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    Avid

    A complete recording system that is surprisingly affordable.

    Powered by the same technology behind many of today's greatest hits, Avid Recording Studio instantly transforms your Mac or PC into a full-featured studio. Capture guitars, instruments, and vocals in pristine, 24-bit/48 kHz quality with the included Pro Tools SE recording software and M-Audio Fast Track audio interface. Then fatten your guitar sound, deepen the groove, and get clean, pristine tones with Pro Tools SE. You can also add backing tracks with loops from the huge included library, then polish your songs and share them with the world. Avid Recording Studio makes it easy to create stunning audio projects—even if you've never recorded before.

    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.

    Record guitar, vocals, and more
    The included Fast Track audio interface delivers the same M-Audio technology used by the pros, giving you far better sound than most standard-issue PC audio cards. Just plug it into your computer's USB port, connect speakers or headphones, and start making music. You can connect a microphone and guitar to record both simultaneously, and much more. Go ahead—free your inner rock star.

    Over 100 virtual instruments
    After you record your own tracks, you can use the included "virtual" instruments to add even more depth and variety to your music. 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 many others. Pro Tools SE also delivers classic guitar amp and distortion effects to create great guitar sounds—without a noisy amplifier.

    Ready for the future
    If you want even more tracks, effects, virtual instruments, and loops in the future, the Producer USB microphone is also compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered software—the same recording software used by studio professionals around the world.

    Features

    • A complete recording system
    • M-Audio Fast Track USB interface interface
    • Pro-Tools SE Software
    • Over 100 virtual instruments
    • Extensive library of templates and loops

    Fast Track audio interface

    • 2-input, 2-output audio interface
    • 24-bit/48 kHz (better-than-CD) sound quality
    • XLR microphone input with gain control and 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
    • 1/4" instrument input with gain control
    • 1/4" stereo headphone output
    • RCA stereo speaker outputs
    • output level knob for adjusting volume of headphones and speaker outputs
    • direct monitoring button for monitoring without distracting latency
    • plug-and-play USB connection (USB 2.0 compatible)
    • powered by USB—no power adapter required

    Pro Tools SE:

    • 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
    • 20 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

    Go ahead — free your inner rock star. Order now.

     

    Recording Studio Specifications:

    • Hardware compatibility
      ASIO 2
      WDM
      Mac OS X Core Audio
    • Note: It is not possible to use more than 1 Producer USB on the same computer
    • Minimum System Requirements (PC)
      Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate; Windows XP Home or XP Pro (SP3 or greater)
      1.8 GHz 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 from adobe.com)
    • 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 GBRAM
      1 available USB port for included hardware
      Adobe Flash Player 10 (free from adobe.com)
    • Fast Track hardware
    • Microphone input
    • Max input level: -1.8 dBu, min. gain
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: -102 dB, A-weighted, min. gain
    • Dynamic range: 102 dB, A-weighted, min. gain
    • THD + N: 0.003% (-90 dB) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain
    • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -0.3 / +0.1 dB, min. gain
    • Gain range: 48 dB
    • Input impedance: 6K ohms (balanced)
    • Crosstalk: < -105 dB, 1 kHz, channel-to-channel
    • Phantom power: +48V, 10mA max
    • Instrument input
    • Max input level: +12 dBV, min. gain
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: -103 dB, A-weighted, min. gain
    • Dynamic range: 103 dB, A-weighted, min. gain
    • THD + N:0.005% (-86 dB) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain
    • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -0.2 / +0.1 dB, min. gain
    • Gain range: 40 dB
    • Input impedance: 1M ohms
    • Crosstalk:< -105 dB, 1 kHz, channel-to-channel
    • Line outputs
    • Max output level: +2dBV (monitor off), +8 dBV (monitor on), unbalanced
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: -105dB, A-weighted, max. gain
    • Dynamic range: 105dB, A-weighted, max. gain
    • THD + N: 0.002% (-94 dB), 1 kHz, -1 dBFS, max. gain
    • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -0.2 / +0.1 dB, max. gain
    • Output impedance: 100 ohms
    • Crosstalk:< -110 dB, 1 kHz, channel-to-channel
    • Headphone outputs
    • Max output level: +2 dBV at THD < 0.007% into 32 ohms
    • Max output power: 48 mW per channel into 32 ohms
    • Signal-to-noise ratio: -105 dB, A-weighted, max. gain
    • Dynamic range: 105 dB, A-weighted, max. gain
    • THD + N:0.007% (-83 dB), 1 kHz, -1 dBFS, max. gain
    • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -0.2 / +0.1 dB, max. gain
    • Output impedance: 33 ohms
    • Crosstalk:< -85 dB, 1 kHz, channel-to-channel, into 32 ohms
    • Headphone impedance: 32 to 600 ohms recommended
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    AvidRecording Studio
     
