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M-AudioFast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good sound quality (4)
  • Durable construction (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer equipment (3)
    • Creative development (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fast Track 2 = Awesomenes, PT E=Bad

    BH sent this prety quick,
    I record metal, alternative, reggaeton, hiphop.
    the fast track its realy good, reliable, usb bus powered so you'l be portable. Fast instal and...Read complete review

    BH sent this prety quick,
    I record metal, alternative, reggaeton, hiphop.
    the fast track its realy good, reliable, usb bus powered so you'l be portable. Fast instal and easy too! The quality of its mic pre is very good for volas and acustic instruments, its clear and it a bit of pad (about -5db or -10db) and its good for screaming vocals and loud guitar cabs.

    The downside, pro tools is a pain due to its compatibility issues and im a pro tools guy but man does these guys have issues. Pro tools essentials its not good at all, its lumited to 16 tracks ( not bad for vocal tracking) but the real issue is that you cant use any third party plugins like waves, drumagog, autotune, well any whatsoever, only the ones from the program itself os pt essentials.

    FastTrack=awesome
    Pro Tools Essentials= baaad idea
    Pro Tools in general= awesome
    just isr cubase, logic, sonar, or nuendo

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great hardware,,..Bad software

    Fast track works wonderfully. I Needed an interface with phantom power. Great price. Easy to use. Protools software came with. Software did not work. System requirements needed windows xp....Read complete review

    Fast track works wonderfully. I Needed an interface with phantom power. Great price. Easy to use. Protools software came with. Software did not work. System requirements needed windows xp. [...]

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    5.0

    Pretty good for playing with headphones

    By Fackbat

    from Tempe, AZ

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Better than Behringer
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion

    Cons

    • Finicky drivers
    • Not the BEST audio

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Playing with headphones

    Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

    I bought this as a replacement for my guitar amplifier since I play 95% of the time with headphones. The sound from it is FAR better than I got from the headphone jack on the amp, and way better than my $30 Behringer USB interface. I use this with Guitar Rig 4 - they work perfect together.

    I have a $200 sound card in my PC and $200 cans, so I know good sound quality compared to low quality. When I was playing along with music on my Behringer, it was terrible. This is obviously not as good as my sound card, but it is pretty good for what it is.

    I plan to get a surround sound system eventually and play guitar through that with the output jacks on the M-Audio.

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    5.0

    Works

    By Swagdaddy

    from california

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

      i use this for casual recording of guitar covers of song and it works great with my bass too. Does exactly what I need it to with no problems. Very simple.

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      4.0

      Simple and easy to use!

      By Joemac16

      from Ohio

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Reliable
      • Strong Connection Points

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

        This product was exactly what I was looking for and found for a great price. I needed something that could separate the vocals and a guitar feeding into my Mac. It did just that and easily. Very compact for travel and it's powered by USB so need for powere outlets it's totally mobile.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        3.0

        Great hardware,,..Bad software

        By Cpale

        from saint louis, mo

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Improves Performance
        • Reliable
        • Strong Connection Points

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

        Fast track works wonderfully. I Needed an interface with phantom power. Great price. Easy to use. Protools software came with. Software did not work. System requirements needed windows xp. [...]

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Good Experience

        By Matty P

        from Gainesville, Fl

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

          Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

          The product itself is very good. It is quite simply a convenient method of playing and recording guitar or bass on the computer. The software is excellent and user friendly. The hardware is basically just an adapter to be able to hook a microphone and guitar or bass directly into the usb port of a computer. The price was fantastic [...]

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Simple but effective

          By Jamie

          from PA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

                Great product when all you need is one mic and/or an instrument. The construction feels a little cheap, but I'm comparing to the old Mbox devices.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Perfect for beginners.

                By matt531320

                from Gilroy, CA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Good Sound Quality
                • Lasting Fun

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Beginner Music Production
                • Home Studio

                Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

                Great product. I purchased this to go along with my MXL V88 and setup was a cinch. The quality is outstanding when recording either guitar OR vocals. A WARNING FOR PEOPLE THINKING ABOUT PURCHASING: If you are purchasing this because it comes with pro-tools, DON'T. The features in Pro-Tools are EXTREMELY limited and it keeps asking you to purchase the full version. I purchased this to use with my current recording software, so I was fine though.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Quality/price Excellent balance!

                By discothequegene

                from Mexico City, Mexico

                About Me Education Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative Development

                  Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

                  Excellent!

                  Pros:
                  Protools essential included
                  Great recording
                  Phantom Power
                  Guitar Switch

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice price!

                  By Drake

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Voice-over Pro

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

                      I have the M-Audio Fast Track Pro for my home studio and I purchased the Fast Track for my travel voice-over rig. Works just like the Pro Version for nearly half the price and the size is a perfect fit for my laptop bag.

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                      5.0

                      Great Sounding

                      By Joyful

                      from Anna. Md

                      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Creative Development

                        Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

                        Purchase this for my son. This is a great sounding little box I was surprise of the quality. Great intro for Pro Tools.
                        Can't be beat for the price.

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                        4.0

                        Fast Track 2 = Awesomenes, PT E=Bad

                        By Chan Beyond Recordings

                        from Hatillo, Puerto Rico

                        About Me Education Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Sound Quality

                        Cons

                        • Few Features
                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Creative Development
                        • Special Needs

                        Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

                        BH sent this prety quick,
                        I record metal, alternative, reggaeton, hiphop.
                        the fast track its realy good, reliable, usb bus powered so you'l be portable. Fast instal and easy too! The quality of its mic pre is very good for volas and acustic instruments, its clear and it a bit of pad (about -5db or -10db) and its good for screaming vocals and loud guitar cabs.

                        The downside, pro tools is a pain due to its compatibility issues and im a pro tools guy but man does these guys have issues. Pro tools essentials its not good at all, its lumited to 16 tracks ( not bad for vocal tracking) but the real issue is that you cant use any third party plugins like waves, drumagog, autotune, well any whatsoever, only the ones from the program itself os pt essentials.

                        FastTrack=awesome
                        Pro Tools Essentials= baaad idea
                        Pro Tools in general= awesome
                        just isr cubase, logic, sonar, or nuendo

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                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        nice product

                        By AD

                        from pocatello, id

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • AMD cpu not supported

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about M-Audio Fast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface:

                            I only gave this 2 stars because I am unable to load the program. I have an AMD processor and the processor and the program have issues. Make sure you have an intel if you are using PC. Probably going to return it.

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