Reviews and Problems with Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller
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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: 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 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.
Summary: I was apprehensive about buying a wind controller, as I've played good old fashioned woodwinds and brass all my life. However, I was shocked to find how expressive and emotive one could be using an electronic controller like this.
Summary: After seeing an extremely negative review on the Akai EWI USB I had to chime in. I've been composing for years with a Yamaha WX5 and have grown accustomed to scoring with wind controllers - there's nothing like the performance you can get from them.
Summary: Awesome. Beyond cool. If you want to have an instrument that makes all the sounds of every other instrument...with expression...get this. You won't be disappointed. I am not a woodwind player (other than recorder--which helps in learning this EWI) and I picked this up and started playing.