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

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Aug 4 20:32:38 CEST 2018

On Sat, 4 Aug 2018 13:35:23 -0400, Tim wrote:
>On 08/04/2018 12:30 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> On Sat, 2018-08-04 at 18:18 +0200, Felix Homann wrote:  
>>> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> schrieb am Sa., 4. Aug.
>>> 2018 um 16:08 Uhr:  
>>>> Sure, nowadays the truth is nonsense, alternative facts are
>>>> better.  
>>> OMG, in your favour, I guess, I better blame that one on the heat.  
>> You talk pretty big for somebody providing programs for schools and
>> children and at the same time cooperating with companies such as
>> KOSMOS and Amazon, see http://showlabor.de/ . This is real a red
>> flag and I'm not the first one mentioning it on this mailing list,
>> but you ask for doing it again.  
>Ralf that is a low blow, dude. A red card for sure.
>Completely irrelevant to the thread. Again.
>You should apologize to the user and to this group.
>You are a valued contributing member of this group
>  but holy shit man, get a grip sometimes, will ya?


It was not and still is not irrelevant, if a named brand selling
professional grade mixing consoles, in a completely different price
range, than that cheap device mentioned here, while the device
reportedly provides excellent audio quality and it was recommended to
watch video tutorials, since it's a 'powerful and complex' device, that
exactly this probably could be a fly in the ointment of this device.
It's a mixer. While using it via a touch screen, it still
remains a mixer. I only try to warn, that a good audio quality device,
for less money could have a pitfall. In my experiences the pitfall
usually are durability and/or the user interface. If it's recommended
to watch a video tutorial, how to use a mixer, I indeed would take
a look, since there should be no need to watch a video or to even read
a user manual, to use a mixer. If it should be needed, than something
is fishy with the user interface.


Yes, I will apologize as soon as other will apologize, too, who
mentioned the "working with children and propaganda to order kits for
the kids via Amazon" discrepancy a long time before I did. Actually
it's related to this thread, since it says much about Felix'
credibility. I clearly explained the reason for my hint and he started
an offence and apart from this his offence contains absurd claims
regarding professional audio gear. Too funny, since I worked for decades
as professional audio and video engineer and at the moment I've got
an employment agreement for 1 1/2 years in childcare, with just 5 month
left. A part of my job in childcare, is exactly doing such work as he

I never was interested in this off-topic talk, my original reply was
on-topic. I didn't start it!

There's a photo from me on the official website of my workplace:


I'm the one under the yew tree in the yew tree green jacket.

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