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Focusrite iTrack Solo Audio interface for iPad, PC and Mac

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Quick Overview

Featuring a Focusrite microphone pre-amplifier and an input to record directly from electric and bass guitars, iTrack Solo is the perfect way to expand the audio capabilities of your iPad using Garageband or any other music-making app...

IOS audio interface

Focusrite quality – for your iPad, Mac and PC

iTrack Solo provides the best solution for recording your instruments and vocals using an iPad. Featuring a Focusrite microphone pre-amplifier and an input to record directly from electric and bass guitars, iTrack Solo is the perfect way to expand the audio capabilities of your iPad using Garageband or any other music-making app.

Although it is an Apple certified "Made for iPad" device, iTrack Solo is also fully compatible with your PC or Mac computer and comes with a host of free music making software including Ableton Live Lite and the Focusrite Scarlett Plug-in Suite.

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Get started

Just connect your iTrack Solo to a power supply and an iPad and you’re ready to go! With the very best in digital audio technology encased by a rugged aluminium unibody chassis, iTrack Solo will capture and playback your sound with pristine quality. 

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Plug straight in

The front panel has an input for a microphone and an input for an instrument (such as an electric guitar, bass guitar or the output of an electro-acoustic guitar). This makes the iTrack Solo perfect for capturing the output of a microphone, or using an electric guitar with one of the many guitar amp applications on iPad.

itrack solo signal halos

Keep an eye on your audio

Unique signal halos let you know that you’ve got a good audio level for recording. Green is good and red means that your audio is too loud, and that you should turn down the level control.

Focusrite quality audio interface

25 years of experience

Since 1985, Focusrite has been a leading manufacturer in the professional audio field. Focusrite mic pres are the choice of leading artists, recording studios and engineers around the world. Now get the quality of Focusrite on your iPad or computer.

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Don’t be limited by your dock

Use the iTrack Solo’s premium quality audio outputs to take your sound to Hi-Fi, speaker systems or headphones to hear the difference Focusrite can make. At Focusrite, that's all that matters – Sound is Everything.

A supplied cable connects iTrack Solo to the iPad, and it is powered by the included USB cable that delivers the power necessary to run the iTrack’s high-specification components. If you are using iTrack Solo with a Mac or PC you don't need to connect it to the mains, your computer will supply enough power via the USB cable.

The cable supplied in the box with your iTrack Solo is designed to pass Apple's Made for iPad tests to ensure that any official iPad accessory can meet their standards for noise interference resilience, specifically the TDMA noise that can be induced when an iPad receives a telephone call over a 2G network. Need a longer device link cable? Click to see more on the device link extension cable.


Key Features

Audio interface for ios music recording

Made for iPad, also works with Mac and PC

iTrack Solo works with iPad, iPad2 and iPad (3rd generation) and will work with all iPad applications that use the Apple Core Audio driver. The iTrack Solo will also work with PC and Mac computers.

The cable supplied in the box with your iTrack Solo is designed to pass Apple's Made for iPad tests. Should you wish to use an extension cable in order to obtain more reach or flexibility for the positioning of your iPad/iPhone, visit this page.

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High Quality Mic Preamp

The preamp design on the iTrack Solo is the same design as used in the Scarlett and Saffire audio interface ranges, used and trusted by top musicians and artists around the world.

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High Quality Outputs

With a dynamic range of over 105dB, your music will sound amazing going out of the iTrack Solo’s professional digital to analogue conversion.

Focusrite itrack solo unibody casing

Rugged Metal Unibody Case

The tough aluminium unibody chassis ensures that your iTrack Solo can withstand life on the road, and looks great next to your iPad.

Focusrite itrack solo signal halos

Unique Signal Halos

The gain halos which surround the gain knob for each input provides an easy way to know that the signal you’re recording is the right level. It will show green when the signal is at a good level (above -24dBFS). If it turns to red, you know that the signal is too loud and is therefore clipping – if this happens, simply reduce the gain until the halo returns to green.

ipad recording audio interface

Direct Monitor Function

Flick the direct monitor switch on the front panel of your iTrack Solo and you will hear what you are recording through your speakers or headphones, without the signal having to go through your iPad or Mac / PC. This avoids the possibility of "latency" (a slight time delay) being introduced by your music app, which can be distracting while recording.

