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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
windigo05/09/2012

windigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very simple and positive."

Akai Professional EIE Pro
Needing to copy a configuration starting from a console and through a Fast Track Ultra, the budget is tighter, I tested the Akai EIA at its output, but it was USB 1.1 and 16 bits. Then the Pro's output in the wake, phew, USB 2.0 and 24 bits, sample rates from 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz to 96 kHz.
The use should be simple, because everything started from a console (Peavey), but the recording had to go through a PC, a goal achieved through this interface 4 x 4 Look at the beautiful and easy to use, recognized several configurations and all software tested.
The connection is: four combo inputs XLR / jack with phantom power,
Selective listening headphones on the front.
4 outputs on the back Jack 6.35, a power supply (included) and cherry: a three-port USB Hub very useful, MIDI In & Out, and a switch ..

UTILIZATION

The drivers very stable, no need to update.
Software, Cubase 6, Reaper, Samplitude MX
Pro Tools, in loops, Mixcraft, Maker Premium MX, etc..
Two inputs used, four outputs, for a start of 10 tracks, so no latency observed, it's all good.

GETTING STARTED

Simpler, hard to beat, recognized by many systems, just plug. None known to date.
No need for a manual 4 x 4 with four potentiometers on the four inputs, two portholes vintage VU meters and accurate.

OVERALL OPINION

Since its initial availability, if you count the 1.1, except for the final configuration in "Pro" for a month. Yes, too many interfaces, Lol. But what good is a model that I think will make people happy, the Fast Track Ultra, a little more comprehensive but more expensive does not even arise as a rival.
Good quality, price, Look, the results obtained, its simplicity, deserves to be known, see in the future for reliability, but all builds confidence.
Akai, with both EIA, especially the Pro will appeal to a wide audience, a choice recommended to make or remake without problem.
graphicbreizh04/04/2012

graphicbreizh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Robust and affordable comprehensive"

Akai Professional EIE Pro
I had an m-audio fast track pro before, but I was limited to two entries, I was looking for an interface with 4 inputs minimum ...

My choice fell on the EIA of Akai Pro.

I use the output of a stereo mixer (first two entries) and I also put out a vocalise live4 (with a microphone to record voice and sax) and a live guitar.

I plug my Boss DR-880 in MIDI. The advantage is the USB hub that I plug in my midi keyboard and my EWI USB.

It is recognized without problems with my MacBook Pro and my Mac Pro (Dual Core All 3 years old) in Logic Pro.

I also use it to play audio files out of my mac and my backing during rehearsals.

UTILIZATION

I have'nt had any problems since I installed it. Good sound quality and there is no problem to record on 4 inputs.

So far I've only recorded sax or guitar, vocals, Dr-880 and backing from the usb Mac. Everything works and the quality is superior to equivalent see my recordings on the fasttrack pro.

GETTING STARTED

The manual and software are well done. Although you don't have to read the manual except possibly for the installation of the software. On the Mac, the EIE is directly recognized.

I've had no problems so far.

OVERALL OPINION

I've used it for 3 months now and it gives me full satisfaction. It allows me to record my backing tracks and me jam along or exercise alone.

To me this is the best value offering full connectivity.

What I like most is the reactivity which is really good, I did not experience latency. In addition to itsconnectivity and the USB hub, I love the build quality. Metal case, sturdy and VU meters are very "pro".

What I like least, I can't say ...

For a homestudio or a small jazz combo or group, it fulfills its role. Connect an analog mixer it allows even more possibilities.

I will buy it again without a doubt. This is the most comprehensive of its category. If you want more, you need a digital mixer. But if you also have analog equipment do not hesitate if 4 powered inputs, MIDI in/out and usb hub are enough for you.