Avid have announced two new portable audio interfaces for composing and recording high-quality music — Avid Fast Track® Solo and Fast Track Duo. Both interfaces feature a robust industrial design, include Pro Tools® Express software for Mac and PC, and connect directly to the iPad®, providing high-quality I/O for supported iOS apps.
Designed for musicians, students, and aspiring professionals, Fast Track Solo and Duo offer easy entry into the Pro Tools family. Key features include:
Pro Tools Express software
- Provides many of the same tools and features used in commercial recording
- Records up to 16 stereo audio tracks and offers full MIDI editing and notation tools.
- Includes high-quality virtual instruments and effects for creating the best sounding work.
- Facilitates time, tempo and pitch adjustments with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch.
- Users get session compatibility with Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD systems.
Fast Track Solo and Duo hardware
- Provides ideal form factor for home, studio, and mobile applications.
- Features a rugged metal chassis and reinforced controls and jacks, offering protection against physical damage.
- Enables the capture of two sources simultaneously at 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution with high-quality mic preamps and inputs:
- Allows direct monitoring while recording without latency.
- Enables users to create anywhere on Mac or PC with the Bus-powered USB port.
- Allows direct iPad connection with tablet port — No iPad Camera Connection Kit needed.
“Today’s aspiring songwriters and musicians want a high-quality, affordable recording solution that’s portable enough to let them create wherever they are,” said Dana Ruzicka, vice president of Segment and Product Marketing at Avid. “Providing access to the industry-standard Pro Tools family, Fast Track Solo and Duo deliver this capability like nothing else on the market today.
Availability & Pricing
Fast Track Solo and Duo are available now at Avid resellers and will be available soon in the online Avid Store.
- Fast Track Solo— £139 / €169 (Inc VAT
- Fast Track Duo— £239 / €289 (Inc VAT)
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