New Interfaces from M Audio! M-Track 8 and M-Track Plus MKII

This week got the new M Track interfaces from M Audio, and they sound awesome and come in a great price point. Let's take a quick look at them. M Audio M-Track 8 - $399.00 maudio_0009_mtrackeight_angle_media_8x10 This eight-input USB 2.0 audio interface enables you to track large music ensembles, record the band, or mic an entire drum set with pro-grade audio components and a myriad of connections. Eight combo XLR+1/4" inputs accommodate nearly any source, from phantom-powered microphones to your favorite guitar, and eight dedicated outputs offer versatile playback options. The XLR inputs are designed to work with microphones and other Lo-Z sources, and the phantom power switch enables you to use condenser microphones by delivering 48v phantom power to the XLR inputs (Channels 1-4; 5-8). M-Track Eight also has two conveniently located inputs on the front panel that can be switched to allow instrument-level signals, so you can plug your electric guitar or bass directly into M-Track Eight and start recording. Individual gain knobs with meters help ensure the proper input level by providing real-time visual feedback.
  • 8-channel USB 2.0 audio interface
  • 8 XLR+1/4″ combo inputs with individual metering
  • Pristine and precise audio recording with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • High-headroom inputs with Octane Preamp Technology
  • Dedicated line-input circuitry for clean, professional recordings
  • 2 front-panel instrument inputs for easy access
  • Selectable phantom power (Channels 1-4; 5-8) for using condenser microphones
  • Dual headphone outs with selectable source for custom mixes and monitoring
  • 8 balanced 1/4″ outputs and dedicated control room output
  • Zero-latency monitoring with USB/Analog Direct Balance control
  • Standard 1U 19" rack size with durable metal construction
  • Includes Cubase 7 LE for out-of-the-box music creation and up to 8 channels of simultaneous audio recording
  • Use the included Waves plugin bundle (AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, TrueVerb, L1 Ultramaximizer, and Manny Marroquin Delay) to add a professional finish to your production
  Also new in this week is the affordable and excellent sounding new M-Track Plus MKII - $149.99 maudio_0007_mtrackplus_angle_media_8x10   M-Track Plus is equipped with versatile inputs to provide the best results with any type of audio source. Each channel offers a combination XLR and balanced 1/4" input. The XLR input is designed to work with microphones or other Lo-Z sources. The phantom power switch delivers 48V to the XLR inputs for use with professional condenser microphones. The 1/4" input can be set to receive line level signal, or switched to allow an electric guitar, bass or any other instrument level source to be plugged directly into the M-Track Plus, while the gain knob ensures the proper input level.
  • Pro-grade audio recording with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • Solid metal chassis and low profile design
  • Dedicated Channel Line/Instrument controls for receiving line-level signals and plugging in instruments directly
  • (2) XLR+1/4” combo inputs with phantom power for recording vocals, guitars, bass, and more
  • Channel-specific LED VU meters provide real-time visual feedback of the audio signal
  • Zero-latency monitoring with USB/Analog Direct Balance control
  • (2) Balanced 1/4” main outputs with dedicated level control
  • Headphone out with independent level control for private recording and mixing
  • USB-powered connectivity and solid metal construction for on-the-go use
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and Cubase LE for recording, mixing, and producing music with your Mac or PC
  • Use the included Waves plugin bundle (AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, and TrueVerb) to add a professional finish to your production

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