M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface

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M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface


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Product Highlights

  • Includes Pro Tools Essential Software
  • Virtual Instruments, FX & Loops Included
  • Phantom Power for Professional Mic Use
  • More Powerful Headphone Output Level
  • Records High Resolution Audio at 48 kHz
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
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The Fast Track from M-Audio is a USB audio interface for both Mac and Windows computers. It enables you to transform your computer into a mobile recording studio that's capable of capturing, editing, and mixing excellent sounding music. It includes Pro Tools M-Powered Essential software, which is a basic version of the software used in countless recording studios and post-production facilities around the world.

This system has been designed to be easy to use and to give you the tools you need to start making music right out of the box. The included Pro Tools M-Powered Essential software comes with Structure Essential, which is a virtual software instrument with over 60 different sounds. Several gigabytes of audio loops are also included, so you can start composing and experimenting right away.

The Fast Track has a dedicated guitar input, so you can plug in and get optimum sound quality directly into your computer. A SansAmp guitar amplifier modeling plug-in is included, so you can make your guitar or bass sound like it was played through a huge stack. The dedicated XLR microphone input works with any kind of professional microphone, including phantom powered condenser microphones.

Pro Tools has been used by professional musicians and producers for a long time, and the Fast Track is the by far the most budget-friendly way to start using and learning the industry standard music production software. It's also fully compatible with most other popular music software, such as GarageBand and Ableton Live. If you're looking for a device to get you into the world of audio production, or if you've been into producing for years and need an inexpensive interface with Pro Tools, the Fast Track is the best way to go.

Fast Track Features

2-input, 2-output audio interface
Compatible with most popular recording software including Pro Tools M-Powered 8 and GarageBand
24-bit/48kHz professional sound quality
Plug-and-play USB connection
XLR microphone input with gain control and 48V phantom power
1/4" instrument input with gain control
1/4" stereo headphone output
Improved headphone output levels
RCA stereo speaker outputs
Output level knob for adjusting volume of headphones and speaker outputs
Direct monitoring button
Powered by USB - no power adapter required

Pro Tools M-Powered Essential Features

16 stereo/mono audio tracks
8 instrument tracks
8 MIDI tracks
4 aux tracks, 4 mono busses, 1 master fader, 3 inserts per track
2 audio inputs / 2 audio outputs
Effects include reverb, chorus, delay, flanger, compression, and EQ
Includes SansAmp guitar amp and distortion modeling plug-in for easy direct guitar recording without amplifiers
Structure Essential virtual instrument includes over 60 incredible instrument sounds
Over 3GB of audio loops to start creating with immediately
UPC: 612391440213
Inputs 1 x XLR Input
1 x 1/4" Instrument Input
Outputs 2 x RCA (Left & Right Stereo)
1 x 1/4" Headphone Output
Panel Microphone Preamp 1 Microphone Preamp
Phantom Power Yes, 48V
Connectivity USB
Sample Rate 24-Bit 48 kHz
MIDI In/Out No
Digital I/O Options None
Minimum System Requirements Windows:
XP (SP3 - Home or Professional version only - Windows Media Center Edition is not supported)
Windows Vista 32/64
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
One Native USB Port

Pro Tools M-Powered Essential Software - Windows Requirements
1.8 GHz Multi-Core Intel or AMD Processor
5400 RPM Hard Drive
DVD-ROM Optical Drive
4 GB of space on hard drive (additional space needed for loop content)

OSX 10.4.11
G4 Processor or Higher (G4 Accelerator Cards Not Supported)

Pro Tools M-Powered Essential Software - Mac Requirements
OSX 10.5.5 or Higher 1.8 GHz Multi-Core Intel Processor
5400 RPM Hard Drive
DVD-ROM Optical Drive
4 GB of space on hard drive (additional space needed for loop content)

Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface
  • Pro Tools M-Powered Essential Software
  • Structure Essential Virtual Instrument
  • Over 3 GB of Audio Loops
  • SansAmp Modeling & Distortion Plug-In
  • USB Cable
  • 1 Year warranty
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