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Akai EIE Electromusic Interface Expander USB Audio Interface

Connect all your gear to your computer through this built-like-a-brick USB audio interface from AKAI, including four XLR-1/4" mic preamps and a USB hub. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Akai 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, the 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-1/4 in. 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 1/4 in. 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 1/4-inch 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-inch 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.

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Features:

- Record and playback 16-bit, 2-channel audio via USB
- Plug-and-play operation, no driver installation required
- Four XLR-1/4 in. combo jacks with phantom power and gain control
- Four nickel-plated 1/4-inch outputs for two separate monitoring systems
- Two classic, high-quality VU level meters with switchable sources
- Three additional USB ports for connecting other devices through to a computer
- 5 Pin DIN MIDI Interface
- Headphone output with switchable source and direct monitoring dial
- Table-top, solid construction with a great-looking, classic design

Includes:
- EIE I/O
- Power cable
- Quick start guide

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

Pro Tools is a registered trademark of Avid Technology Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


zZounds is an authorized dealer of Akai products.
- 44.1 kHz 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-4032
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Love this little tank"
Overall: To start this ting is a tank, it is like picking up a box of bricks. I feel like I could throw it across a room and then plug it right in and go. Though this is not a route I would recommend. From the moment I received it it was simple and easy to use, plugged it in an went, it looks like a lot, but if you now anything about producing and recording you know how to read the labels on it and will be fine. I use it with studio one, n-tracks, and a few others and have had no latency issues. Phantom power is perfect, as well as having the 4 channels though I will prob never use them at the same time it is a great choice to have. out puts are wonderful and sturdy. I wish you had the option to switch the out put to stereo for desktop monitor use but there is always a way to rig wires up. I would def recommend this little box to anyone, from someone just learning to a seasoned vet. I havent had to use support yet so no rating
Style of Music: rock, blues, whatever I feel like that day
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