Another OS X update has come out and once again AKAI has failed to deliver EIE Pro drivers. I’ve gone through this not just once, but twice. Luckily, Yosemite had a workaround that I was able to get working, but I’ve learned my lesson when it comes to AKAI and OS X drivers. I haven’t yet updated to OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
This is the last time I’m going through this. I don’t expect them to support this device on the next OS X update. I’m selling it and getting something else. Probably a Focusrite box as they seem to have their shit together.
If you have an EIE Pro, I suggest you do the same. I’m not buying another AKAI product that interfaces with a computer. I don’t trust them to support it and I don’t think that will change until we boycott them. Their products are fine, but their driver support record is unacceptable. They need to either a) have drivers ready before OS updates, b) only make class compliant devices, or c) open source the drivers so the community can support AKAI devices when they no longer care to.
For current info on AKAI’s supported devices go here:
UPDATE!: The driver has finally been updated! Visit the “Drivers” link above to get v3.3.2 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan!