The Heart Of Your Studio, Right On Your Desk
The M-Audio M-Track 8X4M is an 8-in 4-out USB audio/MIDI interface that provides all of the connections you need to easily create professional 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings. Boasting an elegant pro-grade metal chassis with a large central monitor volume knob, the M-Track 8X4M features transparent low-noise Crystal Preamps™ and pristine A/D converters that deliver the highest audio performance in its class. These pre-amps provide amazing audio quality that capture your performance exactly the way you intended.
The overall combination of professional audio performance, easy-to-use features, and the included software bundle makes the M-Track 8X4M an amazingly versatile, high-performance audio interface that will conquer any recording session with ease.
Hear The Performance Now—Not A Second Later
When recording, you want to focus on capturing that perfect moment, and getting the best performance out of your artist and talent. You don’t want to be bogged down by clicks, pops or latency. The M-Track 8X4M not only features a high-speed USB connection for providing the lowest round trip latency (2.59ms*) between your machine and your hardware, but it also features monitor mix control for listening directly to the source inputs, providing you with zero-latency technology.
Connect Anything And Everything
The M-Track 8X4M features 8 inputs for simultaneously recording up to 8 channels at once to meet all your studio’s recording needs. The (4) dedicated XLR/TRS Mic/Line combo inputs with Crystal Preamps™ and phantom power are perfect for recording a vocalist, or vocalists, mic’ing up an acoustic guitar, vintage guitar or bass amp or the core elements of a drum kit. The (2) ¼” dedicated Instrument inputs use specially designed gain and impedance staging to provide the cleanest signal from your guitar, bass or keyboard, while the (2) ¼” dedicated Line inputs provide a pure uncolored signal for connecting a tube preamp, keyboard, synth or mixer, and MIDI input and output for connecting any of your boutique synth gear.
Mix, Monitor, And Provide
At the center of the M-Track 8X4M is a large metal monitor volume knob with inlayed rubberized diamond textured comfort grip for dialing in your studio monitor’s volume, and smoothly referencing your mix at both high and low levels. The monitor and headphone outputs feature a direct mono/stereo switch and direct/USB mix knob. The (2) ¼” headphone outputs have independent volume controls, and source select switches let you create mixes to suit your and your artist’s needs. In addition to the (2) ¼” rear panel monitor outputs, the M-Track 8X4M sports an additional (2) ¼” outputs for connecting outboard gear.
Crystal Preamps, Pristine A/D Converters, And Premium Components
Our engineers designed the Crystal Preamps™ to provide engineers, producers and musicians with a transparent, low-noise preamp that guarantees the best sound from your microphones and captures your performance exactly the way you intended. The M-Track 8X4M incorporates pristine A/D converters to provide 24-bit resolution digital audio for explosive dynamic range that captures every nuance and subtlety of your performance. When combined with the class-leading sample rates of up to 192kHz, you can be sure your recordings are completely clear and true to the performance. With layout and component choices that were carefully crafted by our engineering team in America, we’ve made sure you’re getting the best sound available.
Segmented VU Meters For Dialing In Your Best Signal
When capturing a performance, you want to get the best levels possible. With the M-Track 8X4M’s segmented input VU LEDs (-20db through 0dB), you can dial in the perfect gain setting every time, so there’s no more guessing how close or far away you are from optimizing your signal.
We've Included Software To Match Your Style
The M-Track 8X4M comes complete with a software package that has everything to get you started making professional recordings right of the box. With 2 powerful DAWs to suit your production needs, M-Track 8X4M includes the industry standard Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, and Ableton Live Lite. This amazing audio and MIDI recording software helps inspire any artist, musician or singer-songwriter to create, record and share all their ideas across the world at any time.
We’ve also added an entire Effects Plugin, and Virtual Instruments package to cater to all your production needs. Whether you need a guitar tone, reverb, or delay we’ve got your effects needs covered with Eleven Lite, 20 effect plugins and AIR’s Creative FX Collection. With the included AIR Virtual Instrument plugins, you’ll have a virtual drummer, synth, strings, percussion and piano plugins to add world-class-sounding instruments to your songs with ease.
Premium Software Suite Included
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 is not quite delivering the tones you need on your recordings? Eleven Lite is your answer to this plus more! With the choice of modern or 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? How about 20 guitar plugins that cover you 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!
AIR Music Technology Creative FX Collection
Bring 20 highly acclaimed audio FX (included inside Pro Tools) for the first time to any DAW in AU/VST formats. Utilize a diverse range of audio plugins for creative production, mixing, and mastering, including reverbs, equalizers, delays, filters and more!
AIR Music Technology Strike
Strike is a dynamic drum and arranger instrument that features a world-class sample library and a hyper-realistic performance engine. Strike puts you in the producer’s chair, enabling you to create, control, and produce professional drum tracks with uncanny human realism. With its proprietary technology, Strike surpasses conventional MIDI programming and drumming sampling when it comes to computer-based playing, arranging, and mixing of drums. Use Strike to play a seamless crescendo, switch drum kits from ballad to crushed punk, or tweak the tuning of the snare drum. Each instrument was recorded with up to three close, two overhead, and two room microphones. Strike also provides a full mixing console, complete with built-in effects.
AIR Music Technology Mini Grand
AIR Music’s Mini Grand is a simple-to-use yet powerful virtual piano instrument with seven different acoustic piano sounds to suit a broad range of musical styles and production needs. Combining premium quality piano samples, innovative re-pedaling technology, built-in room simulation and equal and stretched tuning, Mini Grand is the go-to plugin for authentic, emotive piano sounds.
AIR Music Technology Xpand!2
AIR Music’s Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.
Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live Lite is one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Explore sonic possibilities in real time whether on stage or in the studio. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live Lite lets you save it or mix it down.
Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition
Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording software and the teams at M-Audio and AVID have crafted a version of this terrific collection specifically tailored for M-Audio hardware. This amazing audio and MIDI recording software helps inspire any artist, musician or singer-songwriter to create, record and share all their ideas across the world at any time.
Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition 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, plus compatibility with all the included AIR Music Tech Virtual Instruments.
This truly amazing software recording package is primed to get your ideas out of your imagination and amplified into the world. Enjoy!
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!
What’s In The Box
Software Download Cards
AIR Music Technology Creative FX Collection (20 world-class FX AU/VST plugins as made famous by Pro Tools®)
Mic Inputs 1–4 (balanced XLR)
Line Inputs 1–4 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
Inst Inputs 5-6 (unbalanced 1/4" TS)
Fixed Line Inputs 7–8 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
Line Outputs 1–2 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
Fixed Line Outputs 3–4 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
Headphone Outputs (stereo 1/4")