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Behringer F Control FCA202 FireWire Audio Interface

The Behringer FCA202 F Control FireWire Audio Interface: Experience the power of extremes. Get hot connectivity and the coolest sound around!
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The Behringer FCA202 F Control FireWire Audio Interface: Experience the power of extremes. With this affordable and mobile recording solution, you get hot connectivity and the coolest sound around for your PC or Mac - wherever you are.

The ultra-compact FCA202 F Control FireWire Audio Interface is an ideal companion for laptop musicians and ingeniously complements any studio. Its hot features include: Two 1/4-inch connector inputs and outputs for connecting synthesizers, mixers and more; high resolution 24-bit A/D and D/A converters offer 96 kHz sampling frequency; volume-controlled headphones for discreetly working on your compositions, even on the road.

Reliable Windows XP® and Mac OS® drivers guarantee low latencies. With the ultra-stable metal construction, the FCA202 easily defies the adversities of travel. And its small dimensions make it an ideal solution for laptop recording. Additional features include two 6-pin FireWire® connectors, a security port for Kensington® locks and the possibility to power the FCA202 via FireWire® or a mains adapter, which is included.

The hot FCA202 package also comes with the coolest sequencing software for mobile music production: the BEHRINGER Edition of Ableton® Live Lite 4. Kristal and Audacity® are also included and will empower you to face any recording challenge.

Behringer FCA202 F Control FireWire Audio Interface Features

  • Ultra-flexible audio interface connects your instruments, mixer etc. with your computer for recording and playback
  • High-resolution 24-bit/96 kHz converters for high-end audio quality
  • Ultra low-latency drivers for Windows XP® and Mac OS® X included
  • Stereo headphone output with dedicated level control
  • Dual high-bandwidth FireWire® connectors for absolute flexibility
  • Powered via FireWire® bus or included power adaptor for use with 4-pin FireWire® PCs
  • Powerful DAW software included (Live Lite 4 BEHRINGER Edition, Kristal, Audacity®)
  • Power and FireWire® status LED´s on front panel
  • Standard port for Kensington® security lock provided
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

Live Lite 4 BEHRINGER Edition Includes All of the Following Features

  • Jam with sounds and phrases in the uniquely interactive and nonlinear Session View
  • Improvise and record song arrangements
  • Combine loops, phrases, complete songs and audio recordings of any tempo
  • Export Audio (render, re-sample and consolidate)
  • Instantly record new Audio and MIDI clips
  • Modify tempo, groove and timing of recorded audio at any time
  • Draw or edit MIDI sequences
  • Import MIDI files
  • Build combinations of effects by drag-and-drop
  • Use Clip Envelopes to modulate pitch, timing, volume and effect parameters of the individual notes in a sample
  • Gain unprecedented real-time control by assigning clips and all mixer, transport and effects parameters to computer keys
  • Tap and automate tempo
  • Crossfade clips (DJ-style)
  • 13 (all) Live Audio effects (Auto-filter, Chorus, Compressor, EQ four, Gate, Ping Pong Delay, Erosion, Filter Delay, Grain Delay, Simple Delay, Vinyl Distortion, Redux, Reverb)
  • 5 (all) Live MIDI effects (Chord, Pitch, Random, Scale, Velocity)
  • Side chain in/out puts

Product Specifications

Behringer FCA202 F Control FireWire Audio Interface Specifications

    Unbalanced In
  • Connections: 1/4 inch TS jacks, unbalanced
  • Input Impedance: approximately 24 kOhms
  • Maximum Input Level: 2 dBV

    Balanced/Unbalanced Out

  • Connections: 1/4 inch TS jacks, unbalanced
  • Output Impedance: Approximately 1 kOhm
  • Maximum Output Level: 2 dBV

    Phones Out

  • Connections: 1/4 inch TRS stereo jack
  • Output Impedance: Approximately 50 Ohms
  • Maximum Output Level: 4.5 dBu, 2x15 mW at 32 Ohms

    FireWire® 1 and 2

  • Connector: 6-pin (IEEE1394)


  • Connector: Kensington lock

    Digital Processing

  • Converter: 324-bit Multibit Delta-Sigma
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz


  • Drivers:
    • Windows: WDM KS, ASIO®, MME
    • Mac: CoreAudio® (integrated into OS® X)

    System Data

  • Frequency Response:
    • At 44.1kHz Sample Rate: 10Hz to 21kHz, +/-1dB
    • At 96kHz Sample Rate: 10Hz to 45kHz, +/-1dB
  • Harmonic Distortion: 0.01% typical @ -10 dBV, 1kHz
  • Crosstalk: -100dB at 0dBV, 1kHz
  • Signal to Noise: 100dB typical at 1kHz, A-weighted

