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.
I’m taking part in the second Electronic Music Open Mic and Forum (Manchester), this coming Saturday April 15th, 2017. I’ll being playing two of my songs live – one old one and one new. The old one is Half Past One, which was one of the demo tracks of the month in Future Music magazine a few years ago. The new one is as yet untitled.
The open mic night is at Fuel Cafe Bar on Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, and starts at 7pm. There’ll be loads of great unknown and unsigned bands and solo artists there, so head on over and lend your support!
About the Electronic Music Open Mic and Forum
Started and run by spoken word and electronic music-maker, Martin Christie, aka Poet and the Loops, in early 2017, the Electronic Music Open Mic and Forum is the world’s first open mic night and forum purely focusing on music produced by electronic and digital means, including laptops, synths, drum machines, loop stations, groove boxes, sequencers, samplers, iPads, modular synths, keyboards, analogue and digital devices of all kinds. The first night was held in Manchester, and has since gone on to Sheffield, then back to Manchester, and is due to go to Huddersfield, Leeds, Bristol, and London.
Read more about the Electronic Music Open Mic and Forum on Facebook….
I know that I said that I was moving my blog over to my main website, http://www.mistrustmusic.co.uk but seeing as though some people are still reading my posts on here and have maybe subscribed via newsfeeds etc., I’m going to carry on posting here for a while. However, I’m probably only going to post small excerpts on here and the full version on my main blog. Hopefully, then you’ll get used to my new blog and start following me there! So here goes…
You should watch this video….
Without repeating exactly what Ian Shepherd wrote on his production advice website, you should really watch this video. I can’t really write much about it that will really do it justice, so it’s probably a good idea if you just watch it first – like I did – and then see what you think about it. As Ian says on his own blog, there’s more to it than first appears. The real message will “shock, surprise and move you.”