M-Audio have announced a new 8 channel audio interface which they say is aimed at bands wanting to track and mix their stuff, it also ships with a copy of Pro Tools Express.
They say “Ideal for recording groups, entire drum kits, or any multi-mic arrangement, M-Track Eight combines a practical design with professional features and includes Pro Tools® Express.”
“The M-Track line is all about equipping recording musicians at every level with professional capability,” said JC Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “It has the best-quality microphone preamps on the market for the cost and it comes with Pro Tools, so, right away, musicians are equipped with pro-level hardware and software.”
M-Track Eight has 24-bit / 96 kHz (max.) digital audio for recording audio higher than CD quality and, as its name implies, M-Track Eight includes eight XLR+1/4-inch combo inputs to accommodate any source.
All inputs are combo jacks with mic/line auto-sensing capabilities, and Channels 1 and 2 add an instrument level switch in addition to being front-facing, which allows for easy access when the unit is rack-mounted. Two banks of 48V phantom power are onboard for use with condenser microphones.
Outputs include eight 1/4-inch TRS, two pairs of 1/4-inch monitor outputs with A/B control, and two 1/4-inch headphone outputs, which are switchable between Outputs 1 and 2 or 3 and 4. M-Track Eight is class-compliant with Mac and a driver is included for PC.
- Eight-Channel USB Audio Interface
- High-headroom mic preamps; up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
- 8 XLR+1/4″ combo inputs with individual metering
- Auto- level switching (7, 8) and selectable phantom power
- Dual headphone outs plus dedicated control room outputs
- 8 Balanced 1/4″ outputs ; USB/Analog Direct balance control
- Avid® Pro Tools® Express and AIR Ignite included
If you are heading to NAMM then you can check it, we’ll have more information and a full review coming soon.