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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


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


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


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.

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

Edirol FA-101
***dropoff Window


***dropoff Window


***dropoff Window


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 !!

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

Edirol FA-101
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What characteristics have motivated your choice? - For what purpose?</span>
The number of input / output, the possibility of using Mixvibes with and have input / output still available for out of his small ca soft and treat all with hardware effects, but also hard to get the machines on my computer to treatment.
The reputation that this card has in terms of its low latency, the preamp, MIDI and firewire.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?</span>
P4 2.8 gig, 1 gig of ram and 300 hard drive 120 Giga. With this configuration, it still took a second I install windows dedicated to music on a partion for latency with mivibes correct.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...</span>
The sound on my fate is to nuo4 mixvibes or it is routed to an S-patch over the composition of Samson.
The characteristics were very good for the price if I remember well (supposedly one of the best quality / price / nbr / O at the time) I paid € 330 cars on Audiofanzine end of 2005.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The installation is done it without problems? - Have you experienced any incompatibilities?</span>
The instalation was messy. It goes through a series of dialog that say that the installation is ok when it is not over. I slaved many night but I should point out that I had a conflict with my old sound card that was original scorched but not disabled in the bios. It made me the opportunity to learn but I had the nerves alive for 2 or 3 days.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The general configuration is easy?</span>
And in fact once the conflict was resolved and I got it the succession of dialog, INTAL was done in 3 minutes top crono. Since I desinstala and reinstallation after a format without any problem. It actually goes very quickly. But that&#39;s always the computer, it is and when rapipde ca market wants, but if it does not make it, we can passerr several days to search.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...</span>
I remember well, I ca not enough for me I think, given the hassle I had. Is it still does not go beyond 10 pages of paper quality ass.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The drivers are stable?</span>
yes they are stable but I had a big lag unbearable before the update
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Are they often updated?</span>
I know nothing but the latest ones work fine. The card is detected at each Start up of my computer without crashing.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What software do you use most often?</span> <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What you get lag?</span>
Mixvibes and freeware. It runs but I have small cracks from time to time (every 2 or 3 hours and sometimes not at all. But I think it is a problem which is very greedy mixvibes appears in its version Pro 6.) With a high latency there is no such cracking infrequent but the latency is too great for scratching. So glad I sound a little bug from time to time in the end not so annoying because I mix for my pleasure. Anyway, I&#39;ll move on serato with the FA101.
Latency is perfectly suitable for the mix, and eine too strong for my taste for the ultra scratch but I require and I come from vinyl and I suspect that is why I notice very cettte slight lag bothers me for scratching.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...</span>


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>How long have you use it?</span>
A good year.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What is so special that you like most and least?</span>
Goodies: The number of input / outputs, preamp, firewire, sound quality.
Cons: I hated the install, the latency slightly bother me too much but I&#39;m not sure that only the card is concerned: I confirmed when I serato and / or a new computer more powerful.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Have you tried many other models before buying it?</span>
A DJ console Hercules hahahaha! (My worst purchase)
It&#39;s all just incomparable. The FA has changed my life and I am very happy.
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- How would you rate the quality / price?</span>
€ 330 for a second-hand report I will do all was as it serves me at all (compose, mix, watching movies, listening to zic, etc..
<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- With experience, you do again this choice? ...</span>
YES. I look may be what is happening in RME or TC electronic. Today I made more than I then mix a FA 66 can be enough for me the mix and a RME or TC for compo.

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

Edirol FA-101
I had a budget of € 400, I had full input to record a drum without compromise and at least two preamps to record anywhere without my trainer console .... That's ... I was also tempted by the Hercules to € 277 but I prefer to make a brand better known for customer service etc ...

It thus has two mic inputs (with 48V) or on the front lines (input 2 can be used as DI for guitar), 6 line inputs on the back, and two optical SPDIF input on the front, there is no word clock (small problem though). There are 8 outputs on the back and 2 front SPDIF in, a headphone jack, a small monitor section worth to switch from console on a trip.

It comes with an AC adapter but can do without if you own a 6-pin port. Otherwise there are 6 and 4 pin cables supplied.


