“AlphaTrack in five words? Fast, intuitive, innovative, compact, and attractive. Why be stuck with just a keyboard and mouse when AlphaTrack is such a great enhancement at a great price?”
Brian George, Frontier Design Group
- Optimized for fast, high-quality DAW mixing and editing in a small footprint
- Intuitive, innovative, and powerful controls in an attractive package
- 100mm touch-sensitive, high-resolution (true 10-bit positions) motorized fader
- Three touch-sensitive encoders ... context-specific feedback appears on the 32-character backlit display
- Innovative touch-sensitive jog and shuttle strip for fast timeline control
- 22 buttons and 21 LED's for track-specific and global functions
- Works with Pro Tools®, Sonar, Cubase®, Reason, Digital Performer®, Nuendo®, and other DAW software applications
- Works on Windows XP and Mac OS X computers (Mac OS 10.3.9 or later), including Intel Macs
- Footswitch input on back panel
- No external power adapter required ... single USB connection and small size make it great for laptops!
Click here for older version Drivers, Plug-ins, and Documentation.
AlphaTrack Macintosh Installer v1.3
AlphaTrack_OS_X_1_3_0.zip - 2.3MB
Updated driver installer for AlphaTrack on Macintosh OS X (v10.3.9 or later, including Snow Leopard). It includes installation of the task bar icon and “Manager” application, both of which can set the control protocol. Includes control protocols for Pro Tools, Live, Logic, Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack Pro. NOTE: This updated driver is only needed for users who want to use the new Logic plug-in for AlphaTrack. Otherwise it is unchanged from the v1.2 Mac driver.
AlphaTrack Macintosh Installer v1.4.1
AlphaTrack_OS_X_1_4_1.zip - 1.8MB
(Updated to support 32 or 64-Bit kernel) AlphaTrack installer for use on Macintosh OSX v10.6 and v10.7(Snow Leopard and Lion)only. The version 1.4.1 fixes a version 1.4 kernel panic when connected to some machines. Logic users: If you’re using Logic 9.1.2 or later and plan on using Logic in 64-Bit mode you’ll need to update to the latest AlphaTrack plug-in (1.3) by downloading it from the ‘Plug-Ins’ section of this page.
AlphaTrack Windows Installer v1.3
AlphaTrack_win_1.3.0.zip - 1.3MB
This latest AlphaTrack Windows installer is for 32/64 bit XP, Vista, and Windows 7. It also optionally installs control plug-ins for Cubase, Nuendo, Reason, and SONAR. The driver also includes control modes for operation with Pro Tools and Live. Documentation on using AlphaTrack with various applications can be downloaded below.
Adobe Audition 2.0 Plug-In v1.0.0
Audition_2.0_AT_v1.0.0.zip - 120KB
AlphaTrack control plug-in for use with Adobe Audition 2.0 and 3.0. Includes User guide and Layout documentation.
AlphaTrack Samplitude 15 plug-in
AlphaTrack_Samplitude_15.zip - 3KB
AlphaTrack (native) template file for Samplitude 15 users. All other versions of Samplitude should include this file already. It should be placed in the Magix ‘Controlpanels’ folder: (C:Program FilesMAGIXSamplitudeControlpanels) Then follow the setup instructions in the AlphaTrack/Samplitude user’s guide below to configure the AlphaTrack properly in Samplitude.
Cubase /Nuendo OSX Plug-in v1.0.7
AlphaTrackCN_OSX_v1.0.7.zip - 44KB
*This plug-in currently will NOT work in Cubase 6’s 64-Bit mode but may work when in 32-Bit mode. AlphaTrack control surface plug-in for Cubase 3 and Nuendo 3 and later on Mac based systems. Plug-in v1.0.7 corrects a delay in the Solo/Mute/RecArm button operation of the default Steinberg control SDK. Follow instructions in the “Cubase/Nuendo Guide” below and copy this bundle file into the Components folder of the appropriate version of Cubase or Nuendo. *** NOTE – AlphaTrack, and this plug-in DO NOT work with Cubase LE/SE, and some bundled versions, prior to Cubase LE4
Cubase/Nuendo 32-bit Win Plug-in v1.0.7
AlphaTrackCN_Win_v1.0.7.zip - 56KB
AlphaTrack control surface plug-in for 32-bit versions Cubase 3 and Nuendo 3 and later. Plug-in v1.0.7 corrects a delay in the Solo/Mute/RecArm button operation of the default Steinberg control SDK. Copy this dll file into the Components folder of the appropriate version of Cubase or Nuendo. ex. CProgram FilesSteinbergCubase4Components *** NOTE – AlphaTrack, and this plug-in DO NOT work with Cubase LE/SE, and some bundled versions, prior to Cubase LE4
Cubase/Nuendo 64-bit Win Plug-in v1.0.7
AlphaTrackCN64_Win_v1.0.7.zip - 63KB
AlphaTrack control surface plug-in for 64-bit versions Cubase and Nuendo. Version 1.0.7 corrects a delay in the Solo/Mute/RecArm button operation of the default Steinberg control SDK. Copy this dll file into the Components folder of the appropriate version of Cubase or Nuendo. ex. C/Program Files/Steinberg/Cubase4/Components
Digital Performer 5 Plug-in v1.01
AlphaTrack_DP_OSX_v1.0.1.zip - 198kb
Control Plug-in for Digital Performer and AlphaTrack. This update adds improved automation and UNDO behavior.
