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M-Audio M-Track | Two-Channel Portable USB Audio and MIDI Interface (24-bit/48 kHz)

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  • M-Track, with Ignite by AIR and Ableton Live Lite

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Product Description

M-Track opens the door to computer-based music making. The M-Track interface from M-Audio transforms your computer into a digital recording studio with plug-and-play simplicity. A single USB cable provides both power and a data connection to and from your laptop or desktop computer. M-Track offers the right connections for any instrument, from an electric guitar to a professional condenser mic-phantom power is provided. The low-profile format delivers professional control in a portable package. M-Track includes both Ignite by AIR and Ableton Live Lite music software programs.

From the Manufacturer

Two-Channel USB Audio/MIDI Interface

Using a single USB cable, M-Track transforms your desktop or laptop computer into a digital recording studio with plug-and-play simplicity. From an electric guitar to a professional condenser mic, M-Track offers the right connections for any instrument or any performer. Compatible with nearly all music software, M-Track includes both Ignite by AIR and Ableton™ Live Lite to get things started.

Accommodating Inputs

M-Track offers compatibility with a range of audio sources. Each channel offers an XLR input for use with microphones or other Lo-Z sources, plus a balanced 1/4" input. The phantom power switch delivers 48V to the XLR inputs for use with condenser microphones. The 1/4" line input can be switched to allow an electric guitar or bass to be plugged directly into the M-Track. The gain knob ensures the proper input level. Each channel is equipped with an insert jack for adding studio-grade effects as you record—a professional addition not often found in this class of interface.

Improved Monitoring for Better Recordings

M-Track offers ultra-low latency monitoring of the input signal. The monitor mix knob adjusts the balance between the direct inputs and the playback from your computer software. This makes it easy to record new parts or add layers to an existing composition. The Headphone output offers its own level control. In addition to the two audio channels, M-Track also supports 16 channels of MIDI data and timing information. The MIDI In and MIDI Out jack are compatible with all MIDI equipment. Multi-color LED metering provides instant visual feedback of the main output levels, as well as the status of various M-Track settings.

Ignite Music Creation Software

Ignite provides a refreshingly original and musician-centric way to quickly capture, combine, and arrange your musical ideas. The intuitive graphic interface encourages you to experiment and explore new directions. Smart MIDI technology empowers your ideas, as do over 275 superior instruments sounds created by AIR Music Technology. When you're ready to collaborate with other musicians, you can share your ideas through SoundCloud, or export your WAV and MIDI files and import them into any DAW software.

Product Features
  • 24-bit / 48 kHz digital audio processing
  • Zero-latency audio monitoring
  • 2 XLR mic inputs with selectable phantom power
  • 2 balanced 1/4" line inputs with guitar-level switching
  • 2 TRS 1/4" inserts; one per input channel
  • MIDI In and Out jacks
  • Balanced 1/4" main outputs with level control
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • Convenient single USB cable data and power connection
  • Includes Ignite by AIR and Ableton Live Lite
Enter a New Musical Realm

Let M-Track be your doorway to computer-based music making. Connections are easy, with a single USB cable providing both power and a data connection to your computer. Compact and comprehensive, M-Track offers all the control you need, neatly laid out for fast, intuitive access. Plus, M-Track includes powerful music software to make the most of your audio and MIDI creations.

What's in the Box?
  • M-Track USB audio/MIDI interface
  • USB cable
  • Ignite (Download)
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual
M-Track M-Track Plus M-Track Quad
Max Sampling Rate 48 kHz 48 kHz 96 kHz
Max Bit Depth 24-bit 24-bit 24-bit
Zero-latency Audio Monitoring X X X
XLR mic Inputs 2 2 4
Balanced 1/4" Inputs 2 2 4
Mic/Line Switchable 1/4" Inputs X X X
TRS 1/4" Inserts 2 2 4
+48v Phantom Power X X X
S/PDIF Coaxial Input X
S/PDIF Coaxial Output X
Main Outputs (Balanced) Dual 1/4" Dual 1/4" Dual 1/4"
1/4" Outputs (Balanced) 2 2 4
1/4" Headphone Output X X X
Dedicated Monitor Mix Control (Direct/DAW) X X X
USB Bus powered X X
USB Hub Outputs 3
Includes Ignite Software X X X
Includes Ableton Live Lite Software X
Includes Pro Tools Express X X