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
Behringer Firepower FCA1616 Firewire/USB Audio Interface is the perfect solution if you're recording on the go!

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide
Behringer Firepower FCA Audio Interfaces Overview

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
Rack Spaces 1U
Depth 6.3"
Width 19"
Height 2.0"
Weight 4.0 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number FCA1616

Customer Reviews

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Awesome interface at a reasonable price

After my last interface died on me, I looked for a reasonably priced replacement. I started out in live sound and worked on Behringer's Midas Consoles in the past. The mic preamps on the Midas consoles are amazing, so picking up an audio interface with the same preamps as the Midas helped in the decision. I have been using this interface for almost a month and absolutely love it. Set up was a breeze on my self built Mac. Just plug in and turn on, simple as that. I specialize in recording vocals and I love that the interface doesn't effect the sound of vocals as it records with a flat response. This way the only effects applied to vocals are those that I make in editing/mixing. The multiple outs are a great as well, especially the outs for surround sound speakers. Anyone looking for an amazing interface within a reasonable price range, I recommend the Behringer FCA 1616.
Music background: Music Producer

Impressive tool

The Behringer FCA1616 is a powerful interface. I bought it to record all my inputs coming out of my old Behringer mixer and also the fact that I can play all computer audio to the sound board with ease. The fact that it comes with Traction is just pushing the boundaries. I could configure all the outputs to play a different track in the software, like a drummer click track and the regular click tracks I play with, along with all the samples in the song. The interface was perfect for also recording audio for video, left and right condensor mics, enable the interface's phantom power on each channel, plug it into a computer(if configured), press record and you're ready to go. The interface looks great, looks even better in a rack. This was the first product I've ever bought from Sweetwater. Their unbeatable price, plus free fast shipping with no tax, impressive support, was the best compared to everyone else. After a few days playing with it, I received a call from my sales engineer to confirm that this interface was the right for me.

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

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

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
See also: FireWire Interfaces, Behringer, Behringer FireWire Audio Interfaces, Behringer USB Audio Interfaces