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6.8 out of 10

Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller

Electronic wind instrument controller Easy to play, easy to Read more

Great Deal: $279.95

Reviews and Problems with Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller

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Overall 2

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. I will never buy another instrument made by Akai, which used to be a reputable Japanese company which produced reliable stero equipment in the old days when everything was made in Japan.
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Overall 2

Look Elsewhere

Joel K. Nesheim "electronic musician", amazon.com
20 July 2009
  • Summary: I own a Yamaha wx11 and VL70 as well as this Akai EWI USB instrument. Compared to the Yamaha equipment, the EWI USB is a piece of junk. I have wasted many hours attempting to get the software and hardware to work together and have concluded it is time to write off the equipment expense and turn my attention to better things. If you want to spend your time fussing with midi settings and new sound cards, buy the EWI USB.
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