Behringer BCA2000 USB Audio/MIDI Interface

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24/96 USB Audio/MIDI Interface.
Behringer BCA2000 USB Audio/MIDI Interface
The exciting new B-Control Series combines the unlimited versatility of today's audio software with the feel of real controls. It's the intuitive way to control and create music with a real hands-on feel.

The BCA2000 is a high-speed USB 2.0 multi-channel audio MIDI interface that raises your performance to a whole new level. It features a high-performance analog input section that has 2 state-of-the-art studio-grade IMP 'Invisible' Mic Preamps with +48 V phantom power, plus line and Hi-Z guitar inputs. Combine this with its versatile digital input and output formats like ADAT, ADAT S/MUX, AES/EBU and S/PDIF (including Dolby Digital and DTS options) and you have an unlimited array of interfacing capabilities.

You can simultaneously use 3 analog input sources (1 mono + 1 stereo) with digital input sources. Its ultra-flexible input/output configuration is supported by a comprehensive LED audio routing indicator plus button (status) LEDs. Input signal distortion and A/D converter overload are prevented by the adjustable studio-grade analog input dynamic control (noise gate + limiter).

The BCA2000's fully equipped USB/MIDI interface with 1 MIDI input and 2 MIDI outputs is individually selectable for 16/32 MIDI channels. Plus, full multi-channel playback is enabled at 24-bit/96 kHz. There is a high-resolution 2 x 12 element LED level indicator for stereo In/Out signals plus 2-element LED level indicator for input read more

Simply connect your B-Control to your computer via high-speed USB 2.0. Then connect your keyboard, guitar and mic. True audiophiles will surely appreciate the fully equipped master and monitor sections with 100-mm fader, individual level controls for 2 speakers, 2 phones and low-latency direct monitor function plus separate dim, mute and mono functions. Best of all, discover just how awesome MIDI can be!

Redefine how you make music. Be in control with the B-Control!
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(83 ratings)
Submitted January 17, 2005 by a customer from yahoo.com
"They hit is outta the park!"
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This thing definitely raises the bar in my opinion. The rest of the vendors have a long way to go to catch up with the usability, not to mention the price. Keep it up, guys.

Sound
The pres sound really good. The only thing I don't like (so far) is when you turn the built-in limiter on, a bass gtr will yield distortion pretty easy. Overall, it sounds wonderful.

Features
This is about as good as it gets. Has line-level inputs (2) on the back and (1) hi-z gtr input on the front. Very easy to operate. I did have a problem with Sonar recording. By default, it chose the adat inputs. I had to go into Sonar's panel to tell it to use the stereo pairs option before I could record. The driver software is very nice. It's soooo nice not to have to think about device syncing or sample rate. The driver seems to take care of it for you.

Quality
The unit is a bit bigger than I expected but not bad at all. It sits on the desk nicely. One thing that's missing are rubber feet. I installed some of these myself and now it sits rock-solid on the desk. As I said earlier, the sliders/knobs feel a bit lightweight and breakable although it's held together well so far.

Value
This thing is worth far more than I paid for it. To be able to get a good sound card that'll take 3 channels of analog, spdif and/or ADAT lightpipe is just unbelievable. However, don't even think about read more raising the price.

Manufacturer Support
I'm rating this one a bit low since I've not had to have any real support from the company. The one thing I didn't like was upgrading the driver. There are no instructions and no auto-install script for upgrades. You have to just know to copy everything to the c:\windows\system32 directory.

The Wow Factor
It's very usable. The layout, colors, and graphics on the casing really looks nice. Much better than Behringer's mixers look, IMHO.

Musical Background:
20+ years. Work semi-pro in various projects

Musical Style:
all styles
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