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Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller

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Wireless electronic wind instrument.

EWI5000, the latest addition to the EWI series, combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library by SONiVOX to create the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to today's musicians. Building upon the legacy of the original Electronic Wind Instrument, Akai Professional created 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.

Performance Freedom
With 2.4GHz low-latency wireless connectivity, EWI5000 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. EWI5000 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 EWI5000 with you and play it anywhere.

Unparalleled Expression
For precisely controlling volume and pitch dynamics, EWI5000 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
EWI5000 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, EWI5000 has 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. EWI5000 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
EWI5000 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, woodwind, and strings) 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 EWI5000's sound library on your Mac or PC. Connect EWI5000 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 EWI5000 for a customized instrument library that's ready to perform whenever you are.

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

Order today for a next-generation wind instrument.

SPECIFICATIONS
EWI5000
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 (charges with included USB cable or wall adapter)
Sound Library: 3GB of acoustic and synth sounds developed by SONiVOX
Dimensions: 2.4" x 26.6" x 1.7"
Weight: 1.98 lb

Wireless Receiver
Dimensions: 2.4" x 4.8" x 3.6"
Weight: 0.29 lbs
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Akai ProfessionalEWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller
 
4.5

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4.0

A great buy.

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from Biloxi, MS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller:

Very nice addition to a working woodwind player's equipment list. And will get you many more gigs. Of course, it takes time and study learning the controls. So set aside a solid week of study and video watching just to get comfortable with operation. The ewi itself is a five star rating, but overall I rated only 4 stars simply because it comes with no case. Not even a carry bag. Nor is any case recommended. As if you should simply carry it around in your hand. I purchased from WWBW a very nice protec pro-pac soprano sax case which works wonderfully with a very minor modification. Item #540699000001000. I do enjoy ownership of this electronic instrument.

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5.0

Great service!

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from Santa Fe, NM

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller:

    I replaced my old EWI1000 with the 5000. The wireless capability is fantastic and the wide array of sounds allows me to apply it in many situations.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It is much more than I expected.

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    from Los angeles, CA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Rich Sound

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller:

    I love this instrument but Akai shoulld take care of its quality when it comes out from factory.
    Because of small problem, I asked to return it for exchange.
    but it's sound and work is great.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My First EWI

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    from Ventura, Cal

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    Comments about Akai Professional EWI 5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Controller:

    I have been playing the Sax 30+ years. Never even thought about an EWI until I recently moved to a townhome. I wanted something I could plug headphones in that keep neighbors from commenting on my playing. So off I went and bought an Akai EWI 5000. To my surprise I adapted to it really quickly. After a week of playing it I still stumble over the octave rollers from time to time, but each practice session I get more accustomed to the rollers. If you are a pure Sax player you will miss a few things but all-in-all it is a great instrument.

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