Excerpt: The FA101 is a 10 in and 10 out interface, it is also pretty small for all of its capabilities. But it’s a perfect interface for home use, and if you want to pack it up in your mobile or laptop case to take with you for your recording needs if you are out and about.
Excerpt: Originally written by Stoparach on Audiofanzine FR. Reason I chose it: Self-powered FireWire, compact size, number of inputs, integrated preamps, TRS connectors, direct monitoring with adjustable balance on the front panel.
Excerpt: I've had the Edirol FA-101 for over eighteen months and it's been performing well. So I can recommend it as a good buy. But you may like to note the following: 1. The mic preamps could do with a bit more gain on them.
Pros: solid build, stable, quiet, easy to install, no problems so far
Cons: mic preamps need more gain - but not a major issue