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post Dec 22 2010, 02:53 PM
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Hi all!

I am evaluating buying the M-Audio Fast Track MKII so I can plug my guitar into the MAC and record some stuff. I don't want to expend a lot of money and the MKII is cheap.

Anyone knows if is it worth it or maybe it is better to wait and invest more money?

Thanks a lot!
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Daniel Realpe
post Dec 22 2010, 05:07 PM
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It depends on what you want to record. If it's only guitars, then you only need a 1/4 inch input. But if you may record some vocals, and you never know when you are gonna need this! then you need something that allows you to do that as well.

Also if you some day want to do a backing track using synth, bass or drums, then a keyboard is essential. And for this you need to have the MIDI input to connect it.



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post Dec 22 2010, 05:13 PM
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I have many friends that use M-audio Fast Track and they work great. If I'm not wrong this one includes a XLR input for mic and a 1/4 plug for instruments so that all you need for producing music in your home. Regarding the midi feature, nowadays most of the midi controllers can be connected via USB so you don't really need a midi input in your soundcard.
I think that it's a great choice for this price range.


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post Dec 22 2010, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 22 2010, 06:13 PM) *
I have many friends that use M-audio Fast Track and they work great. If I'm not wrong this one includes a XLR input for mic and a 1/4 plug for instruments so that all you need for producing music in your home. Regarding the midi feature, nowadays most of the midi controllers can be connected via USB so you don't really need a midi input in your soundcard.
I think that it's a great choice for this price range.

That is true. I didn't consider the USB controller. Then you are set with this one! smile.gif


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post Dec 22 2010, 05:44 PM
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Thanks a lot for your responses! It is the information that I needed. I am going to buy it wink.gif

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post Dec 23 2010, 03:23 AM
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In general I've had great luck with every M-Audio product I"ve ever owned. I'm a big fan of their stuff in general. The use quality bits in building their gear and they keep prices low. It's not "High End" gear typically but functional, dependable, and above all cheap! smile.gif

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post Dec 28 2010, 02:59 AM
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I agree with Todd on this one, no M-Audio product has failed on me, and they are all reasonably priced. I think it's a good purchase in terms of hardware. But pay attention about the software of the card. One thing I've found that is often bad with M-Audio products is their software. It's often confusing, spartan, and not that flexible.

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post Dec 28 2010, 03:29 AM
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Ivan has a good point here, check the software bundle that comes with. The good news is that most of the M-Audio interfaces will work with just about any DAW, so you can always switch over to Reaper or what not.

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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 27 2010, 08:59 PM) *
I agree with Todd on this one, no M-Audio product has failed on me, and they are all reasonably priced. I think it's a good purchase in terms of hardware. But pay attention about the software of the card. One thing I've found that is often bad with M-Audio products is their software. It's often confusing, spartan, and not that flexible.



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post Dec 31 2010, 03:05 AM
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I have M-Audio audiophile 192 and I like the sound card. Only thing lacking (and it was very important to me) is software. I couldn't find any versatile options etc for patching and routing of the signal. So beware of that. Overall it should be a very good product.


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