provided to help you get started quickly. Templates for rock, pop, electronica, hip-hop, and jazz can cover a wide range of music styles, each including preloaded virtual instruments. You can also build tracks from scratch and save your track settings as presets.
Editing: Featuring Pro Tool's world-class editing tools, the Pro Tools/First software lets you click-and-drag MIDI notes, change tempo, edit pitch and timing, correct mistakes, and much more.
UVI Workstation: This is a powerful sample player and multitimbral instrument that makes it easy and fun to create unique sounds. It also includes Xpand!2 virtual instrument pack, offering a wide range of sounds, from beats and loops to orchestral instruments, and more.
Soundbase: Includes over 3GB of high-quality loops, samples, and sound content created by leading producers.
Effects & Utility Plugins: Pro Tools/First comes with 23 effects and utility plugins to help shape sounds, warm up tones, and give tracks greater presence. Plugins range from EQ and Dynamics to Reverb and Delays. Additional plugins can be purchased through Avid.
Cloud Storage: Pro Tools/First includes Avid's free introductory cloud storage, letting you save, sync, and share up to three projects.
Windows: 10 (Build 1909 only)
MacOS: High Sierra (10.13.6), Mojave (10.14.5)
Waveform OEM: Waveform OEM is a multi-award winning DAW featuring powerful tools for modern musicians. Key features include unlimited track count, compatibility with all popular plug-ins, and efficient performance on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems:
Windows: 8 & 10 (64-bit)
MacOS: 10.11 or later (64-bit)
Linux: Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)
Raspberry Pi: 2, 3, & 4 (32-bit)
DAW Essentials Collection: Includes 16 contemporary FX plug-ins that can be used with any DAW. These effects plug-ins utilize the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, providing exceptional sound quality in an extremely efficient package. FX include: Equaliser, Compressor, Delays, Limiter, Gate/Expander, Crusher, and more.