As well as making a range of top-end studio gear, Focusrite are also a popular choice with home-studio artists, creating budget-friendly interfaces with fantastic sounding preamps and converters for the price. Their Saffire Firewire and Scarlett USB 2.0 range of interfaces provide a number of different models for working with projects of various sizes, but recently their compact hybrid iTrack Solo interface has taken a price dive and can now be yours for just £99!
The iTrack Solo is perfect for solo recording artists, providing one microphone input (with one of Focusrite's award-winning preamps) and a single Hi-Z guitar input in addition to headphone and speaker outputs. On top of this, as well as working with both Mac and PC computers, the iTrack Solo is also iOS compatible, so you can record through it into an app on your iPad (e.g. GarageBand or Cubasis). This makes the iTrack Solo a superb portable recording option if you also demand high-quality.
With the portable option of making music on an iPad becoming more and more popular, Focusrite have created an all-in-one bundle, which gives users everything they need to capture ideas and performances wherever they are! Just add an iPad!
The iTrack Studio bundle is the perfect option for recording vocals and/or guitar to your iPad. The bundle consists of an iTrack Solo interface (with one mic input, one guitar input and two outputs), a studio-quality microphone with stand adapter, headphones, an XLR mic cable and a cable for connecting the interface to your iPad, Ableton Live Lite, the Scarlett Plug-in Suite, Loopmaster samples, the Bass Station softsynth, plus Focusrite's Tape app, which is ideal for quickly capturing your performances. That's a lot of stuff for your money! Of course, the iTrack Studio bundle will also integrate perfectly with other popular recording apps such as GarageBand, Auria and Cubasis.