What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Akai Professional EIE USB Audio Recording Interface with Integrated USB Hub?

A total of 5 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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28th Nov 2016

not in my experience, I use this one which also acts as a usb/midi hub in addition to audio in/out. For a stage setup, I have the ipad as the host device, hook up one or more controllers through usb or midi, and take the audio out from it.

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26th May 2015

The Akai EIE has multiple USB outputs. Otherwise you are looking at a much bigger, and much more expensive mixing board or tube amplifier.

I don’t know if you can do that in Audacity, since it gives you one input option. I haven’t tried. You can record up to 4 channels with DxTory. That means you can record the game audio, 3 mics, and the fourth in Audacity if you want to. Other audio recording programs most likely have multiple input capabilities (as they designed to record several instruments at once).

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30th Jan 2015

Dayum! Nice setup. Praise GabeN! Just picked up an Akai EIE to replace my 2 input audio interface. It’s worked out really well! I had an M-Audio one before. Here’s a link: http://www.amazon.com/Akai-Professional-EIE-Recording-Integrated/dp/B0042Z3ADI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422660116&sr=8-1&keywords=akai+eie&pebp=1422660146214&peasin=B0042Z3ADI

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7th Feb 2017

It would be like how a lot of people record the mic + game audio on the same track to begin with. It has four XLR inputs for four mics, but only two channels for recording to the computer.

You could have two mics per channel, three mics on one channel and one on the other, or all four on one channel if you’re feeling insane.

And yeah, there are plenty of audio interfaces that are actually multitrack (that’s the term you want to be looking for). The problem is, though, that 4+ track ones that are from a reliable manufacturer with reliable drivers don’t really come super cheaply.

The Scarlett 18i8 is a solid one. The Akai EIE is probably the cheapest I know of, but I hear conflicting reports about the drivers. The Steinberg UR44 is another solid one.

Basically, the thing to look for is 4 XLR inputs, with a multitrack USB interface. It’ll say somewhere in the specs how many tracks it does.

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8th Aug 2015

Well, audio interfaces with inserts are not usually cheap. I recommend the AKAI Pro EIE which has multiple USB outputs as well. If you want a board then I suggest the Mackie ProFX8 which is what I use.

Now the insert I suggest is the Behringer Composer Pro-XL MDX2600 which is a Reference-Class 2-Channel Expander/Gate/Compressor/Peak Limiter with Integrated De-Esser, Dynamic Enhancer and Tube Simulation. It will do your noise gate, compressor, and De-Essing for you as well as some other stuff.

Never said this was a cheap route xD