[ddots-l] Re: M-audio fast track pro

Very interesting. 
I have playback on my M-Audio just fine, but when I plug in my myk and record, 
it's scratchy and not very good. 
With my vista, the same thing, great for playback and recording, but it would 
just randomly stop working after a while.
Is this the Audio Interface you're talking about?
http://www.mackie.com/products/onyxiseries/

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From: Bryan Smart 
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:08 PM
To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [ddots-l] Re: M-audio fast track pro


Yes. M-Audio used to be well known for rock solid drivers. Strangely enough, 
they're now notorious for terrible drivers.

 

M-Audio is no longer a company. M-Audio was purchased a few years back by Avid. 
Avid now uses M-Audio as a trade name for multimedia products that they make 
for low-cost consumer applications. That's why older M-Audio product seem quite 
a bit more premium than the million varieties of cheaply built plastic junk 
that they sell now. Unfortunately, even the older gear needs newer drivers to 
work with newer versions of Windows. Avid doesn't seem to feel that it is a 
priority to support gear that they no longer sell. Besides, they aren't worried 
about M-Audio's professional reputation, since pros wouldn't buy any of their 
current gear. They only care that casual purchasers at local computer stores 
will recognize the M-Audio name, and will make their $150 impulse purchase of a 
M-Audio plastic thing over their competitor's $150 plastic thing. M-Audio was 
good competition for Avid, anyway, so killing off M-Audio's better product 
lines and eating through their reputation only helps them out.

 

Sorry to say that there aren't hardly any good, inexpensive, and accessible 
interfaces out now. The great buy, for quality and accessibility, at the 
moment, are the Mackie Onyx mixers. The 820I is $400, and certainly isn't 
little/portable, though. It would be fine at home, but not for carrying around 
with a laptop. Maybe one of the Edirol interfaces would work for dirt cheap 
($100), but be prepared to go through a bit of accessibility frustration.

 

Bryan

 

From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Paul Leishman
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:45 AM
To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ddots-l] Re: M-audio fast track pro

 

      The fasttrack pro works very well with windows XP if you load up the 
included drivers. However, with vista is is rubbish. I suspect their new update 
drivers are rubbish for windos 7 as well.

      --- On Tue, 2/11/10, Nickus de Vos <bigboy529@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


      From: Nickus de Vos <bigboy529@xxxxxxxxx>
      Subject: [ddots-l] M-audio fast track pro
      To: "Dancing dots" <ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      Date: Tuesday, 2 November, 2010, 14:31

      Hi all i want to get myself a small sound card and i'm looking at the 
fast track pro, does anyone have one or does anyone have a opinion on it, i 
don't want to buy something that's not going to work for me.

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