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M-Audio Fast Track Ultra - USB 2.0 Recording Interface

BH #MAFTU • MFR #9900-52729-00
M-Audio
M-Audio Fast Track Ultra - USB 2.0 Recording Interface
Key Features
  • 8 Channels I/O
  • 4 Preamps
  • On-Board DSP
  • 24-Bit/96kHz
The Fast Track Ultra from M-Audio is a high-speed, 8 x 8 USB 2.0 recording interface, that delivers four "Octane" technology, phantom powered preamps and features on-board DSP. It allows for recording on all eight channels simultaneously with 24-bit/96kHz fidelity.

An on-board MX Core DSP mixer processes eight hardware inputs and eight software returns to the eight hardware outputs, delivering flexible routing and monitoring with delay and reverb. The eight individual DSP cores also deliver near-zero latency monitoring.

Two completely independent headphone outputs take advantage of the DSP mixer's powerful routing options and allow for creating two different mixes for performers, complete with reverb and delay. The unit can be USB powered, albeit with restricted I/Os.

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M-Audio Fast Track Ultra Overview

The Fast Track Ultra from M-Audio is a high-speed, 8 x 8 USB 2.0 recording interface, that delivers four "Octane" technology, phantom powered preamps and features on-board DSP. It allows for recording on all eight channels simultaneously with 24-bit/96kHz fidelity.

An on-board MX Core DSP mixer processes eight hardware inputs and eight software returns to the eight hardware outputs, delivering flexible routing and monitoring with delay and reverb. The eight individual DSP cores also deliver near-zero latency monitoring.

Two completely independent headphone outputs take advantage of the DSP mixer's powerful routing options and allow for creating two different mixes for performers, complete with reverb and delay. The unit can be USB powered, albeit with restricted I/Os.

High-speed USB 2.0 interface with 24-bit/96kHz audio on all I/O simultaneously
MX Core DSP technology provides digital effects processing with assignable parameters and flexible channel routing options
Four XLR microphone inputs including two XLR/TRS combo jacks for microphone or instrument level input
20dB pad on each preamp and signal/peak LED indicator lights
Phantom power for use with condenser microphones
Six balanced line inputs and six balanced outputs
Two analog inserts
S/PDIF digital I/O
Built-in 1 x 1 MIDI interface
Two independent headphone outputs with individual volume controls
Full ASIO 2.0, WDM, MME and Core Audio support
USB bus powered for restricted performance (requires included power supply for full I/O performance)
Note:
USB bus power enables analog channels 1 and 2, S/PDIF I/O and headphone output 1
Bundled with Ableton Live Lite 6 software

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra Specs

Converters
24-bit
Sample Rates
44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
Analog Input
2 x Neutrik XLR-1/4" TRS combo
2 x XLR

6 x 1/4" TRS phone Line
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Inserts
Analog Output
6 x 1/4" TRS phone (balanced)
Digital Input
1 x RCA coaxial S/PIDF
Digital Output
1 x RCA coaxial S/PIDF
MIDI In/Out
Yes
Sync In/Out
S/PDIF
Headphone Output
Yes (2)
THD + N
Not specified by manufacturer
Dynamic Range
Not specified by manufacturer
Frequency Response
Not specified by manufacturer
System Requirements
Mac:
1GHz CPU
OS X 10.3.9 or later
516MB RAM
USB 2.0 port

PC:
1.6GHz processor (higher speed may be necessary for laptops)
Windows XP SP2
516MB RAM)
DirectX 9.0c or higher (included in XP)
USB 2.0 port

Dimensions
10 x 5.5 x 1.6" (255 x 140 x 40mm)
Weight
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
Specialties
MIDI activity LEDs

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