RECORD TO YOUR iPod IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.
Record stereo audio directly to your iPod with ProTrack. Capture live sound on your iPod anywhere and anytime without a single cable, and with one hand free! Just dock your iPod and cover it with the protective clear shield, and you're ready to roll.
You can record detailed, 16-bit, 44.1kHz or 22kHz stereo digital audio without connecting any additional equipment using ProTrack's onboard pair of cardioid condenser microphones. The on-board mics are fixed in XY configuration for optimal stereo imaging. ProTrack also has a pair of combo XLR-1/4" inputs enabling you to connect any professional sound source, including condenser and dynamic microphones and mixer outputs. Whether you are running on plug-in or battery power, ProTrack supplies 48V phantom power to its inputs for operation with external condenser microphones.
ProTrack has LED-level metering for instant visual indication, even in a dark club. You can monitor or play back recordings on the 1/8" stereo-headphone output. Controls for phantom power, limiter, and volume are easy to access.
ProTrack records on four AAA batteries or AC power using the included adapter. A 1/4"-20 threaded mounting point enables you to mount ProTrack on a mic stand with the optional ProTrack Adapter, on a table with the optional ProTrack Tripod table stand, or on a camera tripod for hands-free tracking.
ProTrack automatically dates and time-stamps files so it's easy to identify which track was the recording of the acoustic-guitar folk duo last Tuesday at happy hour, and which was the flailing hard-rock drummer from Friday night. And speaking of that percussive dynamo, you'll appreciate ProTrack's switchable limiter which ensures that your recordings are distortion-free.
ProTrack is the most convenient way to capture sound effects, recitals, jam sessions, speeches, interviews, rehearsals, performances, meetings, lectures, notes-to-self, and anything else you can thing of... directly to your iPod.
"iProRecorder™ for iPod Touch (shown here) is compatible with ProTrack and may be purchased from the iTunes app store. Visit www.iprorecorder.com for more info.
ProTrack records to iPod Classic 7th and 6th generation, 5th-generation iPod, 3rd and 2nd-generation iPod nano, 2nd-generation iPod Touch, and iPod nano-chromatic. Sleds are not included for nano-chromatic and nano 2G. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod not included.
iProRecorder™ is a trademark of BIAS, Inc.
- Sleek design with clear, protective covers, integrates iPod
- Combo XLR-1/4" inputs for connecting mics, mixers, and more
- Stereo 1/8" headphone output
- 48V phantom power for use with external condenser mics
- Records 16-bit, 44.1kHz or 22kHz stereo digital audio
- Onboard stereo condenser microphones for detailed pickup
- Built-in mics in XY configuration for accurate stereo image
- Switchable limiter ensures overload-free recordings
- AC/DC operation on 4 AAA batteries or AC adapter (included)
- Threaded mounting point for tabletop and floor-stand applications
- ProTrack handheld recorder for iPod
- AC power adapter
- Face plates for iPod and iPod nano
- Quick start guide
- Two combination XLR-1/4"
- Internal Mic Inputs: +6dB to 49.3dB
- External Inputs (XLR): +6dB to 49.3dB
- External Inputs (1/4"): -11.3dB to +32dB
- 2nd & 3rd Gen. iPod nano: 0.01% @ 92dB SNR A-weighted (charge off, min. gain)
- 5th Gen. iPod / iPod Classic: 0.014% @ 88dB SNR A-weighted (charge off, min. gain)
- Bit Depth: 16-bit
- Sample Rates: 44.1kHz (high); 22.05kHz (low)
- Max Level: +0.3dBu Maximum
- THD+N: < 0.01% @ 1kHz
- Max Level: 75Ω output impedance, 40mW into 32Ω
- Without phantom power: > 3 hours
- Using phantom power: > 2 hours
- 6V DC 1A
- 2mm diameter (center pin); 5.5mm outside diameter
- Wired as center positive
- 8 oz. (226.8 g)
- 7.25" (184.15 mm)
Why does my iPod indicate low battery when I know the ProTrack is charged?The charge level indicated on the iPod screen only indicates iPod charge level and does not indicate battery level in ProTrack.
Which iPods can I use with ProTrack?You can use iPod 5G, 6G, and 7G Classics; iPod nano 2G, 3G, and 4G (nano-chromatic), and iPod Touch 2G.
What kinds of devices can I connect to its line inputs?You can connect microphones, CD players, samplers, keyboards, or any other line-level device. ProTrack’s inputs can accept a 1/4" or XLR connection. (You can even connect a high-impedance instrument like a guitar, though in this case we recommend using a preamp to lower the signal's impedance for the recorder.)
Can I record if I don't have external microphones?Yes, ProTrack's built-in condenser microphones are great for stereo recording.
How is ProTrack powered?ProTrack can be powered by 4 non-rechargeable AAA batteries or you can connect it to a power source using the included AC adapter. (You cannot use rechargeable batteries with ProTrack.) You may also use an external battery pack, but its polarity must be "center positive." See the "Technical Specifications" in the Quickstart Guide for more information about external battery pack requirements.
Does ProTrack record in mono or stereo?Either! Simply flip the RECORD MODE switch on the side panel to "Mono" or "Stereo."
How do I know when my batteries are low?When the internal batteries in ProTrack start getting low, the two left LEDs on the ProTrack meters (lowest green Left LED and lowest green Right LED) will start flashing approximately every two seconds as a low battery indicator. The remainder of the higher LEDs on the meters will continue to indicate signal level as normal. This has no relationship to charge level on the iPod and only indicates the battery level of the ProTrack batteries.
Can I charge my iPod in ProTrack?Yes, as long as you are using the included external power supply or an external battery pack. Don't forget to switch the “iPod Charge On/Off” switch to on.
Can I charge my iPod using ProTrack running on batteries?No. This is because charging your iPod would eat up almost all of the batteries' power in a single charge.
I am planning to purchase an iPod for use with ProTrack. Do you have any recommendations?There are two points to consider when selecting an iPod for use with ProTrack: how long you need to record and whether you'll be using the built-in mics or external audio sources (mic or line).
Hard disk-based iPods such in the Classic series can store hours upon hours of recordings, but run down their charge significantly quicker than the flash-based iPods, such as those in the nano family. For extremely long recordings, you'll want to have access to wall power so you can recharge your iPod between recordings.
Hard-drive iPods also make more operational noise because they have moving parts, whereas a solid-state flash unit does not. Since the built-in microphones are in close proximity to the iPod, we recommend flash-based iPods for the lowest-noise recordings using the on-board mics. When using external microphones or line-level sources, the hard-drive noise is not a concern.
Alesis does not recommend using iPod Classic 7G with ProTrack's on-board microphones due to its level of operational noise.