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Akai Professional EWI4000S

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  • Touch-sensitive keys Customizable sax-style fingering Preset sounds with 2 VCO + 2 VCF, dual-voice analog modeling 2-Digit 7-Segment LED program display Chorus, reverb, and deverb effects Octave roller Breath sensitivity for expressive dynamics Onboard analog-modeling synth sound module MIDI output PC and Mac editor software for internal sounds MIDI output for use with sound modules Lightweight and portable MIDI I/O Battery power (AA x 2) or optional AC adapter
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Let's face it. You're serious about your instrument. And if you're going to take your skills into the land of MIDI, you want nothing but the BEST tools for the job. No compromises here. That's why you're looking at the Akai Professional EW4000S. This is the CREAM OF THE CROP, the KING of MIDI wind controllers... and, scratch that, it's even a standalone instrument too because there are built-in synth sounds. We're talking about an extremely expressive instrument that's made with the most demanding of players in mind. Ohhh yes.


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003Y5825I
  • Item model number: EWI4000S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,036 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 22, 2008

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simdude on June 27, 2013
The EWI4000S is probably the best wind controller available but it can be a challenge to play well. As another reviewer noted, it has touch sensitive keys. Since most people buying this will probably be coming from the acoustic wind instrument world, this is a challenge. For myself, changing octaves was the greatest hurdle. Like many wind instruments, you use your left thumb. However, with EWI, it's a roller with 8 octaves and not a simple single key. As with other wind instruments, changing octaves not only entails using your left thumb, but also lifting or putting all your other fingers on other keys simultaneously. With the EWI's touch sensitive keys, if any finger touches one of the pads before the others, you will get ghost notes. All I can tell players is you can overcome this with practice. Anyone that has listened to Michael Brecker (RIP) knows just how amazing you can sound with this instrument. Another great resource online is Bernie Kenerson. He has really mastered this instrument. He has online exercises and offers lessons via Skype for players of any level. Before giving up on the EWI, I would recommend at least one lesson with him to see if he can provide some guidance or tips.

As far as the instrument itself, the built in analog synth is very expressive. I ended up with modified patches from Patchman music as they are thicker than the built in sounds. Of course, you can also drive a MIDI synth but my knowledge is weak here and you need to know a thing or two about assigning breath control to the proper channels to get the right sound. Mr. Kenerson has some great tutorials here too in some of his product reviews.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sonderangebot on January 4, 2014
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"God made them all, Colt made them equal." Akai made them (EWI 4000S) all, Matt Traum (patchman sound bank vol. 1) made them work.
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Having played a variety of wind instruments I was disappointed to find the Akai had non-moveable keys which complete circuits by touch. The instrument does not feel like a wind instrument but a brick covered with buttons. The in-built sounds are reasonable but I could not get any feel out of playing it for a month. I have mine up for sale and am looking at a Yamaha WX5 as a replacement.
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I love my EWI. I bought it to help my church orchestra. I have since come to love just playing music. I do recommend watching a series of instructions found free on You Tube.
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