    Power Supply

  • FireWire Connection: 9-30V, 200mA maximum
  • Mains Connection: External mains adapter, 12V, 200 mA
  • Mains Voltage: 120V, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: < 10 Watts


  • Dimensions: Approximately 1.1 x 6.1 x 4.53 inches (28 x 155 x 115 mm)
  • Weight (approx.): 0.88 lbs (0.4 kg)

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  702-800-8290 Warranty:  1 Year (3 year when you register online at Behringer);

Review: Guero from S.A. Submitted: 1/28/2012

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Simplicity at it's finest!
Product Rating

All metal construction and fairly heavy for it's dimunitive size. Solid! All the jacks are solid, tight and secure the TRS/TS plugs securely with no flex and wobble. This little unit has never let me down for the 2 years I've owned it....home studio and live gigs.

2 FireWIre ports is a plus. I chose a FireWire interface because my Macbook has only 2 USB ports and did not want to occupy both immediately. I'm glad I did. Sounds great! NOTE. The headphone output is fairly weak, it just doesn't provide high volume.

Auto drivers for Mac, recognized immediately. Can't get any easier. NOTE. Pick up a FierWire cable (6 pin to 9 pin) for 5 bucks. Works great and you'll never use the A/C power supply, I haven't.

If you do not need pre-amps on your interface, this is beyond great. Sound great! I've gigged with it for almost 2 years. It also doubles as my home-studio interface. So it gets worked!

Small, compact, portable, simple and looks really nice next to MacBook. Brushed aluminum and white finish.

Review: Slade from Redwood City, CA Submitted: 4/29/2008

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


High quality simple interface at a great price

I've owned the FCA202 for over two years now and it has been flawless so far. The unit is very small, simple and stylish in construction. It has held up well to being shuffled around from place to place, tossed in a laptop bag, mounted in a rack and toured with. Nothing about it seems "cheap", it's a very sturdy unit with high quality components.

What it lacks in features it makes up for in quality and simplicity. I purchased this unit because all I wanted was a high quality interface with the lowest latency possible. I get around 6ms latency, because I don't usually have the sampling frequency above 48KHz, but at 96KHz, I get 4ms. There are only two unbalanced 1/4" inputs and two balanced 1/4" outputs, power input, two firewire ports and a 1/4" headphone output on the front with dedicated level knob. Anything else you need to control is contained in the software.

As mentioned above, this unit was a snap to install and use. You run the driver installer, plug in the unit and you're good to go. I've used this on a multitude of WinXP machines all with excellent results.

I can't say enough about the value of this unit. There's nothing I've found in it's price range that's even close to comparable. It's great because this unit offers quality at a very basic level, without giving you unnecessary features. If you need a unit with midi I/O, this isn't for you. If you need spdif, rca outputs, smpte, xlr, phantom power, etc. forget about it. You shouldn't even be looking at this. This is a high quality basic stereo I/O interface at an unbeatable price.

Although it seems suspiciously geared toward Mac users, I find the appearance very nice. If you don't like bright LED's, you might not like it since the deep blue and red LED's are always on when the unit is connected and powered. I couldn't be happier with it, though.

Review: Talonslash from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating1 out of 5 stars.


Don't Bother!

Your general opinion of this product.

Does the word JUNK suffice?

absolutely no features, you get to manually switch the frequency of the sample rate and the latency time, that's all the control you have

as far as plugging it up it's easy, but the only thing about it that is.

Would be more valueable to my dog as a chew toy

On mp3 playing it does ok, as far as computer audio goes it skips when windows does its little sounds and such. Multitracking? You can forget it. I have to power it off and power it back on more times than I care to mention when trying to use my multitrack software, and the software didn't do it before I plugged this thing up.

Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Worth IT!

Your general opinion of this product.

Seems to be solid.

It is just a basic interface, so not a lot of features.

Took a little while as far as setting up the computer. Cables are simple. If you use your computer for other things, it could be an issue. I have to turn off the FCA202 when not in use or else my computer wants to use it for all sound (movies, music, etc.) you have to go into the control panel of the start menu. That being said, I ordered on a Sunday and five days later I am typing this. Oh write down the location where the files are kept. I still don't know where they put them.

80 bucks for a blazing fast high bandwidth connection. No-brainer!

Seems very good. I only say that because the recordings I have done so far are basically plugging a guitar or bass DIRECTLY into the device which is not ideal. It seems to be very clean though. Latency is almost non-existant!
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