    3.3

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    64%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good audio (6)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (10)
      • Home studio (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great recording device for the price

      A friend of mine was looking for a recording device that is both; inexpensive and reliable. When I saw the reviews of this one, I kind of hesitated since there was about 50%...Read complete review

      A friend of mine was looking for a recording device that is both; inexpensive and reliable. When I saw the reviews of this one, I kind of hesitated since there was about 50% good reviews and the other ones not that great.
      Anyways, All I can say is that this is a great recording device for beginners and intermediate level works.
      While I was testing it, one of the things that amazed me the most is the software plugins that come with it, although they are not the best ones out there, the quality is very impressive for this kind of device that is not very expensive.

      There are probably two problems I found while testing this device:
      First, the Pro Tools version used in this device can't handle higher end versions, so if you recorded something on a digi rack or something fancier, you are not going to be able to open the files with this small box. Good news is that higher end versions actually can open and edit recordings from this device.

      Second, nothing related to this recording device but instead the issue is Windows. There are times when it takes forever for Windows computers to process anything, then all of the sudden they just get frozen. Fortunately if you have to reboot, all your data gets backed up automatically by Pro Tools. Unlike with Mac that worked fine at all times. I own both Mac and PC and honestly PC just can't handle recording devices.

      It has been about 4 months since I showed my friend how to use the device, he has been using it regularly and hasn't had a problem with it yet so I strongly recommend this product.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      BEWARE, MAC USERS!

      THIS DOES NOT WORK for MAC OS S 10.8 mountain lion, it only works on 10.7 or a little older. THERE ARE NO DRIVERS FOR MOUNTAIN LION!

      i bought this...Read complete review

      THIS DOES NOT WORK for MAC OS S 10.8 mountain lion, it only works on 10.7 or a little older. THERE ARE NO DRIVERS FOR MOUNTAIN LION!

      i bought this and had to return it because it would not work, AVID said any fast track interfaces do not work with mountain lion and wont for sometime most likely.

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      5.0

      Great recording device for the price

      By Julio007

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to setup
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

      A friend of mine was looking for a recording device that is both; inexpensive and reliable. When I saw the reviews of this one, I kind of hesitated since there was about 50% good reviews and the other ones not that great.
      Anyways, All I can say is that this is a great recording device for beginners and intermediate level works.
      While I was testing it, one of the things that amazed me the most is the software plugins that come with it, although they are not the best ones out there, the quality is very impressive for this kind of device that is not very expensive.

      There are probably two problems I found while testing this device:
      First, the Pro Tools version used in this device can't handle higher end versions, so if you recorded something on a digi rack or something fancier, you are not going to be able to open the files with this small box. Good news is that higher end versions actually can open and edit recordings from this device.

      Second, nothing related to this recording device but instead the issue is Windows. There are times when it takes forever for Windows computers to process anything, then all of the sudden they just get frozen. Fortunately if you have to reboot, all your data gets backed up automatically by Pro Tools. Unlike with Mac that worked fine at all times. I own both Mac and PC and honestly PC just can't handle recording devices.

      It has been about 4 months since I showed my friend how to use the device, he has been using it regularly and hasn't had a problem with it yet so I strongly recommend this product.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not Good on Windows 8

      By MikethePunk

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

      I do not reccommend the Pro Tools Software. It will not pick up my Fender Strat through the instrument port. It's possible this is because I'm running Windows 8, HOWEVER, this should not be a problem as I can record with my guitar just fine on Mixcraft and other good recording softwares. The M-Audio box is pretty cool. It works with almost any recording software, but I would really reccomend just going all out and spending closer to a grand or so on a quality recording studio, rather than this cheap portable studio. If you want to record portable recordings I'd reccomend purchasing a multitrack recorder instead.

