Record your band with the M-Audio M-Track 8X4M USB audio interface

M-Audio’s M-Track 8X4M USB audio interface looks like it could provide a cost-effective solution for bands and other musical ensembles who want to record into a computer. Operating at 24-bit/192kHz, it comes with eight inputs and four outputs, and is housed in a metal chassis that features a large central monitor volume knob.

With four XLR/1/4-inch TRS combo inputs, two 1/4-inch line inputs and two 1/4-inch instrument inputs, you have scope to record pretty much anything you want. Crystal preamps promise low-noise recording, and we’re told that there are “pristine” A/D converters.

On the output side there’s a pair of 1/4-inch monitor outputs and two 1/4-inch assignable outputs. The two headphones outputs, meanwhile, can each have their own mix and level settings. Zero-latency monitoring is an option, too.

Highlights in the software bundle include Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, the Eleven Lite guitar amp and effect modeller, and Ableton Live Lite. There are effects and instruments from AIR Music Technology, and 2GB worth of loops.

The M-Track 8X4M is scheduled to land between now and the end of the year priced at $299. Find out more on the M-Audio website.

M-Audio M-Track 8x4M features

  • 24-bit/192kHz resolution for professional recording and monitoring
  • Hi-Speed USB connection with USB/Direct balance knob for zero-latency monitoring
  • Includes both standard USB and USB-C connection cables
  • (4) XLR+¼" TRS combo inputs, (2) ¼” instrument inputs and (2) ¼” line inputs
  • (2) ¼” headphone outputs with independent source and level controls
  • Stereo ¼” main outputs; (2) ¼” assignable auxiliary outputs
  • MIDI input/output for connecting virtually any external MIDI gear
  • Rugged metal chassis; large central control for easy volume adjustment
  • Works with every major DAW
Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.