AKAI EWI-USB Electronic Wind Instrument

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EWI USB is a user-friendly electronic wind instrument developed by studying the art of playing clarinet, saxophone, oboe and other traditional wind instruments in order to enable musicians to feel the same expressive control from an acoustic instrument. Produced with outstanding quality, EWI USB does not only allow wind players to create music electronically but can also be relied on the stage by professional musicians through its flexible and powerful performance. EWI USB utilizes the computer to produce its sounds and the users will only need any Mac or PC and the included EWI USB Aria Player Software in order to practice, create, perform and record with various instrument sounds, all through its USB interface. Featured with multiple fingering modes such as saxophone, flute, EVI (brass), traditional EWI and oboe, EWI USB can be played easily by both beginner and professional wind players. Additionally, EWI USB also includes a sound library with over 75 various concert band, jazz band, orchestral and synthesizer sound sets which are programmed by Garritan, most famous for its very realistic instrument sound libraries. With its outstanding professional quality, studio-ready sound library and expressive control, EBI USB offers a very affordable price to the users.

  • Electronic wind instrument controller
  • Easy to play, use and own
  • Powerful, flexible and reliable
  • Supports plug-and-play USB connectivity to Mac or PC
  • Includes Garritan Aria Player software which contains wind instrument sounds
  • Multiple fingering modes: saxophone, flute, EVI (brass), traditional EWI and oboe
  • Expandable sound palette
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece
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Technical Specification

  • Type: EWI-USB Electronic Wind Instrument
  • Sensors:
         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
  • General:
         Class-compliant, plug-and-play USB device
         (1) MIDI Output Channel Over USB
         Mac and PC compatible
  • Hardware:
         Dimensions (WxDxH): 587.4 x 69.85 x 69.85 mm
         Weight: 0.59 kg
         Power: ~100mA, 5V via USB
         Terminals: 1 slave connector (MIDI over USB)
  • Warranty: 1 year

What Is In The Box

  • EWI USB 
  • USB Cable (3 m)
  • Neckstrap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Software DVD
  • Quickstart Manual
  • Safety & Warranty Information Booklet


Manufacture Description

Akai Professional’s EWI USB enables you to enjoy the same expressive musical capabilities and control found in traditional acoustic instruments and provides an expressive, immersive platform for unrestricted creative expression. Combining multiple fingering modes (including sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI (brass)), a raft of performance friendly touch sensitive controls and ultra-responsive mouthpiece sensors, EWI USB ensures to readily adapt to your needs whilst ensuring every subtlety and nuance of your performance is faithfully recreated.

Computer Control

With EWI USB harnessing the creative scope and unrivalled processing power of your computer is simple courtesy of a conveniently located, non-obstructive USB port and seamless plug-and-play connectivity. Connect to virtually any Mac or PC, instal the included custom Aria Player EWI USB software, and you’re ready to practice, perform, create and record with a full collection of premium wind instrument sounds.

All The Sounds You Need

EWI USB’s custom Aria Player software is specifically engineered for use with EWI USB, providing wind players with a premium, pro-grade sound palate and an unprecedented level of expressive control. Expertly recorded and programmed by Garritan, wind instrumentalists have access to over 75 different orchestral, concert band, jazz band, and synthesizer sound sets, all meticulously developed by a critically acclaimed software manufacturer renowned for its ultra-realistic instrument sound libraries.

Expand Your Sound

Expand your sound palate using EWI USB as a full-featured MIDI controller and open up a world of creative possibilities via any computer based plugin designed to receive MIDI data. With the advent of computer focused DAW based music production, a diverse spectrum of virtual instruments are readily available, no short-fall of sounds to expand your sonic arsenal and enhance your creative potential

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