Behringer FCA1616

16 x 16 Firewire/USB Audio Interface
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Perfect Mobile Recording Companion!

The Behringer Firepower FCA1616 Firewire/USB Audio Interface lets you take control of your audio signal so you can master the tracks however you like! With 4 state of the art MIDAS designed mic preamplifiers, this interface ensures your signal stays pristine and clear. The Behringer FCA1616 also features built-in MIDI and S/PDIF I/O, giving you even more recording options to work with. On top of that, you even get Tracktion 4 plus 150 plug-ins for free. Get the Behringer Firepower FCA1616 and record in your studio today!

Behringer Firepower FCA1616 FireWire/USB Audio Interface Features:
  • 16 inputs/outputs
  • Audiophile audio interface with 24-Bit/96 kHz resolution for virtually any digital recording/mixing environment
  • 4 MIDAS designed mic preamplifiers, with phantom power, individual Pad, Low Cut and hi-Z
  • Multi-channel audio and MIDI operation via FireWire or USB2.0
  • Coaxial and optical S/PDIF I/O ports
  • 2 powerful Headphone outputs with individual Volume control, Mono and Source signal select
  • Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins downloadable at www.behringer.com
Behringer Firepower FCA1616 Firewire/USB Audio Interface is the perfect solution if you're recording on the go!

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Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity FireWire/USB
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 16 x 16
A/D Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Inputs 4 x XLR, 4 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 8 x 1/4"
Digital Inputs 1 x S/PDIF (Coax), 1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
Digital Outputs 1 x S/PDIF (Coax), 1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
Number of Preamps 4
Phantom Power Yes
MIDI I/O In/Out
Rack Spaces 1U
Depth 6.3"
Width 19"
Height 2.0"
Weight 4.0 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number FCA1616

Customer Reviews

3.5/5
Based on 26 reviews
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5/5

Impressive heart of my studio

Again Behringer has never disappointed! This is the heart of my studio space and tethered with an ADA8200 makes a perfect 16 track setup for me. Nice nice Midas pres, plenty of options and best of all dependable clean audio coming in and going out! A+ Behringer and Sweetwater!
Music background: Pro percussionist, audio engineer, producer, composer
5/5

amazing sound want another one

Just cant wait to see if black lion audio will have an upgrade for it, like the ada8000.
Music background: Producer, Recording Engineer, Hobbyist, Much more
5/5

Great Unit, Great Price (amendment)

In my review of two days ago I noted that a MIDI song I downloaded from the Web played in a lower key. It turned out to be a setting on the keyboard that I was running through, and had nothing to do with the FCA1616. The MIDI on it works perfectly along with everything else.This is truly a great sounding unit, packed with features, and a real bargain at the $249 price I paid for it. I continue to be amazed at how flawlessly the drivers work on my three computers where I use it with Windows XP.Thank you again Sweetwater and Behringer.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Great Unit, Great Proce

When installing the driver in the Firepower FCA1616 you need to make sure the USB/FW light to the left of the power light is flashing blue before you turn on your computer if you are a PC user. To switch between USB and Firewire you need to hold down the “DIGITAL SELECT” button when you turn the power on. You only need to do this once, and the unit then remembers next time you turn it on. There’s no power switch, so power switch means when you turn on whatever switch you are using to apply the AC power. If you don’t do this you won’t be able to install the driver. I had to learn this from Sweetwater support staff, which is very good. Once installed, the driver seems to work very well. After having many problems with drivers in other interfaces I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve tried it on three computers without any problems running Windows XP. I’ve recorded from a keyboard using the MIDI interface and it played back through the keyboard without any problems, but when I tried to play back a MIDI song I got off the Web it played back in a lower key. I haven’t tried to fix this problem yet.The 1616 has 8 audio inputs and 8 audio outputs and I haven’t tried them all. I haven’t tried the digital outputs either. The four mic inputs in the front have produced very good quality sound compared to previous interfaces I have used. The gain is a little low for Ribbon mics using the ASIO driver, but I don’t get a lot of noise when I increase the sound in Sonar 6 or any other application. It has more gain than any of my other interfaces. I was surprised at how easily I was able to record four tracks of 96kps 24 bit audio without any problems using my five and seven year old laptops with a Gig of memory. Sonar showed I was using 10% of the CPU during recording on an old Dell 700m Inspiron. One feature I really like is the ability to turn phantom power on individually for each mic, since I sometimes use ribbon mics with condensers. Another nice feature is the ability to use it on top of a desk by installing four little rubber feet and removing the side rack mounts, although I use it in a rack.Overall, I would have to say I was blown away by the build quality, the recording quality, and features this unit has. I paid $249, and at the price it seems like a real bargain. Thank you Sweetwater and Behringer.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

so far so good

Happy with it for now. We'll see if is stands the test of time. Have been through a few interfaces that work great at first but then crap out on me after a while. I'm a heavy user of my studio gear. My son and I are both recording artists and the studio's being used every day. Downtime sucks! Maybe this interface will be more reliable. Hoping for the best.
Music background: recording engineer, artist, musician.
See also: FireWire Interfaces, Behringer, Behringer FireWire Audio Interfaces, Behringer USB Audio Interfaces