Installation was without too much problem, two three weird stuff but nothing more.
Otherwise there is a paper manual that comes with the beast but nothing more, not a single soft demo not even a controller card entries, we find the table windows. They are really not bothered about that shot. I had some problems starting the computer where she often came into conflict with the original sound card by disabling my realtek but all is well.

The thing is that just sucks when it is necessary to change the frequency of achantillonnage or the buffer size must restart the app and the interface is really not practical when passing moves from the video on music, or you just want to expand the buffer in the process of mixing ...


It is relatively stable but there is no update I think. I use it with Nuendo and I have too many problems to report, I get a latency of 10ms, but I will not change, so it's having any binding reboot every time. In any case the direct monitoring of the card is pretty well done, with my console, I do not need to use monitoring software. At the moment I went up to 4 simultaneous tracks, nothing to report. I did not try the digital inputs, but I fear for the abscence of all word clock sync, I think it will click but ...
The preamps are particularly cold and have a run log, it's pretty weird and not so convenient ... except for maybe overheads. Roughly three-quarters of the race are useless, in the last quarter it starts to get good, but just you push it too quickly crame (it reminds me of some DM24 ...) it is not very accurate at first, and, for safety, we sub-module fairly easily, but hey you get used to it, they do not blow much.


I took a good two months ago to have full input for the firewire and able to travel without my console ... on these points is earned (a laptop with only 4 pins I am forced to have the PSU all the time, I bought a PCMCIA card, but the PSU does not .. .). For the rest I remain somewhat mixed. Preamp cold and not practical, the reset required when we want to change a setting, no soft Control ...
It is work, period ... She is simply, no frills, no bonus, it's really a tool, and it is perhaps a pity, I like having lots of tips and more alone, mostly in software demo.

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

Edirol FA-101
Having 10 inputs / outputs simultaneously, even if it Exceeds my real needs of the moment, is extremely convenient. Just to record a guitar, you can rev well consider using a direct one between prampli and several microphones DIFFERENT place or different places to mix the rcuprer or INTERESTED sounds in one take.
Before I used a PC running WinXP, Athlon XP2000 +, 1.5 GB PC2100 Ram, 4 hard drives to 7200rpm silent enough to use the FA-101 to its maximum capacity. I was typing latencies fools! Now I have a PC with Core 2 Duo 3.15 GHz overclock 6600, 4 GB of PC6400 memory and changes everything. The latency of 8ms. I can do less (I went down 2ms), but increases the CPU resources used for anything. Personally, I do almost no diffrence latency, or really trs little with some plugins. So much Epargne processor.
I record guitars, vocals and I use the Midi.
Being able to mount and 24-bit 192KHz is a useless gadget I see. 96 or 48, has more than enough most people. Any fawn, a CD is 44.1 kHz/16 bit, right?


Installation is easy. No worries. No conflict with my setup. No less complicated to implement may be of computer music have never done in his life, and more ... Any fawn, the complete beginners have largely never heard of anything other than SoundBlaster or Hercules ...
The manual is well fucked, but anecdotal. O are useful to know situs / O the rear when the unit is possible that such Manir manipulates the blind, like me :-)


The drivers are stable, but as they n'voluent not, you can just esprer they will continue to be compatible with Windows Vista. Many PC users are likely to spend much by choice or obligation, and it would be a shame to see the FA-101 to become inconsistent due to lack of follow-up of drivers from Edirol. Verdict in 2007.
As I said prcdemment, my new PC allows me to have low latencies trs of about 8ms (or less, but it's a choice of audible report latency / power processor uses ). I use many effects simultanment and in real time, in both reading and recording. But if not, simply record while "dry" and then add the effects afterwards.
I recorded more than 4 tracks simultaneously in 48kHz/16bits. In reading, I read rcemment twelve tracks using a total of 22 plugins for use simultanment processor by 28% (amp simulation, rverb convolution, virtual instruments such as BFD and Miroslav Philharmonik ... ). So I margin. But it is clear that it is better to have a powerful PC for this.


