Mackie was one of those companies that came to prominence in the early 1990s and changed the world with their innovative surface mount mixers, in particular the Mackie CR-1604. Their success was so great, they dominated the small mixer market for most of the 1990s and continued to innovate with a range of mixers, monitors and audio interfaces. Shortly after founder Greg Mackie sold his interests in Mackie in 2003, the company released what where it’s last innovative products; the Mackie QUAD series of products. This included the Mackie QUAD Comp and the Mackie QUAD EQ. These products offered 4 channels of compression or EQ in the digital domain, via analogue inputs and outputs. They were great products that showed real innovation, but are only now really being recognised.