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FocusriteiTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Pros

  • Simple controls (7)
  • Good sound quality (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use (4)
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      • Gearhead (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (3)

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    5.0

    What an Amazing Audio Interface

    By Jackie the Singer

    from Riverview,FL

    About Me Gearhead, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Controls
    • Good Sound Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Daily Use
      • Home Use
      • Travel

      Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

      This audio interface surpassed my expectations and its so small and compact you can take it with you anywhere. It took my vocals to the next level and the price is amazing. I have been to B&H in New York when I lived there and they are a top notch business and the store is amazing. They know their stuff and their staff is so knowledgable. They sell nothing but the best and their service is top notch. As for the interface it will make your vocals sound even better and smoother than ever. I even have my Harmon Karman Soundsticks III I got from them and they are amazing when you plug them into this device at the same time so you can check back your recordings after laying down a vocal track or a guitar track or whatever you can use to connect to this on top of an IPAD which i will be using next as I am learning to use garageband on my laptop my iPad will be next with this track solo but in the meantime its doing great with my 13" Macbook Pro Retina for Home studio music production. Top notch product for great price. I love this thing!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Jamaal

      from New York

      Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

      Everything was just as described, plus fast delivery, A+!

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      5.0

      Just what I wanted

      By Archer

      from Northeast

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Controls
      • Good Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

        Easy to use. Excellent quality. Worked on a 5 year old MacBook Pro on an old version of Garage Band. Perfect!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By Donaldo

        from Belmont, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Enables Xlr Mic To Ios

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

            I really like this little box. I'm recording acoustic guitar to iOS/GarageBand. I had tried a USB mic (Blue Spark) but the Focusrite allows me to use a "real" XLR mic (old, middling AKG SE 5E-10) which sounds much clearer. Agreed that the short cable can be awkward for some situations, but works fine on a table top with an iPhone for me. Requires USB power, which could limit it's portability, but again, not a problem for my situation. But I can't complain because this fills such a valuable niche--getting good mics into iOS.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Seamless

            By Manny

            from Toronto

            Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

            Works perfectly on my iPad and MacBook. Clean, quiet preamp. Great price! The short connection cable to the ipad could be annoying to some people.

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            4.0

            easy and clean sound

            By dashvash

            from New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Controls
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                I have been using apogee one for a few years and decided to try this lil unit. It is clean and warm and nice that works directly with logic with no extra software required. love the front panel volume control for each channel. Maybe not as much gain as apogee, but i actually like the warmth more

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Cool Little Setup

                By JJ the Movie Guy

                from New York, NY

                About Me Filmmaker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Controls
                • Good Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Line Out

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • Voice Over

                Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                I just needed an interface to plug in a pretty good quality mic to record voice overs. iTrack solo plugs right into my pc (windows 8.1) via USB. It was plug and play really. Adobe Audition recognized it right away.Keep in mind, in terms of outputs, this interface only has RCA and a 1/4" headphone jack. So if you intend to run monitors out of this baby, you'll have to select accordingly.From time to time my computer doesn't recognize the line in, so I just have to unplug and re-plug the USB (effectively restarting) and then it's all good to go.Good sound quality!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great product!

                By Kara Joy

                from Boston , Ma

                About Me Practical, Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Controls
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                  This product is exactly what I am looking for, I love it. It's super easy to use as well!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Tim

                  from Richmond VA

                  Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                  Preamps are great and it works flawlessly with windows 8 and pro tools 11

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                  5.0

                  Great tool!

                  By Hylan

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Gearhead

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Controls
                  • Good Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                      Got this for my 15 y/o daughter. She plays guitar and writes her own songs and was wanting to record her music to start up a YouTube channel. I spoke with a B&H tech and they gave me several recommendations, some were less expensive but this had guitar and voice both covered in one.
                      I paired this with the MXL 770 microphone and got a mic stand and pop filter.
                      I set it up and we surprised her with it when she got home and she cried. Then she did a quick recording with it in Garage Band of one of her songs. When we played it back, I cried.
                      I couldn't be happier with the ease of use (as the household tech support guy) and with the quality and ease of use.
                      You won't be sorry.

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                      4.0

                      Lovely piece of kit

                      By The Man On The Red Motorcycle

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy Controls
                      • Good Sound Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adhoc Recordings
                        • Home Studio
                        • Home Use

                        Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                        I am using this to record guitar and vocals in GarageBand. It is compact and lightweight and yet feels like higher end quality. It is ultra simple to use and the circuits are very quiet.
                        Shame about the short cable to connect to the iPad. That makes a great product hard to use. Thus minus one star.
                        Customer Support were helpful when I had some connectivity questions..... But not very prompt via the online query system - 3 days to respond.

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                        4.0

                        Good product

                        By Marmuro

                        from Mexico City

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                              So far I love it... it's easy to use, plug and play, haven't been able to do a lot yet, but I can tell you I found no latency and the quality is perfect. Can't wait to put more time in it and I definitely want to try recording some double tracked guitar.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              4.0

                              Focusrite i-track Solo DOes what it says

                              By The Home Studio Master

                              from Buffalo, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Navigate
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                                As the next step to being able to do all your audio production on an i-Pad, the i-Track Solo is the start of the evolution. You get Focusrite pre-amp quality to drive the best microphones into your i-Pad or i-Phone for true recording quality using Garage Band, Twisted Wave, and a host of other iOS recording apps. Its the same audio quality as the very popular Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 with the ability to go iOS.

                                its only "out of the box" deficit is the short iOS cable. Focusrite makes a longer one which you can purchase. Although I see they are offering it free when you register the product.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                "I highly recommend this product"

                                By Dave the Singer

                                from Cincinnati, OH

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                                      The iTrack Solo Audio Interface is the key to my voice training system for connecting my CD Recorder and condenser microphone through my Desktop PC USB port with +48V Phamtom power. Although, diminutive in size its performance exceeded my expectations. It is extremely easy to use and monitor. Basically, it just sits there and does the job it was designed to do. I
                                      experienced some problems with the initial setup through the USB 2.0 port. A call to Focusrite technical support solved the problem by patiently talking me through the set up procedure. Cudos for the their tech staff.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      4.0

                                      Works Great!

                                      By andrea703

                                      from West Bloomfield, MI

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Educational Purposes
                                        • Personal Use

                                        Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                                        I used this with my Mac. It was easy to use and the quality was great (I used it with Garage Band). I wish it was able to plug in more than one mic, but besides that, this is a great investment for those solo artists who just need one mic and guitar plug in.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        A very cool device.

                                        By Ron

                                        from Chicago,Il

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Navigate

                                        Cons

                                        • Not Enough Audio Tools

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Focusrite iTrack Solo - Audio Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                                        I use the Focusrite to input guitar parts into Garage Band on my IPad.
                                        It does exactly what I hoped it would.
                                        It doesn't replace a more advanced multitrack interface, but does a great job
                                        on the IPad.
                                        I'm going to try it on my PC platform.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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