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Microtrack II

Microtrack II Recorder

Overview

The M-Audio MicroTrack II is a professional two-channel, 24-bit/96kHz digital recorder that uses Compact Flash cards or Microdrives as storage media. The unit is portable, feature-rich and easily operated.

The MicroTrack II supports WAV (BWF) and MP3 file formats for recording and drag-and-drop transfer to your Mac or PC via USB 2.0. The unit offers dual mic preamps with 48V phantom power for using professional microphones connected to the 1/4" TRS inputs. A 3.5mm TRS input with 5V of power allows you to use the included electret mic. A S/PDIF digital input, RCA stereo line outputs, and a stereo 3.5mm mini headphone output are built-in, and the versatile powering options for the recorder include USB, the built-in rechargeable battery, or the included AC power supply.

This audio recorder is used primarily in Sight and Sound I.

Microtrack II Settings
Record Settings
  • Input Source = 1/4" TRS
  • Input Monitor = On
  • Encoder = WAV
  • Sample Rate = 48
  • Bits = 24
  • Channels = Mono
  • Link L+R Gain = Off (this is very important, also make sure that the mic cable is inserted into the LEFT channel and that the RIGHT channel levels are all the way down. If you fail to check this you may end up with electronic noise in your recording).
  • Limiter = Off

Other Resources

Microtrack II Quickstart Guide

Microtrack II Instruction Manual

Official M-Audio Website

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