Focusrite hit Apogee and Tascam with their new iTrack Solo for iOS
iTrack Solo | Focusrite.
If you are an iPad user who wants a decent audio interface to record a Mic or a Guitar you might have invested in the Tascam iU2 (which has just dissappeared from the Tascam website) or the Apogee One (which interestingly also has dropped its iPad compatibility listing and is now a Mac USB interface only ?!) Im going to have to dig a bit deeper here.
Anyway Focusrite have released TWO products that might have given any of the others more than a good run for their money.
The iTrack is an iPad interface and the Forte is a USB interface for MAC or PC….
(Release date for both is scheduled for October)
iTrack – overview from the Focusrite site:
iTrack Solo provides the best solution for recording your instruments and vocals using an iPad. Featuring a Focusrite microphone pre-amplifier and an input to record directly from electric and bass guitars, iTrack Solo is the perfect way to expand the audio capabilities of your iPad using Garageband or any other music-making app.
Although it is an Apple certified “Made for iPad” device, iTrack Solo is also fully compatible with your PC or Mac computer and comes with a host of free music making software including Ableton Live Lite and the Focusrite Scarlett Plug-in Suite.
Heres a link to preview on the Engadget site
Focusrite Forte is a professional 2 in, 4 out portable USB audio interface for Mac and Windows, designed to deliver analogue sources to your DAW at the highest possible quality. It features two remote-controlled mic preamps with the unrivalled sound quality you would expect from Focusrite. Forte partners these with superb digital conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution. Built into a solid aluminium case, Forte features a colour OLED display, touch controls and a single large control knob for intuitive operation, with DAW integration transforming it into a control interface.