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M-Audio Fast Track C600

USB audio interface from M-Audio belonging to the Fast Track series.

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jimmycutjimmycut

BIG PROBLEMS !!!

M-Audio Fast Track C600Published on 12/04/14 at 02:20
See description.

A feature concealed by AVID: It doesn't work as a standalone device!!! You need a computer to activate it.

USE

I use it live with a MIC + BASS + SYNTH which I output together with my Mac (Logic) tracks on 4 or 6 outputs of the C 600.

The volume control proves very practical in use.


OPERATION

Good driver, it's recognized immediately by my Mac running Mountain Lion.

OVERALL OPINION

Gigs after 2 years. A bit fragile (plastic), but beautiful... I also have an M AUDIO Duo which is unsophisticated and much more solid (metal).

2 major defects:

Fragile connectors (false contact on track 1).

I had a problem with the power supply, tech support is unreachable, and now......
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See description.

A feature concealed by AVID: It doesn't work as a standalone device!!! You need a computer to activate it.

USE

I use it live with a MIC + BASS + SYNTH which I output together with my Mac (Logic) tracks on 4 or 6 outputs of the C 600.

The volume control proves very practical in use.


OPERATION

Good driver, it's recognized immediately by my Mac running Mountain Lion.

OVERALL OPINION

Gigs after 2 years. A bit fragile (plastic), but beautiful... I also have an M AUDIO Duo which is unsophisticated and much more solid (metal).

2 major defects:

Fragile connectors (false contact on track 1).

I had a problem with the power supply, tech support is unreachable, and now half the inputs are unusable!!! FAIL
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p.titmanp.titman

Shameful!

M-Audio Fast Track C600Published on 12/06/13 at 21:12
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"
Core2duo
OSX Mavericks
8Gb RAM
2DD

PC Windows 7
Quad core
4Gb RAM
3DD

USE

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......
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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"
Core2duo
OSX Mavericks
8Gb RAM
2DD

PC Windows 7
Quad core
4Gb RAM
3DD

USE

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.


OPERATION

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

OVERALL OPINION

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.
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MrSnatch67MrSnatch67

Very good value for money, user-friendly

M-Audio Fast Track C600Published on 11/17/13 at 10:35
Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
The number of channels and the way it's powered.

Do you use the product with other instruments or systems (mixing console, preamp, DtD, ...) and what's your setup? ...

What do you use the product for? What's your setup (motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive,...)?
I use it mainly to record instruments (guitar, piano, synth, bass ...) via usb into my Asus K55VD PC

USE

Are the drivers stable?
Yes, I have never had the slightest issue with them.

Which software do you use?
Ableton Live 9 Suite

What's the latency of your system?
Approximately 1 ms on my pC and less than 1ms on my MacBook.

How many tracks can you record/playback......
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Which technical specifications motivated your choice?
The number of channels and the way it's powered.

Do you use the product with other instruments or systems (mixing console, preamp, DtD, ...) and what's your setup? ...

What do you use the product for? What's your setup (motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive,...)?
I use it mainly to record instruments (guitar, piano, synth, bass ...) via usb into my Asus K55VD PC

USE

Are the drivers stable?
Yes, I have never had the slightest issue with them.

Which software do you use?
Ableton Live 9 Suite

What's the latency of your system?
Approximately 1 ms on my pC and less than 1ms on my MacBook.

How many tracks can you record/playback simultaneously ? ...
Multi-track recording works fine (when it feels like it), it has 6 inputs for recording.

OPERATION

Did you have any problems during the installation? Did you have any incompatibility problems?
Easy and quick installation and operation, no incompatibilities.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you been using the product?
Since June 2013.

Which feature do you like the most / the least?
The most: The design
The least: It makes my PC crash from time to time.

How would you rate its value for money? Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? ...
It's a good value for money, I don't regret my purchase.
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mrjasonmrjason

Comes with Pro Tools SE

M-Audio Fast Track C600Published on 02/05/13 at 23:16
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.

UTILIZATION

Installing the drivers only takes a few minutes and I have not......
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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.

UTILIZATION

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.

GETTING STARTED

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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!
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  • Manufacturer: M-Audio
  • Model: Fast Track C600
  • Series: Fast Track
  • Category: USB audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 09/15/2011

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