AKAI EWIUSB Eletronic wind instrument Garritan Aria sounds and Software

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Electronic Wind Instrument with Garritan Aria sounds and software





A wind controller with USB!

The Akai Professional EWI USB gives wind players access to an easy-to-play, easy-to-use wind instrument MIDI controller. Of course, Akai has a 20-year history of studying wind instruments and those that play them, which is why the EWI USB feels so natural to players. The multiple fingering modes offer sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI (brass) meaning players of many instruments and experience levels can easily use this wind controller. Take your playing and expressiveness to the next level with the EWI USB wind controller.

Akai Professional EWI USB at a Glance:
  • Performance
  • Computer Control
  • Sounds and Modes
  • Affordable

EWIs are a popular choice for serious wind players looking to make music electronically. While EWI USB is easy and fun to use, it's also powerful, flexible, and most importantly reliable enough for use on stage and in the studio by professional musicians.

Computer Control
EWI USB is the most flexible EWI because it harnesses your computer to generate its sounds. Its USB interface means that all you need is virtually any Mac or PC with a USB port and the included EWI USB software, and you're ready to practice, perform, create, and record with a full collection of wind instrument sounds. Aria Player software was produced specifically for use with EWI USB, providing wind players with an unprecedented level of expressive control.

Sounds and Modes
The EWI USB offers over 75 different orchestral, concert band, jazz band, and synthesizer sound sets expertly recorded and programmed by Garritan, a company renowned for its ultra-realistic instrument sound libraries. EWI USB offers multiple fingering modes including sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI (brass), so whether you're just starting out as a woodwind student or an old pro wind player, you'll find EWI USB easy to play. EWI USB is designed for you to spend your time playing music; not learning technology.

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. Discover the world of expression that only wind instruments can offer with EWI USB.

Akai Professional EWI USB Features:
  • 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
  • Neck strap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • USB cable
  • Software DVD
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety instructions
  • 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

The Akai Professional EWI USB gives you expressive playing from a wind controller!


Specification Detail
Number of Keys 13 Touch Sensors
Aftertouch Yes
Number of Performance Pads 0
Number of Encoders/Pots 0
Number of Sliders/Faders 0
Dedicated Transport Control No
Other Controllers Mouthpiece, Octave Rollers (2 mobile, 2 fixed), 2 x Bend Plates, 2 x Ground Plates
System Requirements Mac Mac OS X
System Requirements PC Windows XP or Vista
Pedal Inputs No Pedal Inputs
Height 23.13"
Width 2.75"
Depth 2.75"
Weight 1.3 lbs.
Power Supply USB Bus Powered
Manufacturer Part Number EWI USB

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