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Fast Track Ultra
A next-generation mobile recording interface, the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra features high-speed USB 2.0 technology for advanced performance. This advanced interfa... Read More

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Overview

Fast Track Ultra
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 routing
The 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.

Pro Tools—An Industry-Leading Creative Toolset
Pro Tools MP software improves upon the great features that made Pro Tools M-Powered one of the top choices for music and audio production professionals. Enjoy 48-track mono or stereo audio recording, editing, and mixing at up to 24-bit/96 kHz fidelity. Shape sounds, compose parts, and add effects with the included instrument and effects plug-ins. Compose music easily with full MIDI and score notation tools. Adjust pitch and time on the fly with Elastic Pitch and Elastic Time. Get great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation. Another cool feature is that you can easily collaborate with other Pro Tools users in professional and project studios around the world. Pro Tools MP software puts all this power—and much more—at your fingertips.

Features Fast Track Ultra
  • 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
Pro Tools MP software
  • Studio-standard composing, recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, and mixing features
  • Work with up to 48 simultaneous mono or stereo tracks at 24-bit/96 kHz fidelity
  • Polish mixes with over 70 virtual instruments and effects plug-ins
  • Compose music easily with full MIDI and score notation tools
  • Adjust pitch and time on the fly with Elastic Pitch and Elastic Time
  • Sessions compatible with professional Pro Tools studios around the world
Specifications
  • Mic Inputs (A/D)
  • Input Impedance: 1.7kΩ unbalanced, 3.4kΩ balanced
  • Maximum Input Level: from +21dBu @ min gain (with pad) to -50dBu @ max gain (no pad)
  • Channel-to-channel crosstalk: < -110dB
  • SNR (min gain, no pad): -103dB, A-weighted
  • Dynamic range (min gain, no pad): 103dB, A-weighted
  • THD+N (min gain, no pad): 0.002% (-94dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ± 0.1dB
  • Preamp gain: > 60dB
  • Pad: -20dB
  • Instrument inputs: (A/D)
  • Input impedance: 1MΩ, unbalanced
  • Maximum input level: from +14dBV @ min gain (no pad) to -40dBV @ max gain (no pad)
  • SNR (min gain, no pad): -103dB, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range (min gain, no pad): 103dB, A-weighted
  • THD+N (min gain, no pad): 0.005% (-86dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ± 0.1dB @ 48kHz sample rate
  • Preamp Gain: >45dB
  • Pad: -20dB
  • Line Inputs (A/D)
  • Input Impedance28kΩ balanced / 20kΩ unbalanced
  • Maximum input level: +3.4dBu, balanced/+1.2dBV, unbalanced
  • Channel-to-Channel Crosstalk: < -110dB
  • SNR: -103dB, A-weighted
  • Dynamic range: 103dB, A-weighted
  • THD+N: 0.002% (-94dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ± 0.1dB
  • Input Inserts (analog)
  • Maximum Level Send:+6dBV, unbalanced
  • Maximum Level Return: +6dBV, unbalanced
  • THD+N: 0.002% (-94dB) @ -1dB from max level, 1kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ± 0.1dB
  • Line Outputs (D/A)
  • Output Impedance: 150Ω, unbalanced / 300Ω, balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +10dBu, balanced, +1.8dBV, unbalanced
  • Channel-to-Channel Crosstalk: < -100dB
  • SNR: -104dB, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range: 104dB, A-weighted
  • THD: +N0.002% (-94dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ± 0.1dB
  • Headphone Output (D/A)
  • Maximum Output: 0dBV at THD < 0.05% into 32Ω
  • Channel-to-Channel Crosstalk: < -55dB
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ± 0.7dB
  • Working Range: 24 to 600Ω
  • Dimensions
  • Dimensions: 10" x 5.5" x 1.6" (25.5cm x 14cm x 4cm)
  • Weight: 1.9lb. (.86 kg)
  • Pro Tools MP
  • Compatibility
  • WDM, Core Audio, ASIO II, MME
  • Minimum System Requirements (PC)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
  • 2GB RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 15GB free hard disk space
  • iLok USB Smart Key (included)
  • Two available USB ports (for Fast Track Pro and iLok connection)
  • Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.2 or higher (32- or 64-bit) (Intel-based)
  • 2GB RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • 15GB free hard disk space
  • iLok USB Smart Key (included)
  • Two available USB ports (for Fast Track Pro and iLok connection)
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AvidPro Tools MP + Fast Track Ultra
 
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Comments about Avid Pro Tools MP + Fast Track Ultra:

I have question : is the USB cable and adapter in this Sound card bax ?

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5.0

Don't Hesitate - Works Very Very Well

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Comments about Avid Pro Tools MP + Fast Track Ultra:

I've owned my Fast Track for a number of years now. I bought a first generation model, had the firmware updated by M-Audio, and subsequently bought a second (2nd) unit as a backup and to connect to another PC. I use it as a USB 2.0, audio interface - never FireWire. It has solid, clean, performance. It offers plenty of options along with an intuite, i/o matrix. There has been consistent, driver updates. Any concern has been addressed in short order. Avid/M-Audio have a bustling beta-test program. The latest driver update included a totally remodeled interface that is very slick. I don't use a remote mixer. Can't say much about the integration except, no matter what software I'm using, the FTU capabilities, are always accommodated. Successful 32/64-bit, mono/stereo/surround/multi-track, mixing/editing/mastering Windows multimedia software pairings: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Sony Sound Forge, Sony Acid Pro, Sony Vegas Pro. Successful, outboard hardware pairings: Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro mixer, Peavey CLV2.6 (130 watt x 2) Pro Stereo, studio monitor amplifier with a pair of matched Peavey 130 watt full-range studio p/a monitor speakers. For my WAV Mixing/editing/mastering projects, I utilize a pair of M-Audio AV40 powered monitors along with a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro Studio Headphones. Whether you need a professional quality, audio interface, or just an out-of-sight sound card, consider this device.

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