Akai Professional EIE ProItem ID: EIEPro
24-bit/96kHz, 4-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface with VU Meters and Zero-latency Input Monitoring
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Your On-the-go Pro Audio InterfaceRecording on the go? The Akai EIE Pro USB audio interface is built for life on the road. Supporting up to professional-grade 24-bit/96kHz format, this rugged 4-in/4-out tabletop USB audio interface adds quality audio I/O to your favorite Mac or PC DAW. Four front-mounted XLR/TRS combo jacks provide easy access for your microphone-level, line-level, or instrument-level sources, and VU meters let keep a close eye on your levels. And in addition to its main USB 2.0 port, three additional USB ports let you hook up the rest of your gear, making the Akai Professional EIE Pro the perfect interface for your laptop studio.
Akai EIE Pro USB Audio Interface at a Glance:
Record professional-quality audio
Just because you're looking for a good deal on an audio interface shouldn't mean you have to limit your recording quality. That's why Akai gave the EIE Pro professional-grade digital converters. The EIE Pro lets you record 24-bit audio at 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, or 96kHz resolution. Are you ready for professional studio work? The EIE Pro is!
Built to handle life on the go
When Akai designed the EIE Pro for life on the road, they weren't fooling around. This rugged audio interface features an ultra-durable cast-aluminum chassis. So no matter where your music takes you, your EIE Pro will be ready to record when you get there.
The perfect interface for your portable studio
But a tank-like exterior isn't the only thing that makes the EIE Pro an ideal audio interface for laptop-based recording. Because many of the best recording laptops feature a limited number of USB ports, Akai decided to give the EIE Pro a trio of extra USB inputs. That means you can take your controller keyboard, pad controller, and external hard drive, with you, and still have USB ports left over for your iLok or other peripherals. Plus, onboard MIDI I/O lets you hook up any MIDI based gear as well.
Akai EIE Pro USB Audio Interface Features:
Built for professional-quality recording, the Akai EIE Pro USB audio interface is perfect for your mobile studio!
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Wyndell, Mckinney, TX
Reviewsbased on 15 reviews
So far, so good.
by Sean Havlena from Westlake, OhHonestly, this has been a great purchase; It works really well and I've managed to get signal through it every time I've used it. My only regret is that I didn't get any XLR cables to successfully pas... read more [+]s phantom power on this thing (plus I didn't know that you needed XLR to pass Phantom at the time.) Other than my own negligence, I can't see any other problems. I haven't managed to play around with much else, but I hope to do that very soon close [-]
April 25, 2013
Music Background: Student
Very good, all functionality you'd expect!
by fromHi guys,
July 29, 2012
Solid controls, quiet operation, nice sound quality.
We tried it with guitar, overdrive and reverb with Palmer speaker simulator DI and without it, and it sounds well ei... read more [+]ther way, thumbs up for built-in preamps.
WDM drivers seem to work fine (tested with Audacity), no hum nor nasty clicks.
All features are useful, great looks and power supply supports 240V operation too.
Recommended for anyone looking for inexpensive USB recorder! close [-]
by from OH, USADoes eferything I need it to do as far as recording. have had no Latency problems of any sort. I definetly like the fact that I can control the input and output levels at the touch of a finger to c... read more [+]ontrol any clipping. Works great with IK Multimedia software, Sony Sound Forge 10 Pro, Nuendo, and Adobe Audition 1.5. close [-]
March 21, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
too cool for school
by Jason Haury from San Marcos, CA, USAgreat sound, no hiss, no hum, hub feature is very convenient, inputs are very clean. it's a bit bigger than i imagined (~ 6"x3"x4") and pretty heavy (all metal) - so it's not quite laptop bag compati... read more [+]ble, but it's still portable. close [-]
March 5, 2012
Music Background: live musician, amateur recording/engineering.
by Victor Perez from San Francisco, CAUpgraded my NI audio kontrol to this beast. I love the functionality of it all, the usb hub in the back makes things easy and neat. The inserts allow me to finally dabble with some hardware component... read more [+]s. It looks amazing and built like a tank. Oh, and the thing sounds awesome. Not the most portable, but it can be. I had the same noise issues whith playback but a simple change in my windows sound options fixed that in a second flat. (Set it to the highest settings) couldn't be happier with this purchase. close [-]
January 15, 2013
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