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  • AKAI EIE PRO - Attention Driver 2.13 to OSX 10.8.2

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 03/09/13 at 00:40
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    The price for the purchase of a First or SECOND sound card.
    USB keyboard, Moog Little Phatty, Live, Reason, ...


    USE

    After receiving my AKAI PRO EIA, I moved under my MACOSX 10.8.2. The book version of the driver card is version 2.13. The card is not recognized by the system, and therefore can not be used! After much research, I have an older version tlcharg 2118 on the site of Akai and everything works perfectly. Then look no further if you have the same problem as me, regards.

    IMPLEMENTATION

    After receiving my AKAI PRO EIA, I moved under my MACOSX 10.8.2. The book version of the driver card is version 2.13. The card is not recognized by the system, and therefore can not......
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    The price for the purchase of a First or SECOND sound card.
    USB keyboard, Moog Little Phatty, Live, Reason, ...


    USE

    After receiving my AKAI PRO EIA, I moved under my MACOSX 10.8.2. The book version of the driver card is version 2.13. The card is not recognized by the system, and therefore can not be used! After much research, I have an older version tlcharg 2118 on the site of Akai and everything works perfectly. Then look no further if you have the same problem as me, regards.

    IMPLEMENTATION

    After receiving my AKAI PRO EIA, I moved under my MACOSX 10.8.2. The book version of the driver card is version 2.13. The card is not recognized by the system, and therefore can not be used! After much research, I have an older version tlcharg 2118 on the site of Akai and everything works perfectly. Then look no further if you have the same problem as me, regards.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    To go with the rear Drivers is not very pro I got ... But there is worse right? ; O)
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  • A convenient interface

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 11/25/14 at 06:43
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    The features that attracted me the most are:
    The number of inputs / outputs (4 mono or 2 stereo) XLR or Jack with insert behind the card and the level mic / guitar Line facade.
    The meters are very practical and true (although I feel it captures the master of the signal without effects on my ableton which can make typing in the red even with a limited eg ... ).
    The practical side of Headphone Select for the headphone output, a mix knob for the signal in or out or in between. Phantom power, and switch level mic / guitar. Gains of knobs.
    It covers the 16/24 bit and 44 kHz / 96 kHz.


    I turn to the config following: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 / 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Mac OS X mid 2011......
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    The features that attracted me the most are:
    The number of inputs / outputs (4 mono or 2 stereo) XLR or Jack with insert behind the card and the level mic / guitar Line facade.
    The meters are very practical and true (although I feel it captures the master of the signal without effects on my ableton which can make typing in the red even with a limited eg ... ).
    The practical side of Headphone Select for the headphone output, a mix knob for the signal in or out or in between. Phantom power, and switch level mic / guitar. Gains of knobs.
    It covers the 16/24 bit and 44 kHz / 96 kHz.


    I turn to the config following: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 / 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Mac OS X mid 2011 (running in dual core 2x4 for now).

    UTILIZATION

    I had no installation problems, I think Akai-corrected bugs early version. I can listen to music on the net with, as I can work in computer music

    I use Ableton native or Waves VST plugins but mainly as Razor, U-he ... and they look pretty good even now my computer lags (BAWE it consumes these brands) 2x4 go dual core. In contrast, with native plugin Ableton we can put a lot of track with quite substantial chaining.

    Then I use to get the hardware (comps, synths ...) and I've used Live without worries. (As against the card is a bit grossse to transport)

    GETTING STARTED

    Installation was made without problem as I said above, I rarely even too much hassle to install with friends, for jam sessions. So no worries to report incompatibilities my side.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a few months and I've never had any major problems with the card has a few bugs that I had it or not detected because the lighting was probably occurred at a bad time. I had a m-audio fast track before.

    This is not LA sound card, but a good face (a pretty cool aviator side), it is stable even after several hours of consecutive use. But precisely at this price it has many more advantages than disadvantages.
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  • excellent sound card

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 11/19/14 at 12:29
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    I mainly use it with my PC. Sometimes I am also serving on my Akai DSP 16.
    I also connects via USB on a PV8 console and a Peavey 24 ZMX Electronic Alto home. Never a problem.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stable. I often use with Ableton or Mixcraft 6
    Ability to record four tracks, but I have never recorded more than two tracks simultaneously.
    The gain knobs are accurate. The VU meters are enlightened in red that you exceed the limits which is very useful especially when you are recording alone. Inters micro / line selection are useful.

