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Designed for singer/songwriters, Fast Track Solo comes with everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a portable, easy-to-use songwriting and audio recording system. Featuring a high-qual... Read More

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Overview

Designed for singer/songwriters, Fast Track Solo comes with everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a portable, easy-to-use songwriting and audio recording system. Featuring a high-quality mic preamp, instrument input, and Pro Tools Express software, the studio-grade Solo enables you to sound your best, providing an easy entry into Pro Tools, the music industry standard.

Sound your best
With Fast Track Solo, you have everything you need to showcase your talent in the highest quality. Capture great-sounding performances through studio-grade electronics and inputs using Pro Tools Express. Compose tracks with hundreds of amazing virtual instrument sounds. And polish and perfect your mixes with professional effects.

Get everything you need to start making music
Whether you want to capture ideas quickly, create professional-sounding recordings, or compose music electronically, Fast Track Solo offers an easy and affordable way to make music. Record and compose with Pro Tools Express using many of the same industry-leading recording, MIDI, and notation tools used to create your favorite albums and soundtracks. Or connect Solo to your iPad and use your favorite iOS audio apps to capture your creativity.


Connect and control your gear
Fast Track Solo comes equipped with the essential inputs and outputs you need to plug in your gear and capture performances.

2x2 channels of I/O—record a vocal and guitar simultaneously (at 24-bit/48 kHz resolution)
One XLR mic input/preamp with 48V phantom power—capture great-sounding vocals
One 1/4-inch instrument input—record your guitar or bass directly


Create wherever and however you want
With Fast Track Solo, you gain unprecedented versatility to capture your creativity whenever and wherever it happens. Create with Pro Tools Express or another favorite DAW. Work on a Mac or PC. Record to your iPad with any iOS audio app for iPad. And with its compact size, Solo is an easy fit at home, in the studio, or on the go.


Get reliability—and peace of mind
Like all Avid products, Fast Track Solo goes through rigorous hardware and software testing to provide the performance and reliability you need to keep your creativity flowing. Plus, with its ultra-rugged, full metal chassis and reinforced jacks and controls, you gain extra protection against daily abuse and the unpredictable—no need to worry about damaging the interface when travelling.


Pro Tools Express
Compose, record, edit, and mix at the speed of your creativity—and get the professional tools you need to sound your best. Pro Tools Express offers many of the same industry-standard tools of its big brother, Pro Tools software, to help you turn the song in your head into reality, with professional results.

Features Fast Track Solo
  • 2x2 channels of I/O—record a vocal and guitar simultaneously
  • One XLR mic input/preamp with 48V phantom power—capture great-sounding vocals
  • One 1/4-inch instrument input—record your guitar or bass directly
  • Capture great-sounding performances through studio-grade electronics and inputs
  • Record and compose with included Pro Tools Express
Pro Tools Express
  • Create with many of the same industry-standard tools used in top studios
  • Record up to 16 stereo audio tracks at 24-bit/48 kHz resolution
  • Compose with the included virtual instruments, plus MIDI and notation tools
  • Create pro-quality mixes with a collection of professional plug-ins
  • Fix timing and pitch issues easily with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
  • Score music and create audio for movies with video track support
  • Share sessions with Pro Tools studios and users around the world
Specifications
  • System Requirements
  • Mac
  • Computer: Avid-qualified computer
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher software
  • RAM: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Hard disk space: 5 GB free hard disk space (for Pro Tools Express installation)
  • 2 USB ports: For Fast Track Solo and iLok
  • Windows
  • Computer: Avid-qualified computer
  • OS: Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1)
  • RAM: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Hard disk space: 5 GB free hard disk space (for Pro Tools Express installation)
  • 2 USB ports: For Fast Track Solo and iLok
  • iPad
  • iPad 2 or later or iPad mini*
  • Any iPad-compatible iOS audio recording app
  • * iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini require a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (sold separately).
  • COMPATIBILITY
  • Interface: Works with Pro Tools Express (included) or any ASIO- or Core Audio-compatible software on Mac/Windows; works with iOS-compatible audio recording apps on iPad
  • Plug-ins: Supports AAX Native, RTAS, and AudioSuite plug-ins in Pro Tools Express (and others when used with third-party software)
  • GENERAL
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.1 x 5.5 x 2 inches (18 x 14 x 5 cm)
  • Weight 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
  • Front panel features and controls
  • Input Gain knob with indicator 2
  • Main Output knob with indicator 1
  • Headphone knob None (shared with Main)
  • Microphone input 1 XLR
  • Direct Monitor button 1
  • Instrument input 1 1/4-inch TS
  • Input LEDs Signal present (green) and clip (red) for each input
  • Front/Rear button None
  • Phantom power (48V) indicator 1
  • Power indicator 1
  • Headphone output 1 1/4-inch TRS
  • Rear panel features and controls
  • Line input None
  • Line output 2 RCA
  • USB Type-B 1
  • Device Link 1
  • Phantom power (48V) switch 1
  • Kensington lock 1
  • AUDIO
  • Mic input
  • Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range 102 dB, minimum gain, A-weighted
  • THD -92 dB @ -1dB, minimum gain
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
  • Level -2.0 dBu, minimum gain
  • Gain Range 48 dB, minimum gain to maximum gain
  • EIN -128 dB, 150R load, A-weighted
  • Impedance 4.5k Ohm
  • Crosstalk -120 dB @ 1kHz
  • Instrument input
  • Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range 102 dB, minimum gain, A-weighted
  • THD -92 dB @ -1 dB, minimum gain
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
  • Level +15 dBV, minimum gain
  • Impedance 1M Ohm
  • Gain Range 48 dB, minimum gain to maximum gain
  • Crosstalk -75 dB @ 1kHz
  • Line output
  • Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range 105 dB, maximum volume, A-weighted
  • THD -93 dB @ -1 dB, maximum level
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
  • Level +2 dBV, maximum volume, unbalanced
  • Crosstalk -116 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Headphone output
  • Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range 105 dB, minimum gain, A-weighted
  • THD+N -76 dB @ -1 dB, maximum level
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
  • Level 65mW, maximum volume into 32 Ohms
  • Crosstalk -70 dB @ 1 kHz
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  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
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2.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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2.0

