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lalsiamguite10/16/2012

lalsiamguite's review"Great product"

Edirol FA-101
Headphone = Mono/Stereo Option
Sample rate= 44.1,48,88,96, 192Khz
Digital I/O
MIDI I/O
Fire Wire...4,6pins Bus Power
10 I/O
2XLR with Preamp + 8 ComboJack i/o
Hi-Z
OWESOME BUILT-IN




UTILIZATION

CUBASE , SONAR, FL STUDIO...

GETTING STARTED

Don't have malfunction on the product...

OVERALL OPINION


Cold Preamp: I always get distorted sound with Voice... even setting the preamp to minimun.... what should i do? Do i used extra Mic Preamp...? suggest me Please... But ofcourse i get a good tone on my Guitar....


Cost High... as compare to online price....
AlanForPresident08/27/2012

AlanForPresident's review"Portable with dual phantom power"

Edirol FA-101
The FA101 is a 10 in and 10 out interface, it is also pretty small for all of its capabilities. But it’s a perfect interface for home use, and if you want to pack it up in your mobile or laptop case to take with you for your recording needs if you are out and about. For it to be a little device you would expect it to have two separate pre amps and for it to be able to support recording as well as playback on up to 10 different channels. I used the FA101 with a mac book pro and it worked seamlessly and without any issues.


UTILIZATION

As I stated it has a phantom power microphone preamp button for both channels on the front of the unit which is a good surprise for the small size of the FA101. It records at 192kHz with a digital output of 44.1 kHz. On the Front of the FA101it also has a high impedance digital jack as well. You can also connect your midi devices to the FA101because it supports midi in and out.


GETTING STARTED

The owners manual is very in depth and well written as well as easy for the basic user to understand. Set up can get a little difficult depending on which DAW you are going to use it with. It will all come down to how familiar you are with using interfaces and also how familiar you are with using your own DAW and setting up your connects.


OVERALL OPINION

The FA101 is a smaller interface that is very portable, that is the most favorite aspect of it, you will have the ability to have a great quality interface no matter where you go and have all of the connection space you need for all situations. The quality for the price is very good, I highly recommend using the FA101
Audiofanzine FR12/30/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Edirol FA-101
Originally written by Stoparach on Audiofanzine FR.

Reason I chose it:
Self-powered FireWire, compact size, number of inputs, integrated preamps, TRS connectors, direct monitoring with adjustable balance on the front panel.
Used for home-studio applications and mobile recording.
It is connected to a black MacBook Core2 Duo 2.2 GHz with 4 GB RAM and a 500 GB hard drive.
Connected with a Soundcraft Compact4, DBX compressor (inserted) and a TLA 5050. Sometimes, I also connect keyboards and other sound generators. All connections are balanced.


UTILIZATION

With OSX, just connect it and it works. Sometimes, the sound card is not recognized the first time, in which case you have to power off and restart to solve the problem. Set the sample rate on the front panel. Even if you select a different value in the software, the sample rate selected on the front panel apply.
Comprehensive manual.


GETTING STARTED

Stable with Logic. With my system and a 512-sample buffer, I get a latency time under 10 ms. I can have eight audio tracks and two virtual instruments with compressor + EQ on each channel, one aux reverb and a multiband compressor on the master. I already recorded six tracks simultaneously without a sweat. The balance control on the monitoring bus is very convenient.
Main drawback: the integrated preamps sound very cold so I don't use them. Don't expect a good sound when you connect a bass guitar directly to it, even with an amp simulation... The preamps of my Soundcraft sound much better.


OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for one year.
Pros: balance for monitoring, powered via FireWire bus, size, number of ins/outs
Cons: preamps
Good value for money. At present, I would rather buy a Motu or the Apogee Duet, which has only two inputs but high-quality preamps (I tried it out with a guitar and it's simply not comparable). Summary: if you need a lot of connections in a compact housing, this sound card is for you. If you want to connect an instrument directly, choose another product...
moon4202/25/2011

moon42's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol FA-101
I use cubase with my FA101 is for my personal model is to save my little band live. I have a laptop everything is simpler with a amd 1.3 and 2 mega of ram. it works nickel.

UTILIZATION

Friv very stable. very little audible latency. I record track by track.

GETTING STARTED

installation without problem. manual a bit tight but it's OK. Audiofanzine the forum is here to save us.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two years without problem. I lug around repeating. very strong. only weakness has taken attention fireware especially fragile side micrordinateur laptop. although the price does not seem to me to, I break my piggy bank for this acquisition and I do not regret it.
chonchlezicos01/03/2011

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

Edirol FA-101
Everything is already said, 2 mics preamps.

used on both PC and Mac in the studio with adobe audition and nomadic Reaper

UTILIZATION

correct drivers, no complicated installation on PC.
Acceptable latency 8-track simultaneous.

GETTING STARTED

Never one problem with this card, it's reliable, no crashes ....

OVERALL OPINION

I used it for 3 years without problems. I tried other models from M Audio I find worse.