    GETTING STARTED

    I installed the drivers and everything worked from the start. So easy config.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it since 2012 and if......
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    I mainly use it with my PC. Sometimes I am also serving on my Akai DSP 16.
    I also connects via USB on a PV8 console and a Peavey 24 ZMX Electronic Alto home. Never a problem.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are stable. I often use with Ableton or Mixcraft 6
    Ability to record four tracks, but I have never recorded more than two tracks simultaneously.
    The gain knobs are accurate. The VU meters are enlightened in red that you exceed the limits which is very useful especially when you are recording alone. Inters micro / line selection are useful.

    GETTING STARTED

    I installed the drivers and everything worked from the start. So easy config.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it since 2012 and if I had the choice again no hesitation. Never planted, reliable brief excellent quality and good quality / price ratio. I made this choice because I already had the hardware Akai jnen and am very happy.
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  • well

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 11/10/14 at 06:56
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    4 input

    4 output, 2 adjustable with front panel volume

    4 insert

    taking MIDI and usb

    UTILIZATION

    then the problem I had is that the drivers were not recognized on my mac and logic

    while the red model red normal EIS, it works without driver and it worked perfectly all the time

    So this one is better but it is still necessary that the drivers going well

    GETTING STARTED

    so incompatible with my mac and logic, because drivers and sound forge not working above

    OVERALL OPINION

    and good practice

    check that the drivers are compatible with your bazaar ...
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    4 input

    4 output, 2 adjustable with front panel volume

    4 insert

    taking MIDI and usb

    UTILIZATION

    then the problem I had is that the drivers were not recognized on my mac and logic

    while the red model red normal EIS, it works without driver and it worked perfectly all the time

    So this one is better but it is still necessary that the drivers going well

    GETTING STARTED

    so incompatible with my mac and logic, because drivers and sound forge not working above

    OVERALL OPINION

    and good practice

    check that the drivers are compatible with your bazaar
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  • Crackles on my computer, no control panel, mixed review

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 11/02/14 at 01:03
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    Strengths: preamp with 4 inputs, 4 outputs, built-in USB hub, the meters to monitor the level of inputs 1/2 or 1/2 outputs a reasonable price.

    I intended to connect a bass or a guitar, a condenser microphone and a synth stack the four inputs. The USB hub allows you to connect control surfaces without breaking the head, useful on laptops.

    I plugged into a desktop with an i7 4,5GHz 16 GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD for the system, a 2TB RAID10 (4 1TB disk) with a 128GB SSD cache, nVidia 9800GTX +.

    UTILIZATION

    Very low latency on my computer it goes with a buffer of 49 bytes no problem in Ableton Live 9. OSX drivers seem to lag behind those of Windows it goes. Of course the four inputs......
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    Strengths: preamp with 4 inputs, 4 outputs, built-in USB hub, the meters to monitor the level of inputs 1/2 or 1/2 outputs a reasonable price.

    I intended to connect a bass or a guitar, a condenser microphone and a synth stack the four inputs. The USB hub allows you to connect control surfaces without breaking the head, useful on laptops.

    I plugged into a desktop with an i7 4,5GHz 16 GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD for the system, a 2TB RAID10 (4 1TB disk) with a 128GB SSD cache, nVidia 9800GTX +.

    UTILIZATION

    Very low latency on my computer it goes with a buffer of 49 bytes no problem in Ableton Live 9. OSX drivers seem to lag behind those of Windows it goes. Of course the four inputs are available in Live as well as the four outputs. Routing should be done in the DAW, there is no control panel software, impossible to reconfigure the routing or volumes in a load of settings at the card. Strange omission.

    GETTING STARTED

    No problem setup, there is virtually no configuration since there is no control panel. Everything is done to buttons and switches. The manual is non-existent: Three empty bit of useful information pages. The supplied USB cable is a bit cheap.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it two weeks before returning to the store to exchange it against another material.

