M-Track Eight

High-Resolution USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Octane Preamp Technology

Add a professional edge to your studio

Add a professional edge to your studio with the M-Track Eight from M-Audio. This eight-input USB 2.0 audio interface enables you to track large music ensembles, record the band, or mic an entire drum set with pro-grade audio components and a myriad of connections. Eight combo XLR+1/4" inputs accommodate nearly any source, from phantom-powered microphones to your favorite guitar, and eight dedicated outputs offer versatile playback options. The XLR inputs are designed to work with microphones and other Lo-Z sources, and the phantom power switch enables you to use condenser microphones by delivering 48v phantom power to the XLR inputs (Channels 1-4; 5-8). M-Track Eight also has two conveniently located inputs on the front panel that can be switched to allow instrument-level signals, so you can plug your electric guitar or bass directly into M-Track Eight and start recording. Individual gain knobs with meters help ensure the proper input level by providing real-time visual feedback.

Pro-Grade Audio

M-Track Eight features pristine and precise audio recording with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution. Each input channel is equipped with a high-headroom input that features M-Audio's sought-after Octane Preamp Technology. The result is a robust signal path for clean, professional sound. In addition, each input comes with dedicated line-input circuitry so you can record and track with your favorite external preamps.

Improved Monitoring for Better Recording Sessions

M-Track Eight offers ultra-low latency monitoring of the input signal—either through the speakers or via headphones. The USB/Analog Direct Balance knob adjusts the balance between the direct inputs and the playback from your computer software for accurate monitoring during tracking and recording sessions. Flexible output routing lets you send signals to outboard gear or analog mixers for summing or processing. Additionally, two headphone outputs, located on the front panel, have their own level and selectable-source controls for creating custom headphone mixes.

Immediate Studio Integration

In addition to outstanding audio performance, M-Track Eight connects to your computer via USB 2.0 and easily integrates into your studio with its standard 1U 19” rack size. With a single USB cable, M-Track Eight creates a two-way audio connection with your Mac or PC, enabling you to record directly into your favorite DAW or playback audio to mix and master your tracks. Plus, Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition comes bundled with M-Track Eight for out-of-the-box music creation and gives you a powerful software environment to record, edit, and bounce down your songs.

AIR Music Technology

Now includes Strike (The Ultimate Virtual Drummer Instrument), Mini Grand (Acoustic Grand Piano) and Xpand!2 (Multitimbral All-In-One Workstation). All award winning instruments by AIR Music Technology.

Pro Tools First

Pro Tools | First, the industry standard for recording software, is now included with M-Track  Audio/MIDI interfaces, as well as our renowned CTRL, Code, Oxygen, Hammer and Keystation USB/MIDI keyboard controllers. This amazing audio recording software helps inspire any artist, traveling musician or singer-songwriter to create, record and share all of their ideas across the world at any time.

Pro Tools | First features Unlimited Busses, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch, Offline Bounce and 1 GB of free cloud storage space for collaboration or accessing your projects from any computer anywhere that is connected to the internet.

This truly amazing software recording package is primed to get your ideas out of your imagination and amplified out into the world, enjoy!

Eleven Lite Plugin

Does the perfect riff for your new song hit you in the middle of the night when you can’t crank your amp up to eleven, or the single amp you own not quite delivering the tones you need for your recordings? Eleven Lite is your answer to this and more! With the choice of modern and vintage amps & cabs, and sounds that bring you from the beautiful cleans to modern hi-gain aggressiveness and everywhere in between, Eleven Lite will help you achieve the wall of sound your recordings need.

What more could you need you say? How about 20 guitar plugins that cover everything from vintage delays, Zen like reverbs, and outer space alien ring modulators. These will all expand your sonic possibilities with the Eleven Lite plugin and you can even add them to any other track inside Pro Tools | First to create all new sounds and effects. Let your imagination go!

  • BBD Delay
  • Black Op Distortion
  • Black Shiny Wah
  • Black Spring Reverb
  • C1 Chorus
  • DC Distortion
  • Flanger
  • Graphic EQ
  • Gray Compressor
  • Green JRC Overdrive
  • In-Tune digital tuner
  • Orange Phaser
  • Roto Speaker
  • Sci-Fi Ring Modulator
  • Studio Reverb
  • Tape Echo
  • Tri-Knob Fuzz
  • Vari-Fi Speed Shifter
  • Vibe Phaser
  • White Boost

Touch Loops

Chop up and mix 2 gigs of samples ranging from deep ambient synth pad loops to vintage drum one shots. These are all designed to inspire your music production and provide professional sounding samples that will shine in your mix. Touch Loops perfectly captures the tone and intensity of each sample, so they enhance and complement any song, wherever you use them. This incredible value can be found in your M-Audio account, ready to be downloaded and chopped to your liking!

Features

  • 8-channel USB 2.0 audio interface
  • 8 XLR+1/4″ combo inputs with individual metering
  • Pristine and precise audio recording with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • High-headroom inputs with Octane Preamp Technology
  • Dedicated line-input circuitry for clean, professional recordings
  • 2 front-panel instrument inputs for easy access
  • Selectable phantom power (Channels 1-4; 5-8) for using condenser microphones
  • Dual headphone outs with selectable source for custom mixes and monitoring
  • 8 balanced 1/4″ outputs and dedicated control room output
  • Zero-latency monitoring with USB/Analog Direct Balance control
  • Standard 1U 19" rack size with durable metal construction
  • Includes Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition

Specifications

  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 19.0” x 5.9” x 1.7” (48.3 cm x 15 cm x 4.3 cm)
  • Weight: 4.37 lbs (1.98 kg)
  • All specifications are measured at 20 kHz bandwidth.
  • Mic Inputs 1–8 (balanced XLR)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.1 dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 111 dB (A-weighted)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 111 dB (1 kHz, +4 dBu, A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.002% (1 kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
    • Preamp EIN:
      • -132 dBu (max gain, 40 Ω source, A-weighted)
      • -126 dBu (max gain, 150 Ω source, unweighted)

    • Max Input Level: +12 dBu
    • Sensitivity: -46 dBu
    • Gain Range: 58 dB

  • Line Inputs 1–8 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.1 dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 112 dB (A-weighted)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 111 dB (1 kHz, +4 dBu, A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.002% (1 kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
    • Max Input Level: +16 dBu
    • Sensitivity: -13 dBu
    • Gain Range: 29 dB

  • Inst Inputs 1–2 (unbalanced 1/4" TS)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.2 dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 112 dB (A-weighted)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 111 dB (1 kHz, +4 dBu, A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.001% (1 kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
    • Max Input Level: +9 dBu
    • Sensitivity: -21 dBu
    • Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
    • Gain Range: 30 dB

  • Monitor Outputs 1–2 (differential-balanced 1/4" TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.1 dB)
    • Dynamic Range:
      • 112 dB (A-weighted)
      • 110 dB (A-weighted, with Dim activated)

    • THD+N: 0.003% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
    • Maximum Output Level:
      • +28 dBu
      • +8 dBu (with Dim activated)


  • Line Outputs 1–8 (impedance-balanced 1/4" TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.1 dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 113 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
    • Maximum Output Level: +10 dBu
    • Output Impedance: 51

  • Power: 19 V, 2.37 A, center-positive

Requirements

  • PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10; Windows Driver
  • OSx: 10.7.5 and higher, Class Compliant

Videos