Alesis ProTrack Recorder for iPod.Cumberland, RI (August 4, 2008)–Alesis has introduced ProTrack, a professional handheld digital stereo recorder for iPod. ProTrack provides direct-to-iPod stereo digital recording in a portable form factor.
Users can capture live audio with an iPod or iPod nano. ProTrack’s design integrates the iPod into the recorder, with included sleds to securely mount supported iPod models to the recorder.
Two condenser microphones are built-in, fixed in XY stereo configuration for high-quality field recording. ProTrack also offers users a pair of combination XLR, 1/4-inch inputs for connection for external microphones and line sources. When running on plug-in power using the included AC adapter, ProTrack supplies 48V phantom power so that it can power condenser microphones.
ProTrack’s 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. A threaded mount is integrated for tabletop use on a camera tripod.
ProTrack is targeted for capturing sound effects, recitals, jam sessions, speeches, interviews, rehearsals, performances, meetings, lectures, notes-to-self or any other audio material directly to iPod.