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Fast Track Solo - Pro Tools Express

2x2 USB Audio Interface. Record your guitar and vocals through a high-quality mic pre and instrument input.

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What is Fast Track Solo?

Designed for singer/songwriters, Fast Track Solo comes with everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a portable, easy-to-use songwriting and audio recording system. Featuring a high-quality mic preamp, instrument input, and Pro Tools Express software, the studio-grade Solo enables you to sound your best, providing an easy entry into Pro Tools, the music industry standard.

Sound your best

With Fast Track Solo, you have everything you need to showcase your talent in the highest quality. Capture great-sounding performances through studio-grade electronics and inputs using Pro Tools Express. Compose tracks with hundreds of amazing virtual instrument sounds. And polish and perfect your mixes with professional effects.

Get everything you need to start making music

Whether you want to capture ideas quickly, create professional-sounding recordings, or compose music electronically, Fast Track Solo offers an easy and affordable way to make music. Record and compose with Pro Tools Express using many of the same industry-leading recording, MIDI, and notation tools used to create your favorite albums and soundtracks. Or connect Solo to your iPad and use your favorite iOS audio apps to capture your creativity.

Connect and control your gear

Fast Track Solo comes equipped with the essential inputs and outputs you need to plug in your gear and capture performances.

  •     2x2 channels of I/O—record a vocal and guitar simultaneously (at 24-bit/48 kHz resolution)
  •     One XLR mic input/preamp with 48V phantom power—capture great-sounding vocals
  •     One 1/4-inch instrument input—record your guitar or bass directly
  •     Two Gain controls—quickly attain optimal signal levels
  •     Direct monitor button—monitor and record without latency
  •     Monitor control—set the volume in your cans and speakers just right
  •     1/4-inch stereo headphone output—monitor on a personal level
  •     Stereo RCA outputs—monitor through speakers (for all to hear)
  •     Bus-powered USB port—connect your Mac or PC (no external power required)
  •     Tablet port—connect your iPad directly (no iPad Camera Connection Kit required)
  •     Kensington lock port—attach a lock to protect your Solo from theft

Create wherever and however you want

With Fast Track Solo, you gain unprecedented versatility to capture your creativity whenever and wherever it happens. Create with Pro Tools Express or another favorite DAW. Work on a Mac or PC. Record to your iPad with any iOS audio app for iPad. And with its compact size, Solo is an easy fit at home, in the studio, or on the go.

Get reliability—and peace of mind

Like all Avid products, Fast Track Solo goes through rigorous hardware and software testing to provide the performance and reliability you need to keep your creativity flowing. Plus, with its ultra-rugged, full metal chassis and reinforced jacks and controls, you gain extra protection against daily abuse and the unpredictable—no need to worry about damaging the interface when travelling.

Included Software:

Pro Tools Express

Compose, record, edit, and mix at the speed of your creativity—and get the professional tools you need to sound your best. Pro Tools Express offers many of the same industry-standard tools of its big brother, Pro Tools software, to help you turn the song in your head into reality, with professional results.

Pro Tools Express key features

  •     Create with many of the same industry-standard tools used in top studios
  •     Record up to 16 stereo audio tracks at 24-bit/48 kHz resolution
  •     Compose with the included virtual instruments, plus MIDI and notation tools
  •     Create pro-quality mixes with a collection of professional plug-ins
  •     Fix timing and pitch issues easily with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
  •     Score music and create audio for movies with video track support
  •     Share sessions with Pro Tools studios and users around the world

Bundled plug-ins
Virtual Instruments

  •     Boom drum machine and sequencer
  •     Structure Free sample player (based on Structure)
  •     Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation

