Reviews and Problems with Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller
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Value for money 4
No big deal.
Groz from Powell River BC., Canada, Sonic Electronix
14 June 2012
Conclusion: I have mixed feelings about this thing. I thought it could have been a lot more ergonomic, and not try to imitate something it isn't. I am not a musician, nor will I ever be. I also learned that living 45 years as a smoker doesn't help you blow a wind instrument, so I just haven't used the thing. I bought it out of curiosity more than anything, and am thinking of sell it. I thought the software a little non-intuitive to set up. I didn't have much fun.
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. Coincidentally, I bought 2 Akai products this week and both for the same reason: a midi input tool to use with Band in a Box on my laptop.