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iTrack Dock

iTrack Dock

iTrack Dock

The Professional Dock for Recording on iPad

What is iTrack Dock?

iTrack Dock is a comprehensive, studio-quality iPad recording interface that acts as the hub of your iPad recording studio. Featuring dual legendary Focusrite microphone preamps, along with two line inputs and an instrument DI with plenty of extra headroom, stereo monitor outputs with 105dB dynamic range plus independently-controlled headphone outputs, and a USB port for class compliant MIDI instruments and controllers, iTrack Dock gives you everything you need to record, monitor and control music on your iPad - with precision Focusrite digital conversion at up to 24-bit, 96kHz sampling. And at the same time it charges and powers your iPad.

Made for iPad

iTrack Dock is an Apple-compliant audio docking interface with Apple-certified “Made for iPad” status. Compliant with any Lightning iPad

  • iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with retina display
  • iTrack Dock's sleek, modular design allows you to slide the Lightning connector up and down to accommodate any sized iPad.

Made for iPad

Who is iTrack Dock for?

iTrack Dock is the perfect recording interface for songwriters, musicians and home recordists who want to take advantage of their studio gear alongside the simplicity of iPad. Designed to provide a comprehensive recording, monitoring and control solution for iPad users, iTrack Dock is easy to use and provides all the control and functionality you'd expect in a traditional recording interface.

Use your Favourite App

iTrack Dock works with any Core Audio iPad app including
GarageBand, Auria and Cubasis - the choice is yours!

What's more, iTrack Dock comes with the free, easy to use "Tape by Focusrite" app for those looking to put ideas down quickly.

That Focusrite Sound

iTrack Dock, like other acclaimed Focusrite interfaces, couples superb analogue audio circuitry with the highest precision digital conversion expertise, to deliver the best of all possible worlds for today’s iPad-based hit-makers, in both personal studios and world-class facilities across the globe.

Did you know that... The legendary Focusrite sound embodied in all of Focusrite's products goes all the way back to 1985, when Rupert Neve was commissioned to build "no compromise" modules for the consoles in Air Studios? Since then, countless hit records have been tracked and mixed through Focusrite gear, which to this day follows the same design philosophy:

Sound is everything.

Simple, Sleek Setup

Getting started is easy. Whichever Lightning iPad you have, just slide the connector on the iTrack Dock up or down to match the position of your iPad's socket and plug in. The iPad sits perfectly in the iTrack Dock, at just the right angle, in line with and alongside the Dock's raked control surface.

Hooking up your gear is easy too. Simply plug in your microphones and guitars via XLR and Jack cables, while line inputs and monitor outputs to your speakers are carried over TRS cables. A standard USB cable connects your MIDI controller to the iTrack Dock, giving you instant "hands on" control of any assignable MIDI parameters.

Comprehensive Control
at your Fingertips

iTrack Dock has all the right controls in all the right places. Real knobs handle main monitor level, headphone output level and the input level controls, which also feature Focusrite's signature Scarlett-derived "gain halo" technology for visual metering of signal levels. iTrack Dock also features a USB port for connection of a MIDI controller - such as the Novation Launchkey or Launchkey Mini - for full assignable MIDI control of your favourite iPad apps.

Key Features

The Focusrite recording dock for your iPad

Sleek Focusrite industrial design provides the perfect platform to dock, charge and record music with the new generation of iPads - iPad(4th Gen) / iPad Air / iPad mini / iPad mini with retina display.

Record and monitor at superior resolution

iTrack Dock is the best sounding iPad-based workstation, featuring premium Focusrite A-D/D-A conversion with over 105dB dynamic range and the ability to record at up to 24-bit, 96kHz sample rates.

Legendary Focusrite mic preamps

Two Focusrite mic pres, as featured in the Scarlett range of USB audio interfaces, include 48V Phantom power for use with condenser microphones. iTrack Dock also features Focusrite’s unique “gain halos” – a ring of light around the input gain control – to easily set the input gain: green for healthy signal, red if it’s too hot.

Plug your guitar into your favourite apps

iTrack Dock provides a guitar input with plenty of clean, clear headroom to capture both quiet and loud guitars with stunning clarity.

Connect and power a MIDI controller

USB MIDI port for class compliant MIDI controller connectivity (MIDI + power) - perfect for connecting a controller like the Novation Launchkey or Launchkey Mini.

Works with all Core Audio apps on iPad

From GarageBand to Cubasis, Auria and beyond, expand the functionality of your apps with the iTrack Dock and its plug-and-play Core Audio driver – no setup required.

High quality outputs with over 105dB dynamic range

Main monitor outputs on balanced 1/4 inch TRS connectors and large-diameter level control knob, plus stereo headphone output with its own level controls - delivering more than enough power for your headphones and powered monitor speakers.

Direct monitoring

Avoid monitoring latency delays with the iTrack Dock's direct monitoring feature, sending your input signal straight to the headphone and main monitor outputs.

Recording app included

Includes Tape by Focusrite app for iPad, which offers instant recording, mastering and sharing without the complexities of traditional music-making software.

Video

Artist, Gavin James records and mixes a session using his home recording setup - monitors, headphones, electric guitar, microphone, midi keyboard - alongside an iPad mini with retina display, connecting it all together with iTrack Dock, the hub of any iPad-based recording studio.

Technical Specifications

Analogue Input Performance - Mic

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB (minimum gain)
THD+N
< -99dB (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter)
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
< -125dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at maximum gain with 150 ohm termination)
Gain Range
-4dB to +46dB (dBFS / dBu) ±1dB
Max Input Level
>+4dBu (at 1% THD)

Analogue Input Performance - Line

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB (minimum gain)
THD+N
< -98dB (min gain, -1dBFS at output and 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter)
Noise (NiPoS)
<-104 dBFS CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain with 50 ohm termination)
Gain Range
-22dB to +28dB (dBFS / dBu) ±1dB
Max Input Level
>+21dBu (at 1% THD)

Analogue Input Performance - Instrument

Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB (minimum gain)
THD+N
<-90dB (min gain, measured at Max Input Level -1dB, 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter)
Noise
<-104dBu CCIR-RMS (measured at min. gain)
Gain Range
-16dB to +34dB (dBFS / dBu) ±1dB
Max Input Level
>+14dBu (at 1% THD)

Analogue Output Performance

Nominal Output Level
0dBFS = >+10dBu, balanced
0dBFS = >+4bBu, unbalanced
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N
< -100dB, balanced (0dBFS input 20Hz/20kHz bandpass filter)

Digital Performance

Clock sources
Internal clock only
D-A Dynamic Range
105dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs). Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
Supported sample rates
44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 96 KHz
24 Bit

Input Metering

Ring LED lit Green
Signal present (-24 dBFS)
Ring LED lit Red
Signal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second

Weight and Dimensions

Height 64mm
Width 280mm
Depth 168
Weight 0.7 Kg