The M-Audio Fast Track C400 is a professional 4-in 6-out recording interface with MX Core DSP technology. Designed for home and portable studios, the Fast Track C400 makes recording, mixing and monitoring much easier. Comes with Pro Tools MP9 software making this a professional recording solution.
M-Audio Fast Track C400 USB audio interface with Pro Tools M-Powered 9 software Main Features4-input/6-output design lets you capture and play back multiple sources 2 high-quality mic/line combo preamps with phantom power on rear panel Inspire great performances using the near-zero latency monitor mixer with built-in reverb and delay effects 24-bit/96 kHz audio fidelity S/PDIF and MIDI I/O Complete with Pro Tools MP9 software
The M-Audio Fast Track C400 features built-in reverb and delay effects, along with an all-new signal path that delivers pristine audio quality. Easily check your mixes on multiple sets of speakers using the built-in monitor management system and enjoy the flexibility to record with your favourite music software—including Pro Tools
The monitor management system in the Fast Track C400 allows you to connect two sets of monitors for A/B mixing with handy front panels controls. The on-board MX Core DSP technology allows low-latency monitoring with delay and reverb effects on the headphone outputs. The MX Core mixer also provides sophisticated channel-routing options, which are accessible via an intuitive control panel.
This package teams the Fast Track C400 with Avid’s Pro Tools MP9 software, a fully professional recording package with a mass of high quality built-in effects and instrumenbts.
C400 Hardware Minimum System Requirements
- Windows Vista 32/64 or Windows 7 32/64
- Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
- 1 GB RAM (32-bit), 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- USB 2.0 port
- Mac OS X 10.5.8 or greater, or 10.6.3 or greater
- Intel processor
- 1 GB RAM
- USB 2.0 port
Professional music creation has never been more accessible. Designed for use with select M-Audio recording interfaces, Pro Tools MP 9—the latest version of Pro Tools M-Powered™ software—improves upon the industry-leading features that made it the top choice for music and audio production. Enjoy 48-track mono or stereo audio recording, editing, and mixing with up to 24-bit/96 kHz fidelity. Shape sounds and add effects with over 70 included plug-ins. Easily compose music with full MIDI and score notation tools. Get great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation. Collaborate with other Pro Tools users in studios around the world. Pro Tools MP software puts all this power—and much more—at your fingertips.
M-Audio M-Powered 9 MP9 Features
- Session compatibility with all current Pro Tools systems
- Hardware compatible with dozens of M-Audio interfaces
- Easy to learn and use
- New Automatic Delay Compensation and MP3 export functionality
- Advanced MIDI production tools and Score Editor
- Elastic Pitch and Elastic Time real-time manipulation features
- Includes 7 powerful virtual instruments and 70 plug-ins
Advanced Music Creation—Within Reach
Pro Tools is the world’s most popular, most advanced music and audio production platform. Now Pro Tools MP 9 software gives you the power to work with many of the same features that make Pro Tools the top choice of today’s audio professionals. Create amazing music, collaborate with other Pro Tools users, transfer projects between professional and personal studios and more. The possibilities are endless when you’re part of the largest community of digital audio workstation users on earth.
More Options, More Flexibility
A wide variety of M-Audio hardware peripherals are compatible with Pro Tools MP software, giving you more options in where, when and how you work. Whether you need just a little I/O or a lot—or a desktop, mobile, or hybrid system—you’ll find the perfect solution with our PCI, USB/USB 2 and FireWire audio interfaces.
A Well-Stocked Studio
Pro Tools MP comes fully packed with a huge, comprehensive collection of music creation and sound processing plug-ins—giving you a well-stocked studio right out of the box. You get an incredible array of pro-grade effects and utility plug-ins, including EQ, dynamics, delay, reverb and many more. You can also create and play music with groundbreaking virtual instruments from the renowned Avid virtual instrument development group: the Mini Grand piano, Boom drum machine, DB-33 tone-wheel organ, Structure Free sample player, Vacuum and Xpand!2 synths.
As if that weren’t enough, Pro Tools MP software also lets you take advantage of a variety of RTAS and AudioSuite plug-ins designed by the recording industry’s largest professional third-party developer community. Track with powerful host-based vintage instruments and polish your mixes with effects and mastering plug-ins.
