Focusrite iTrack Solo Brings Studio-Quality Recording To iOS
Focusrite is brining studio-quality recording to iOS with their £129.99 iTrack Solo. Read on for details.
Focusrite is brining studio-quality recording to iOS with their £129.99 iTrack Solo. This product allows you to record digital music on your iPad. Here is the press release:
12 October 2012: British audio pioneer Focusrite has announced the iTrack Solo – a simple new way to record and mix music in stunning studio quality using only an Apple iPad. Whether looking to catch the ear of a major record label or simply sharing recordings with friends on Soundcloud or Facebook, iTrack Solo enables budding singer-songwriters to showcase their talent in pristine quality.
The culmination of Focusrite’s 27-year heritage as a leading manufacturer of pro-audio technology, iTrack Solo adds studio-quality guitar and microphone inputs to the Apple iPad; the same inputs found in recording studios around the world. It’s compatible out of the box with a range of music-making apps, from Garageband to Auria – just plug in and play. Packed neatly into a sleek metal chassis that fits in the palm of the hand, it’s the perfect companion for anyone wanting to take their demo to the next level without breaking the bank.
Key features include:
- Made For iPad: iTrack Solo is an official ‘Made For iPad’ accessory and works with many iOS apps including GarageBand. Plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard or microphone and hit record. It couldn’t be simpler.
- Uncompromising audio clarity: Record audio at higher than CD quality (24-bit, 96kHz). Phantom Power enables the use of top-quality studio microphones.
- High-end components: iTrack Solo features an award-winning Focusrite microphone preamplifier, the choice of leading artists and recording engineers around the world.
Intelligent controls: Getting the right volume is important – two “halo” lights surround the input level knobs, turning red if record volume is too high.
- Roadworthy protection: Its rugged aluminium uni-body case means iTrack Solo is suitable for even the most adventurous musicians.
Giles Orford, Marketing Director of Focusrite, said: “Artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Justin Bieber all hit the road to success by sharing their music online, but they didn’t get there by strumming or wailing into a webcam. With iTrack Solo, we wanted to give consumers a really simple way to get themselves heard without compromising on sound quality. As our product works with many iPad apps, it now couldn’t be easier to record, mix and share your music.”
iTrack Solo is designed to be powered via a standard iPhone or iPad wall charger. As well as iPad, iTrack Solo also works with, and can be directly powered by, Mac and PC.
Enjoy this video of the iTrack Solo in action:
And here are some product shots:
So is the Focusrite iTrack something that you’d be interested in? If so, check out their store here. This product should be available worldwide during October.