    In practice I immediately had a big problem: random crackling speakers. It was not until I changed the USB cable, I connect the EIE Pro to a USB port on a PCI card instead of ports on the motherboard, and above all I disable my network adapters (Ethernet, Wi-Fi) to finally not have all those crunches hours. It remained unacceptable to me, so I called my store, which made no difficulty to use this material to me in exchange for another. It seems that many users are experiencing similar problems to mine, or worse.

    Apart from this problem I had (and that everyone does not necessarily meet), I found the sound not very good preamps and low volume. The contrast with the Focusrite Scarlett who replaced is striking.

    For my part I highly recommend purchasing the EIE Pro. The sound quality is not at the rendezvous, it really lacks a control panel to save routing and volumes and recharge in one click, and there is a high risk of technical problems.
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  • The indispensable tool

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 09/14/14 at 05:24
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    Besides price beating all competition, I chose the EIA-Pro AKAI for its relatively large number of inputs (4 + 4 instrumentals inserts) and its integrated USB2 hub. It's silly to say, but for me that connects a lot in USB (master, nano-kontrol ... Keyboards) on a Macbook with only 2 ports, this is a strong argument that ending up with 4 Additional ports.

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing special to report, everything seemed clear. I have a slight defect on one of my knobs: the dress in plastic tends to go if you pull on them, but nothing extreme. I love the ability to mix monitor output and single output.

    Little thing that bothers me (I have not tried): It is no longer possible to control the......
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    Besides price beating all competition, I chose the EIA-Pro AKAI for its relatively large number of inputs (4 + 4 instrumentals inserts) and its integrated USB2 hub. It's silly to say, but for me that connects a lot in USB (master, nano-kontrol ... Keyboards) on a Macbook with only 2 ports, this is a strong argument that ending up with 4 Additional ports.

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing special to report, everything seemed clear. I have a slight defect on one of my knobs: the dress in plastic tends to go if you pull on them, but nothing extreme. I love the ability to mix monitor output and single output.

    Little thing that bothers me (I have not tried): It is no longer possible to control the overall volume on the Macbook, that goes over the USB is a level 100%.

    GETTING STARTED

    No worries for me. I'm easily under 10ms latency 96 KHz, I have not tried to go lower.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I was seduced by its design, and when I saw the price and features, I literally cracked. This is a great tool, very quality without breaking the bank. To end on a detail that crosses my mind, it's a shame not to be able to remove the light on the meters; these are really sharp when working a bit in the dark.
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  • Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 08/05/14 at 06:03
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    Who needed a usb hub and a sound card in my living room or + mobile mixer that I became pro EIA and am super satisfied!

    Use in electronics "Techno etc. .." Using Ableton + acoustic guitar + voice

    USB sound card with effective:

    - 4 input instrument / mic + supply
    - Usb Hub 3
    - Monitor output / + single output
    - 4 inputs insert

    Macbook connected to my "white" 4GB Ram it turns nickel. I use it mostly in IN for recording, the sound coming in my OUT OR A10. Or nomadic ..

    UTILIZATION

    Update drivers required to run on Maverick. The map is provided at the base with an ID key lock licenses to carry your PC pc and Protools that you suddenly eat a USB.

    Once parametrized in......
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    Who needed a usb hub and a sound card in my living room or + mobile mixer that I became pro EIA and am super satisfied!

    Use in electronics "Techno etc. .." Using Ableton + acoustic guitar + voice

    USB sound card with effective:

    - 4 input instrument / mic + supply
    - Usb Hub 3
    - Monitor output / + single output
    - 4 inputs insert

    Macbook connected to my "white" 4GB Ram it turns nickel. I use it mostly in IN for recording, the sound coming in my OUT OR A10. Or nomadic ..

    UTILIZATION

    Update drivers required to run on Maverick. The map is provided at the base with an ID key lock licenses to carry your PC pc and Protools that you suddenly eat a USB.

    Once parametrized in Ableton everything revolves nickel. Parameters depend on the intended use ... acoustic j decrease the size of the buffer to 256 or 128 history to have no latency for recording vocals separately and have an imperceptible latency. Electronic j'm 512 with either Live mode average 8/10 tracks composed by fashion .. 8/10 tracks with an average of 2/3 effects per track and 2/3 effects on the master and everything revolves nickel.