Professional Recording, Editing and Mixing
Pro Tools MP software enables M-Audio hardware enthusiasts to easily access the powerful recording, editing, and mixing features of Pro Tools. With up to 48 simultaneous stereo tracks of 16- or 24-bit digital audio and support for up to 96kHz sample rates, Pro Tools MP is an ideal companion for M-Audio interfaces and audio interface keyboards—whether you’re recording solo or entire bands.
Once you’ve finished your recording, you can fine-tune your performances with Pro Tools software’s unmatched nondestructive editing tools. Shape sounds, compose parts, and add effects with RTAS instrument and effects plug-ins—then create polished mixes with professional mixing features and full mixer automation.
Pro Tools MP now features Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC)—previously only available with high-end Pro Tools|HD systems—which makes it easy to get great-sounding, phase-accurate mixes. During mixing, latency issues can arise when an external processor or plug-in algorithm induces enough latency to interfere with musical timing. Issues can also occur when you’re maintaining nearly identical signal sources on separate tracks or paths—for example, a pair of bass tracks—and you insert a plug-in with latency on one of those tracks. When activated, the ADC feature automatically makes adjustments to compensate for all latencies in the I/O, internal and external routing, and plug-in algorithm processing, ensuring that recordings and mixes stay perfectly time aligned, phase accurate and sounding great.
When you’ve achieved the perfect mix, it’s easier than ever to share your work. Quickly export your projects in a wide variety of audio formats, including MP3 and then share them with the world.
Pro Tools MP features a variety of tools that ease and speed loop-based music creation. In addition to importing REX and ACID files, the Loop Trim tool also makes it easy to turn audio or MIDI regions into loops. The Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch features make it a breeze to change tempo/time and pitch on the fly. As a result, you can integrate a wide variety of loops and audio files with your current session throughout the entire writing process. DigiBase—the program’s internal database—even has a Loop Preview feature that allows you to preview loops in sync, in real time, before bringing them into your session.
Transpose Audio with Elastic Pitch
Elastic Pitch allows you to you to effortlessly manipulate or correct the pitch of any audio region in real time, right inside the Edit window. Easily transpose an entire audio region in semitones—up to four octaves in either direction—without affecting its timing or tempo. Fix a less-than-perfect vocal performance by altering the pitch of individual notes in cent intervals. You can also create cool sound effects by linking pitch changes with time compression/expansion using the Varispeed algorithm.
Stretch Your Sound with Elastic Time
Elastic Time is a powerful real-time tempo manipulation feature that makes it easy to change tempo or time on the fly. For musicians, composers, and music producers, Elastic Time puts loop-based music creation in the fast lane, giving you the freedom to explore different tempos and experiment with loops and audio files that sync with your current session throughout the entire writing process. For post-production editors and engineers, Elastic Time makes it easy to stretch or squeeze audio tracks to fit video time frames, using high-quality algorithms that make your time manipulation virtually undetectable.
With Pro Tools MP software, you can change the tempo and timing of loops, music, dialog and other sound files without cutting up audio. Easily create loops from any audio file—even entire compositions—with the help of powerful tempo and transient analysis. Want to hear how a certain audio bit will sound in your song? The Context Preview lets you quickly audition loops and audio files in sync with the tempo of your session. Even imported audio files and loops automatically conform to match your session’s tempo.
Pro Tools MP also makes it easy to perfect the timing of performances. You can improve errant beats by quantizing audio to your session’s Bar|Beat grid—or to grooves extracted from other audio or MIDI performances using the Beat Detective feature, which offers exceptional peak detection accuracy. You can also fine-tune 'Elasticized' regions, with precision control over each individual beat, using the warp track view and warp markers. You can even make the same precise changes across multiple grouped tracks while preserving timing offsets in multitrack recordings, such as with drums.
To ensure that you get the highest quality results, Elastic Time delivers some of the best-sounding processing in the industry. You can choose from several premium time-stretching algorithms on a per-track basis. You can even adjust the decay and processing window length to tailor the audio processing for each track, rather than settling for a one-size-fits-all algorithm.
