The M-Audio Fast Track USB is the easiest way to record your guitar with professional results for those of us who make music with GarageBand or other software recording programs. Fast Track USB has an instrument input for guitar, bass and keyboards, plus a mic input. The included GT Player Express software gives you killer effects so you don't need any other gear to sound great, and plays audio files (AAC/MP3/WAV) that let jam along with your favorite music at variable speeds.
Today the studio is no longer a place, it's a state of mind. M-Audio mobile audio solutions let you use your laptop or any USB- or FireWire-compatible computer to record and play audio whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Our mobile audio solutions offer a variety of configurations to suit every need-all with our legendary driver support spanning all popular operating systems and industry standards.
Ultimate mobility and simple connectivity for audio
Highest quality components, specifications and fidelity
Low driver latency
Software-controlled internal digital mixing and routing
Unequaled driver support and software compatibility
Easy to connect and use
Professional 24-bit/48kHz sound
Dynamic microphone input (XLR) with gain control and signal LEDs
Switchable instrument/line input (1/4 in.)
Stereo headphone output (1/8 in.)
Stereo output jacks (RCA)
Level control for headphones and main outputs
Compatible with GarageBand and most other music software
USB class compliant (OS X 10.3.5 and higher) for plug-and-play operation
Direct hardware monitoring for synchronized overdubs
Mono switch sends input signal equally to left and right channels
Includes GT Player Express software:
Guitar amp and stomp box modeling
Plays standard audio files with variable speed playback
Standalone operation, ReWire or VST plug-in
Cell phones. Pagers. Laptops. Your life is mobile - and now so is your music, thanks to M-Audio USB and FireWire audio interfaces. Now you can make music in a coffee shop, on a plane, at the beach or on a mountain top. Our mobile interfaces also totally blur the lines between the stage and the studio. With M-Audio, your studio's in your backpack.
Fast Track Bundle Option Includes
The M-Audio Fast Track Recording Bundle provides everything you need to start producting your own music!
Included in this bundle is the portable Fast Track USB recording interface, a SoundCheck dynamic microphone that works great with anything from vocals to guitars, a pair of M-Audio Studio Pro 3 speakers, a mic stand, along with software like Ableton Live Lite 5 and three Prosessions Discs. The M-Audio Fast Track Recording Bundle is a must have for anyone looking to product their own music.
M-Audio SoundCheck Dynamic Microphone
Designed for recording vocals and guitars with computers, SoundCheck is a rugged, dynamic mic. Its unidirectional design helps to eliminate unwanted background noise, producing clearer, more professional-sounding recordings without hassle. A perfect match for M-Audio’s Fast Track USB and Fast Track Pro audio interfaces, SoundCheck boasts an internal filter that minimizes unwanted pops as well as a front-mounted on/off switch and contoured grip for live use.
M-Audio Studio Pro 3 Speakers
M-Audio StudioPro 3 active monitors bring reference-quality audio fidelity right to your desktop. Custom-tuned cabinets, optimized speaker design, and advanced crossover technology combine with generous built-in amplification to deliver the best sound you can get in monitors this size. Complete with magnetic shielding to prevent interference with computer and video monitors, StudioPro 3 speakers deliver great audio experiences from your music and multimedia applications. They’re also great for traveling.
Studio Pro 3 Features
3.25-inch low-frequency drivers; 1-inch high-frequency drivers
Remarkably accurate frequency response and imaging
Advanced crossover design
Custom-tuned wood cabinet
Magnetic shielding prevents computer/video monitor interference
Vented port design for added bass
Transportable, compact design is ergonomic and flexible
Internal standing wave acoustic absorption for greater efficiency
Bass Boost switch
Factory programmed for worldwide use
RCA rear-panel inputs; convenient front-panel 1/8-inch inputs
Ableton Live Lite 5 Software
Ableton Live Lite 5 delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live 5—the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.
Live’s multi-award winning elastic audio sequencing lets you record, import, arrange and process multiple audio clips and loops into complete songs regardless of their pitch or tempo—all in real time while the music continues. You can even change tempo and pitch of audio independently after the fact—and clip envelopes create endless loop variations. Of course, you can also integrate linear tape-style recording along with your loops.
New additions to M-Audio's version of Live Lite include full ReWire Support, MIDI Remote Control, Mackie Control Support, Complex Warp Mode, Clip Freeze, Plug-in Delay Compensation, Arrangement Locators, Live Clip Format, Searchable Browser, New Preset Management and Effect/Device groups, Hi-definition recording (up to 32-bit/192 kHz), and new effects such as Beat Repeat and Saturator.
Ableton’s unique approach to music production extends to a new paradigm in MIDI sequencing and manipulation as well, complete with exclusive virtual instruments. There’s also VST and Audio Unit support and a host of effects you can’t find anywhere else. As simple to use as it is powerful, Live is a completely unique musical tool that blurs the distinction between stage and studio.
Where the full version of Ableton Live gives you all of these capabilities across an unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks, Ableton Live Lite 5 gives you four audio tracks and four MIDI tracks. Live Lite 5 will not include compressed audio support. Given Live’s unique power and efficiency—including resampling—that’s a lot of production capability right out of the box. It’s so intuitive and inspiring that you’ll be making new music immediately. And if you decide to unleash the full power of Ableton Live, your experience and files are completely transportable. Either way, Live lets you focus on what really matters: your music.
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