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By Sam

from Seattle WA

Pro Tools Express was an absolute pain to install and get running. Even though the description on Avid's website says that PT Express is compatible with Windows 8, (if it is on a qualified computer, or if you optimize a few settings) yeah it will open, and you can waste tons of time setting up the perfect session, only to find out that you cant even record ANY instruments on windows 8 even with the right computer and settings. Also, Avid will take weeks to get back to you if you need any sort of help. However, the Fast Track solo is nice......

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5.0

Great Value

By CMLS

from New Orleans, LA

I've installed many of these on W7 PC's and Mac's without problem. We use it for radio production and it works great, most producers prefer the Protools to other more expensive products at their disposal. YOU DO HAVE TO INSTALL EVERYTHING IN THE EXACT ORDER PER THE INSTRUCTIONS OR IT WONT WORK AND YOU DONT GET A SECOND CHANCE. If you don't follow the directions you might as well reload the Windows OS to try again. 1. Download and install Fast Track driver from Avid (Windows only). 2. THEN plug in Fast Track to USB2 and wait until drivers load, it can take a few minutes. Watch device manager to see when it is done. You should now be able to play sounds from the Windows Sound app in Control Panel. 3. Sign up for account and down load license manager from iLok.com, install license manager. 4. Sign up for account at Avid.com, activate license from the card that came in the box. Activating the license on Avid.com puts the license in your account on iLok.com you created in step 3. 5. Run licnese iLok manager program you installed in step 3 then transfer the license from your account to the iLok fob. 6. Download and install Protools program from Avid.com. Enjoy.

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1.0

Avid Headache

By Robert

from PoA RS

Everything I purchased is working perfectly in my Laptop, EXCEPT PRO TOOLS! I've wasted a lot of time to download it, to register, to activate, to transfer license from third party,...many useless tasks, and the worst, it doesn't install with Windows 8. You need a obsolete computer to run it !!!!! It's absolutely a pain in the @**.

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1.0

Software would not tinstall!

By David

from New Britain, CT

I tried to install software but would not install. I tried it on another computer with no success. Then I took it to a computer expert who could not install it on his geeked out computer. Another thing which I did not like is that it required an iLok which would have eventually been a pain in the butt. It does look pretty cool and this was a big disappointment. 9 hours of wasted time. I hate this thing!

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5.0

Everything you need to get started

By Mark

from New Braunfels, Texas

Pro Tools Express will take you a little time to learn if you're new to this, as I am. There's tons of tutorials and so on on the internet though; as well as Avid's own forums and many others. The interface is small, seems well-built and can handle a microphone or guitar, or even both at once. If you have electronic drums, that'll work too. Really perfect for a small project or if you're just starting out.

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