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Akai Professional have designed the EWI USB to give wind players the expressive musical capabilities previously found only in much more expensive instruments. Being the first name in electronic wind instruments, Akai has had 20 years to study the art of playing saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and other traditional wind instruments.
The EWI USB is powerful, flexible, reliable and easy to use. Great for both live and studio use, EWIs are the only choice for serious wind players looking to make music electronically, and are perfect for professional players.
You can easily connect the EWI USB to your PC or Mac, and using the included EWI USB software, practice, perform, create and record with a full collection of wind instrument sounds. Players can experience an unprecedented level of expressive control with the Aria Player software which was produced specially for use with EWI USB.
Large Sound Palette
You get over 75 different orchestral, concert band, jazz band, and synthesizer sound sets expertly recorded and programmed by Garritan, renowned for its ultra-realistic instrument sound libraries.
EWI USB is designed for you to spend your time playing music; not learning technology. You'll find EWI USB easy to play whether you're just starting out as a woodwind student or an old pro wind player, with multiple fingering modes offered including sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI (brass).
Historically, electronic wind instruments have fallen into two different categories: high-end, professional instruments and toys. EWI USB breaks the price barrier, bringing professional quality, expressive control, and a studio-ready sound library to a price the professional-wind-instrument world has never seen.
- Electronic wind instrument controller
- Easy to play, easy to use, and easy to own
- Powerful, flexible, and reliable
- Plug-and-play USB connection to Mac or PC
- Custom Garritan Aria Player software, contains wind instrument sounds
- Multiple fingering modes: sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI brass
- Expandable sound palette
- Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece
- Mouthpiece: Air-pressure level sensor & bite sensor
- Note Keys: 13 touch sensors
- Octave Rollers: 2 mobile, 2 fixed touch sensors (5-octave range)
- Bend Plates: 2 touch sensors
- Ground Plates: 2 touch sensors
- Class-compliant, plug-and-play USB device
- MIDI Output Channels Over USB: 1
- Mac and PC compatible
- Dimensions: 23 1/8" x 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
- Weight: 1.3 lbs
- Power: ~100mA, 5V via USB
- Terminals: 1 slave connector (MIDI over USB)