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Akai EIE Audio Interface
Plug and Play Convenience
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.
For more information on installing your EIE Interface, a useful Quick Start Guide has been added as a PDF to the top of this page.
Components and Connections
Each channel of the EIE has an XLR-1/4″ 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″ 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″ balanced outputs, which are also nickel-plated. Both pairs of outputs can be monitored visually with the high-quality, analog VU meters providing classic f
- 4 x 4 Audio interface with integrated 3-port USB hub
- 4 XLR/TRS combo jacks with phantom power
- 2 Classic analog VU meters with source selection
- MIDI I/O ports and four 1/4″ outputs on the rear
- Compact desktop format with rugged construction