C600 Straight UpWith connections on the side and on top, the brand new Fast Track C600 breaks with the typical M-Audio rack and half-rack design. Have manufacturers decided to fight their battle based not only on features but also on design ? Yes, indeed. Read more…
M-Audio Fast Track C600 tech. sheet
Model: Fast Track C600
Series: Fast Track
Category: USB audio interfaces
Added in our database on: 09/15/2011
We have no technical specifications for this product but your help will be much welcomed
Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
The number of inputs and the USB connection.
Do you use the product with other instruments or systems (mixing console, preamp, DtD, ...) and what's your setup? ...
MAC & PC digital audio
What do you use the product for? What's your setup (motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive,...)?
To record guitars/vocals
MacBook Pro 13"
PC Windows 7
Are the drivers stable?
No, I often have to reboot because no sound comes out.
Which software do you use?
Reason, Ableton Live...
How many tracks can you record/playback simultaneously ? ...
Compared to my M-Audio 410, not many. Reason displays an error message, which doesn't happen with the 410.
Are they up to date?
No, and it's weird by the way, because it's hard to know who's in charge of the drivers and support of this fast track, Avid and M-Audio blame each other. In the end, Avid seems to have updated the drivers, for example:
The drivers for Mac OSX Mavericks were updated in November 2013.
But they don't work, so the card is useless up to this day.
You only need to go to Avid's Facebook page to realize how many users are raging about it while Avid doesn't provide any answers. It's impossible to contact them for free, you need to pay! It's shameful!
What's the latency of your system?
It's hard to answer this question, since it's not stable.
You need to constantly change the latency to avoid crackles.
Did you have any problems during the installation?
Logically Plug&Play, but I've had to start over again several times.
How complicated is the overall configuration?
Not too complicated.
Did you have any incompatibility problems?
Yes with OSX Mavericks
Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive? ...
Enough for me
How long have you been using the product?
About 1 year.
Did you try any other models before buying this one?
E-MU, M-Audio 410 ... sniff
Which feature do you like the most / the least?
I don't really recommend this soundcard and I don't understand the different reviews on this soundcard.
When I received it, it was a huge disappointment, a light plastic box.
Then, in use, it lacks power, it's constantly unstable, in short, it's not even worth $100.
How would you rate its value for money? Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...
No, I'll never buy another Avid product again.
I just recently had the chance to use this interface made by M-Audio. It is the Fast Track C600 and it looks nothing like any of the previous “Fast Track” models that they have made over the years. This interface is pretty thin/small and it is made for more of a tabletop style use because when you lay it flat all of the knobs are on the face of it facing straight up. This interface comes with Pro Tools SE which is easy to work with and using this interface with any other DAW is just as easy because I have used it with Cubase, Ableton and Reason just recently. I have not seen any issues with this interface.
Installing the drivers only takes a few minutes and I have not seen any updates for this device. There are reverb and delay effects right on this interface. For me that is a huge plus because that allows me to save some of my CPU because I do not have to run reverbs and delays on those audio signals coming in; that is a great way to save some CPU for later on.
Pro Tools SE is a really good DAW to work with and I am very happy that it came with this interface. Even though it is only the SE version it still gives over 100 VST instruments and a bunch of effects to add to your mixer tracks. You can even have up to 24 audio and VST tracks, but that will would not hold long for me because a lot of my instrumentals alone have more than 24 tracks so that is why I just purchased the full version of Pro Tools so I can have unlimited tracks and a lot more effects.
This interface is sleek and worth the buy. It fits perfectly on my desktop surface and it is very portable. It can work great in Reason and Logic (on Macs) too!