M-Audio has announced the Songwriter Software Suite for its M-Track II Series interfaces. Now purchasers of the M-Track II, M-Track Plus II, M-Track Eight and Vocal Studio Pro II can expand their creative possibilities with virtual instruments including Strike 2, Mini Grand and Xpand!2 from Air Music Technology, alongside the existing software bundles including Waves, Ableton Live Lite and Cubase LE.
- M-Track II: $99.
- M-Track Plus II: $149.
- M-Track Eight: $399.
- Vocal Studio Pro II: $199.
With M-Audio's Songwriter Suite musicians and composers benefit from an expansive virtual instrument collection worth over $300/ 300€ / £200, on top of the collection of Waves FX and DAW software.
Spearheading the software suite lineup is Air Music Technology's Strike 2, a drum and arranger instrument featuring a sample library and performance engine that grants access to 19 customizable kits recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
Also included in the Songwriter Suite is Air Music Technology's Mini Grand, a virtual instrument comprising seven distinct piano sounds, tailored to accommodate a broad range of musical styles and production needs. Combining premium, production-ready piano samples, 7 selectable piano models, innovative re-pedaling technology (for realistic string resonance behavior) and built-in room simulation, Mini Grand is designed to provide songwriters with an adaptable in-demand sonic-arsenal for performance and recording scenarios alike.
Completing the Songwriter Suite is Air Music Technology's Xpand!2, a multi-timbral workstation. Using everything from Wavetable to FM Synthesis to sample playback, Xpand!2 presents thousands of production ready, ready-to-play patches suitable for a wide variety of genres.
M-Track II Series
M-Audio's M-Track II family gives songwriters and musicians of any level the ability to participate in the world of computer-based recording with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. It boasts 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along with a pro-grade rugged all-metal chassis, high-headroom pre-amps and class-leading audio performance on the inputs.
M-Track II and M-Track Plus II provide singer- songwriters with a solution for recording two separate instruments simultaneously, thanks to the inclusion of a pair Mic/Line combo inputs with a dedicated headphone output offering zero latency monitoring. When combined with the Songwriter Software Suite and the existing M-Track Software bundle — including Waves Audiotrack, Waves Eddie Kramer Effect Channel, Waves TrueVerb, Albeton Live Lite and Cubase LE (M-Track Plus II only) — users enjoy the core tools to create, record and produce without limitation.
The M-Track II series is also accompanied by Vocal Studio Pro II, an all-in-one recording and production package comprising an M-Track II audio interface, a large diaphragm condenser microphone and studio headphones. Additionally, Vocal Studio Pro II provides singers, songwriters, musicians and producers with a mic clip, tabletop stand, an XLR Mic cable, the Waves plugin pack and Ableton Live Lite to deliver a comprehensive, pro-grade path to recording, composing and producing.
M-Track 8 completes the series line-up, offering bands a complete, pro-grade recording solution combining eight Octane Preamps with XLR/1/4" combo inputs, 10 separate outputs, 2 headphone outputs and an expanded software suite that builds upon that bundled with the M-Track II and M-Track Plus II, to include Cubase LE and the Waves L1 Ultramaximizer and Waves Manny Marroquin Delay.