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      3.0

      Product is great...shipping process not

      By Tinbat

      from Middle, Georgia

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

        This is what I was looking for. Great item to get started with home recording and mixing.
        The real issue was I paid for 2 day Air shipping since I had a deadline to meet...but it took 2 days to even get it out of the warehouse and then another 4 days for me to receive it! I should have ordered the item elsewhere...
        Bottom line: Great product, not so great at expiditing the purchased product when extra payment is required. Save your money and use the lowest cost of shipping available...you might get it faster!

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        3.0

        **NO OUTSIDE PLUG INS***

        By The guitarmanguydude....whatever

        from Arizona

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Very stable

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • No User Plug Ins
        • No Vst Allowed

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Mixing Audio Wavs

        Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

        I have a lot of Plug Ins and was thinkng I would be able to use them with Pro Tools SE but the truth is they are blocked. You must purchase Pro Tools LE or M powered and beinga as I use an older system it seems I am screwed becuase even though I would be willing to pay for it, the only versions available are far more than my machine will handle. Its kind of decieving and I am a bit miffed but at least I didnt pay full price. This is good for a brand new beginner. If you have a collection of Plug Ins, forget it!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        BEWARE, MAC USERS!

        By KG87

        from Clearwater FL

        Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

        THIS DOES NOT WORK for MAC OS S 10.8 mountain lion, it only works on 10.7 or a little older. THERE ARE NO DRIVERS FOR MOUNTAIN LION!

        i bought this and had to return it because it would not work, AVID said any fast track interfaces do not work with mountain lion and wont for sometime most likely.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This Recording Bundle Rocks!

        Pros

        • Clean Quite Sound
        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Includes Many Extras
        • Lightweight
        • Pro Tools Is Stable

        Cons

        • Took Some Tweaking

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

        After years of wrestling with other popular interface/software I am glad to finally get a stable recording set up. I want to add that although I am very pleased, it did take a little tweaking. First off this is not my first rodeo. I recommend you start with a fresh OS install and research and plan partitions on your hard drives. My OS runs ina 10,000 RPM. I have a top of the line cpu and multiple PCIe USB 2.0 cards. Use one USB card totally dedicated to the hardware. Separate drives for read and write, ect... If you are serious about giving this a go you may also want a dedicated machine. I use older pcs and keep them off line. I dont let my pc update unless absolutly neccessary and no Anti-virus. Turn off system restore ect... I think its worth the extra tweaks ect....

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        1.0

        riddled with error messages

        By geoff

        from md

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

        Software is riddled with error messages that will corrupt any work that you mannage to get done.Seems like many,many people are having the same issues online with only a few suggested fixes that wont work on my PC (windows 7).Ive tried for 2 days to get this fixed and will be returning it. "RUN" from this product.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Entry Recording Interface

        By Steve Engleman

        from Texas

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

          I purchased the restock version and it arrived in new condition. I loaded the drivers and Pro Tools SE on my PC (Windows 7) and everything worked perfectly. The Fast Track interface delivers excellent sound quality and Pro Tools is very easy to use. I was recording multi-tracks in a matter of minutes. I am very impressed with this interface!

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          4.0

          Good value with clear sound

          By DD

          from Dallas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 2 Track Recording
          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

            The unit is lightweight, simple, and has great sound quality. That being said it's not a "road warrior" by any means. I like how simple and easy the fast track is to use, some people may need a bit more knobs and features. The sound quality is crystal clear! I also like that you can record both inputs at the same time on different tracks. I did experience the noise when lowering the latency setting, even after getting the driver specific for my system from Avid. However, once I raised the setting again the noise went away. Notice I haven't mentioned the Pro Tools SE, for good reason, there's not much there and I find it difficult to get started. I just went back to my Samplitude Producer. I got the re-stock price and not sure where the re-stock is, so overall I'm happy with it.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is really cool

            By Lonesome Matthew Wells

            from midwest

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Avid Recording Studio:

              very easy to use for first timers. I got this as a restock, so the price was great.I can't wait to learn more of what this device can do.

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