Being consistent innovators in the field of audio recording technology, it comes as no surprise that Focusrite have released the groundbreaking iTrack Dock - streamlining the creative process for iPad musicians and allowing you to get your ideas recorded with minimum fuss. At the heart of this little gem beats an incredibly powerful piece of kit that offers up latency-free, studio-quality audio recording. Simply slide your iPad into position and you're good to go.
Two of Focusrite's awesome microphone preamps - with respective mic inputs - set the standard for this little workhorse. Two line inputs and an instrument DI - with more headroom than you should ever need - allow you to plug your guitar, bass or microphone directly into the iTrack Dock and get recording immediately. For class-compliant MIDI instruments, simply plug into the USB port for ready access of controllers and keyboards. Monitoring couldn't be made simpler thanks to the stereo monitor outputs on the reverse on the dock. Pertinent controls are at your fingertips thanks to the incredibly tactile Gain controls on input channels 1 and 2, the Direct Monitor button, Headphone level control and the big round Monitor knob.
Any Lightning-equipped iPad and instrument, microphone, MIDI controller or audio devices are compatible with the iTrack Dock. Not only that but you can record music in full 24-bit, 96kHz resolution. Therefore, no matter where you are - at home or on tour - you don't have to worry about making sacrifices with regard to audio quality. Another excellent feature is that the iTrack Dock not only powers your iPad, it also charges it - excellent for when you're on the move.
The iTrack Dock is compatible with any Core Audio app including Garageband, Auria, Cubasis and comes bundled with Focusrite's Tape app, so you needn't feel tied to a particular app or piece of software.
It is an Apple-compliant audio docking interface with Apple-certified “Made for iPad” status. Compliant with any Lightning iPad - iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with retina display - iTrack Dock's sleek, modular design allows you to slide the Lightning connector up and down to accommodate any sized iPad.
Manufacturer Focusrite Model iTrack Dock Dimensions (H x W x D) 64 x 280 x 168 mm Weight 0.7kg Analogue Input Performance Mic Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB (minimum gain) THD+N < -99dB (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter) Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) < -125dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at maximum gain with 150 ohm termination) Gain Range -4dB to +46dB (dBFS/dBu) ±1dB Max Input Level >+4dBu (at 1% THD) Line Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB (minimum gain) THD+N < -98dB (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter) Noise (NiPoS) <-104 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain with 50 ohm termination) Gain Range -22dB to +28dB (dBFS / dBu) ±1dB Max Input Level >+21dBu (at 1% THD) Instrument Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB (minimum gain) THD+N <-90dB (min gain, measured at Max Input Level -1dB, 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter) Noise <-104dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain) Gain Range -16dB to +34dB (dBFS/dBu) ±1dB Max Input Level >+14dBu (at 1% THD) Analogue Output Performance Nominal Output Level 0dBFS = >+10dBu, balanced / 0dBFS = >+4bBu, unbalanced Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB THD+N < -100dB, balanced (0dBFS input 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter) Digital Performance Clock sources Internal clock only D-A Dynamic Range 105dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs). Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB Supported sample rates 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 96 KHz 24 Bit Input Metering Ring LED lit Green Signal present (-24 dBFS) Ring LED lit Red Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second
- Simply the Best
I am using the Auria software on my iPad mini and the ease of use is unreal. prior to this I used a zoom HD16 which was awesome but this blows apart all expectations.
I've done several demos so far and the results are superb. I could go on all day about this but I'd simply say if its your thing don't even think just go buy it you will not be disappointed.
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