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Fast Track Duo - Pro Tools Express

2x2 USB Audio Interface. Capture vocals, instruments, and more through dual high-quality mic pres and inputs.

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What is Fast Track Duo?

Designed for the aspiring solo musician, Fast Track Duo comes with everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a portable, easy-to-use songwriting and audio recording system. Featuring dual mic preamps/instrument inputs, line-level inputs, and Pro Tools Express software, the studio-grade Duo enables you to sound your best, providing an easy entry into Pro Tools, the music industry standard.

Sound your best

With Fast Track Duo, 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 Duo 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 Duo to your iPad and use your favorite iOS audio apps to capture your creativity.

Connect and control your gear

Fast Track Duo comes equipped with a variety of inputs and outputs to plug in your gear and capture performances.

  •     2x2 channels of I/O—record two performances simultaneously (at 24-bit/48 kHz resolution)
  •     Two combo XLR/instrument inputs (with 48V phantom power)—capture great-sounding vocal and instrument performances
  •     Two 1/4-inch line inputs—record synths and other line-level sources
  •     Two Gain controls—quickly attain optimal signal levels
  •     Direct monitor button—monitor and record without latency
  •     1/4-inch stereo headphone output—monitor on a personal level
  •     Headphone level control—set the volume in your cans just right
  •     Front/Rear Input buttons—select which channel input (front or back) to use
  •     Two 1/4-inch TRS line outputs—monitor through speakers (for all to hear)
  •     Main Output level control—set your speaker or other output volume just right
  •     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

Double the fun with two mic pres and line inputs

While its little sibling, Fast Track Solo, features a single mic preamp, Fast Track Duo doubles your capabilities. With two high-quality mic pres in dual combo XLR/instrument inputs, you can capture two simultaneous vocals, a vocal and acoustic guitar performance, or even a live band performance in stereo. What’s more, Duo sports two line-level inputs, enabling you to connect a keyboard, digital music player, and other gear.

Create wherever and however you want

With Fast Track Duo, 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, Duo 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 Duo 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
  •     InTune digital tuner
  •     Normalize
  •     Reverse
  •     Time Compression Expansion

Save on Pro Tools—Want more tracks, virtual instruments, plug-ins, and advanced tools? Take your talent to the next level by crossgrading to Pro Tools.

What's Included

  •     Fast Track Duo 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 Duo and Pro Tools Express

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