M-Audio kindly informed me this morning â€“ being a user of the MicroTrack for our various location recordings and interviews, that theyâ€™ve just updated the driver (and presumably the OS) for the unit.
The new update 1.4.1b2 applies to all OS platforms and fixes a bug where MP3 files recorded on the unit wouldnâ€™t play in Windows Media Player.
However, the email didnâ€™t mention what I found in the release notes for the update which I think is important to be aware of:
NOTE: This is a beta release. As such, we do not recommend using this release in a critical use environment. Such use is at your own risk.
If you experience any issues with this release, please use our beta release support form to report it at: http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.betaform
Those of you not familliar with the charms of this small portable device might enjoy some sales blurb:
The MicroTrack is a rugged high-fidelity mobile 2-channel digital recorder that records WAV and MP3 files to CompactFlash or microdrivesâ€”perfect for everything from professional field recording to corporate meetings, training, education and worship. Record via balanced line inputs or built-in high-fidelity microphone preamps complete with phantom power for studio-quality microphones. Connect MicroTrack to a PC or Mac via USB and simply drag and drop recordings to your computer for immediate editing or Web posting. Power derives from a lithium-ion battery, and the unit can recharge via the computerâ€™s USB connection or USB power adapter. The MicroTrack combines quality beyond that of DAT recording with the convenience and cost-effectiveness of personal digital recorders for the ultimate solution in mobile recording.