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  • One convenient box to connect all of your music gear to your computer.

    The EIE is all about plug and play convenience. With the EIE tabletop USB audio interface from Akai Professional, you can connect virtually any musical instrument or piece of production gear to your computer. With three convenient USB inputs in addition to its main USB port, EIE enables you to connect controllers, hard drives or any other peripheral to your computer when native ports may be limited. This compact, 16-bit 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. The EIE can be used with virtually any music software program like GarageBand or Pro Tools and connects plug-and-play to Macs or PCs; there is no driver installation required.

    Each channel of the EIE has an XLR-¼” combo jack, dedicated gain-pot and Mic/Line/Guitar switch. The EIE 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 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 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 EIE sends and receives four audio channels on a single USB cable for simple, universal interface to your computer. The three additional USB 1.1 ports allow the EIE to function as a hub as well, bridging other MIDI controllers and hard-drives to the computer. EIE's USB interface is class compliant for plug-and-play operation with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista and 7. The EIE features traditional MIDI In and Out jacks for playing and controlling software with keyboard and pad controllers, workstations, and other MIDI-compatible instruments.

    Get connected with the EIE from Akai Professional.

    GarageBand is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    • Class-compliant, no drivers required
    • 4 nickel-plated XLR-¼”inputs
    • Phantom power and 4 gain controls
    • 4 ¼” audio inserts
    • 3-port USB hub
    • 4 ¼” outputs
    • 5-pin MIDI I/O
    • Classic analog VU meter
    • 44.1kHz sample rate
    • 16 bit resolution
    • USB 1.1 Device (compatible with both USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 ports)
    • Class-compliant operation for PC and MACs
    • PC:

      • Windows XP – Windows 8.1 32/64-bit
      • Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster
      • 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM
      • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
      • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
      • 1 free USB 2.0 port
    • Mac:

      • OS X 10.5 – 10.9
      • Intel Core Duo
      • 1 GB of RAM
      • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
      • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
      • 1 free USB 2.0 port
  • Documents
    Quickstart Guide [revB] EIE and EIE PRO - Using the HEADPHONE SELECT Switch and MONITOR Knob
    Downloads
    ASIO4All - Optional audio device drivers for Windows

EIE

16-bit Electromusic Interface Expander

Overview

One convenient box to connect all of your music gear to your computer.

The EIE is all about plug and play convenience. With the EIE tabletop USB audio interface from Akai Professional, you can connect virtually any musical instrument or piece of production gear to your computer. With three convenient USB inputs in addition to its main USB port, EIE enables you to connect controllers, hard drives or any other peripheral to your computer when native ports may be limited. This compact, 16-bit 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. The EIE can be used with virtually any music software program like GarageBand or Pro Tools and connects plug-and-play to Macs or PCs; there is no driver installation required.

Each channel of the EIE has an XLR-¼” combo jack, dedicated gain-pot and Mic/Line/Guitar switch. The EIE 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 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 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 EIE sends and receives four audio channels on a single USB cable for simple, universal interface to your computer. The three additional USB 1.1 ports allow the EIE to function as a hub as well, bridging other MIDI controllers and hard-drives to the computer. EIE's USB interface is class compliant for plug-and-play operation with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista and 7. The EIE features traditional MIDI In and Out jacks for playing and controlling software with keyboard and pad controllers, workstations, and other MIDI-compatible instruments.

Get connected with the EIE from Akai Professional.

GarageBand is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Features

  • Class-compliant, no drivers required
  • 4 nickel-plated XLR-¼”inputs
  • Phantom power and 4 gain controls
  • 4 ¼” audio inserts
  • 3-port USB hub
  • 4 ¼” outputs
  • 5-pin MIDI I/O
  • Classic analog VU meter

Tech Specs

  • 44.1kHz sample rate
  • 16 bit resolution
  • USB 1.1 Device (compatible with both USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 ports)
  • Class-compliant operation for PC and MACs

System Requirements

  • PC:

    • Windows XP – Windows 8.1 32/64-bit
    • Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster
    • 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM
    • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
    • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    • 1 free USB 2.0 port
  • Mac:

    • OS X 10.5 – 10.9
    • Intel Core Duo
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
    • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    • 1 free USB 2.0 port

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