a great audio input interface with usb hub for tablets
This little gizmo performed great with my tablet and cakewalk software. This audio interface is great for recording individual tracks with any kind of instrument. I used mic line input with the +48 volts to record a guitar amp with my guitar microphone. bass and guitar tracks sounded great with almost no noise. And the midi interface worked great assigning sounds to the keyboard through the AkAI pro and then playing the keyboard midi tracks with sounds for recording keyboard tracks. The vu meters work fantastic like a mixing board(real sensitive). The monitor in and out knob with the master level knob releases the sound I need to hear it at any level of volume. Depending on what studio speakers you hook up on the back of the akia pro audio output. I like it loud enough to play along live with the recordings I made to rehearse the next track I am going to record. The USB hub was great to add a mouse, external drive, DVD cd data disk drive and USB keyboard. I keep thinking this thing has more USB connections on hub but it was never a problem or a issue when it came down to recording. I can only imagine that the four inputs could be used to record multiple instruments on one track and simultaneously. Which is pretty cool but I've had the unit a month and that's my next step as I take on more students and use this akia pro to record tracks together with them showing them how to play 12bar blues and record It. This Akai pro has met all my expectations and more. It is definitely worth buying compared to the other units I saw for the same price.