AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument
The AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument is the most expressive and versatile wind instrument, combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library by SONiVOX.
The Next-Generation Wind Instrument
The AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument is the latest addition to the EWI series. Building upon the legacy of the original Electronic Wind Instrument, Akai Professional created the AKAI EWI5000 with the same objective in mind—deliver unprecedented musical expression to wind players everywhere. Experience the next generation in wind-performance technology with an instrument that’s built for the contemporary player.
With 2.4GHz low-latency wireless connectivity, the AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument empowers you to perform freely with a dynamic performance instrument in hand. It supports stereo wireless audio and includes a receiver for instant mobility on the stage or in the studio. The AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument also supports wired audio and MIDI connections for integrating with additional external performance and production hardware. Plus, its powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so you can take the AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument with you and play it anywhere.
For precisely controlling volume and pitch dynamics, the AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument features an ultra-responsive mouth piece with an air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor. In addition, eight dedicated precision dials allow you to adjust instrument or effect parameters on the fly; tweak Filter, Reverb, Chorus, LFO, Breath Amount, Bite Amount, Semitone Tuning, and Fine Tuning for a sound that’s as expressive as your playing.
Multiple Finger Modes
The AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument is a powerful instrument that expands the performance capabilities of woodwind and brass musicians alike. With support for multiple playing styles, its interface can be switched to flute, oboe, and saxophone fingering modes. An EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) Mode is also included for brass players. Whether you're a classically trained flutist looking for a modern instrument, or a seasoned EWI player looking for finger-position flexibility, the AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument gets you covered.
Hook It Up
USB-MIDI connectivity and a 5-pin MIDI output enable you to expand your sonic palette by controlling software synths, virtual samplers, or traditional MIDI modules. The AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument comes with a built-in 1/4-inch output for connecting it directly to PA systems and a 1/8-inch headphone output for practicing privately. A USB cable and wall adapter are included to recharge battery power via USB or wall power.
Any Sound For Any Performance
The AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument comes loaded with more than 3GB of built-in high-quality sounds designed by SONiVOX, a leading creator of premium virtual instruments and software synthesis technologies. These instruments span across just about every music genre and put traditional orchestral sounds (e.g. horn, brass, and woodwind) and non-traditional sounds (e.g. progressive synths, basses, and leads) at your fingertips.
EWI5000 Sound Editor
Expand your creative capabilities with the EWI5000 Sound Editor software. This custom software editor is a powerful platform for manipulating AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument's sound library on your Mac or PC. Connect the AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument to your computer via USB; call up any instrument from the library; and use the filter, two LFOs, pan knob, tune control, and multiple envelopes to tweak it into something entirely new. Then, store your edits directly on your AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument for a customized instrument library that's ready to perform whenever you are.
AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument Features
- Authentic wind-instrument performance and response with next-generation music technology
- Wireless stereo audio for onstage freedom (receiver included)
- 3GB of onboard, world-class acoustic and synth sounds created by SONiVOX
- Up to 6 hours of play time using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charging adapter included)
- 8 precision dials for quickly tweaking instrument and effect parameters
- USB port for USB-MIDI connection and battery recharging
- 1/4" audio output and 1/8" headphone output
AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument Specifications
- Mouthpiece: Air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor
- Note Keys: 13 touch sensors
- Controls: 8 instrument and effect precision dials
- Octave Rollers: 6 mobile, 2 fixed touch sensors (8-octave range)
- Plates: 2 pitch-bend, 2 ground
- Inputs/outputs: (1) USB port, (1) 5-pin DIN MIDI output, (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS line output, (1) 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS headphone output
- MIDI Connectivity: USB-MIDI and 5-Pin MIDI ouput
- Wireless Connectivity: Stereo Wireless Audio (2.4GHz)
- Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery charged via USB port
- Sound Library: 3GB of acoustic and synth sounds developed by SONiVOX
- Dimensions: 2.4" x 26.6" x 1.7"
- Weight: 1.98 lbs
- Dimensions (Wireless Receiver): 2.4" x 4.8" x 3.6"
- Weight (Wireless Receiver): 0.29 lbs
AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument Requirements
- Mac System: IntelÂ® Mac
- OS: OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9;
- RAM: 2 GB
- PC Requirements: Windows 7 or Windows 8
- Processor: 1 GHz processor or faster
- RAM: 1 GB (32-Bit) and 2 GB (64-Bit)
AKAI EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument Includes
- Cleaning Cloth
- Wireless Receiver
- EWI5000 Editor Software (download)
- USB Cable
- Quickstart Guide
- USB Power Adapter
- Safety and Warranty Manual
- Neck Strap
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