M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB 2.0 Audio Interface + Pro Tools SE

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB 2.0 Audio Interface + Pro Tools SE

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A next-generation mobile recording interface, the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra features high-speed USB 2.0 technology for advanced performance. This advanced interface delivers simultaneous 8x8 24-bit/96kHz audio via M-Audio's rock-solid low-latency drivers so you can record and route lots of audio. The MX Core DSP technology gives you flexible channel routing, monitor submixing, and effects processing to make handling all those audio signals straightforward and easy. 4 preamps with award-winning M-Audio Octane preamp circuitry give you premium sound.

Like FireWire, USB 2.0 delivers the high bandwidth necessary for professional 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution throughout the recording and monitoring process. The increased data speed lets you enjoy exceptional fidelity on all of your inputs and outputs simultaneously.

Speed Comparisons in Mbps Connection: Maximum Speed USB 1.1: 12Mbps USB 2.0: 480Mbps FireWire 400: 400Mbps

Built-in effects processing Tired of tracking vocals and instruments dry? Fast Track Ultra features MX Core DSP technology that gives you reverb and delay on the headphone outputs with separate sends for every channel. Adding effects is an easy way to inspire creativity and infuse a performance with new energy-without taxing your CPU resources.

Make the connection Fast Track Ultra provides a complete recording solution, with six channels of analog inputs and outputs plus 2-channel digital S/PDIF I/O. Unlike most USB interfaces, it features two dedicated inserts on the first two channels, giving you the ability to insert outboard processing before A/D conversion. Easy connection via a single USB 2.0 cable delivers both audio and MIDI communication with your computer. Compatibility with most major audio software, means seamless integration into any studio setup.

MX Core DSP technology for sophisticated channel routingThe Fast Track Ultra makes it easy to create multiple monitor mixes when recording other musicians. The robust MX Core mixer employs an array of eight 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 an impressive 16 x 8 configuration, allowing you to connect synths and outboard gear to any of the interface's hardware inputs, then mix them with the eight audio streams coming from your computer.

Professional Octane preamp technology The quality of your recordings is only as good as the initial signal. The Fast Track Ultra features four preamps with multi-award-winning M-Audio Octane technology, creating a premium front end that delivers amazing audio clarity. You get professional, low-noise, high-gain preamplification with enough channels for a variety of miking applications. Features include +48V phantom power for condenser mics, signal/peak LED indicator lights and a pull-out gain knob that activates a 20dB pad for recording at high volumes. See why world-class artists choose the M-Audio Octane preamp.

Dual headphone amp Whether you usually track vocals or an ensemble, you're likely to need multiple headphone mixes. Fast Track Ultra has two completely independent headphone outputs so 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.

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB 2.0 Features:

  • 24-bit/96kHz professional audio on all I/O simultaneously
  • High-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • MX Core DSP technology
  • Digital effects processing with assignable parameters
  • Flexible channel routing options
  • Expands DSP mixing interface to 16 x 8
  • 4 preamps with award-winning M-Audio Octane technology
  • 4 XLR microphone inputs-including 2 XLR/TRS combo jacks for mic or instrument level inputs
  • 20dB pad on each preamp
  • Signal/peak LED indicator lights
  • Phantom power
  • 6 balanced line inputs
  • 6 balanced analog outputs
  • 2 analog inserts
  • S/PDIF digital I/O
  • Built-in 1 x 1 MIDI interface
  • 2 independent headphone outputs with individual volume controls
  • Full ASIO 2.0, WDM, MME, and Core Audio support
  • Compatible with most major audio production software*
  • USB bus power**

 

M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB 2.0 Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 10" x 5.5" x 1.6" (25.5cm x 14cm x 4cm)
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs. (.86 kg)
  • Compatibility: WDM, Core Audio, ASIO 2.0, MME
  • Microsoft Windows Requirements: Windows XP (32-bit) with SP2 or higher, DirectX 9.0c or higher (included in XP), USB 2.0 port, Windows Vista (32-bit versions), 1.6GHz processor (CPU may be higher for laptops), and 512MB RAM (Windows Vista Home Premium, Business and Ultimate require 1 GB RAM)
  • Apple Macintosh Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher, USB 2.0 port, 512MB RAM, and 1GHz CPU-Please check your audio software for additional minimum system requirements.

    *Compatible with all ASIO- and Core Audio-based applications.
  • **USB bus power enables analog channels 1 and 2, S/PDIF I/O, and headphone output 1; included power supply required for full 8 x 8 operation.

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