[LAU] M-Audio Fast Track Pro: unreliable, distorted recording

Dale Powell dj_kaza at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 4 16:18:51 CEST 2018

From: Linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org> on behalf of Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
Sent: 04 August 2018 14:08
To: linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
Subject: Re: [LAU] M-Audio Fast Track Pro: unreliable, distorted recording

On Sat, 2018-08-04 at 15:03 +0200, Felix Homann wrote:
> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> schrieb am Sa., 4. Aug. 2018 um 07:13 Uhr:
> > Even 'powerful and complex' professional audio gear is designed to be
> > self-explaining.
> Sorry, in general that's just nonsense

Sure, nowadays the truth is nonsense, alternative facts are better. You
are aware that professional audio engineers often are working at
different locations, with different gear and that they are often faced
with a device, they never used before? That's no problem, if those
devices are self-explaining.

Self explanatory to an audio professional and self explanatory to a typical home user and very different things! I would not expect any home user to sit in front of pretty much any digital mixing console and be able to configure it as desired without resorting to manuals or videos! Especially if working with Dante or similar. Even users migrating from cheap audio interfaces to RME and coming across the likes of TotalMix for the first time find that rather confusing and that is simple compared to the options in such devices!!!

It's worth to chime in, even while I don't know this particular device,
when you recommend YouTube videos. What's wrong with the user manual? Is
it that complicated, that it requires to take lessons to use the device?

Some people like reading manuals, other people like watching videos. The same learning processes do not work for all of us! Just because this is a red flag to you doesn't mean anything in the larger scale of things!

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