Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

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crumhorn
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Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:42 pm

Thinking I might get one of these to replace my old firepod interface which has been acting strange lately.

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http://www.akaipro.com/eiepro

Anybody got experience of it?

It's between that or a Focusrite Safire at the moment
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:24 am

production-room.com clain to have them in stock. Dv247 and absolutemusic and Thoman are all advertising them as if they are available now.

are they telling fibs?
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by Dragonbreath » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:31 am

Ive been wondering myself... it doest jump to the eye quite alot.

A friend of mine said it looked like some army grade lunch can...lol


I can say saffire certainly sounds very good!
I have the pro 40 and I love it.
Its got a few quirks but all products have some

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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:42 am

I like the flexibility of the input and phantom power switching. But there are no real reviews of it yet.

Tempted to place an order on thoman.de (£191) and see if they can actually deliver. It comes with a one month money back guarantee so I can always send it back if it turns out to be full of bugs.

actually the whole front panel is beautifully laid out now I look at it again. what with the headphone selector, mono/stereo switch and the various metering options.

I think I've convinced myself.
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:38 am

bastards at production-room.com said they were in stock on the web site, took my money then emailed me to say they aren't available in the UK until February - but they've got plenty of others types in stock !!!!! :x :x :x

I'm apoplectic about it

Obviously I'll cancel the order, which will cost them - giving me some satisfaction

what a bunch of arseholes
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by nuxnamon » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:32 am

i say go with the focusrite.. they are atleast more reputable when it comes to audio interfaces vs akai.. just the name erks me.. "electromusic expander"... also given that akai tends to have problems with software (just look at what happened to the mpc 5000), i don't know how stable the drivers are going to be for this guy.. and since there bread and butter is the mpc, most of the companies resources will go to those product.. it does kinda look cool, but other than that, all the features this thing has come with most interfaces

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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:37 pm

Not many (any?) with the ability to plug in four guitars, that's the main thing that's got me hooked.

It's a dilemma to be sure.
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by nuxnamon » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:35 pm

how about something along the lines of this? I've seen Dj's use this..
http://www.jamhub.com/products/bedroom.html

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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:42 pm

that's different, but interesting. just checking the user manual.
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by dancing Ray » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:13 am

The buddies at my local equipment shop gave me one (EIE) to test it and write a review.
Anything you want to know in particular?
Maybe I´ll give it a shot this afternoon (in about six hours).
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:04 am

dancing Ray wrote:The buddies at my local equipment shop gave me one (EIE) to test it and write a review.
Anything you want to know in particular?
Maybe I´ll give it a shot this afternoon (in about six hours).
Hi, I'd be very interested to know your overall impressions regarding sound quality build quality, feel of switches and sockets etc, but most importantly stability with absence of clicks and pops at the lowest latency settings.
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by ansiaaa » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:33 pm

any news about that review Ray?

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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by crumhorn » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:50 pm

I just ordered one from Thoman who have them in stock now (they say). They do a 30 day money back guarantee so there's no risk if I don't like it for any reason.

I'll report back once it's had a thorough testing.
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