Akai Professional EWI5000 - Electronic Wind Instrument

Akai Professional EWI5000 - Electronic Wind Instrument

Akai Professional EWI5000 - Electronic Wind Instrument

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Akai Professional EWI5000 - Electronic Wind Instrument


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Product Highlights

  • Authentic Wind-Instrument Performance
  • Wireless Stereo Audio
  • 13 Touch Sensors
  • 8 Precision Dials
  • Up to 6 Hours Battery Play Time
  • USB Port and Headphone Output
  • 3GB SONiVOX Acoustic and Synth Sounds
  • Mac OS X
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  • 1Description

The EWI5000 from Akai Professional combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library from SONiVOX to create an expressive and versatile wind instrument. The unit features a responsive mouth piece with an air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor for precisely controlling volume and pitch dynamics. Eight precision dials allow for adjusting instrument or effect parameters on the fly - tweak filter, reverb, chorus, LFO, breath amount, bite amount, semitone tuning, and fine tuning.

With 2.4 GHz low-latency wireless connectivity, the EWI5000 allows for performing freely without being captive to an output cabling. It supports stereo wireless audio and includes a receiver for instant mobility on the stage or in the studio. The instrument also supports wired audio and MIDI connections for integrating with other external performance and production hardware. A 1/4" output can connect directly to a PA system and a 1/8" headphone output allows for private practicing. And since it is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it can be played anywhere.

Multiple finger modes support flute, oboe, and saxophone fingering. An EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) Mode is also included for brass players. The controller ships with more than 3 GB of built- sounds designed by SONiVOX, with instruments that span just about every music genre and provides traditional orchestral sounds (e.g. horn, brass, woodwind, and strings) and non-traditional sounds (e.g. progressive synths, basses, and leads) for immediate access.

A software editor allows for manipulating the included sound library using a Mac or PC computer. Simply connect the instrument to the computer via USB, call up an instrument from the library, and use the filter, two LFOs, pan knob, tune control, and multiple envelopes to tweak it into something entirely new. Custom edits can be stored directly on the EWI5000 for a personalized instrument library.

Authentic wind-instrument performance and response
Wireless stereo audio for onstage freedom (receiver included)
Up to six hours of play time using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charging adapter included)
Eight precision dials for quickly tweaking instrument and effect parameters
USB port for USB-MIDI connection and battery recharging
1/4" audio and 1/8" headphone output
3 GB of onboard acoustic and synth sounds created by SONiVOX
UPC: 694318015254
In the Box
Akai Professional EWI5000 - Electronic Wind Instrument
  • Wireless Receiver
  • USB Cable
  • USB Wall Charger
  • Neck Strap
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mouthpiece Air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor
    Note Keys 13 x Touch sensors
    Controls 8 x Instrument and effect precision dials
    Octave Rollers 6 x Mobile, 2 x fixed touch sensors (8-octave range)
    Plates 2 x Pitch-bend 2 x Ground
    Wireless Connectivity Stereo wireless audio (2.4 GHz)
    Connectors 1 x USB type-B port (USB MIDI)
    1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI Out
    1 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS line output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS headphone out
    Power Requirements Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Charged via USB port (charges with included USB cable or wall adapter)
    System Requirements Mac
    OS X 10.7 through 10.9
    2 GB RAM

    1 GHz processor or faster
    Windows 7 or Windows 8
    1 GB RAM for 32-bit OS, 2 GB RAM for 64-bit OS
    Dimensions (WxDxH) EWI5000: 26.6 x 1.7 x 2.4" (676 x 43 x 61 mm)
    Wireless Receiver: 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.4" (122 x 91 x 61 mm)
    Weight EWI5000: 2 lb (0.9 kg)
    Wireless Receiver: 4.8 oz (136 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.6 x 7.0 x 6.0"

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