Akai Pro has announced the EIE Pro, a new digital audio interface and USB hub.

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

Akai EIE Pro

The USB audio interface on the EIE Pro is perfectly tailored for professional, project and portable studio setups.

This four-in, four-out (4×4) 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.

EIE Pro features

  • 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.

Akai Professional will exhibit the EIE Pro at Booth #400 at the 2011 Summer NAMM show from July 21st – 23rd in Nashville, TN.

More information: Akai Professional / EIE Pro