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Avid Fast Track Solo - Standard Reviews

3.0 stars based on 4 customer reviews
  • Justin
    from July 9, 2013Music Background:
    Student/Hobbyist

    A Great Device for Simple Recording

    The Fast Track Solo did exactly what I wanted it to do; Provide me with Pro Tools technology without draining my bank account. It doesn't have all the capabilities of more expensive interfaces, but it allows you to record music. It's very simple to use and complications were minimal. The only complications that occurred were entirely because of me, and those were easily fixed. Installation was pretty hassle free and was relatively quick. The Fast Track Solo comes with Pro Tools Express, which is a simplified version of Pro Tools. I was worried that it wouldn't be the same desktop interface as Pro Tools, or that it might be a watered down version of it. Thankfully, it is pretty much identical and the keyboard shortcuts are the same as well. There is a limit on how many tracks you can have (16 audio and 8 instrument) but all the track types are still there (Audio, Aux Input, Master Fader, MIDI, and Instrument). Everything else is pretty much the same and the plug-ins it comes with are very useful (Xpand!2, Structure Free, and Boom). This is definitely one of the best values I have ever seen and I would recommend this to anyone that wants to get into recording their own music. The only thing I would warn others about is to follow all of the directions exactly as they are and do not try to rush the installation. Other than that, I have absolutely no regrets with buying this product. Also, Sweetwater was beyond amazing with customer support. :D

  • Mike Remming
    from Twin Falls, Idaho USA November 30, 2014Music Background:
    Weekend Warrior, Pedal Steel Guitar

    Setup takes time!

    Wish they would have included Pro Tools Express on a DVD with a easier startup. Once everything is installed in works great. I just completed a 16 track song and now know some of the limits of Pro Tools Express...... 16 tracks.

    I am hooked but now need a DAW interface with more inputs!!

  • Cee Rodriguez
    from Broadway, NC September 26, 2014Music Background:
    Pro musician, recording and singer songwriter

    No phone support!whaaaat?????

    I love the Avid Fast Track Solo and I am am currently using it as my interface, but I can't seem to get my iLok Pro Tools Express software going and the FAQ section is not helpful at all. I, like probably a few Other folks out there, need to be talked through licensing and serial numbers... I have been trying to get some more responses from someone at iLlk or Avid and I am getting nowhere fast...BOOO!

  • Customer
    from September 13, 2013

    Don't waste your money or time

    I can't even rate the MBox mini with ProTools express because it is not supported by Avid, so I used this similar product. Took all evening to navigate the very complex licensing and iLok device downloads, registrations, activations, for the software itself, the download software, and the lok device. Had to allow all the above sites free access to my computer! Totally unacceptable. If Sweetwater stands by their products, they should refund the price of this junk.

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