AlphaTrack_GarageBand_1.0.zip - 100KB
This plug-in is for GarageBand4. It has been tested with GarageBand v4.1.1, but provides limited functionality with GarageBand3 as well. You must first download and install AlphaTrack Mac OS X driver 1.3, or later, before using this plug-in. Please also download and review the two GarageBand documents below for installation and use information.
Logic Plug-In v1.2
AlphaTrack_Logic_1.2.zip - 101KB
This is the control surface plug-in for Logic. It has been tested with Logic Pro 9, 8 and Logic 7.2. You must first download and install AlphaTrack Mac OS X driver 1.3 or later before using this plug-in. Please also download and review the two Logic documents below for installation and use information.
Logic Plug-In v1.3
AlphaTrack_Logic_1.3.zip - 110KB
This is the control surface plug-in for Logic 9.1.2 and later versions only. If you’re using Logic’s 64-bit version, you must use this plug-in, but will also work in Logic’s 32-bit mode. Download and install AlphaTrack Mac OS X driver 1.4 before using this plug-in. Other than Logic 64-bit support it is unchanged from the 1.2 Plug-in. Please also download and review the two Logic documents below for installation and use information.
Reason (Remote) Plug-in v1.0
AlphaTrack_ReasonRemote_Mac_1.0.zip - 70KB
This plug-in is for Reason 3 only.
Reason 3 (Remote) Plug-in
AlphaTrack_ReasonRemote_Win_0.9.1.zip - 440KB
This plug-in is for Reason 3 only.
Sonar 32-Bit AlphaTrack plug-in
AlphaTrack_Sonar_1_04_32Bit.zip - 192KB
NOTE: For AlphaTrack users trying to use Sonar 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions on the same partition, this plug-in also includes a Read_Me_First.doc file that gives you step by step instructions on how to get both 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions of Sonar to recognize your AlphaTrack on your 64-Bit machine. Includes instructions for XP and Vista.
AlphaTrack Native MIDI Mode
AlphaTrack_Native_1.0.pdf - 151KB
Describes the MIDI input and output messages used in Native Mode. Useful if programming your own control plug-in or MIDI translation software.
AlphaTrack Quick Start Guide
AlphaTrack_Quick_Start.pdf - 50KB
Basic information to get your AlphaTrack set-up and running on a PC or a Mac
AlphaTrack User’s Guide
Alphatrack_User's_Guide.pdf - 124KB
This User’s Guide provides detailed information about setting up and using AlphaTrack.
AlphaTrack’s Fader and Unity Gain
AlphaTrack_Fader_Unity.pdf - 48kb
This document describes the relationship between the calibration marks along AlphaTrack’s fader, and unity gain.
Audition 2.0 Guide
Audition_2_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 156KB
Guide for using AlphaTrack with Adobe Audition 2.0.
Audition 2.0 Layout
Audition_2_Layout.pdf - 38KB
Single page graphic summary of Audition 2.0 control mapping.
Cubase-Nuendo_AT_v1.0.4.pdf - 161KB
AlphaTrack documentation for setup and use with Cubase and Nuendo.
Cubase_Nuendo_Layout_v1.04.pdf - 39KB
A one page summary of AlphaTrack’s Cubase and Nuendo control mappings.
Digital Performer Guide
DP_and_AlphaTrack_v1.0.1.pdf - 120KB
Describes how to set-up and use AlphaTrack with Digital Performer.
Digital Performer Layout
Digital_Performer_Layout.pdf - 339KB
Single page summary of AlphaTrack’s Digital Performer control mappings.
Final Cut Pro Guide
Final_Cut_Pro_and_AT_v1.1.pdf - 133KB
How to set-up and use AlphaTrack with Final Cut Pro.
Final Cut Pro Layout
Final_Cut_Pro_Layout_v1.1.pdf - 333KB
Single page summary of Final Cut Pro controls on AlphaTrack.
FL Studio 8 Guide
FLStudio_8_ and_AT.pdf - 143KB
A detailed guide to setting up and using AlphaTrack with FL Studio 8 by Image-Line.
FL Studio 8 Layout
FL_Studio_8_Layout.pdf - 38KB
A single page summary of FL Studio control mappings.
Garageband_and_AT_v1.0.pdf - 166KB
Describes how to install and use AlphaTrack with GarageBand4 (with reduced GarageBand3 functionality).
