The Akai Professional EWI USB is the company's most affordable and easy-to-use electronic wind instrument (EWI) to date. The EWI USB is a simple plug-in-and-play controller that gives you access to over 75 different sound sets thanks to the included Garritan Aria Player software. Don't be fooled by its relatively affordable price point, the EWI USB is a serious instrument that can hold up to beginner and experienced players alike.
Whether you're experienced with EWIs or not, you'll find that the EWI USB is a very user-friendly instrument. It's simple to set up, just plug it into your PC or Mac via USB, install and open up the included Garritan Aria Player software and you're ready to go.
Akai Professional has studied wind instruments for over 20 years with the aim to give players the same control and expressiveness they're used to on a traditional wind instrument. Regardless of the instrument you're used to, the EWI USB can suit your playing thanks to the multiple fingering modes. You can choose from sax, flute, oboe, traditional EWI, and EVI (brass) modes so you won't have to adjust your fingering style when you transition from a traditional instrument.
- 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: 2
- 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