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Old 20th September 2012
  #1
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🎧 5 years
Akai EIE pro issue

Hi

I have u weird problem with my AKAI EI pro, and nobody seems to able to help me so far.
The audio interface 'crashes' every 10 minutes: it makes a very harsh, distorted metalic noise and nearly no audio signal comes through anymore. When I just turn it on and off again everything is fine again for about 10 mins.
This problem doesn't only occur when working with Ableton, also when I'm just listening to music on itunes or watching youtube,...

I reinstalled the drivers but that didn't work. I'm working with a macbook pro btw. We have the same problem on my studio partner's macbook pro.
I returned to the store and brought my entire studio setup and showed them what was going on. They kept the card for a couple of days to test it (also with a macbook pro) and in 2 days they didn't have the problem once. They told me it is a problem with my laptop (which would be weird because we have the same problem on 2 different laptops) but they gave me a new EIE pro, just in case.
When I came home I hooked everything up and 10 mins later it crashed again.

Does anyone recognise this problem or do you know what I should do?

Thanks


Goute
Old 27th November 2012
  #2
Gear Nut
 
1 Review written
🎧 10 years
The drivers on these things are ****ed.

I do not recommend them.

On my Windows 7 PC I get digital distortion from the outputs at all times. Works fine on my Macbook.

I don't have any use for it on my macbook though, and apparently I can't take it back because it's not technically faulty.

So just a waste of several hundred dollars.

Many other uers around the internet with similar problems. I probably shouldn't have trusted Akai to write a fricken audio interface driver, although you'd think theyd test these friggen things before mass producing them.

AKAI, FIX YOU DRIVERS FFS.

If anyone is considering buying one of these, here is my review: don't.
Old 22nd December 2012
  #3
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🎧 5 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goute ➡️
Hi

I have u weird problem with my AKAI EI pro, and nobody seems to able to help me so far.
The audio interface 'crashes' every 10 minutes: it makes a very harsh, distorted metalic noise and nearly no audio signal comes through anymore. When I just turn it on and off again everything is fine again for about 10 mins.
This problem doesn't only occur when working with Ableton, also when I'm just listening to music on itunes or watching youtube,...

I reinstalled the drivers but that didn't work. I'm working with a macbook pro btw. We have the same problem on my studio partner's macbook pro.
I returned to the store and brought my entire studio setup and showed them what was going on. They kept the card for a couple of days to test it (also with a macbook pro) and in 2 days they didn't have the problem once. They told me it is a problem with my laptop (which would be weird because we have the same problem on 2 different laptops) but they gave me a new EIE pro, just in case.
When I came home I hooked everything up and 10 mins later it crashed again.

Does anyone recognise this problem or do you know what I should do?

Thanks


Goute

I too wish Akai would fix their drivers because I think it's a nice unit apart from driver issues which can of course cripple the unit's functionality. It might be worth upgrading the firmware to if that fixes the issue. Also, setting the sample rate to 88 khz or higher in your DAW may help. Which version of the driver are you using? .30? .42? I was having problems with .42 on playback at sample rates below 88. Using Asio4all (not a mac option, unfortunately), going above 88 or reverting to .30 fixed the issue, though the .30 driver suffers from latency issues.
Old 24th March 2017
  #4
Here for the gear
 
🎧 5 years
For me the problem is that my EIE pro can not handle 96000Hz and my device defaults to this every time I connect it. Now whether that is a Mac bug or the driver I am unsure however, if I set the device to 441000Hz every time I connect the device the problem goes away.

Big pain in the ass really. I want to set and forget.

A.C.
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