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 cpyatak » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:40 pm

EIE I/O

:)

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

Post by dinaiz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:15 pm

Hi ! Sorry to "wake up" such an old thread but I'm considering buying that one too and I was wondering how well does it performs now we are mid-2013. Any feedback from actual users ? I'm under win 7 x64 both on a laptop and a desktop.

I'm wondering how well it performs in ASIO cases (when using it in a DAW) but also in everyday live (direct sound, WASAPI etc ...) because my desktop is also my media center. Best regards,

Any alternatives with 4 inputs in this price range would be good, although I'm kind of in love with the looks of that one :D

D.

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

Post by crumhorn » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:17 pm

I never got it to work on my Windows 7, 64 bit, USB 3 Sony Vaio. In the end I gave up trying and sold it cheap to a friend who uses it faultlessly on an older Vaio running 32 bit XP with USB 2.

Audio quality seems very good and features are great but the sound always breaks up after a few minutes of use (my experience) Maybe give it a try but make sure you have the right to return it.
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Re: Anyone used the Akai EIE Pro sound card yet?

Post by Punky921 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:45 pm

I ended up going with a Scarlett Focusrite 18i6 and never looked back. It's been absolutely brilliant for me.

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

Post by dinaiz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:38 am

Thanks for your input - might end up doing it the focusrite way too ! Too bad, the looks where amazing :)

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

Post by Punky921 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:02 am

I never ended up using an EIE pro, just FYI. So it's not like I have a direct comparison.

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

Post by dinaiz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:25 pm

Punky921 wrote:I never ended up using an EIE pro, just FYI. So it's not like I have a direct comparison.
Absolutely but people seem not to have too many problems with that one. The EIE pro seems to be more random

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