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AKAI EIE audio/MIDI interface with USB hub: : Musical Instruments

For example, the four mono inputs can also operate as two stereo inputs, AKAI EIE there is a switch to choose between these modes. Presumably to save on components and space, a lot the controls seemed to be designed around the two stereo inputs, rather than the four mono. Such as the VU meters, which have two switches.

You can switch between monitoring input or output, and you can choose between AKAI EIE one and two, or inputs three and four. Similarly, the headphone switch can chose one and two, three and four, or all.


One area where there is a separation of each input is around the back. The inserts and outputs give you a lot of flexibility AKAI EIE how you run your setup.


AKAI EIE The Negatives If you look on Amazon or certain other marketplaces that allow consumer reviews, you might find more than a handful of negative reviews from people who bought the Akai EIE Pro and had trouble getting it to work properly. These complaints ranged from poor audio quality to causing their machine to crash. There are also reports from a few years ago AKAI EIE some issues being fixed with a firmware update.

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AKAI EIE And, of course, there are the unfortunate souls who just received a faulty unit. The EIE Pro also dispenses with any form of digital connection on the back plate.


This is not surprising, given that the unit is designed to be an all-in-one recording solution that provides good connectivity with external equipment via its array of analogue socketry. While digital connections are invariably handy for additional inputs, they usually AKAI EIE at the expense of limiting the number of simultaneous analogue inputs available, which in this case would be at odds with the product's concept. The interface is powered by an external power adaptor, and while an internal AKAI EIE would have been ideal, it would, no doubt, have added cost and weight.

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In Action The EIE Pro Panel software displays the current status and configuration of the audio interface, including bit depth and sample rate. All technical configuration — sample rate, bit depth and buffer AKAI EIE, for example — can be freely controlled using the audio preferences within your digital audio workstation. Recording tracks using the bundled Cubase LE software. This version supports up to 48 audio tracks, 64 external MIDI tracks and 8 virtual instrument tracks; processing functionality can be easily expanded by downloading freeware third-party VST plug-ins. Initially, when I was setting and monitoring levels, force of habit kept me glued to the software meters on screen.

However, things soon changed when an unexpectedly AKAI EIE accordion chord caused the VU meters on the EIE Pro to clip for the first time. They're normally illuminated in tasteful white light, but each meter changes to red illumination when its corresponding input or output clips depending on what is being metered. The EIE sends and receives four audio channels on a single USB cable for simple, universal interface to your computer.

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The three additional USB 1. GarageBand is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Key Features.

One convenient box to connect all of your music gear to your computer. The EIE is all about plug and play convenience.

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With the EIE tabletop USB audio. Professional Audio/MIDI Interface with USB Hub. The EIE Pro is a tabletop USB audio interface perfectly tailored for your project and portable studio.

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