M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R - USB 2.0 Interface with Pro Tools SE Software

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R - USB 2.0 Interface with Pro Tools SE Software

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R - USB 2.0 Interface with Pro Tools SE Software

B&H # MAFTU8RPTSE MFR # 9900-65142-00
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Product Highlights

  • 8 Input / 8 Output
  • 8 Preamps with Phantom Power
  • MX Core DSP
  • MIDI Interface
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • Pro Tools SE Software
  • Mix up to 24 Tracks
  • Over 100 Virtual Instruments
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista
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M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R overview

  • 1Description

The Fast Track Ultra 8R from M-Audio is an audio/MIDI interface designed for comprehensive studio work, delivering eight inputs and eight outputs via high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity. The interface has eight premium preamps that supply phantom power and also feature 20dB pads. The unit is housed in a single rack space enclosure.

The on-board MX Core DSP mixer processes eight hardware inputs and eight software returns to the eight hardware outputs, expanding the total I/O to a 16 x 8 configuration, delivering flexible routing and monitoring with delay and reverb. Reliable, low-latency drivers provides compatibility with most major recording software.

Pro Tools SE includes a 3GB loop library. Additionally, one can choose from over 100 different instrument sounds and then add effects that include reverb, delay, EQ, compression, chorus, flanger, and many others, polish the tracks, and share them with anyone. The Pro Tools software contains a wide array of music creation templates for creating hip-hop, electronic, pop, funk, jazz, and rock and blues tracks.

24-bit/96kHz professional audio on all eight I/O simultaneously
High-speed USB 2.0 interface
MX Core DSP technology allows for monitoring with effects while recording, provides flexible channel routing options and expands DSP mixing interface to 16 x 8
8 preamps with M-Audio Octane technology
8 XLR/TRS combo jacks for mic or line-level inputs
20dB pad on each preamp
Signal/peak LED indicator lights
+48V phantom power
2 front-panel 1/4" instrument inputs
8 balanced TRS analog outputs
2 analog inserts
S/PDIF digital I/O
Built-in 1 x 1 MIDI interface
2 independent headphone outputs with individual volume control knobs
Rugged, lightweight metal chassis
Full ASIO 2.0, WDM, MME, Core Audio support
Compatible with most major audio production software
USB 2.0
  • Fast Track Ultra 8R utilizes high-speed USB 2.0 technology to deliver the bandwidth for 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution throughout the recording and monitoring process.
  • With a maximum data transfer speed of 480Mbps, this jump in performance allows you to enjoy outstanding sound quality on all inputs and outputs simultaneously
Built-In Effects Processing
  • MX Core DSP technology provides reverb and delay on the headphone outputs with separate sends for every channel
  • Now you can add effects without taxing your CPU resources or introducing latency
  • 8 channels of analog inputs and outputs plus 2-channel digital S/PDIF provide input flexibility with room to grow
  • 2 dedicated analog inserts on the first two channels, allowing you to insert outboard processing before A/D conversion
  • Easy connection via USB 2.0 delivers both audio and MIDI communication with your computer
Channel Routing
  • Create multiple monitor mixes easily when recording other musicians
  • The robust MX Core mixer employs an array of 8 individual DSP cores to deliver near-zero latency and a matrix for sophisticated channel routing options, accessible via an intuitive control panel that utilizes a separate mixer for each pair of outputs
  • The mixer expands the total I/O to a 16 x 8 configuration, allowing you to connect synthesizers and outboard gear to any of the interface's hardware inputs, then mix them with the 8 audio streams coming from your computer
  • 8 preamps with M-Audio Octane technology create a premium front end that delivers exceptional audio clarity
  • Low-noise, high-gain pre-amplification with enough channels for applications like mic'ing drum kits or recording complete ensembles
  • Features include +48V phantom power for condenser microphones, signal/peak LED indicator lights and a pull-out gain knob that activates a 20dB pad for recording at high volumes
  • Whether you usually track vocals or an ensemble, you're likely to need multiple headphone mixes
  • 2 completely independent headphone outputs allow you can take advantage of the DSP mixer's powerful routing options and create the right mix for your performers, complete with reverb and delay
Pro Tools SE Software
  • Award-winning Pro Tool composing, recording, editing, and mixing features
  • Mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, 8 virtual instrument tracks)
  • Record 2 simultaneous audio tracks
  • Integrated learning tools make it easy to create music
  • Built-in composing features, including MIDI sequencing and score editing
  • Includes over 100 different virtual instruments
  • Powerful, pro-quality effects including reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects
  • Comes with over 3GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas
  • Easily record up to two instruments at once
  • Compatible with PC and Mac computers
In the Box
M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R - USB 2.0 Interface with Pro Tools SE Software
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • S/PDIF and MIDI Breakout Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R specs

    Converters 24-bit
    Sample Rates Up to 96kHz
    Analog Input 8 x XLR/TS combo Microphone/Line
    2 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument (front panel)
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
    Input Impedance Microphone: 1.6kΩ unbalanced, 3.2kΩ balanced
    Instrument: 1MΩ unbalanced
    Line: 18kΩ balanced, 9kΩ unbalanced
    Maximum Input Level Microphone: From +28dBu @ minimum gain (with pad) to -45dBu @ maximum gain (no pad)
    Instrument: From +12dBV @ minimum gain (no pad) to -41dBV @ maximum gain (no pad)
    Line: +20.2dBu balanced/unbalanced
    Insert Return: +2.2dBV unbalanced
    Gain >53dB, no pad
    Analog Output 8 x 1/4" TRS phone
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
    Output Impedance 470Ω unbalanced, 940Ω balanced
    Maximum Output Level Line: +20dBu balanced, +11.8dBV unbalanced
    Headphone: +2.8dBV @ THD <0.003% into 32Ω
    Insert Send: +2.2dBV unbalanced
    Digital Input 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF (on breakout cable)
    Digital Output 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF (on breakout cable)
    MIDI In/Out 2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O (on breakout cable)
    Headphones Power into Ω: 60mW into 32Ω
    Working Range: 24 to 600Ω
    Dynamic Range Microphone: 106dB, A-weighted (minimum gain, no pad)
    Instrument: 107dB, A-weighted (minimum gain, no pad)
    Line Inputs: 106dB, A-weighted
    Line Outputs: 104dB, A-weighted
    Headphones: 104dB, A-weighted
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.1dB
    THD + N Microphone: 0.0028% (-91dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz (minimum gain, no pad)
    Instrument: 0.003% (-90dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz (minimum gain, no pad)
    Line Inputs: 0.003% (-90dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
    Line Outputs: 0.0025% (-92dB) @ -1 dBFS, 1kHz
    Inserts: 0.0022% (-93dB) @ -1dB from max level, 1kHz
    SNR Microphone: -106dB, A-weighted (minimum gain, no pad)
    Instrument: -107dB, A-weighted (minimum gain, no pad)
    Line Inputs: -106dB, A-weighted
    Line Outputs: -104dB, A-weighted
    Headphones: -104dB, A-weighted
    Crosstalk Microphone: <-110dB
    Line Inputs: <-110dB
    Line Outputs: <-110dB
    Headphones: <-85dB
    Power Requirements 9VDC via adapter with + center post
    System Requirements Mac OS X
    Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    USB 2.0 port
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Specialties 20dB input pad
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 13.0 x 4.4"

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