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Alesis has introduced ProTrack
which they describe as the worldâ€™s first professional handheld digital stereo recorder for iPod.
ProTrack provides convenient, direct-to-iPod stereo digital recording to iPod in a portable, handheld form factor. Users can capture live audio anywhere and anytime with their iPod or iPod nano. ProTrackâ€™s smart design integrates the iPod into the recorder, with included sleds to securely mount supported iPod models to the recorder.
Two high-quality condenser microphones are built-in, fixed in XY stereo configuration for high quality field recording. ProTrack also offers users a pair of combination XLR - 1/4-inch inputs for connection for external microphones and line sources. When running on plug-in power using the included AC adapter, ProTrack supplies 48V phantom power so that it can power condenser microphones.
ProTrackâ€™s exterior contains a Universal Dock for iPod, LED signal indicators, and controls for 48V phantom power, limiter, and volume. Four AAA alkaline batteries provide four to five hours of operation. A threaded mount is integrated for tabletop use on a camera tripod.
- Integrated iPod design
- Records to iPod (Classic or 5th Generation), or iPod nano (2nd or 3rd Generation)
- Professional connectors: two combination XLR - 1/4-inch inputs, 1/8-inch stereo output
- Supplies 48V phantom power to inputs when wall-powered
- Records 16-Bit, 44.1kHz or 22kHz stereo
- Two built-in condenser microphones for detailed recording
- Built-in microphones in XY configuration for optimum stereo image
- Switchable limiter ensures overload-free recordings even in unpredictable aural situations
- AC power adapter included
- Four AAA batteries provide up to five hours of operation
- Tripod stand mount for placing into ideal recording conditions
Alesis say that ProTrack is ideal for capturing sound effects, recitals, jam sessions, speeches, interviews, rehearsals, performances, meetings, lectures, notes-to-self, or any other audio material directly to iPod.
Pricing and Availability:
ProTrack will be available from pro audio dealers Q8-2008