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Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller
6.6 out of 10

Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller

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Reviews and Problems with Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller

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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but could be so much better

jdog77, amazon.com
29 October 2011
  • Summary: I've been playing my EWI USB for about four months now. I'm an alto player who wanted to be able to play well without having to maintain my chops. ;) Things I like: 1. Price 2. USB MIDI (vs regular MIDI) 3. Quality Things I don't care for: 1.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun

V. Caarlsoon, amazon.com
29 October 2011
  • Summary: This takes the place of my trumpet or flugal horn. It fingers nearly the same except for octaves one has to run the thumb across 4 rollers for the different octaves. It takes a little playing around to get the hang of it all, but really is not difficult.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic instrument, absolutely a blast for the price.

RL Perc, amazon.com
31 July 2011
  • Summary: This instrument is absolutely amazing! I am a percussionist with a small wind-playing background and I thought I'd pick the instrument up just to keep my woodwind fingerings in tact, and to help with recording some electronic music that I do. The EWI is amazing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Patience, Grasshopper

Trevor Miller, amazon.com
23 June 2011
  • Summary: Disclaimer: I've been bashed in comments before as an Apple fan. So sue me for not wanting to spend half my life trying to fix my computer. I've got better things to do. I've had the EWI USB for about two weeks now.
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Overall 10
10

AKAI EWI WIND CONTROLLER

September Moon, amazon.com
22 June 2011
  • Summary: AKAI WIND CONTROLLER EWI VERY EASY TO USE---GREAT PRODUCT-- SOFTWARE INSTALLATION UPDATE FROM GARRITAN IS A LITTLE CONFUSING--- A MUST FOR WIND SOUND SYNTH-- AWSOME WHEN LAYERING MULTIPLE SOUND TRIGGERING-- ABILITY TO CREATE NEW SOUNDS UNHEARD OF FIRSTS--DYNAMIC CONTROLLING LOUD/SOFT__
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Overall 2
2.0

defective instrument/toy

carlos "carlosmd6", amazon.com
15 May 2011
  • Summary: I tried the software on 3 different pcs and different instrument settings. Unit consistently produced this muffled sound with lots of reverberations and produced additional notes once I disengaged from the mouth piece. This is a joke to be charging almost $250 for a defective toy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the noodler and/or tinkerer

Mal-2, amazon.com
19 February 2011
  • Summary: One thing I worried about when buying an EWI USB was whether or not my little netbook would be able to run the software adequately. As long as I don't turn on any of the effects, IT DOES.
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Overall 4
4.0

Still frustrated

T. Robinson, amazon.com
30 October 2010
  • Summary: My EWI-USB arrived early today and I spent a good portion of my afternoon and evening tinkering with it. I'm giving 2 stars and I'm also giving some thoughts to returning it. My only other wind controller experience is with my Yamaha WT-11. So I'll be using that for comparisons.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding instrument!

M. L Strickland, amazon.com
1 May 2010
  • Summary: I couldn't be more pleased with the EWI USB!! It does exactly what it is supposed to do. I've seen some reviews that complained about the airflow through the instrument. I find it quite easy to blow. In fact, if it were not easy to blow, I wouldn't be able to play it.
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Overall 10
10

Incredible wind controller!

Dan S. Tong "avid SF reader", amazon.com
11 January 2010
  • Summary: I have used the Yamaha WX7, WX5, EWI-3020, EWI-4000s and this newest instrument, the EWI-USB. Not only is this instrument an incredible bargain at under $300 but it is much simpler to setup and use than all of the other wind controllers.
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