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M Audio M-Track Quad USB Audio Interface

Four flexible inputs on the M-Track Quad accommodate any source, from phantom-powered mics to your favorite guitar!

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Product Description

Add a professional edge to your project studio with the M-Track Quad from M-Audio. Four flexible inputs accommodate any source, from phantom-powered microphones to your favorite guitar. Plus, each input comes equipped with its own insert jack for integrating your favorite effects. M-Track Quad provides zero-latency monitoring of the input signal for carefree recording.

Four outputs deliver versatile playback options. The front panel also offers a headphone output with dedicated level control. In addition to outstanding audio performance, M-Track Quad also features MIDI in and out jacks. M-Track Quad connects to your computer via USB and also acts as a powered hub with three additional USB ports. Completing this powerful package are two complementary software selections: Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite by AIR.

M Audio M-Track Quad USB Audio Interface Features

  • Four audio inputs record from multiple sources simultaneously
  • USB powered Hubeasily add multiple USB devices to your setup
  • Phantom power plus guitar-level switching accommodates any audio source
  • Insert jack on each channel easily incorporate your favorite effects
  • Includes Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite cutting-edge music software for your studio
  • Zero-latency audio monitoring
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz (max.) digital audio processing
  • 4 XLR+1/4 inch combo inputs accommodate any source
  • Selectable phantom power available for condenser microphones
  • Each input includes a Mic/Line or Instrument level switch
  • 4 TRS 1/4 inch inserts; one per input channel
  • MIDI In and Out jacks
  • 1/4 inch balanced outs (1 and 2) with dedicated level control
  • 1/4 inch balanced outs (3 and 4) with fixed level
  • Stereo/Mono monitor switch
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB connection; powered USB hub with three ports
  • Power supply included
  • Includes Avid Pro Tools Express
  • Includes Ignite by AIR music creation software
On the Four Front
M-Track Quad is equipped with four inputs that provide the best results with any type of audio source. Each offers an XLR input and a balanced 1/4 inch input. The XLR input is designed to work with microphones or other Lo-Z sources. The phantom power switch delivers 48V to the XLR inputs for use with professional condenser microphones. The 1/4 inch input can be set to receive a line level signal, or switched to allow an electric guitar or bass to be plugged directly into the M-Track Quad. Individual gain knobs ensure the proper input level.

Inserts
Each input channel is also equipped with an insert jack, a professional addition not often found in this class of interface. The insert jack allows studio-grade effects to be used with any input source as you record.

Improved Monitoring for Better Recordings
M-Track Quad offers ultra-low latency monitoring of the input signal—either through the speakers or via headphones. The monitor mix knob adjusts the balance between the direct inputs and the playback from your computer software. In addition, the input signal(s) can be monitored in stereo or mono using the convenient Stereo/Mono switch. This makes it easy to record new parts or add parts to an existing composition. The Headphone output offers its own level control.

MIDI Matters
In addition to the two audio channels, M-Track Quad also supports 16 channels of MIDI data and timing information. The MIDI In and MIDI out jacks are compatible with all MIDI equipment.

USB Central
M-Track Quad uses a single USB cable to create a two-way audio and MIDI connection with your computer. Best of all, the M-Track Quad also serves as a powered USB Hub. Connect your USB controller keyboard, pad controller, and other USB devices directly to your M-Track Quad for a convenient, single cable computer connection.

Software Synergy
Your M-Track Quad interface comes complete with both Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite from AIR Music Technology. These two programs can work alone or together to help you realize your musical dreams. Capture and arrange your ideas using Ignite, then use those tracks as the foundation for your professional production with Pro Tools Express.

Product Specifications
M Audio M-Track Quad USB Audio Interface Specifications
  • Minimum System Requirements (PC)
    • Pro Tools Express Minimum System Requirements
      • Avid-qualified Windows computer (avid.com)
      • Pro Tools-compatible audio interface
      • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32or 64bit)
      • 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
      • 5 GB hard drive space for Pro Tools Express
      • 1 available USB port for iLok authorization
      • Compatibility: ASIO (Windows)
    • Ignite Minimum System Requirements
      • Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate (Service Pack 1), Windows 8, or Windows 8 Pro
      • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz processor
      • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
      • 4 GB hard drive space
      • 5400 RPM hard drive
      • Compatibility: ASIO or WASAPI (Windows)
  • Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
    • Pro Tools Express Minimum System Requirements
      • Avid-qualified Mac computer (avid.com)
      • Pro Tools-compatible audio interface
      • Max OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
      • 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
      • 5 GB hard drive space for Pro Tools Express
      • 1 available USB port for iLok authorization
      • Compatibility: Core Audio (Mac)
    • Ignite Minimum System Requirements
      • Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
      • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz processor
      • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
      • 4 GB hard drive space
      • 5400 RPM hard drive
      • Compatibility: Core Audio (Mac)
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs.; 1.9 kg
  • Size (WxDxH): 13.1 x 3.5 x 6.1 inches (333x89x156mm)
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Phone:  401-658-5765 Warranty:  1 Year except cables, bags and backpacks (90 days)
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This thing is great.
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Overall, I don't record drummers or anything that requires more than three mics so this interface has worked great for me (tracking,reamping,and in ear monitoring)
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