Reviews and Problems with Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller
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Good, but could be so much better
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.
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.
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.
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.
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__
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.
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.
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.
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.