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Akai EIE - another 4-channel sound card (announced at NAMM)
« on: January 14, 2011, 05:40:58 AM »
Too clunky/boxy to look good in my gearbag, but maybe OK for desktop use?!

The marketing babble call it a "portable solution", go figure... ::)
No MSRP yet.

http://www.akaipro.com/eie
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    * USB audio interface with up to 24-bit recording resolution
    * Four XLR-¼" combo jacks with phantom power and gain control
    * Four nickle-plated ¼" 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



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Re: Akai EIE - another 4-channel sound card (announced at NAMM)
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 09:56:29 AM »
The updated model AKAI EIE Pro was just announced at Summer NAMM.
6 VDC powering, so it's good for field use in theory at least!  ;D
The dip switches and analog VU meters are vintage cool...

The previous EIE (non-pro) retails for $193, so I expect this to be a bit more.

    * USB audio interface with up to 24-bit recording resolution supporting all standard sample rates (44.1kHz/48kHz/88.2kHz/96kHz)
    * Four XLR-1/4" combo jacks with phantom power and gain control
    * Four nickel-plated 1/4" outputs
    * Two classic, high-quality VU level meters with switchable sources and RED peak LEDS
    * 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

 


Mics: A-51s LE, CK 930, Line Audo CM3, AT853Rx (hc,c,sc),  ECM 121, ECM 909A
Pres: Tinybox, CA-9100, UA5 wmod
Recorders: M10, H116 (CF mod), H340, NJB3
Gearbag: High Sierra Corkscrew
MD transfers: MZ-RH1. Tape transfers: Nak DR-1
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Re: Akai EIE - another 4-channel sound card (announced at NAMM)
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 10:04:19 AM »
you'd  think it would have some kind of digital output at least.....

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Re: Akai EIE - another 4-channel sound card (announced at NAMM)
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 01:52:59 PM »
Their marketing team missed a golden opportunity to call it the EIE I/O didn't they?
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Re: Akai EIE - another 4-channel sound card (announced at NAMM)
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 11:40:37 AM »
you'd  think it would have some kind of digital output at least.....
You mean SPDIF right? The usb is digi out.

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Re: Akai EIE - another 4-channel sound card (announced at NAMM)
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 04:07:01 PM »
Their marketing team missed a golden opportunity to call it the EIE I/O didn't they?

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