Comp Tracks to Perfection
It’s easy to create flawless performances with Pro Tools MP. Track compositing features let you quickly piece together the best possible version of a performance from multiple recording passes. Simply loop-record multiple takes on an Audio track, view and audition the takes in Playlist view, select the best parts from the track’s alternate playlists and copy them to the main playlist with a single click. You can also rate regions on a scale of one to five to help identify which takes you like the most when compositing playlists.
Advanced MIDI Production
Pro Tools MP software’s fully integrated MIDI sequencer and editor allow you to record, edit and mix up to 256 MIDI tracks alongside your audio tracks. Dedicated Instrument tracks combine the audio and MIDI elements of a given virtual instrument into a single channel strip to streamline your workspace. Launch your favourite instrument plug-in to get the sound you want. Engage loop recording to quickly develop a multi-layered drum pattern, then use Groove Quantize or Groove Templates to give it the right feel. Switch to MIDI Step Input to lay down a difficult passage. Turn on real-time MIDI processing to quantize your performance as it goes down.
Pro Tools MP also features a comprehensive array of MIDI tools to streamline production with both virtual and traditional instruments. Gain extensive MIDI editing power through MIDI Editor windows, which can display MIDI and automation data for Instrument, MIDI, and Auxiliary Input tracks. Work with features that let you separate, consolidate, and mute MIDI notes, scrub and shuttle through parts, view superimposed MIDI and Instrument tracks for easier arrangement editing, colour code MIDI notes by track, type, or velocity, audition velocity changes and play MIDI notes when tabbing. Edit MIDI automation and continuous controller (CC) data through multiple Automation and Controller lanes. You can even watch your musical handiwork scroll by in real time during playback.
Score Your Music
Based on the Sibelius notation engine, the Pro Tools MP Score Editor window lets you view, edit, arrange, and print MIDI data as music notation. Whether you want to compose music using the notation tools—or transcribe recorded, imported, drawn (with the Pencil tool), or step-entered MIDI data into notation—the Score Editor features everything you need and nothing you don’t. Write parts on a single staff—treble, bass, alto, or tenor clef—or grand staff. Place and edit notes and edit the meter and key signature on a whim. Add chord symbols such as Dm7 and guitar chord diagrams to sessions. Transcribe MIDI parts in real time. Print out a score in its entirety or print only certain instrumental parts. You can even export sessions as Sibelius (.sib) files for further finessing in Sibelius.
Customise Your Look
Pro Tools MP is as easy on the eyes as it is to use. Customise the toolbar to show only your favourite tools and rearrange them the way you want. Tile or cascade your window arrangement. Change the colour of your channel strips, tracks, regions, groups and markers to any hue. Navigate through sessions quickly using the Universe view and with the QuickStart dialog, you can jump right into an existing session, quickly create a new session from scratch, or start from one of the session templates.
ReWire Torq and More
Fans of M-Audio Torq DJ software and other standalone applications can utilize ReWire within Pro Tools MP for the best of both worlds. Simply send Torq software’s output streams into Pro Tools MP via ReWire for further mixing and processing. Pro Tools MP also accepts MIDI directly from ReWire applications for recording controller data to a Pro Tools MIDI or Instrument track. With Pro Tools MP and ReWire, the creative possibilities are endless.
If you want the tactile feel of a pro console while enjoying the benefits of a personal or project studio, Pro Tools MP supports the M-Audio ProjectMix I/O and Command|8. Both give you control over the software’s mixing and transport functionality. ProjectMix I/O even incorporates a built-in 18 x 14 FireWire audio interface complete with eight preamps so you don’t need any extra gear. If you’re a DJ, Torq Xponent gives you a familiar DJ mixer surface combined with an audio interface and RCA outputs. And with Pro Tools MP, you can map plug-in parameter controls to almost any encoder on your controller, and access each track’s ten inserts.
Software Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
- 15 GB free hard disk space
- Mac OS X 10.6.2 or higher (32- or 64-bit) (Intel-based)
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
- 15 GB free hard disk space
- iLok USB Smart Key (included)
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