Cakewalk has announced the launch of the FA-66 FireWire Audio Interface for Mac OS X and Windows.
The FA-66 is a compact, portable 6-in/6-out FireWire 400/800 audio interface designed for mobile recording and performance professionals. The unit has two XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom powered mic preamps, with one offering Hi-Z for recording electric guitar or bass, plus two RCA inputs - all with zero latency direct monitoring. The FA-66 delivers 4x4 simultaneous performance at up to 24-bit/192kHz sound quality, or 6x6 simultaneous performance at up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
The FA-66 also features MIDI in/out ports, optical S/PDIF I/O, a built-in analog limiter and indicator, and FireWire bus power. Combining premium audio components and solid, compact construction with support for the latest operating systems on Mac or PC (Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7), the FA-66 is ideal for a wide range of applications, from recording guitar or vocals in mobile or studio settings to connecting a mixer to a computer.
The FA-66 package also includes the Production Plus Pack, featuring SONAR 8.5 LE recording software (Windows only) and 3 high quality virtual instruments for Mac & PC: Rapture LE, Cakewalk SoundCenter, and Studio Instruments Drums.
The FA-66 will be available at select music and sound retailers worldwide in late April, 2010. Local prices may vary, please check with your local Cakewalk distributor, or your local retailer for more details.