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M-Audio MobilePre

3.6 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
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  • 24-bit, 48 kHz audio>get better-than-CD-quality sound
  • two XLR/TS combo jacks and two line inputs>record two microphones, instruments, or line-level sources at once
  • four top-panel knobs>adjust input/output levels and headphone volume
  • 48V phantom power?power studio-quality condenser microphones
  • includes Pro Tools Se software>make music with the same platform used by top professionals
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Product Description

The M-Audio MobilePre turns your Mac or PC computer into a powerful music recording and production studio. Building on the success of the bestselling MobilePre USB, this next generation audio interface makes it easy to record guitar, vocals, keyboard, and more with pristine sound quality. The included, easy-to-use Pro Tools SE music creation software is based on the same powerful Pro Tools application used in studios around the world, delivering pro recording features, effects, virtual instruments, and more to polish your music. MobilePre also provides the broadest software compatibility in its class-from Pr Tools M-Powered 8 to GarageBand, Logic, Live, Record, and more.

Product Information

Item Weight 1.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 7.7 x 2.6 inches
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B0041OSWX8
Item model number M-Audio MobilePre
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3.6 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #34,793 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#181 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment > Computer Recording > Audio Interfaces
Date first available at Amazon.com September 15, 2010

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By John on February 12, 2011
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While I have only had the product a few hours, it has worked great for me on Windows 7 x64 Professional. Recording and playback through the included ProTools SE works as advertised.

*I was a little leery of the plastic construction at first, but it is very sturdy for what it is.
*All of the potentiometers have a nice, silky smooth feel.
*The preamps have strong gain, and are pretty much noise free (except for the last 10% or so).

Overall, the product is top notch for the price.
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I've been using the previous version of the MobilePre with both Garageband and Logic Express and have had great results. There are, obviously, higher-end mic preamps out there, but this product has actually exceeded my expectations based on the price I paid. It's not jam-packed with features, but if you're just making simple demos with your voice, guitar, keys, etc. you really don't need that much. I haven't had any issues whatsoever with it. As long as you are careful to get the input level right (as loud as possible, but without clipping the signal) you really can't go wrong.
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I needed something to use with my older [2007] Mac Pro tower so I could input audio from other sources such as "shortwave radios" and Microphones. This unit works just fine.
Just plug it in to your Mac with the usb cable, no need to install the drivers and it works with my existing audio programs. The preamp knobs allow precise level adjustment. There are little lights for each channel to let you know when the levels are too high as well. I'm very happy!
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I wish I could do two different reviews for this item. This interface is great! The preamps are clean and have lots of gain, you get two separate outputs, phantom power and direct monitoring options. The plastic itself feels a little cheap, but I wasn't expecting an metal case for this price. This interface was exactly what I needed and it met my expectations!

The software however... Pro Tools has really been on a downfall since 7.4 and the garbage they give you with this interface will make you cringe. The installation took so long, I actually thought my computer froze. Finally, when I was able to launch pro tools, I could not get any MIDI sound from the program, even from the demo songs. I can see the notes, and even record just fine, but when I try to play it back I get no sound at all. I do get sound from regular audio though, which is weird, and there's no support from Avid for this software. I asked around and people told me it was probably because I was running Mountain Lion instead of Lion, which is silly. After installing Pro Tools over and over I just gave up and kept recording on garageband. Pro Tools SE is actually very limited as far as what you can do, you can't even add plug-ins or virtual instruments. What a piece of garbage.

Bottom line, get the interface but skip the software. In fact, just get it used from a reseller and download the drivers from Avid. That DVD is garbage and not worth a single penny.
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Warning, not an issue with the seller but with the product. Product was sold over to AVID who is no longer providing driver updates. This product will not work with Max OS X 10.11 (El Capitan). Last release is for 10.10.1 done in Dec 2014. The replacement for this (the fasttrack duo) does not require drivers for Mac.
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The hardware is outstanding, top notch entry level recording equipment.

The software it comes with is 100% garbage.

If you have windows 7 then the "Pro Tools" are completely pointless, because windows 7 installs all the drivers automatically.
AVID's Pro Tools caused my computer to crash and crash until I completely uninstalled every trace of them. it took 10 minutes to install them and 2 hours to uninstall them.

The interface actually works 4 times better without the AVID software.

90/100 for the hardware.

1.5/100 for the worthless software it comes with.
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Vocals with this usb audio interface from M-Audio is well worth the money. The vocals and sound are much clearer, and it is better than what I was using before. If you have a professional or home studio, I would suggest trying this interface for better clarity.
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You would do much better to spend 20 bucks on a cheap mic, +/- 100 bucks on a mobile recorder, and zero dollars on any of the freeware recording stuff out there. This thing is full of bugs and not worth the hassle.
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