Designed for comprehensive studio work, the Fast Track Ultra 8R audio MIDI interface delivers 8 x 8 I/O, high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity, MX Core DSP mixing/effects and eight preamps with award-winning Octane technology. Record drum kits and full bands on all eight inputs simultaneously with superior 24-bit/96kHz fidelity. The on-board MX Core DSP mixer processes eight hardware inputs and eight software returns to the eight hardware outputs, expanding the total I/O to an impressive 16 x 8 configuration and delivering flexible routing and monitoring with delay and reverb. With reliable, low-latency M-Audio drivers and compatibility with most major recording software, the Fast Track Ultra 8R puts the core of your powerful project studio in a single rack-mount unit. The Fast Track Ultra 8R was designed to provide all the I/O you need for your project studio. Eight channels of analog inputs and outputs plus 2-channel digital S/PDIF provide input flexibility with room to grow. Unlike most USB interfaces, it features two dedicated analog inserts on the first two channels, allowing you to insert outboard processing before A/D conversion. Easy connection via USB 2.0 delivers both audio and MIDI communication with your computer. Fast Track Ultra 8R is compatible with most major audio software and seamlessly integrates into any studio setup.
The quality of your recordings is only as good as the initial signal. The Fast Track Ultra features four preamps with multi-award-winning M-Audio Octane technology, creating a premium front end that delivers amazing audio clarity. You get professional, low-noise, high-gain preamplification with enough channels for a variety of miking applications. Features include +48V phantom power for condenser mics, signal/peak LED indicator lights and a pull-out gain knob that activates a 20dB pad for recording at high volumes. See why world-class artists choose the M-Audio Octane preamp.
...the Fireface drivers which did not play well with my configuration. So that pretty much limited me to USB 2.0. The Fast Track Ultra 8R was actually a bit of a pleasant surprise. I was prepared for the worst--driver issues, crashes, glitchy audio, that kind of thing. It installed with minimal hassle, and it sounded...
You`ve just been mind****ed by all the good reasoning in here . Money will buy you real sonic upgrades when spent on mics and monitors .
I'm running a Mac with Mavericks 10.9.5 would the M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R be compatible with this OS? I've heard there's drivers needed it's quite an old interface about 2008. Would it run on an iMac, anyone used one? Thanks.