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F-Control Audio FCA202, FireWire audio interface from Behringer.


11 user reviews

Behringer F-Control Audio FCA202 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Behringer
  • Model:F-Control Audio FCA202
  • Category:FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 08/21/2008

An ultra-compact FireWire® audio interface, ideal for laptop musicians and complements any studio

Features include: Two ¼\" connector inputs and outputs for connecting synthesizers, mixers and more; high resolution 24-bit A/D and D/A converters offer 96 kHz sampling frequency; volume-controlled headphones.
Stable metal construction, the FCA202 defies the adversities of travel. Additional features include two 6-pin FireWire® connectors, a security port for Kensington® locks and the possibility to power the FCA202 via FireWire® or a mains adapter, which is included. The FCA202 package also comes with sequencing software for mobile music production: the BEHRINGER Edition of Ableton® Live Lite 4. Kristal and Audacity® are also included

Source: Behringer website

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Behringer F-Control Audio FCA202 user reviews

Average Score:3.2( 3.2/5 based on 11 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR12/05/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Behringer F-Control Audio FCA202
(Originally written by dookieW/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Very simple interface: two analog inputs, two balanced line outputs and two Firewire ports

I connected it to a mixer output and my PC.

For me it's only a converter that works fine.

UTILIZATION

The drivers work perfectly (with Windows XP SP2)

The settings are clear: select the sample rate and the latency time depending on the computer's CPU power.

You won't need the user's manual except for some interesting tips: for example use the external PSU if the computer's PSU is not powerful enough to provide the necessary power via the Firewire port.

GETTING STARTED

Stable driver, no problems.

Compatible with FL Studio, Live, Reason, Cubase... and with all other sequencers I guess!

I get 4 to 6 ms latency time but this value depends on the project, the CPU power and the selected sample rate.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for almost two years and it works fine.

If you need an all-in-one solution for your studio, this is not the device for you (it has no preamps, and it has only two inputs and two outputs).

But if you already have a complete setup and only need a converter, this device works very good: ultra low latency and no drop-outs. I'm very satisfied with it! And its price is very low.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
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emileguitar200001/29/2006

emileguitar2000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer F-Control Audio FCA202
I buy the behringer especially for its firewire port (most effective for music)
I use it in her home studio is connected to my console (alto L-12) and I connected to my desktop
I use it with sonar home studio 4, I had some problem in d.but configuration friends quickly rglbr trs />
2 input 1 / 4
Outpout 2 1 / 4
Earphone output 1 / 4
2 firewire output
Everything it takes when using a console

UTILIZATION

I use it for a few weeks the sound is not clear trs frquence parasite.
I had some rpoblme to install it on sonar, but once the problem is all rgl numro 1
super easy to install. Branch interface, put the installation disk ... all over
Not yet had need of the manual.

GETTING STARTED

The use will do well trs encountered any problem with the sound.
I l, much apprcie
I can record two tracks simultaneously.

OVERALL OPINION

I have for some weeks, I l love for its simplicity.
The price is incredible!
If you have a console is one of the better choices you make
I would do without hsiter choice.
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boue04/06/2006

boue's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer F-Control Audio FCA202
- What characteristics have motivated your choice? The pr
the price and simplicity

- For what purpose?
1 - to transfer my samples to my PC
2 - to connect the laptop to the mix

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Toshiba Satellite M40X-118
Processor: Intel Pentium M 730 (1.6 GHz)
Hard drive: 80 GB
RAM installed: 512
Chipset (Chipset): Intel 915 GM
Operating system: Windows XP Home

- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
Yamaha MG10 / 2 with the Behringer Truth B2031A

UTILIZATION

- The installation is done it without problems?
yes

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
not

- The general configuration is easy?
yes

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
yes

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
yes

- What software do you use most often?
Sound Forge, Fruity Studio

- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
I did not try it with the sequencer, I just used SoundForge

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
I bought it yesterday and I turn now

- What is so special that you like most and least?
even the internal card of my laptop is clearer, with less parasite
FCA202 is rather in the range of consumer and not the producer

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
this is my first external card

- How would you rate the quality / price?
because the quality is zero even € 90 is too much for this card

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
not
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r3z004/01/2006

r3z0's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer F-Control Audio FCA202
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
the fact that it externally with a firewire port ....

- For what purpose?
Production Music with Ableton Live

- What is your PC config?
3Ghz P4, 1.5G ram ....

UTILIZATION

The installation is fully Droulez no problem of conflict or anything other.

GETTING STARTED

I am hyper dcu, because it is not a use I wanted to do, among other things use it with ableton live, we quickly realized that the output is not dispatchable of cask other outputs, the blow to pr-cost sound before launching it on the master is DEAD!

Cot latency, there's nothing to say it's okay.

OVERALL OPINION

OVERALL I used just one week.

and seeing the advertising they do on ableton live on the main card> here (http://www.behringer.com/FCA202/index.cfm?lang=FRE). I really wonder if they test the card, and if so, I would say that one should think of hiring staff.
Maybe with an update of my drivers this problem could rgl but I highly doubt!

While the use of this card would be perfect to use a kind Arturia Moog Modular synth standalone, plugged into a mixer. But not really to make music production overall.

So if c'tait a remake for me concernce, I will launch a big "NOOOOOOON!"

I feel like I just ripped off ....
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