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Akai EIE Pro Audio Driver

The Akai EIE Pro is a four-channel audio interface for the home studio market. But is it worth your money? Akai EIE Pro USB Audio Interface Features: Ultra-portable USB audio interface that's perfect for on-the-go recording. Rock-solid cast-aluminum construction. Record bit audio at kHz, 48kHz, kHz, or 96kHz resolution. The silver and black EIE (or 'Electromusic Interface Expander') Pro is the follow-up to Akai's first foray into audio interface production — the EIE — and builds on.


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Akai EIE Pro Audio Driver

This is not surprising, given that the unit is designed to be an all-in-one recording solution that provides good connectivity with external equipment via its array of analogue socketry.


While digital connections are invariably handy for additional inputs, they usually come at the expense of limiting the number of simultaneous analogue inputs available, which in this case would be at odds with the product's concept. The interface is powered by an external power adaptor, and while Akai EIE Pro Audio internal supply would have been ideal, it would, no doubt, have added cost and weight.

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Akai EIE Pro Audio Action The EIE Pro Panel software displays the current status and configuration of the audio interface, including bit depth and sample rate. All technical configuration — sample rate, bit depth and buffer setting, for example — can be freely controlled using the audio preferences within your digital audio workstation.

Recording tracks using the bundled Cubase LE software. This version supports up to 48 audio tracks, 64 external MIDI tracks and 8 virtual instrument tracks; processing functionality can be easily expanded by downloading freeware third-party VST plug-ins.

Initially, when I was setting and monitoring levels, force of habit kept me glued to the Akai EIE Pro Audio meters on screen. However, things soon changed when an unexpectedly aggressive accordion chord caused the VU meters on the EIE Pro to clip for the first time.

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They're normally illuminated in tasteful white light, but each meter changes to red illumination when its corresponding input or output clips depending on what is being Akai EIE Pro Audio. Conclusion The Akai EIE is an incredibly well-specified audio interface that looks and feels far more expensive than its modest price tag would suggest.

We know it can handle four simultaneous audio tracks, but would it start to degrade if you began copying lots of data to a USB memory stick at the same time?

Things get a little muddy when you start getting into the operational aspects of the unit itself. For example, the four mono inputs can also operate as two stereo inputs, and there is a switch to choose between these modes. Presumably to save on components and space, a lot the controls seemed to be designed around the two stereo inputs, rather than the Akai EIE Pro Audio mono.

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Akai EIE Pro Audio Such as the VU meters, which have two switches. You can switch between monitoring input or output, and you can choose between inputs one and two, or inputs three and four. Similarly, the headphone switch can chose one and two, three and four, or all.

One area where there is a separation of each input is around the back. The inserts and outputs give you a lot of flexibility in how you run your setup.

Source The Negatives If you look on Amazon or certain other marketplaces that allow consumer reviews, you might find more than a handful of negative reviews from people Akai EIE Pro Audio bought the Akai EIE Pro and had trouble getting it to work properly. These complaints ranged from poor audio quality to causing their machine to crash.


High quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog Akai EIE Pro Audio ensure that every detail of your session or performance gets captured and played back faithfully. The EIE sends and receives four audio channels on a single USB cable for simple, universal interface to your computer. The three additional USB 1. GarageBand is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.


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