GarageBand_Layout.pdf - 44KB
Single page summary of the AlphaTrack’s GarageBand control plug-in mappings.
Guitar Tracks Pro Guide
GT_Pro_3_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 134kb
Guide to using AlphaTrack with Cakewalk’s Guitar Tracks Pro. Based on using the AlphaTrack/SONAR v1.03 control Plug-in available above.
Guitar Tracks Pro Layout
GT_Pro_Layout.pdf - 39KB
Single page summary of Guitar Tracks Pro controls with AlphaTrack. Based on using the AlphaTrack/SONAR v1.03 control Plug-in available above.
Live_and_AlphaTrack_v1.2.pdf - 143KB
How to set-up and use AlphaTrack with Ableton Live v5.2.1+. Requires the v1.2 drivers which include the “Live (MCU)” control protocol.
Live_Layout.pdf - 40KB
Live layout showing operation with Live when using “Live (MCU)” control protocol (available with v1.2 driver).
Logic 8 Guide v1.1
Logic_8_and_AT_v1.1.pdf - 124KB
Describes how to install and use the control surface plug-in for Logic 8. (Also works with Logic 7.2+)
Logic 8 Layout v1.1
Logic_Layout_v1.1.pdf - 47KB
Single page summary of the Logic control plug-in mappings.
MultitrackStudio 4.3.1 Guide
MultitrackStudio_4_and_AT.pdf - 138KB
Detailed description for setting up and using AlphaTrack with MultitrackStudio 4.3.1
MultitrackStudio 4.3.1 Layout
MultitrackStudio_Layout.pdf - 52KB
Single page graphic summary of AlphaTrack’s control mappings for MultitrackStudio 4.3.1.
Pro Tools and Multiple Control Surfaces
PT_and_Control_Surfaces.pdf - 20KB
This document describes some of the special considerations when using Pro Tools’ with multiple MIDI control surfaces such as the Command/8, Digi-002, and all other MIDI controllers using HUI emulation.
Pro Tools Guide
Pro_Tools_and_AT_v1.1a.pdf - 152KB
A guide to setting up and using AlphaTrack with Pro Tools.
Pro Tools Layout
Pro_Tools_Layout_v1.1.pdf - 340KB
A single page summary of AlphaTrack’s control mappings with Pro Tools.
REAPER_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 197KB
Guide for setting up and using AlphaTrack with Reaper 2.0
REAPER_Layout.pdf - 37KB
Single page graphic summary of Reaper’s controls on AlphaTrack.
Reason v3 Guide
Reason_v3_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 287KB
How to set-up and use Reason 3 and AlphaTrack together. Includes details of control mappings device-by-device.
Reason v3 Layout
Reason_v3_Layout.pdf - 334KB
Single page summary of Reason controls on AlphaTrack.
Reason v4 Guide
Reason_v4_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 270KB
How to set-up and use Reason 4 and AlphaTrack together. Includes details of control mappings device-by-device.
Reason v4 Layout
Reason_v4_Layout.pdf - 38.2KB
Single page summary of Reason 4 controls with AlphaTrack.
Record v1 Guide
Record_v1_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 179KB
How to set-up and use Record and AlphaTrack together. Includes details of control mappings device-by-device.
Samplitude 10.1 Guide
Samplitude_10.1_and_AT.pdf - 142KB
A detailed guide to setting up and using AlphaTrack with Samplitude and Sequoia 10.1 or later from Magix.
Samplitude 10.1 Layout
Samplitude_10.1_Layout.pdf - 43KB
Single page summary of Samplitude/Sequoia 10.1 control mappings.
SAWStudio 4.1 Guide
SAWStudio_4.1_and_AT.pdf - 91KB
Detailed description for setting up and using AlphaTrack with SAWStudio 4.1.
SawStudio 4.1 Layout
SAWStudio_Layout.pdf - 50KB
Single page graphic summary of SAWStudio 4.1 control mappings with AlphaTrack.
SONAR_and_AlphaTrack_v1.0.4.pdf - 154KB
How to set-up, use, and rule SONAR with AlphaTrack.
SONAR_Layout_v1.0.4.pdf - 39.9KB
Single page summary of AlphaTrack’s SONAR control mappings.
Soundtrack Pro Guide
Soundtrack_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 334KB
How to set-up and use AlphaTrack with Soundtrack Pro.
Soundtrack Pro Layout
Soundtrack_Pro_Layout.pdf - 334KB
Single page summary of Soundtrack Pro controls with AlphaTrack.
Tracktion 3 Guide
Tracktion_3_and_AlphaTrack.pdf - 136KB
Detailed guide to setting up and using AlphaTrack with Tracktion 3.
Tracktion 3 Layout
Tracktion_Layout.pdf - 38KB
Single page graphic summary of Tracktion 3 control mapping when used with AlphaTrack.