Posts Tagged ‘M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R’

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How to Transfer Tapes and Vinyl on to CD

November 28, 2008
Many of us still rooms full of vinyl and box’s filled with broken tapes featuring dust broken cases. many of us still consider this our prime music collection, yet we never listen to any of them due the inconvenience of of setting up old sytems. Hell, I dont even have a record player anymore but my home features same said room filled with records I never listen to …
The answer??? ……Digitize them!!!
The basics you will need are:
  • A turntable or cassette player
  • A Computer
  • A computer sound card
  • A CD burner or other storage medium
  • Any Recording Software

Here is the basic process:

  1. Connect the outputs of your turntable to a phono preamp
  2. Connect the outputs of your phono preamp to the inputs of your computer\’s sound card
  3. Put on a record or tape and record the audio to your computer using some recording software.
  4. Once the record is on the Computer;s hard drive you can then re-arrange the tracks or create your compilation from other recorded sources using your audio recording/CD creation software
  5. Burn the CD

Suggested Sound Cards


M-Audio Fast Track

If you make music with GarageBand or other software recording programs, Fast Track USB is the easiest way to record your guitar with professional results. Just connect Fast Track USB to the USB port of your computer and you’re ready to rock. Fast Track USB has an input for instruments like guitar, bass and keyboards, plus a microphone input…

Behringer U-CONTROL UCA202

With this ultra-compact, bus-powered interface, you can link your Windows® and Mac® computer with any audio gear. There is no setup or special drivers needed—simply plug the interface in a free USB port on your computer and get into the groove. The UCA202 provides 2 analog inputs and outputs, as well as an additional S/PDIF optical output for direct…

Alesis iO2

Designed as the ideal Audio/MIDI companion to notebook computer-based recording environments, the iO|2 USB has a compact form factor that can easily fit in a laptop case or small backpack. The iO|2 USB features durable aluminum casing, USB power (eliminating cumbersome external power supplies) and is optimized for minimal laptop battery drain. The iO|2 provides 2-channels of pristine…

Suggested Software


Steinberg Sequel 2

Sequel turns you into a producer, and gives you your own fully-loaded music studio. You need HipHop beats for your latest track? Or want to surprise your friends at your next party with your own electro live-set? Sequel gives you everything you need to produce pro-quality tracks at home, on a plane, in the rehearsal room or even live…

Ableton LIVE 7

Ableton Live 7 is your companion during every stage of the musical process, from creation to production to performance. The Live Concept Live offers two main views—the Session View and the Arrangement View—that interact in a powerful and unique way, allowing you to create, produce and perform your music all in a single application. Here…

Bias Deck LE 3.5

BIAS Deck 3.5 LE turns your Mac into a full-fledged recording studio. Easily record up to 12 tracks, with full CD quality. Edit your work instantly (while always being able to revert to your original recordings). Process your tracks, using EQ and other built-in digital signal processing. You can even play back MIDI files…



Restoration Software

If you would like to clean the audio this also possible with the help of a little piece of restoration software. There are many to choose from, just finds what works for you….

Bias SoundSoap Pro – Educational

SoundSoap Pro is an advanced noise reduction and audio restoration plug-in powerful enough for demanding audio professionals, yet easy enough for anyone to use. SoundSoap Pro’s unique and comprehensive approach combines hum, rumble, click, crackle, and broadband noise reduction tools with a sophisticated noise gate, in a single intuitive user interface. Unlike other audio restoration tools, this streamlined, tab-based…

Waves Restoration Native

With four intuitive state-of-the-art noise reduction tools, Restoration includes everything you need to revive damaged recordings. Whether you are rejuvenating old vinyl and shellac discs, protecting archival and field recordings, or fixing deteriorating film and television soundtracks, Restoration is the solution.  X-Noise – No noise is good noise. With simple, intuitive…

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M-Audio Ships Fast Track Ultra 8R

July 4, 2008

Rack-mountable 8 x 8 USB 2.0 interface brings full-featured studio solution to Fast Track product family

Mackie Fast Track Ultra 8R

M-Audio, a leading provider of creative tools for musicians and a part of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today announced availability of the rack-mountable Fast Track® Ultra 8R 8 x 8 audio MIDI interface, which follows the release of the mobile Fast Track Ultra interface. The Fast Track Ultra 8R interface features high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity, MX Core™ DSP mixer, and eight preamps with award-winning Octane™ technology—introducing a comprehensive studio solution to the acclaimed Fast Track product family.Designed for demanding multi-track projects, the Fast Track Ultra 8R interface features a rugged 1U rack-mountable metal chassis. Like the FireWire serial (IEEE 1394) bus, high-speed USB 2.0 technology delivers the bandwidth for advanced performance with 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution throughout the recording and monitoring process. The increased data speed lets users enjoy exceptional fidelity on all of the inputs and outputs simultaneously. USB 2.0 is also ubiquitous on all current PC and Mac® computers.

The Fast Track Ultra 8R interface features eight preamps with multi-award-winning M-Audio® Octane technology, creating a premium front end that delivers exceptional audio clarity. Users get professional low-noise, high-gain preamplification with enough channels for miking drum kits and complete ensembles. 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. In addition, all eight inputs accept line-level signals. Fast Track Ultra 8R also provides two front-panel ¼” instrument inputs.

 

 

Like the Fast Track Ultra, the Fast Track Ultra 8R interface incorporates M-Audio’s MX Core DSP technology. The robust MX Core mixer employs an array of eight individual DSP cores to deliver near-zero latency, effects and a matrix for sophisticated channel routing options—accessible via an intuitive control panel that utilizes a separate mixer for each pair of outputs. MX Core technology enables users to apply reverb while tracking vocals to get more out of an artist’s performance, and take advantage of the two independent headphone outputs to create separate monitor mixes when recording multiple musicians—all without burdening the computer. The mixer provides for up to a 16 x 8 configuration, allowing users to connect microphones, synths and other outboard gear to any of the interface’s hardware inputs, then mix them with the eight audio streams coming from the computer without taxing the CPU.The Fast Track Ultra 8R interface provides eight channels of analog inputs and outputs plus 2-channel digital S/PDIF for input flexibility. The interface also features two dedicated analog inserts on the first two channels, allowing users to insert outboard processing before A/D conversion. Easy connection via USB 2.0 delivers both audio and MIDI communication with a computer. The Fast Track Ultra 8R interface is compatible with most major audio software and seamlessly integrates into any studio setup.

“The Fast Track Ultra is bringing innovative new functionality to users who record in personal studios or on the go,” said Adam Castillo, M-Audio’s marketing director. “The Fast Track Ultra 8R builds on this power and functionality with four additional preamps in a rack-mountable metal chassis, making it ideal for demanding projects. By adding the Fast Track Ultra 8R to the line, M-Audio delivers a Fast Track solution for every recordist, from the professional producer to the entry-level singer/songwriter.”

The Fast Track Ultra 8R is currently shipping and carries an MSRP of £399 (the desktop version Fast Track Ultra is also available at £279).  View Product & Details Here