M-Audio Summer NAMM Annoucements
Fast Track Pro
New from M-Audio is the Fast Track Pro mobile audio/MIDI interface for use with PC and Mac computers. The Fast Track Pro builds on its sibling, the Fast Track USB, adding even more professional features.
The Fast Track Pro features 4 x 4 audio I/O at 24-bit/44.1kHz fidelity, with routing controlled via the host application or M-Audio\'s software control panel. The unit offers two mic/instrument preamps on front-panel Neutrik connectors (XLR/1/4\" TRS), each with gain control, signal/clip LEDs, pads and 1/4\" TRS inserts for external processing. The front panel also presents a master volume control and 1/4\" stereo headphone output with dedicated volume control.
MicroTrack Mobile Digital Recorder
M-Audio has announced shipment of the new MicroTrack 24/96 digital recorder. Only about the size and weight of a deck of cards, the MicroTrack 24/96 digital recorder is a mobile 2-channel digital recorder that records WAV and MP3 files to CompactFlash media or microdrives. While the unit is designed primarily as a professional field recorder and songwriter\'s notebook, it will also be embraced by other markets including business, education and worship.
Despite its small size, leaps in miniaturization technology allow the MicroTrack 24/96 to deliver the same quality as M-Audio\'s audio interfaces--up to 24-bit/96kHz PCM. The unit can record via balanced 1/4\" line inputs or built-in microphone preamps complete with 48V phantom power for studio-quality microphones. Balanced 1/4\" TRS line inputs also make it easy to take a feed directly from a studio or club mixer. S/PDIF input provides for recording the output of digital mixers and doing transfers from other digital recording/storage devices. Monitoring is provided via the 1/8\" stereo headphone jack or RCA line outs.