4-in/4-out PCIe Audio Interface

The MAYA44e is a high quality 24-bit / 96 kHz 4-in / 4-out PCIe audio interface, providing a number of powerful and amazing features optimized for home recording on a professional quality level and for various DJ applications.

The card can easily be used by home users making their first steps in computer audio as well as by professionals who produce music on a budget, looking for a professional, yet affordable, PCIe audio solution.

MAYA44e provides 2 stereo analog line inputs, 2 stereo line outputs, a microphone input with +48V phantom power and preamp, a Hi-Z guitar instrument input, a MIDI I/O interface with 16 input and 16 output channels, as well as an optical and coaxial S/PDIF output and a coaxial S/PDIF input (via the included breakout cable).

MAYA44e comes with a powerful software package that allows you to start using the hardware right out of the box. The main item provided on a separate DVD is Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg that runs perfectly under Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X. The music production system sets a new standard for integrated music production software by combining powerful audio and MIDI recording, synthesis, editing, mixing and effects.

In addition to the main software, MAYA44e also ships with various plugins including the LFX 1310 multi FX effect plugin from Luxonix, Tassman ESI from AAS, the ESI Bovbjerg Piano, the ESI Atti-Tube bass guitar amp simulator, the ESI FX pack with 7 different effect processors, the Studio Devil BVC guitar amplifier from Gallo Engineering and a few other third party plugins.

Please note that MAYA44e has since been replaced by the newer MAYA44 eX.


  • 24-bit / 96 kHz 102dB(a) A/D converter and 24-bit / 96 kHz 108dB(a) D/A converter
  • 4 simultaneous input and 4 simultaneous output channels
  • microphone preamp with +48V phantom power
  • Hi-Z instrument input to directly input guitar signals
  • simultaneous full-duplex recording and playback
  • S/PDIF coaxial and optical output, S/PDIF coaxial input
  • PCIe x1 interface card, works in x1 and any other PCIe slot
  • full DirectWIRE support
  • low-latency EWDM driver: MME, WDM, DirectSound and ASIO 2.0 support
  • compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • compatible with Mac OS X (10.4.4 and higher)
  • bundled with Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg


Reviews and Testimonials

Here are selected reviews of MAYA44e:


The November issue (2009) of Germany's Beat contains a review of our MAYA44e: "The used Wolfson-Converter WM8776 (...) convinces with its close to linear frequency response"



Germany's stereoplay issue July 2009 contains a review of MAYA44e in the HiFi & PC section: "(...) future oriented audio solution for modern PCs. Convincing are the usable features as well as the terrific sound quality."


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