This week Focusrite launched iTrack One Pre for iOS. This is a cool looking micro single Microphone pre-amp and D 2 A converter. So small is the iTrack One Pre you could record with it anywhere.
One of the features touted by Focusrite is the phantom power for any condenser microphone can be run off the iOS devices battery. I know I’m skeptical here but some condenser microphones soak a lot of power. I have a Neuman TLM 103 that pulls so much power it will only work on my P-Solo Pre. I can see certain microphones draining the iOS device battery very quickly.
- The preamp in iTrack One Pre lets you capture clear recordings of vocals and acoustic instruments directly into Garageband and other iOS apps.
- The right recording level is set via the illuminated gain halo.
- With a micro-suction base, iTrack One Pre will stick on any flat surface without moving.
- Focusrite’s iTrack One Pre generates phantom power from iPhones and iPads, so you can record with professional condenser microphones.
- The high-headroom guitar input will capture every element of tone and playing style without any clipping or unwanted distortion.
- Officially Apple certified, iTrack One Pre works perfectly with iOS devices up to and including iPhone 6s, and music making apps including Novation’s iOS app Blocs Wave.
The one change I would like to see changed in the next form factor is a headphone jack. Apple is removing them which would make this item useless with my iPhone 7 plus. The new lightening connector head buds from Apple will work on any iOS 10 device. This indicates a standard that I assume will part of the new iPad launch this month.
I suspect if a headphone jack is added to the iTrack One Pro I will own one. I think the design is a really good idea.
The iTrack One Pro is available now for $129.99 US.