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M-AudioFast Track - USB Audio Recording Interface
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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Pros

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

Cons

No 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

VS

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

        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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