M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools SE   

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The M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB is an advanced audio 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. T... Read More

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Overview

The M-Audio Fast Track Ultra USB is an advanced audio 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 SE

Easy-to-Use Recording Software
Pro Tools SE music recording and creation software delivers many of the same powerful features that studio professionals use to create Grammy award-winning albums, Emmy award-winning television shows, and Academy Award-winning films. This easy-to-use software lets you create pro-sounding music with up to 24 audio and virtual instrument tracks. It also includes over 100 virtual instruments to build out your mixes, plus EQ, reverb, and other effects to make your music sound professionally produced.

Make Music in Minutes
With integrated learning and creation tools, Pro Tools SE makes it easy to start creating all styles of music—from hip-hop and electronic, to pop, funk, jazz, rock, and blues. There's a wide array of music creation templates and a huge (3 GB!) audio loop library so you can play along with drum grooves or add your own percussion, bass, and instrument lines. Pro Tools SE also delivers professional effects, as well as composing and editing tools to make your performances sound great.

Over 100 Virtual Instruments
Record yourself playing your own instruments, then use the included "virtual" instruments to add even more depth and variety to your tracks. Pro Tools SE features over 100 studio-quality virtual instruments—from piano, organ, and synth, to guitars, bass, strings, and percussion—so you can create complete songs without a band.

Effects Galore
Pro Tools SE turns your computer into a full-featured recording studio, complete with powerful effects to mix your tracks together. Make professional-sounding mixes by applying reverb, delay, EQ, compression, chorus, flanger, and other included effects. Pro Tools SE also delivers classic guitar amp and distortion effects to create great guitar sounds—without a noisy amplifier.


Features Fast Track Ultra USB Audio Interface
  • 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 SE Software
  • Award-winning Pro Tools composing, recording, editing, and mixing features
  • mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, 8 virtual instrument tracks)
  • Integrated learning tools make it easy to create music
  • Built-in composing features, including MIDI sequencing and Score editing
  • Includes over 100 different virtual instruments
  • Powerful, pro-quality effects including reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects
  • Comes with over 3 GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas
  • Easily record up to two instruments at once
  • Compatible with PC and Mac computers
Specifications
  • Fast Track Ultra USB Audio Interface
  • 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
  • Physical:
  • Dimensions: 10" x 5.5" x 1.6" (25.5cm x 14cm x 4cm)
  • Weight: 1.9lb. (.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.
  • Pro Tools SE Software
  • Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or greater, or Mac OS X 10.6.1 or greater
  • 1.8 GHz multi-core processor
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 available USB port for included hardware
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 (free at adobe.com)
  • Minimum System Requirements (PC)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate; Windows XP Home or XP Pro (SP3 or greater)
  • 1.8GHz multi-core processor (Intel or AMD)
  • 5400 RPM hard drive
  • 2 GB RAM for Windows 7 64-bit; 1 GB RAM for Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit
  • 1 available USB port for included hardware
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 (free at adobe.com)
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