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Akai Professional EWI USB Electronic Wind Controller  

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Use your computer and this electronic wind instrument for unprecedented control over your sound.

The Akai Professional EWI USB electronic wind controller is for musicians seeking an easy-to-play, easy-to-use instrument. Akai Professional's decades of experience in wind and electronic musical instruments are rolled into Akai's most user-friendly-and most affordable-EWI controller ever.

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For over 20 years, Akai Professional has studied the art of playing saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and other traditional wind instruments and developed electronic wind instruments that enable wind players to enjoy the same expressive control as in an acoustic instrument. Akai Professional designed the EWI USB to give wind players the expressive musical capabilities previously found only in much more expensive instruments.

Akai Professional Performance

EWIs are the only 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

The Akai EWI USB controller is extremely flexible because it harnesses your computer to generate its sounds. Its USB interface means that all you need is nearly any Mac or PC 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.

Electronic wind instrument controller 
Easy to play, easy to use
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 (electronic valve instrument) fingering for brass players
Expandable sound palette
Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece

EWI USB wind instrument
Neck strap
Cleaning cloth
USB cable
Software DVD
Quick start guide
Safety instructions

EWI USB Electronic Wind Controller Specifications:

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: 2-3/4" W x 23-1/8" L x 2-3/4" H
Weight: 1.3 lb.
Power: 100mA, 5V via USB
Terminals: 1 slave connector (MIDI over USB)

Minimum system requirements:
Mac: OSX
PC: Windows XP or Vista
USB port
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Comments about Akai Professional EWI USB Electronic Wind Controller:

Awesome. Beyond cool. If you want to have an instrument that makes all the sounds of every other instrument...with expression...get this. You won't be disappointed. I am not a woodwind player (other than recorder--which helps in learning this EWI) and I picked this up and started playing. There is a learning curve to get the fingering down. But this is way cool and a dream come true.

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