The G-Track Pro is a self-contained, standalone recording studio. Just connect using the included USB cable to a computer running any DAW, a pair of headphones and you’re ready to record vocals, acoustic guitar and/or any keyboard instrument directly.
With its solid and heavy base, I placed the G-Track Pro on my coffee table ready for recording any singer or acoustic guitar by way of its 25-mm multi-pattern condenser microphone capsule with a choice cardioid, omnidirectional and bi-directional pickup patterns. The G-Track Pro works up to 24-bit/96-kHz has a direct input and stereo interface/mixer.
A feature I have not seen in other USB mic/interfaces is the ability to record and mix together both the microphone and a direct instrument (bass, guitar or keyboard) at the same time. There is a 1⁄4-inch instrument input jack and three separate mixer controls plus an input Mute button. I liked the zero-latency monitoring complete with a 1/8-inch TRS headphone jack.
With 3-color Power/Clip/Mute LED, “plug-and-play” operation without driver, a free download copy of MOTU’s AudioDesk recording software, the G-Track Pro sells for $149 MSRP. Other accessories, including the SP04 shock-mount, are also available.
Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com