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Yamaha WX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black

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Yamaha WX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black

B&H # YAWX5 Mfr # WX5
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You Pay: $549.00

Guitar players or keyboardists have many options for inputing data into electronic equivalents. Horn and Woodwind players generally have far fewer instruments and devices to choose from; the WX5 is a welcome addition to the market, combining Yamaha's production expertise in the manufacture of both of acoustic and electronic instruments.

The WX5 is a full-featured MIDI wind controller with a sax-compatible, 16-key layout and high-resolution wind and lip sensors, that comprehensively addresses the musical details and requirements of the Wind-to-MIDI process with an astonishing array of expressive performance controls. The WX5 ships with 2 mouthpieces (Sax, with reed, and Recorder ) and is fully GM, XG, and VL compatible.

Full Featured Control
24 Controllers Available
4 fingering modes: Saxophone (a), Saxophone (b), Saxophone (c), Flute
MIDI Out connector, WX Out connector (Power and MIDI Out), DC in
Power supplied via : 6 x AAA batteries
PA3B AC adapter
WX Out Connector (from compatible Yamaha Tone Generators or BT7 MIDI/Power Pack)
All optional
Controllers Note keys: x 16 including 2 x Assignable High Keys
Octave Change Keys: x 4 (Control range-7 octaves)
Pitch Bend Wheel
Setup Switch
Hold Switch: Key Hold/Sustain/Portamento
Program Change Switch
Power On/Off Switch
Rotary Controls Wind Zero
Wind Gain
Lip Gain
Lip Zero
Transpose Key Transpose: C2,Bb1,Eb
Octave Transpose: 5-step (-2/-1/0+1/+2)
Fingering Saxophone (a), Saxophone (b), Saxophone (c), Flute
Dip Switches Velocity:On/Off
Wind Data: CC#2(Breath Controller), CC#7(Volume), CC#11(Expression)
Wind Curve: Normal/Hard
Lip Mode: Tight Lip/Loose Lip
Lip Range: Normal/Wide
Lip Data: Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel
Lip+ CC#18 (Gen3): On/Off
Transpose: C2/Bb1/Eb2
Fingering: Saxophone (a,b,c), Flute
Fast Response: On/Off
High D,D# Key Assign: D:CC#81-On, D#:CC#80-Off
Pitch Bend Data: Pitch Bend Up and Pitch Bend Down/Modulation Wheel and Pitch Bend Down/CC#16 (Gen1) and CC#17(Gen2) Bright Up/ Down
Sensors Wind Sensor, Lip Sensor
Indicators Red LED x 2 (Wind Monitor, Lip Zero Monitor)
MIDI Transmit Channel Channels 10 - 16
Connectors MIDI Out Connector, WX Out Connector (Power Out), DC in Jack
Power Supply UM-4
AAA
R03 x 6
PA3B AC Adapter
WX Out Connector (from compatible Yamaha Tone Generators or BT7 MIDI/Power Pack)
Dimensions (LxHxD) 24 x 2.4 x 2.75" (611 x 62 x 70mm)
Weight 1.1 lb (520 g)
Yamaha WX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black
  • 1 Sax Mouthpiece with Reed
  • 1 Mouthpiece Cap
  • 1 Recorder Mouthpiece
  • Soft Case
  • WX Cable
  • Strap
  • Recorder Cream
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    YamahaWX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        • Professional recording (3)

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        5.0

        I AM HAPPY TO FIND THIS AT B&H

        By esteela

        from los angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Educational Purposes

          Comments about Yamaha WX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black:

          i BOUGHT THIS TO REPLACE MY YAMAHA. AND B&H give good price

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          this is my 4th windsynth, 3rd wx5.

          By Tony Ostinato

          from st paul, mn

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Yamaha WX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black:

              heres some of what i do with windsynth:[@]prefer the wx over ewi because of the lip based pitch bender vs the right hand thumbplate pitchbend on the ewi.

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              4.0

              the wind synth for most or us

              By saxdude

              from canada

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Yamaha WX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black:

              Not as sophisticated as the EWI but much more user friendly. Best choice for a basic wind synth.

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              5.0

              WX5-MIDI Wind Controller

              By Normandacomic

              from Oakland Ca

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Yamaha WX5 - MIDI Wind Controller - Black:

                Convience, light weight, and easy to use, what more can you ask for. Connected to a midi sound source and the magic that can be created are only limited by the boundaries of your mind.

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                Batteries & Power

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                Required item: Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

                Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh)
                • You Pay: $16.95
                 
                Panasonic -  Eneloop AAA Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (800mAh, Pack of 4)
                • You Pay: $10.98
                 

                Digital Cables

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                Hosa Technology -  Midi to Midi (premium) Cable - 5 ft
                • You Pay: $8.95
                 

                Cases & Protection

                Yamaha -  YCWX5 Hardshell Case
                • You Pay: $89.41
                 
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