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Professional recording with an iPod

It’s taking the Mac and pro audio world by storm, and its name is ProTrack.  Alesis, one of the world’s leading pro audio and studio electronics manufacturers designed the ProTrack to provide a convenient, direct-to-iPod stereo digital recording solution in a portable, handheld form factor. Users can capture live audio anywhere and anytime with their iPod, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, or iPhone. ProTrack’s smart design integrates the iPod into the recorder, with included sleds to securely mount supported iPod models to the recorder.

The Ins and Outs

Alesis ProTrack with iPod Touch

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 an XY configuration for optimal stereo imaging. ProTrack also has a pair of combo XLR-1/4″ inputs enabling you to connect any external professional sound source including condenser and dynamic microphones or mixer outputs. Whether you are running on AC or battery power, ProTrack supplies 48V phantom power to its inputs for operation with external condenser microphones. 

Powerful Features

The 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, and the controls for phantom power, limiter, and volume located on either side are convenient and easy to access. Additionally, the ProTrack automatically dates and time-stamps files when recording 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. The exterior contains a Universal Dock for iPod, LED signal indicators, and controls for 48V phantom power, limiter, and volume. Four AAA alkaline batteries provide four to five hours of operation. And, last but not least, a threaded mount is integrated for tabletop use on a camera tripod.

Alesis ProTrack with iPod Nano
Alesis ProTrack with iPod Nano

Record anything, anywhere

The Alesis 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.

Check out for the Alesis ProTrack and other exciting music gear today!


ProTrack records to iPod Classic 7th and 6th generation, 5th-generation iPod, 3rd and 2nd-generation iPod nano, 2nd-generation iPod Touch, iPhone 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.

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