Pronounced like “easy,” EASI is an acronym for Enhanced Audio Streaming Interface. Similar in many aspects to ASIO, EASI is a new architecture developed by Emagic and is designed specifically to standardize communications between Software and Hardware in professional audio applications. It is cross-platform and designed to meet the requirements of both hardware and software without the need for further implementation. Emagic hopes to create a new standard based around EASI architecture as they claim it is superior in several ways to ASIO. In an effort towards getting EASI architecture accepted, Emagic is presenting EASI as completely public, with no Non Disclosure Agreements needed. They hope it will “start a discussion” among music technology equipment developers about compatibility issues.