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The ingenious design of the new EIE Pro USB audio interface provides ultimate convenience for musicians

Cumberland, R.I. (July 19, 2011) – Akai  Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the  new EIE Pro premium digital audio interface and USB hub. Akai  Professional will exhibit the EIE Pro at Booth #400 at the 2011 Summer  NAMM show from July 21st - 23rd in Nashville, TN.

The EIE Pro is a tabletop audio/MIDI interface with USB hub in one convenient box to connect virtually any kind of music gear.

The USB audio interface on the EIE Pro is perfectly tailored for professional, project and  portable studio setups. This four-in, four-out (4x4) device enables  professional recording at up to 24-bit resolution and sample rates of  44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz into virtually any DAW, recording  or performance software on a Mac or PC. The EIE Pro also houses three  convenient USB inputs, in addition to its main USB port, enabling it to  connect easily to controllers, hard drives or any other peripheral when  native ports on a computer may be limited. The compact recording audio  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.

Each channel of the EIE Pro digital audio interface has a XLR-¼” combo jack, gain-pots and Mic/Line/Guitar switches. The  EIE Pro features four discrete-design preamplifiers with 48V phantom  power for use with virtually any microphone. Individual ¼” TRS  Nickel-plated jacks found on the back of EIE Pro provide you with  channel inserts for processing audio signals externally. Inputs or  outputs can be monitored visually with the high-quality, analog VU  meters providing classic features with modern style. For quiet tracking  and alternative playback, the EIE Pro has a 1/4” TRS headphone output.  High quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters ensure  that every detail of any session or performance gets captured and played  back faithfully.

The EIE Pro USB audio interface sends and receives four audio channels on a single USB cable for  simple, universal interface to a computer. The three additional USB  ports allow the EIE Pro to function as a hub as well, bridging other  MIDI controllers and hard-drives to the computer. The EIE Pro features  traditional MIDI In and Out jacks for playing and controlling software  with keyboard and pad controllers, workstations, and other  MIDI-compatible instruments.

“The EIE Pro offers  truly high-performance audio recording at very high sampling rates over  USB2.0,” said Glen Darcey, Director of Product Management, Akai  Professional. “The fact that it also serves as a full-blown MIDI  interface and USB hub are all additional benefits that nearly any  musician or producer will find useful. The fact that it looks great  doesn’t hurt either.

The EIE Pro will be available from pro audio and musical instrument retailers in Q3 2011.

For more information about the EIE Pro, a new audio interface, please visit http://www.akaipro.com/eiepro

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