Focusrite Launches iTrack Solo For iPad
September 6, 2012 by Janice Brown
Focusrite turns its attention to recording on the iPad with the launch of the new iTrack Solo – a compact, aluminum cased 2-channel interface for the iOS platform. It is also fully compatible with Mac and PC computers via USB.
The product launches this week with another new audio interface from Focusrite, the 2×4 Forte.
Available in October 2012, Focusrite’s iTrack Solo (MSRP $199.99 / $159.99 at dealers) is a dual-input audio interface designed for recording instruments and vocals. The interface is compatible with GarageBand and other popular DAWs, and can be used on a Mac or PC with up to 24-bit/96kHz digital performance.
According to Focusrite’s product announcement…
“iTrack Solo features a professional, low-distortion, low-noise Focusrite microphone preamp as used in Focusriteʼs flagship Liquid Saffire 56 interface. Phantom power allows the use of top-quality studio microphones, and alongside the microphone input on the front panel thereʼs an instrument input thatʼs perfect for guitar and bass, along with the very best in digital conversion for the ultimate in quality. With its rugged unibody aluminum chassis, itʼs perfect for recording guitar, keyboard and vocals on the go.
Owners of Focusriteʼs Scarlett 2i2 USB interface will find the layout and features quite familiar – in fact iTrack Solo is based on the proven technology found in Focusriteʼs existing range of computer audio interfaces. Focusriteʼs signature “halo” indicators around the input knobs let you know if you are recording at the correct level (green) or at too high a level (red). Thereʼs a large monitor knob that controls the output level. Monitoring can be switched to listen to your recording signal against your backing track without incurring off-putting latency introduced by your music software.
A supplied cable connects iTrack Solo to the iPad, powered by the included USB cable that delivers the power necessary to run the iTrackʼs high-specification components. There is also a pair of phono connectors on the rear panel for connecting an audio system for playback.”
Check out the demo video below…