Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

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Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

Post by rpavich » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:30 pm

I was just pondering the day when I could play well enough to get through a tune and record it. My guitarist friend recommended the iTrack Solo or the iTrack Desk for the iPad.

Does anyone here have experience with them?
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Re: Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:49 pm

No but Focusrite makes highly regarded kit.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

Post by Rasputin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:15 pm

I have the iTrack Solo. It isn't bad but I would say that if you are just recording so that you can identify what to work on better you don't need it, whereas if you are trying to make a quality recording then you are going to want two mics, and the Solo limits you to one. It's also a bit clunky in some ways. You need external power, there is no on/off switch on the unit itself, and (assuming you're using it with an iPad rather than a PC or Mac) you have to hook it up to an external speaker even if you just want a quick listen. You can't play what you have recorded through the iPad's internal speakers unless you disconnect the unit, which is a pain and will eventually damage the socket, if my experience with my last Android phone is anything to go by.

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Re: Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

Post by rpavich » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:22 pm

Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

Post by ronjazz » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:26 pm

Most of the handheld digital stereo recorders are quite accurate, even with the built-in mics, and some give you the ability utilize external mics. Dumping the tracks into a computer music program is very easy for editing and processing.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

Post by Gary Macleod » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:03 pm

Yes, I recorded this. https://youtu.be/SpefadhoIek With an I track solo and an Akg c1000 plugged into my iPad.

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Re: Anyone have experience with Focusrite iTrack gear?

Post by rpavich » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Gary Macleod wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Yes, I recorded this. https://youtu.be/SpefadhoIek With an I track solo and an Akg c1000 plugged into my iPad.
Wow. Not only is that great playing but the sound is what I'd be happy with. I'm not looking to make a record, just have sound that's pleasing and doesn't detract from my playing.

Thanks for posting that.
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