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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 22 reviews )
 11 reviews50 %
 6 reviews27 %
 1 user review5 %
 2 reviews9 %
Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
Gizzippy04/07/2014

Gizzippy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good for beginners"

Akai EIE Pro
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.
Reesmo003/16/2014

Reesmo0's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good audio interface"

Akai EIE Pro
I was looking for a USB audio interface, with inputs and outputs "lines", as well as instruments, with A / D 24bit, 96kHz converter, for use with laptop or Pc Pc tower (portability), Windows 7 and 8.

UTILIZATION

Stable drivers, use with Cubase, Live! (8ms latency). I recorded one track at a time but I think it can record 4 tracks mono silmultané. The instrument preamp (guitar inputs) is of good quality and very good results for the price of the interface. We began to feel his weaknesses when multiple virtual instruments are used (3 or 4 max, if some effect plugins used), pure audio tracks, one is less limited (depending, always, the number of plugins used ).

GETTING STARTED

Easy to install and use. No worries

OVERALL OPINION

2 months of use and very satisfied with the product that was exactly my expectations performance / connectivity / price. More expensive (motu apogee ...) card is, of course, less limited processing capacity (beefier DSP) real-time, but the preamp is very correct and realize what I want (recording instruments environment component in man studio). Very good choice
citron6903/03/2014

citron69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Clean and tidy"

Akai EIE Pro
Four inputs, four outputs. It does not replace a mixer but for me, it saves a mix plus two inputs (with the possibility to choose the type analog input: line / mic (with or without phantom power) / guitar.

UTILIZATION

ASIO drivers stable, low latency.

GETTING STARTED

Installation (PC win7) is very simple.
The manual could be a little more substantial

OVERALL OPINION

I had a recurring problem with my previous cards: I always had digital noise PC that ended more or less polluting my recordings ... a PC that pollutes a lot electromagnetic level ... it pollutes the USB by the power supply, ground loops that radiates. In short, tired of hearing the gruibbbllee and scchhhtric ...

No such problems with the EIA! I think Akai has paid particular attention the analog part of their interface.
tilous02/08/2014

tilous's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Comprehensive"

Akai EIE Pro
Use home studio
On Pc
C is very complete with 2 input and 2 output Jack in more out noon
Plus 4 or XLR input jack for instrument face with many setting
Vu meter excellent and allows manipulating a piece of monitoring have 2 listening difference

UTILIZATION

The driver is stable,
I used the following on live 9
No latency

GETTING STARTED

The very simple installation

OVERALL OPINION

I have it for 2 years
Before I tried a blazer sound and m audio fast track
Most of the space in and out different setting possible
The - lack of power for headphones
roska02/07/2014

roska's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Doubts!!"

Akai EIE Pro
It is beautiful and elegant, and it seems that the quality is good! it seems!!

UTILIZATION

That is THE PROBLEM!! IMPOSSIBLE TO WALK WITH A MAC the beast EQUIPPED IN 10.9.1!!
Therefore, impossible to talk about anything else!!
It is shocking to see that displaying the PRO brand logo, does not work with a Mac!!

GETTING STARTED

VOID! and more than ZERO!

OVERALL OPINION

If you have a Mac ..... avoid at all costs!!
leraymur01/17/2014

leraymur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Akai EIE Pro on Mac"

Akai EIE Pro
The Akai EIE Pro audio interface and a good product, cheap, I use an Akai EWI with Axiom 25 and controlled by Ableton Live on a MacBook Pro.
All in rehearsal and live until recently gave very good results ...

UTILIZATION

Since the release of Mac OSX 10.9, Akai has not been able to provide updated drivers. The EIE Pro is no longer recognized by the system!
Fortunately, Live always recognized, but it is no longer possible to broadcast live the sound of the EIA Mac ...

GETTING STARTED

Incompatibility with OSX Mavericks

OVERALL OPINION

Very good product ... if you work on something other than recent or updated Mac!
03/24/2013

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not disappointed ..."

Akai EIE Pro
Purchased, at first, to be able to properly register and begin Music without it costing me an arm (limited budget). Assuring me, also, honorable and satisfactory quality to my ears.
In a second step: the ability to insert four instruments / mics and record at the same time. Option that made me buy the Roland UA55 concurence Quad capture ..
In a third step: the possibility, later adding other devices through ports noon, HUB and insert entries.
For now I just use: bass / guitar / drums (stereo) or bass, guitar / drum (mono) / microphone singing live ... And as for me and exercise alone save for the bass or guitar , of course ...
My config if the current is small and veillissante, but it does:
Asus K50C with Windows 7, CPU Intel C220 1.2 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive

UTILIZATION

In use, the original supplied drivers are stable and I do not need to perform updates while the latter is available on the Akai.

As a beginner, I use Reaper and Studio One 2 demo for the moment. Because it is these that I "speak" as well as the Akai is supplied with Cubase and Live ...
Anyway ... Whether one or the other, no worries for the recording and playback of four tracks simultaneously heard ... No latency for me.

GETTING STARTED

No problem with the installation, interface recognized immediately. No incompatibilities. Easy setup and the manual is clear enough. At the limit, you can almost do without ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for three months and it satisfies the inexperienced I am. I will publish my opinion in the year to bring back more "supported".

The +:
- Nice retro look
- Easy to understand
- An example of my appreciation:
recording in a friend homestudiste: my bass => comp EBS => Radial JDI DI => Audient Mico preamp => Focusrite interface (model?) => Ableton Live compared with a recording of my bass => comp EBS => Akai EIA pro => Reaper or Studio One 2: Same sound, in the end (to my ears) ... And no treatment in addition ...

The -: with time, I will find out maybe ...

The price / quality ratio is very good. Maybe I remake this choice, growing can be difficult: P .... I finally good, I am very satisfied with my small investment ... To be continued ...
EmotionalVectors03/09/2013

EmotionalVectors's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" AKAI EIE PRO - Attention Driver 2.13 to OSX 10.8.2"

Akai EIE Pro
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)
pithondeplume11/20/2012

pithondeplume's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" BEAUTIFUL INTERFACE"

Akai EIE Pro
MAO make at home with keyboards and guitars,
as very, very amateur

UTILIZATION

I do not know why, but from time to time a blue screen appears and I have to reboot the system.
For my part I use Cubase 5 with a ton of vst plug in
I can simultaneously record four tracks simultaneously without any latency

GETTING STARTED

no problem for installation.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this interface EIA Akai Pro for several months and really if the choice again I was back in the merchant eyes closed.
But hey I'm not a sound engineer but my little person and my old ears that suits me
fidwood11/13/2012

fidwood's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Interface very convincing"

Akai EIE Pro
The most for me was the 4 inputs. And I confess I do not remained indifferent to her look ... And relying on the reputation of Akai.

UTILIZATION

Used with Live 8. No worries if it's my computer configuration (Vista and laptop base)

Twenty tracks nevertheless turn out well. Slight lag observed (see my config, I think she bit better ...)

GETTING STARTED

Installation could not be more simple. One branch is used.

OVERALL OPINION

For 3 months, it makes me great service, with no apparent problems.

Little less perhaps, the space between the knobs quite limited ... but good.