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FA-66, FireWire audio interface from Edirol.


31 user reviews

Edirol FA-66 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Edirol
  • Model:FA-66
  • Category:FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 01/20/2005

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Edirol FA-66 user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 31 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR12/04/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Edirol FA-66
(Originally written by Ulm/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- Which technical specifications motivated your choice?

XLR stereo input (I don't need anything more), RCA input, MIDI...

- What do you use it for?

Audio recording and playback

What's your setup (motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive,...)?

Average PC: 1.66 GHz CPU, 1 GB Ram

- Do you use it with other instruments or systems (mixing console, preamp, DtD, ...) and what's your setup?

I connect the output of my Soundcraft EPM6 to both XLR inputs and the sound goes to the PC via Firewire. I also use a Yamaha DX7 Midi keyboard (I use it as a master keyboard but also when I have math homework ^_^)

UTILIZATION

- Did you have any problems during the installation?

Nope

- Did you have any incompatibility problems?

Nope

- How complicated is the overall configuration?

Power up, plug in, select the sample rate and that's it...

- Is the user's manual clear and comprehensive?

Yes

GETTING STARTED

Is the driver stable?

No problems with Vista (for once!) Notice: There is no control software so you must make all settings on the hardware, which isn't a lot fun considering the size of the knobs. A small Roland-like utility would be a better solution... but it's a small detail.

- Are they up-to-date?

Yes I guess...

- Which software do you use?

Reason 3, Recycle 2.1 and Cubase SX3

- What's the latency of your system?

Between 0 and 7 ms

- How many tracks can you record/playback simultaneously?

I haven't made an actual test but I'd say several dozens

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you been using it?

About six months

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

Pros: Sound quality, virtually no latency, RCA and MIDI inputs, sturdy housing.

Cons: No control software, small knobs.

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

Someone lent me a Motu 828mkII, which is great, but not that much better than this small interface...

- How would you rate its value for money?

Very good

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Yes.

Buy it if you don't have a lot of money BUT do want good-quality gear. If you have enough money, check out Motu or RME...

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07/28/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" To avoid"

Edirol FA-66
PC Config vista, seven PC, Macbook Pro 2011 under Snow Leopard and Lion in

USE

Drivers ROTTEN. Stay away, never puts roland day. Under Vista, planted systematically map. After testing in seven no better. It was a real ordeal t of the run for two years. Finally I ironed mac. Sauv be thinking ... but no it with Logic bug, bug it even with garage band (the clock is a cat map can not stay on one frquence even in r glant in audio utility "device" in the source).

Must be connected and dbrancher 4 times daily map (she plants one on itunes read by now).

IMPLEMENTATION

Of course, drivers are not the only concern for this card. It also puts the buzzs in monitors (Yamaha HS80) is a source of static electricity for ordis ... We had to mix the monitors on a table to solve the problem plug them directly into the card is a cat.
reliability is close to 0

NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for three years (unfortunately) I'll change. I do not even look for resell as I did not want a new owner to know the same misery as me.
I am not an isolated case and my product is not dfectueux, just a search to see how much she plant, saccade, makes noise in monitors. Do not buy.
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Hakeem11/26/2012

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

Edirol FA-66
Audio Card External Fire Wire.
All the connections that you may need as a guitarist. 2 sockets with ghosts jack 6.5m. Perfect for connecting an amp head with an XLR output and a microphone.

Caution still for Imac pocesseurs of the obligation to buy a specific cable because there is more FireWire .. 30aine one count of € ...

UTILIZATION

Used on PC and Mac - No problem with installation
Same, no latency observed on the Mac.
In contrast, no update, but from the moment it works in good condition, well ... I do not see the usefulness

I use 2-track simultaneous max.

Very good sound quality, fully respects the instruments / mics that I branch, and used with ProLogic is a marvel.
I'm using it at home for my little personal production (useful for my models to share with the group ...) quality is at the appointment.

GETTING STARTED

No worries particular.
The instructions are clear enough, if only one is not totally a novice. But to me she was very helpful.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years now, and I am glad it is functionally very good sound and very easy to use.
I have not had a test in others, I tested this model with a friend, I was conquered, so I've purchased a second-hand, as saying that the 150th value price is more than reasonable.
No negative points for my own use ... (Guitarist who likes to put his plans on MP3 to share with the group, or to dial ...)
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jeff 7 adore.04/19/2012

jeff 7 adore.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good nomad."

Edirol FA-66
I record one track after pistes.La FA66 incorporates both tracks of my Mackie 32.04, on a computer-based I7, card sabertooth X58.2 1 tera hard disks.

UTILIZATION

Everything is stable, used on Sonar X1.J 'have small latency problems sometimes but it is not I think of this card has.

GETTING STARTED

Installation without souci.Config simple and easy.

OVERALL OPINION

It is a card without worry, you can take with my three partout.Compatible software, Sonar X1, Reaper, Logic .... Very good preamps, a purchase with your eyes closed ...
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