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High-performance 8x8 Pro Tools MP studio bundle for up to 24-bit/96kHz quality audio fidelity.
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.
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Comments about Avid Pro Tools MP + Fast Track Ultra:
I spent 8-10 hours searching online to determine why I kept getting a popping noise on all tracks every 18-25 seconds, because (get ready) they only give you ONE free customer service call when you register. I really wasn't wanting to use it on the first day, but I ended up calling on the second. Half hour on hold, 45 minutes changing settings, enabling, disabling, restarting, etc, on o brand new version of Windows 7 64-bit. It works great so far now, but there's no way that I could have resolved the issue on my own, and I've already used my customer service call. Hopefully, I won't need it again anytime soon. Now that it works, though, I am EXTREMELY happy with the product. Simulaneous multi-track recording, the onboard effects, etc, it is definitely worth every penny. However, if this is your first DAW and serious home recording endeavor, be prepared for a strong learning curve...the user guide fro Pro Tools is 1200+ pages on a .pdf file.
On board effects and processors along with the simultaneous multi-track recording are amazing for this price.
Too soon to tell.
Comments about Avid Pro Tools MP + Fast Track Ultra:
I initially purchased the MBOX Pro with Protools LE. ($620 with the 15% off discount) This order was canceled by Musicians Friend 3 days later. Apparently the manufacturer was no longer supplying the bundle (which was still listed on every music website I could visit). The next day, they post the same bundle with Protools 9 for $999. Imagine my disgust. So I searched for a comparable interface. I already owned an M-Audio mobilepre. Thus I looked at M-Audio products when all hope was gone. The fast track ultra was a godsend. It does everything the Mbox Pro does, but is a little easier on the pocket.
8 I/O's. Can't complain about that. Dual headphone outs, with quality preamps.
Light weight. Very portable (though I may not use it for that purpose). Well constructed and pleasing to the eye.
For the price, I don't believe there is a better option. You get an interface comparable to the mbox pro, for half the price. You also get ProTools 9, which is by the way, the most user friendly version of protools I have ever experienced. There are presets for sessions that make it easy to start recording instantly. Adding MIDI hardware or controllers/transports is a breeze. The VSTs OMG. The instruments in protools makes it worth what ever you pay for it. Very impressed with the value.