I use it for about 6 months.
I like the 10 I / O, the quality of sound, its look.
I do not like the quality of pramplis, not extraordinary. Not bad, but does not break bricks. I use pramplis AudioBuddy M-Audio to record, not the quality of pramplis professional studio, of course, but are trs transparent and cheap (less than 100 euros for two input are simultaneously), and are trs great job. my level was good enough for me.
This is my sound interface srieuse Premire. I come from the world of PC game with its SoundBlaster, and it Obviously another level. I love it! There are probably better (Motu, RME ...), but it is immediately more expensive. In competition, I hsit MODELS with M-Audio and I do not know what else, but as beginners in the field, I am that I sr t would also satisfied.
Anyway, I am glad of this device and I would do the same choice with the same budget if c'tait again. I am far from having exploited the FA-101 background, it should suit me a long time.

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

Edirol FA-101
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
the number of entries
- For what purpose?
electronic music and recordings
- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Acer Aspire 3610, 512MB RAM, 80 GB HDD
- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ..
midi keyboard, small 4 track mixer, echo chamber


- The installation is done it without problems?
if we have good indications (and in addition it is clear) everything goes perfectly.
- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
- The general configuration is easy?
it depends on the software
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
yes but too bad it is in English


- The drivers are stable?
currently nothing to say
- Are they often updated?
not yet
- What software do you use most often?
cubase sx
- What you get lag?
almost zero
- How many tracks you get to record / playback simultaneously? ..
of 8 but I did not try the optical


- How long have you use it?
6 months
- How would you rate the quality / price?
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
for the same budget without any doubt

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

Edirol FA-101
What made me crack:
The report I / O cost, the maximum RESOLUTION until 192Khz, Roland brand.
The possibility to be able to do multiple takes on multiple tracks simultaneously 10inx10out + spdif.

My conf: toshiba laptop, P760 1.73GHz, 1GoRAM, 100GB HD XP pro + sp2 on a WD 200GB USB2 or Firewire.
What trsgnant is reboot the FA101 quil fault when changing frequencies. Ditto for sonar.


Installation could not be simpler.

The translation of the manual is in French chips, it is better to take the English manual!

The 7 is for the manual franais Paper Q 2 pages.
Otherwise, the driver is simple and has not moved from the beginners in tjrs v1.0


No problem driver. And for good reason, there is no fuss about.
Also in v1.0, though. When we look more prs, in the own Windows, you're in a version> v1.12.xxx

In sonar, the WDM driver instead of ASIO, I have 2 ms
And 10ms in Reason in Asio

Anyway, in all cases, it is not gn.

For the moment I read t up to 11 tracks simultaneously monitor the exit routes.
And two doses (two guitars and a bass) simultaneously, but I had to drop hard ...
Rsolus now!

These little boxes are more complicated, as an external Systm Roland VS2000.
I intended to leave my 14 year old son use it to make its decision-guitar. But I have to train when I matriserais the thing ....
Finally the price is affordable for even +.


Gnrale of Manir, I do not regret my purchase. The quality of the converters is really excellent! It is a beautiful and good product. It srieux. A beautiful object.

An excellent quality price.

It lacks a little soft with a rich tool driver. But it can esprer tlchargeable one day soon.

PS: The best price I've found that the silent playback. I got it the next day at home!

kiks71's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol FA-101
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
The 10 I / O, FireWire, the quality of pramps

For what purpose?
Record live instruments and mixing of all kinds.

What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Notebook, Centrino 1.7 G, 100GB, 512MB

Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...

Live on the phone, and presto!


Instalation, no problem
The config is simple, you still conaitre its software ...
The manual is clean.


Driver very stable
I mainly use Cubase SX2
10 tracks at the same time, no problem


I use it for a year
The +, its ergonomics, its robustness, its preamp
The - hard hard to find!
Report quality extra cool prices
I would do this election, even three times!

