iTrack Solo provides the best solution for recording your instruments and vocals using an iPad. Featuring a Focusrite microphone preamp and an input to record directly from electric guitars, iTrack Solo is the perfect companion for any singer-songwriter wanting to take their demos to the next level. Using the very best in digital audio technology, iTrack Solo will capture your sound with pristine quality. Simply plug in and press record. It couldn’t be simpler.
Since 1985, Focusrite has been a leading manufacturer in the professional audio field. Focusrite mic pres have played a key part in the recording of hundreds of hit records and they’re a top choice of leading artists, recording studios and engineers around the world. This experience has been used to great effect when designing the input section of iTrack Solo, which features a clean, low-noise, low-distortion preamp. iTrack Solo also provides phantom power for professional condenser microphones.
With a guitar input alongside the microphone input, you are free to record both vocals and your instrument simultaneously to separate tracks in your software*. You could even use both a microphone on your guitar and the guitar input at the same time to get a different sound.
Unique halo signal indicators, also found on Scarlett 2i2, let you know that you’ve got a good volume for recording. Red means that your signal is clipping, and that you should reduce the gain. The halo will momentarily turn amber as the signal returns to a healthy level, at which point the halo will turn green again.
A large monitor dial provides a tactile control for the volume of your speakers and headphones, whilst a high-quality headphone amp provides a clean yet loud signal to headphones connected to the front panel socket. The direct monitor switch routes audio directly from the inputs to both the headphone and speaker outputs. This allows you to hear the incoming signal with no latency, which can be distracting and affect your performance.
On the rear panel you will find phono outputs allowing you to connect iTrack Solo to a pair of powered speakers, or to your home Hi-Fi system. The speaker volume can then be controlled using the large dial on the front of iTrack Solo meaning everything you need is within reach.
iTrack Solo will also work with Mac and PC allowing you to record with your desktop or laptop. There is an included version of Ableton Live Lite and Focusrite’s Scarlett Plug-In Suite, which provides essential effects for recording – Reverb, Compression, Gate and EQ.
*Please note that at current, GarageBand for iOS will record two simultaneous inputs to a single stereo track, which cannot be separated using iPad. The two separate signals can be separated by transferring your session to a Mac. Other apps are available which allow recording to two separate tracks simultaneously
- 1 microphone input - XLR
- 1 Instrument input ¼’ unbalanced
- 2 Gain knobs
- 2 Gain halo signal indicators
- 48V Phantom power switch
- Direct monitor switch
- Large monitor level dial (controls headphone and line level outputs)
- USB Connection LED indicator
- Headphone output ¼’ TRS Jack
- 2 unbalanced monitor outputs - RCA Phono
- DEVICE LINK port (to connect iTrack Solo to iPad)
- USB 2.0 Port
- Kensington Lock slot
- Ableton Live Lite 9 - professional music making software to use your iTrack Solo with a Mac or PC.
- Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite - collection of software plug-ins bringing effects to your music software (like Ableton Live for example).
Analogue Input Performance
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
THD+N < 0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) < -120dB: measured at minimum gain with, -1 dBFS (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range +10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level +4dBu
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N 0.003% (measured with -1dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise -87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range -10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level +2dBu
Analogue Output Performance
Nominal Output Level 0dBFS = 10dBu, balanced
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N < 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted)
Clock sources Internal clock only
A-D Dynamic Range 105dB 'A-weighted' (all inputs). Converter chipset A-D dynamic range 114dB
D-A Dynamic Range 105dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs). Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
Supported sample rates 44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz - Mac and PC
44.1 KHz, 48 KHz - iPad
Input to Input Better than 90dB
Output to Output Better than 90dB
Input to Output Better than 85dB
Ring LED lit Green Signal present (-24 dBFS)
Ring LED lit Red Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second
Weight and Dimensions
Height 45 mm / 1 _ '
Width 150 mm / 6'
Depth 100 mm / 4'
Weight 500 g / 1 lb
In the box
- iTrack Solo
- 1.2m USB cable
- 1.2m "DEVICE LINK" cable (to connect to a 30 pin iPad)
- Getting started guide
- Registration card
- Download card for Ableton Live Lite / Scarlett Plug-in Suite
- USB power supply (US only)
- iTrack Solo Lightning: iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad (4th generation) and iPad Air.
- Standard iTrack Solo: iPad (1st gen), iPad (2nd gen) and iPad (3rd gen)