Akai EIE PRO 24-bit Electromusic Interface Expander


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The Akai EIE Pro is a tabletop USB 2.0 audio interface perfectly tailored for your project and portable studio setups. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.

The four-in, four-out (4x4) Akai EIE PRO USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface features low latency ASIO drivers and enables you to record up to 24-bit resolution and sample rates of 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz into virtually any DAW, recording or performance software on Mac and PC-based systems. The EIE Pro also houses three convenient USB inputs, in addition to its main USB 2.0 port, enabling you to connect controllers, hard drives or any other peripheral when native ports on a computer may be limited.

The compact recording interface contains high-quality components including nickel-plated input jacks, analog-style VU meters and a rugged aluminum casing for a powerful, professional, portable audio solution.

Each channel of the Akai EIE Pro has a XLR-¼” combo jack, dedicated sturdy, gain-pots and Mic/Line/Guitar switches. The EIE Pro features four discrete-design preamplifiers with 48V phantom power for use with virtually any microphone. Individual ¼” Nickel-plated jacks found on the back of EIE Pro provide you with channel inserts for processing audio signals externally. You can monitor sessions on multiple sets of studio monitors using the four ¼” balanced outputs, which are also Nickel-plated. Both pairs of outputs can be monitored visually with the high quality, analog VU meters providing classic features with modern style. For remote tracking and alternative playback, the EIE Pro has a 1/4” TRS headphone output. High quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters ensure that every detail of your session or performance gets captured and played back faithfully.

The Akai EIE Pro sends and receives four audio channels on a single USB cable for simple, universal interface to a computer. The three additional USB ports allow the EIE Pro to function as a hub as well, bridging other MIDI controllers and hard-drives to the computer. The EIE Pro features traditional MIDI In and Out jacks for playing and controlling software with keyboard and pad controllers, workstations, and other MIDI-compatible instruments.

Get your Akai EIE PRO USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, the guaranteed lowest price and our 45/60-day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • EIE Pro
  • Power adaptor
  • USB Cable
  • Quick start guide


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from Orlando, FL

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  • Pretty


  • Doesn't Work
  • Poor Sound Quality

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    Comments about Akai EIE PRO 24-bit Electromusic Interface Expander:

    I purchased the Akai EIE Pro yesterday, and have never been so massively disappointed with a product in recent memory. It looks beautiful, however 90% of the time it greets me with harsh digital distortion. Trying to adjust the audio settings results in a BSOD 5 times out of 10. I can temporarily get clean audio by changing the sample rate, but the harsh digital distortion always takes over. I've tried it on both my laptop and desktop PC's, Both are 4th gen I7's with 8 to 16 GB of RAM, which is laughably over your quoted system requirements on your EIE Pro page.

    I have no problems using my old fast track with the same sessions on these PC's with low latency and no distortion. In fact, the on-board audio on my laptop performs better.

    I'm not sure what the issue is, but I feel like you should be embarrassed pushing a product like this on the market with drivers this poor. I REALLY wanted to like this thing, but I feel like, unless there is some miracle, I'm going to have to take the hit on Sam Ash's restock fee and trade it in for something I know works. Unpredictability is not something i like in a piece of equipment that I'm planning on preforming with.


    Works great for me


    from seal beach, ca

    About Me Professional Musician

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    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Powerful
    • Versatile


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      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Akai EIE PRO 24-bit Electromusic Interface Expander:

      I just switched from PC to Mac. Macbook Pro. This worked great. Pretty much plug and play. No latency issues at all.

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      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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