Rom-g71's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol FA-101
- What technical specifications have motivated your choice? Connectors, Firewire (I use it mainly with a laptop).
- For what purpose? Live recording with a laptop, multicasting for theater shows.
- What is your config (Map mother / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)? PIV 2.80 GHZ, 512 MB, DD + DD40 external Firewire 200 GB. (Portable DELL Inspiron 5160)
- Which instruments or systems (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections ... Use mobile engagement with a pair of Rode NT2000, the PG81 Shure SM57? ... prampli ART DPSII

9 This is because there is no ES SPDIF Coax


- Installation is it done without problem? Super easy to install. 5 minutes is enough. No soucy
- Have you encountered the incompatibilits? Not the least, and with 4 diffrentes machines with two laptops (one of them used with PCMCIA Firewire Gnrique card).
- Is Gnrale configuration is easy? Yes, more than easy because you can not work on anything:-) (which is after me to not always a good thing, but hey .... has a very well pass)
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ... Yeah, no ... But I have not had a need that?.

9 because you can not use multiple cards now ...


- Are the drivers stable? Yes, no problem. Just a little regret they did not allow pou rl'instant to grate several FA101 to record 20 tracks simultannment (which can be gnial live) ... Shame ...
- Are they often put day? Very good question, thank you for laying;-)
- What software do you use most often? Samplitude and it is a joy. Direct monitoring is great gr directly from the app (levels, pan between each of the interface) unlike my DSP2000 Hoontech. Finally a real treat.
- What you get lag? With my config, 8 ms without cracking. But I find that is when even a little to play in real time with VSTi (although it is said that it is not noticeable below 10 ms)
- How many tracks you record / play simultaneously recording 48 ... 10 kHz, 24-bit and reading for now thirty with some effects ... (in general, for? reading I usually increase the buffer size in order to gain stability.

8 because qu'oblig reboot the interface when changing frequency drives to chantillonage. I find not very practical. And I will be able to prfr grate from the driver ...


- How long have you use it? months
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The ct + "mobile" of the beast, dynamics, correct pramps, the report quality unbeatable price
- Having to reboot the interface when you want to change the frquence chantillonage, not coax, and I am not convinced by the converters. Those of my MOTU 2408 are however only 48 kHz / 20 bits, parraissent me more transparent. I prefer my ears rely rather than numbers. It's fine to have a card that manages the 192 Khz, but hey ... So have a little less efficient converters that are more transparent after me. Lightweight breath out on this interface, not much on the headphone output level (test with AKG K271).
Anyway, I'm going to belittle arrter because for the price this is a great lil toy.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir? Yes, some M Audio, RME Multiface (sounds much better, but also much more expensive), the Traveler home Motu (my dream lol).
- How do you report qualitprix? unbeatable after me. Besides the beast robust look great !!! Made to last for after me. Increuvable!
- With the exprience, you do again this choice ... With this budget, yes, with a little more money I let myself be tempted by a RME Fireface or MOTU Traveler?
copy controlled04/28/2005

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

Edirol FA-101
Trs compact design .... super nice ... she takes the bag with the ds laptop, and cables and hard drive ..

... use live performance with lots of output ... it's great (10 input and 10 output .. it's pretty huge for its size) nomad records ...
my config p4 laptop Hewlett pakard 3gigas 768 mo ...
I use it with live4 ... ... sequoia7 acid pro4 .... I record in an other computer via two XLR cables .. and twelve o'clock


Installation without problem .... and fast trs
I encountered no inconsistency on my apps .... must not be too greedy on the 192k

the manual is in English, trs super late ... not complex ... it's just a description of the card, j'au


The drivers are stable ... parcontre is fair enough ... it is hard to control the TRS inputs and outputs in 192 ... k. ... not soft to the mixer ...

latency is low, parcontre wamirack my old 192L .. + + is still faster

pTis of worries about a background noise (to buy a special plug 2euros)

I hate turning off the map to change the frequency .... the 192 is not stable on my computer trs
sequoia on I can not get on 192k
There's otherwise a good sound trs trs


Since 2 months

I love the design, size, color .. it seems robust trs

big flaw ... 4LED to control entry ... which are more visible in 192k
...... No software app for the moment to control the tracks ....

I have a wamirack egosysteme (pci) on my second computer .... they are worth ... the two are good ... the trs trs Wami has a soft mix ... and a possibility of Multiclient drivers

if it is excelllent

if I had the choice again I would choose a model with soft ... cheap + max 96k in 24 bits ... and a little less out of