Roland Edirol FA-66: FireWire Audio Interface With Mac OSX

Edirol FA-66 Audio Interface

Please click on the thumbnails to view the gallery.

I have been using the Roland Edirol FA-66 primarily with my Macbook Pro on the OSX operating system with Logic Pro for over three years now.
It has been perfect for me because I am often mobile and on the road it has been robust and I have had no problems at all using this.

I love the solid metal case construction the build quality has proved the test of time. The Fa-66 has FireWire bus power. It has Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring which means that I can listen to audio being recorded directly without using any other software. The Direct Monitoring function allows the input to go straight to the output for zero-latency monitoring. The FA-66 also offers ultra low latency when monitoring through software or performing with software synths through the Apple CoreAudio driver.
The Roland Edirol FA-66 has always been reliable and offered excellent audio .
FireWire Connection Perfect For Mobile Use.

It’s great because whilst using this mobile it can be powered by connecting one FireWire (6-pin to 6-pin) cable to my laptop. There is also an option to ower the unit with an AC adaptor if need be.
Built-in Analog Limiter

The FA-66 has a built in Analogue Limiter preventing clipping in recordings. To get high-quality live recordings with a wide dynamic range.
Variety of I/O Options

You can record from a variety of sources through the range of input and output connectors, there are 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power, Hi-Z (Guitar) switch on input 2, stereo RCA inputs, S/PDIF optical I/O, four individual analog outputs, 1/4″ stereo headphone out, and MIDI I/O.

[rl_gallery id=”542″]

The Specs

zero-latency direct monitoring,

6-in/6-out 24-bit/96kHz simultaneous performance
4-in/4-out 24-bit/192kHz simultaneous performance
2 XLR/TRS combo jacks w/premium phantom-powered mic preamps
+4 dB balanced input and output
S/PDIF optical input & output ports with Sync LED indicator
MIDI in/out ports
Built-in analog limiter and indicator
FireWire bus powered
AC adaptor included
Mac OS X CoreAudio and Windows XP WDM and ASIO 2.0 support
Zero-latency Direct Monitoring
6-pin and 4-pin IEEE1394 ports
Compact, solid-metal construction

6-In/6-Out 24-bit/96kHz Simultaneous Performance
Record and play back up to six channels at 24-bit/96kHz, or record and play back up to four channels at 24-bit/192kHz.

2 XLR/TRS Combo Jacks w/Premium Phantom-Powered Mic Preamps
The FA-66 is a completely portable recording solution with ultra-clean, high-gain microphone preamps and premium analog components. It’s perfect for home-studio and field-recording applications.

Click on the thumbnails to view the gallery