I reproach him his preamp a bit feeble, with a good dedicated preamp or console it works.

a very good card for home studio.
covax12/28/2010

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

Edirol FA-101
An interface that has many I / O with optical fiber that has been a determining factor in my choice.

2 preamp in front of good quality. The sound is all-in-fact correct.

UTILIZATION

When it works, is stable. (I hear, read on)

Latency was good between 7 and 9 ms depending on the project.



GETTING STARTED

I had several problems with this card. Finally the problem was instead of my PC at the time (a tower AMD2500 +, 512MB, 350W). I had to change the map FW 2 times. No worries for cons with my laptop.

OVERALL OPINION

Used, less than 200 €, it is a interesting map.

For those who do not need all the I / O, take the FA-66!

For use purely computer is fine.

To catch sounds, I found better with the 24D and its DSP. Good product
gnogno12/16/2010

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

Edirol FA-101
Purchased to record rehearsals (bass, acoustic drums, 2 guitars, 3 songs) on P4 laptop or PowerBook G4 from a Mackie CFX20. A Mindprint DI-Port has been added to SPDIF for up to 10 simultaneous tracks the input.

UTILIZATION

No stability problems whatsoever with Mac (for which there is nothing to install, the card is Core-Audio) and PC. Reading / recording 10 tracks with no problem.

GETTING STARTED

No installation on the Mac without problem (a reboot is not a problem ... just a habit ;-) PC
But clear manual to reread several times to capture it all. Used

OVERALL OPINION

3 years and then resold (with mixer) as impossible to extend to more than 10 tracks ... I went on mk3 MOTU Traveler table that serves as digital onboard effects.
Stoparach04/17/2009

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

Edirol FA-101
Reasons for choice:
The auto-food firewire small size the number of enter the pramplis or bundled, TRS jacks, direct monitoring with adjustable balance facade.
Usage in Home Studio and taken from his nomad.
Branch on a black macbook core2duo 2.2GHz with 4GB RAM, 500GB disk 5400 revolutions.
Branch with compact4 of Soundcraft, dbx compressor insert, TLA 5050 live, sometimes I branch keyboards or other expanders "invited to." Everything is plugged in symmetrical.

USE

OSX just plug and running. Sometimes the card is not recognized at once simply the dye and turn and no problem. Attention to the choice of "samplerate" in faade because even if you choose a diffrente value in the sound that comes frquence this software is blocked. I became aware of the problem with logic because I happened to forget to rgler frquence on the 96000 in software. Everything seems to work but after a while the recording is arrtait noting too slow disk I do not know why. I think that makes the software was a conversion in real time via virtual memory and once the catch in the 44100 premires not go back to 96000. After a few errors dplaisantes g nral we forget the more rglage in question.
The manual is complete, a routing Schematic drawing is on top of the machine.

IMPLEMENTATION

The machine is stable in logic. With my machine and a buffer 512 a infrieure latency 10 ms I get about 8 audio tracks and 2 large virtual instrument compressors and equalizers on each track, reverb auxiliary and a multiband compressor master. I recorded six tracks simultaneously has passed without problem. Manual balance of direct monitoring and software output is very very convenient.
The big review on this product is linked to or bundled pramplis I hardly serves me so they are cold. If you think you plug a bass live forget, with an amp simulator software you get a little catch the disaster but the rest of the craft down floor ... The pramplis the Soundcraft do much better. For the broadcasting outlet or a room with two microphones was going on but just ...

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for 1 year.
The higher the monitoring balance, the bus feed size / number of I / O
The less pramplis.
Good price quality ratio there one year. Today I rather would turn to a motu or apogee duet of o the number of enter is limited to two, but the quality of the pramplis is waiting for you (test a guitar has nothing to do). To sum up, if you want a lot of enter and exit in a small volume this card is for you. If you want to connect a direct instrument in go your way ...
HomestudisteRap03/20/2009

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

Edirol FA-101
I use it for recording and mixing in a home studio.
I use it with a prampli TubePre home PreSonus

USE

Personally I have had a problem during the installation of this interface.
The Gnrale configuration is very simple and well in English manual is very clear and sufficient to understand the operation of this interface.

IMPLEMENTATION

The drivers are stable ...
I use fruity loops 8 and Cubase SX 2, I had no problems with these two programs.
At the latency is almost perfect (if not perfect)

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for two months and I am satisfied.
qualitprix the report is not bad (if somewhat expensive (about 400 euros), but it's good stuff so the AC is.
with the experience I remake that choice without hesitated.
gillou66601/07/2008

gillou666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol FA-101
***dropoff Window

USE

***dropoff Window

IMPLEMENTATION

***dropoff Window

NOTICE GLOBAL

Just an update for utilateurs on MAC OSX 10.4 from the aggregation of audio devices makes use many of the different cards as a single, leading to a clarification, this card this is perfectly possible, so for me 20in / 20out two FA-101 and it works perfectly, just do not use the aggregate device as the default system audio output in the pref / midi and switch the second card after OSX startup.
So purchase again ??
without problems and with both hands I sign !!