Sound processing, effects, and utility

  •     1-Band EQ III
  •     4-Band EQ III
  •     7-Band EQ III
  •     AIR Chorus
  •     AIR Distortion
  •     AIR Dynamic Delay
  •     AIR Flanger
  •     AIR Frequency Shifter
  •     AIR Lo-Fi
  •     AIR Multi-Delay
  •     AIR Phaser
  •     AIR Vintage Filter
  •     BF76 Compressor 1176 emulator
  •     Click
  •     Compressor/Limiter
  •     D-Verb reverb and ambience
  •     DC Offset Removal
  •     De-Esser
  •     DigiReWire
  •     Dither
  •     Duplicate
  •     Eleven Free (guitar amp emulator based on Eleven)
  •     Expander/Gate
  •     Invert
  •     Normalize
  •     Reverse
  •     Time Compression Expansion
  •     InTune digital tuner

What's Included

  •     Fast Track Solo interface
  •     Pro Tools Express Activation Card (requires software activation and download)
  •     6-foot USB cable (for Mac/PC connection)
  •     3-foot Device Link cable (for iPad connection)
  •     USB iLok key (for Pro Tools Express software authorization)
  •     User guides and documentation


Fast Track Solo and Pro Tools Express

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System Requirements


  •     Computer:  Avid-qualified computer
  •     OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher software
  •     RAM: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  •     Hard disk space: 5 GB free hard disk space (for Pro Tools Express installation)
  •     2 USB ports: For Fast Track Solo and iLok


  •     Computer:  Avid-qualified computer
  •     OS: Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1)
  •     RAM: 2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
  •     Hard disk space: 5 GB free hard disk space (for Pro Tools Express installation)
  •     2 USB ports: For Fast Track Solo and iLok


  •     iPad 2 or later or iPad mini*
  •     Any iPad-compatible iOS audio recording app

* iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini require a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (sold separately).


    Interface: Works with Pro Tools Express (included) or any ASIO- or Core Audio-compatible software on Mac/Windows; works with iOS-compatible audio recording apps on iPad
    Plug-ins: Supports AAX Native, RTAS, and AudioSuite plug-ins in Pro Tools Express (and others when used with third-party software)


Fast Track Solo general specifications
Dimensions (W x D x H)     7.1 x 5.5 x 2 inches (18 x 14 x 5 cm)
Weight     1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Front panel features and controls
Input Gain knob with indicator     2
Main Output knob with indicator     1
Headphone knob     None (shared with Main)
Microphone input     1 XLR
Direct Monitor button     1
Instrument input     1 1/4-inch TS
Input LEDs     Signal present (green) and clip (red) for each input
Front/Rear button     None
Phantom power (48V) indicator     1
Power indicator     1
Headphone output     1 1/4-inch TRS
Rear panel features and controls
Line input     None
Line output     2 RCA
USB Type-B     1
Device Link     1
Phantom power (48V) switch     1
Kensington lock     1
Fast Track Solo audio specifications
Mic input
Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range     102 dB, minimum gain, A-weighted
THD     -92 dB @ -1dB, minimum gain
Frequency Response     20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
Level     -2.0 dBu, minimum gain
Gain Range     48 dB, minimum gain to maximum gain
EIN     -128 dB, 150R load, A-weighted
Impedance     4.5k Ohm
Crosstalk     -120 dB @ 1kHz
Instrument input
Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range     102 dB, minimum gain, A-weighted
THD     -92 dB @ -1 dB, minimum gain
Frequency Response     20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
Level     +15 dBV, minimum gain
Impedance     1M Ohm
Gain Range     48 dB, minimum gain to maximum gain
Crosstalk     -75 dB @ 1kHz
Line output
Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range     105 dB, maximum volume, A-weighted
THD     -93 dB @ -1 dB, maximum level
Frequency Response     20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
Level     +2 dBV, maximum volume, unbalanced
Crosstalk     -116 dB @ 1 kHz
Headphone output
Signal to Noise / Dynamic Range     105 dB, minimum gain, A-weighted
THD+N     -76 dB @ -1 dB, maximum level
Frequency Response     20 Hz–20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
Level     65mW, maximum volume into 32 Ohms
Crosstalk     -70 dB @ 1 kHz


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