Mac and PC audio interface

Included software for Mac and PC

Inside the box you’ll find a code which will unlock Ableton Live Lite 8, as well as Focusrite’s Scarlett plug-in suite. Compatible with all major DAWs (digital audio workstations) on Mac and PC, Scarlett plug-in suite provides EQ, Compression, Gate and Reverb – essential tools for polishing your mix.


System requirements


OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)


Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and Windows 8


iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad 4 (w/ 30-pin to lightning adapter - Not Included) with iOS 5 or iOS 6



2 in / 2 out USB audio interface
96 KHz, 24-bit conversion
1 Focusrite microphone preamplifier
Silver “soft-touch” aluminium unibody chassis

Front panel

  • 1 microphone input – XLR
  • 1 Instrument input – ¼’ unbalanced
  • 2 Gain knobs
  • 2 Gain halo signal indicators
  • 48V Phantom power switch
  • Direct monitor switch
  • Large monitor level dial (controls headphone and line level outputs)
  • USB Connection LED indicator
  • Headphone output - ¼” TRS Jack

Rear panel

  • 2 unbalanced monitor outputs – RCA Phono
  • DEVICE LINK port (to connect iTrack Solo to iPad)
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Kensington Lock slot

Included software

  • Ableton Live Lite 8 – professional music making software to use your iTrack Solo with a Mac or PC.
  • Focusrite Scarlett plug-in suite – collection of software plug-ins bringing effects to your music software (like Ableton Live for example).


Analogue Input Performance
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2 dB
THD+N< 0.002% (minimum gain, -1dBFS input with 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)< -120dB: measured at minimum gain with, -1 dBFS (20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range+10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level-3dBu
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N0.003% (measured with -1dBFS input and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Noise-87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range-10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level-3dBu
Analogue Output Performance
Nominal Output Level0dBFS = +9dBu, unbalanced
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
Noise-87dBu (22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)
Gain Range+10dB to +55dB
Max Input Level-3dBu
Analogue Output Performance
Nominal Output Level0dBFS = 10dBu, balanced
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
THD+N< 0.001% (measured with 0dBFS input 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter, un-weighted)
Digital Performance
Clock sourcesInternal clock only
A-D Dynamic Range105dB 'A-weighted' (all inputs).  Converter chipset A-D dynamic range 114dB
D-A Dynamic Range105dB 'A-weighted' (all outputs).  Converter chipset D-A dynamic range 114dB
Supported sample rates44.1 KHz, 48 KHz, 88.2 KHz, 96 KHz – Mac and PC
44.1 KHz, 48 KHz – iPad
Input to InputBetter than 90dB
Output to OutputBetter than 90dB
Input to OutputBetter than 85dB
Input Metering
Ring LED lit GreenSignal present (-24 dBFS)
Ring LED lit RedSignal overload (0dBFS), peak held for approximately 1 second
Weight and Dimensions
Height45 mm / 1 ¾ “
Width150 mm / 6”
Depth100 mm / 4”
Weight500 g / 1 lb



In the box

iTrack Solo

1.2m USB cable

1.2m "DEVICE LINK" cable (to connect to a 30 pin iPad)

Getting started guide

Registration card

Download card for Ableton Live Lite / Scarlett Plug-in Suite

USB power supply (US only)


Compatible iPads

iPad (1st gen)

iPad (2nd gen)

iPad (3rd gen)


iPad 4th Gen ("Apple Lightning to 30 Pin adapter" required)

iPad mini ("Apple Lightning to 30 Pin adapter" required)

iPad mini with Retina display ("Apple Lightning to 30 Pin adapter" required)

iPad Air ("Apple Lightning to 30 Pin adapter" required)