M-Audio M-Track Duo Review (Tim’s Tips #1)

Youtube video of my review of the M-Track Duo

I have done a review on Youtube of the new M-Track Duo 48-KHz, 2-channel USB Audio Interface from M-Audio, with 2 Combo Inputs with Crystal Preamps, and Phantom Power.

It’s the first time I have done a video review, so please bear that in mind when watching.

Links: M-Audio Duo Product Page: https://m-audio.com/m-track-duo

Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Lcu8JQ

M-Track Duo Setup and Installation: https://inmusicbrands.force.com/maudi…

In this video, I review the M-Audio M-Track Duo, and explain some of the features and uses of this new USB audio interface. It is compatible with Windows and Apple Mac. I’ve tested it myself on Windows, using Ableton Live 10. The M-Track Duo is class-compliant on PC which means it works pretty much out of the box. It is very affordable and compact, and easy to use. It has two independent TRS/XLR inputs with M-Audio Crystal Pre-amps. I’ve bought and tried a few USB audio interfaces recently, and M-Track Duo is a lot more affordable, and clearer sounding, for some on a tight budget who wanting to make their recordings and podcasts sound more professional.

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Equipment used in this video: M-Audio M-Track Duo: https://m-audio.com/m-track-duo Ableton Live 10.1: http://www.ableton.com Akai MPK Mini Mk3: https://www.akaipro.com/mpk-mini-mk3

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DJ Blackboard

A few years ago, I did a DJ set at an event at work and because my job involved a certain virtual learning platform, every called me “DJ Blackboard” (geddit? DJ Blackboard sounds like DJ Blackburn, as in Blackburn my surname!) I’ve still got the tracks I played, but so far DJ Blackboard has yet to have a mix on the internet.

Until Today! Here is a short mix of some of the tracks on “Everyday, Everyday – The Mistrust Remixes” now playing on Mixcloud:

Buy the way – look out for the full album of mistrust remixes on Bandcamp here.

Back catalogue of songs now free to download

My back catalogue of older songs is now free to download! I have a collection of some of my older songs and instrumentals on Bandcamp at the moment, and they are all available to download for free! To get them, just go to the album page https://mistrust.bandcamp.com/album/never-alone and click “Buy Digital Album” or “buy track”, and enter “0.00” when it says “Name your Price”. If you’d like to buy me a beer, as well as getting the free downloads, just buy one of the tracks….

Weird facts about some of the songs:

Croydon Library is full of Spies!
For All We’ve done was originally called Moody One
Never Alone – you either love baby gurgles or you don’t!
I Travel – London to Brighton in 5 minutes?
Happy Birthday is also called “39”

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Do I Spotify my music?

I’ve read recently that Spotify only pay artists around $0.0032 per stream, or less. The question is, whether it’s worth putting my own music on the platform, along with places like Deezer, Amazon Music, and Youtube Music.

So far, I have tracks on Soundcloud and Bandcamp, but will I get enough plays and streams? What’s the best distro site to get my tracks out there?

There’s an interesting article on how much music sites actually pay here:

https://soundcharts.com/blog/music-streaming-rates-payouts

Maybe I’ll get on some playlists. Unless I get on to Bandcamp daily, and get some proper publicity, I’m stuck with the old self-promotion….

Any ideas suggestions????