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M-AUDIO INTRODUCES UPGRADES TO THEIR RENOWNED FAMILY OF M-TRACK AUDIO INTERFACE PRODUCTS

Improved M-Track and M-Track Plus feature rugged all-metal chassis and studio–quality audio performance; M-Track Eight has expanded software suite

Cumberland, RI (October 22, 2014)— M-Audio (m-audio.com), synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of improved versions of the company’s best-selling M-Track and M-Track Plus audio interface products and an expanded software suite for the M-Track Eight.

These new products give songwriters the ability to participate in the world of computer-based recording with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that boasts 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along with a new rugged all-metal chassis, greatly improved pre-amps, and class-leading audio performance on the inputs.

M-Track Plus:

  • 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution
  • Metal chassis and low-profile design
  • (2) XLR+1/4” combo inputs with phantom power
  • Switchable input on both channels for recording of guitars, bass, and other instrument level sources
  • Zero-latency monitoring with USB/Analog Direct Balance control
  • (2) Balanced 1/4” main outputs with dedicated level control
  • LED metering
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB-powered connectivity
  • Ableton Live Lite & Cubase LE included

M-Track:

  • 24-bit, 48kHz resolution
  • Metal chassis and low-profile design
  • (2) XLR+1/4” combo inputs with phantom power
  • Switchable input on channel two for recording of guitars, bass, and other instrument level sources
  • Zero-latency monitoring with USB/Analog Direct Balance control
  • (2) Balanced 1/4” main outputs with dedicated level control
  • LED metering
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB-powered connectivity
  • Ableton Live Lite included

With these new products, M-Audio also announces a partnership with Waves Audio, Ltd. “The new M-Tracks are designed to provide professional recording quality to musicians and producers, and we could think of nobody better to partner with for professional effects than Waves Audio.” said J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “For more than 20 years, their effects plug-ins have set the standard for digital signal processing, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer their world-class effects to M-Track customers.”

Included with the M-Tracks are AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, and TrueVerb plugins, which add a professional touch to any production. These plugins, along with the included Ableton Live Lite, provide a solid foundation to start a home/portable recording studio.

M-Audio’s currently available M-Track Eight also benefits from the Waves plugin treatment. In addition to AudioTrack, Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, and TrueVerb, M-Track Eight adds the L1 Ultramaximizer and Manny Marroquin Delay as part of its included software suite.

“We’re very excited about the new M-Track family of interfaces. They are solidly built, and with the added Waves plugin bundle users can produce impressive results that far exceed what the price points suggest.” – J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager.

The upgraded M-Track and M-Track Plus will be available at the end of October and be sold through consumer and professional music retailers worldwide. The M-Track Eight is available now.

Street pricing in USD for the M-Track family is as follows:

M-Track—$99

M-Track Plus—$149

M-Track Eight—$399

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About M-Audio
M-Audio (m-audio.com) began as Midiman, a driving force in the desktop recording revolution that followed the introduction of MIDI in the 1980s. Today, M-Audio has evolved into one of the most revered names in computer interface and studio integration solutions, keyboard and controller products, and all manner of essential musical hardware from microphones to studio monitors.

About Waves Audio
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio plugins and signal processors for the professional and consumer electronics audio markets. Heard on hit records, major motion pictures, and popular video games worldwide, Waves’ cutting-edge software and hardware processors are used in every aspect of audio production, from tracking to mixing to mastering, broadcast, live sound, and more. Waves offers Native and SoundGrid audio plugins in VST, TDM, RTAS, and AU formats for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton and other popular hosts.