The Heart of Your Studio, Right on Your Desk
The M-Audio M-Track 8X4M is an 8-in 4-out feature-packed 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 their class.
Combining a recording-driven arsenal of inputs and outputs, an on-board MIDI interface, high-speed / zero latency capture via USB or USB-C (cables included) and a pro-grade software suite, the M-Track 8X4M provides an amazingly versatile, high-performance audio interface that will conquer any recording session with ease.
Connect Anything & 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, a guitar / bass amp or all 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 uncoloured signal for connecting a tube preamp, keyboard, synth or mixer. The M-Track 8X4M has a stereo pair of ¼” studio monitor outputs, (2) ¼” headphone outputs and (2) ¼” assignable outputs – perfect for connecting outboard gear. A dedicated MIDI input and output completes the connectivity arsenal, perfect for uniting your peripheral studio processors, effects, boutique synth gear and much more. Mix, Monitor At the centre of the M-Track 8X4M is a large metal monitor volume knob with inlayed rubberized diamond textured comfort grip for dialling 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. Zero-Latency Capture 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 the ultimate in hassle-free, zero-latency technology. Crystal Preamps, Pristine A/D Converters and Premium Components M-Track 8X4M’s Crystal Preamps provide engineers, producers and musicians with a transparent, low-noise gain stage that guarantees the best sound from your microphones and captures your performance exactly the way you intended. With layout and component choices that were carefully crafted by M-Audio’s engineering team in America, you can be certain you’re getting the best sound available. Segmented VU Metres For Dialling In Your Best Signal When capturing a performance, optimum gain staging is key. 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 optimising your signal. Pro Software Suite The M-Track 8X4M comes complete with a software package that has everything to get you started making professional recordings right out-the-box. With 2 powerful DAWs (Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition and Ableton Live Lite), plus, Eleven Lite, AIR’s Creative FX Collection and an AIR Virtual Instrument plugin suite, direct access to world-class instrumentation and mixing tools is all thoughtfully included.