Last week’s NAMM Show saw Focusrite Engineering reveal a professional iPad dock that’s ‘perfect for songwriters, musicians and home recordists’
ocusrite uses the international platform of the recent NAMM Show in Anaheim, California to announce the iTrack Dock – a studio-quality iPad recording interface. Featuring dual Focusrite microphone preamps, two line inputs and an instrument DI, independent stereo monitor and headphone outputs, and a USB port for class-compliant MIDI instruments and controllers, the iTrack Dock provides everything required to record, monitor and control music on Lightning iPads – with precision Focusrite digital conversion at up to 24-bit, 96kHz sampling. It even charges and powers the iPad at the same time.
The manufacturer has designed the iTrack Dock to provide a comprehensive recording, monitoring and control solution for iPad users, declaring it is ‘perfect for songwriters, musicians and home recordists’. With two Focusrite preamps, main and monitor outputs with 105dB dynamic range, and all controls on the angled front panel next to the iPad, the interface brings professional audio to any Core Audio app including GarageBand, Auria, Cubasis and Focusrite’s Tape app, which is included in the box.
Compatible with any Lightning-equipped iPad and instrument, microphone, class-compliant MIDI controller or musical device, audio is captured in 24-bit 96kHz resolution. iTrack Dock powers and charges the iPad, and powers a USB MIDI device at the same time.
Dedicated monitor and headphone controls, along with input level controls incorporating Focusrite’s ‘Gain Halos’, allow for accurate instrument and microphone level monitoring. Latency-free direct monitoring is also provided.
For more information go to www.focusrite.com/itrackdock. In the meantime, the video below shows artist, Gavin James, recording and mixing a session using his home recording setup – monitors, headphones, electric guitar, microphone, and MIDI keyboard – alongside an iPad mini with retina display, connecting it all together with iTrack Dock…