    I've tested with a buffer 1024 in live mode and at first glance it seems not change the masses ... I still dig the map for a month.

    GETTING STARTED

    Updated to make drivers via the akai site for albeton detects ...

    If a child configuration.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I AKAI since 2 months max.

    I have the A10 which allows me to mix 4 decks but has no instrument input. I also have a mixer Berhinger which is much less portable and whose preamps are all m ^ m a notch below the pre-amp AKAI.

    Ability to insert .. USB Hub ... Id lock and key free Protools. (M ^ m if I'm a fan Ableton it is always nice)

    A very good product Q / P I would buy again and I would recommend anyone looking for a versatile sound card especially for mobile phones with limited connectivity.
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  • Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 07/01/14 at 01:45
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    I have a Focusrite Scarlett, the preamps and converters are a bit my reference sound. I needed a map to 4 XLR inputs with +48 v and more opportunities for monitoring + inserts to put a reverb on the vocal takes.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers work very well. As Pro Tools comes with 10 express. Very low latency.

    GETTING STARTED

    Super simple to install and very stable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Actually I am amazed, for the price it really is a great deal. The trick is pretty damn good, sounds great. Very good converters input / output and preamps not bad, if I compare with those of the Focusrite.

    It could cost much more! ...
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    I have a Focusrite Scarlett, the preamps and converters are a bit my reference sound. I needed a map to 4 XLR inputs with +48 v and more opportunities for monitoring + inserts to put a reverb on the vocal takes.

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers work very well. As Pro Tools comes with 10 express. Very low latency.

    GETTING STARTED

    Super simple to install and very stable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Actually I am amazed, for the price it really is a great deal. The trick is pretty damn good, sounds great. Very good converters input / output and preamps not bad, if I compare with those of the Focusrite.

    It could cost much more!
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  • Effective with a great look

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 05/04/14 at 02:22
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    Bought it because one of my USB Yamaha MG166C table was totally inadequate ...
    Used with said table, and a PC Asus i5 2400 with 8 GB of RAM and Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

    Home studio

    UTILIZATION

    The driver is perfectly stable, no update since installation.

    Used with Cubase Elements 7 64-bit as DAW and VST Hosts for fast driving synths.

    Latency input I can get down to 4 ms in 48 KHz

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is done without problems, I / O Midi over USB are a real plus, as well as the integrated USB hub.

    The manual is a little short, and there are no options for the AKAI software, everything is done by lez host.

    It is still easy to use, knowing that my......
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    Bought it because one of my USB Yamaha MG166C table was totally inadequate ...
    Used with said table, and a PC Asus i5 2400 with 8 GB of RAM and Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

    Home studio

    UTILIZATION

    The driver is perfectly stable, no update since installation.

    Used with Cubase Elements 7 64-bit as DAW and VST Hosts for fast driving synths.

    Latency input I can get down to 4 ms in 48 KHz

    GETTING STARTED

    The installation is done without problems, I / O Midi over USB are a real plus, as well as the integrated USB hub.

    The manual is a little short, and there are no options for the AKAI software, everything is done by lez host.

    It is still easy to use, knowing that my table saw, I do not use some functions of the AKAI

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used since September 2013, to replace an EMU 0404 PCI who died a natural death, and after the disappointment of the audio via USB 1 on the Yamaha table ...
    Advantages: strength, audio quality, gauges needle
    Cons: the buttons on the front are a little tight, the manual

    Very good value for money, I do not regret buying
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  • Good for beginners

    Akai Professional EIE ProPublished on 04/07/14 at 15:17
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    Inexpensive and very good quality, I recommend this sound card for beginners computer music.
    Used with Pc i7, 8GB RAM etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    The drivers are relatively stable, works pretty well with Live 8/9
    Do not rely too much on SHIFT Akai.
    Latency is acceptable for the price of the machine.

    GETTING STARTED

    Quick installation easy grip.
    No conflicts with regret anything.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a year, it works very well it's solid!
    The look is one of its strengths.
    It is honest enough money level.
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