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Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller

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

Great Deal: $299.00

Reviews and Problems with Akai EWI USB Wind Instrument Sythesizer Controller

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"Blows my mind to be blowing an EWI"

By a customer from yahoo.com, zzounds.com
22 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I have not used the instrument long enough to know how well it sound compared to other natural instruments. However, I have heard others play the EWI in bands and for personal use and they sounded great. I bought mine to learn how to play a wind instrument, at 67 I couldn't blow a natural instrument if I was the wind. The EWI is so easy to blow into and make a sound.
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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. Since the instrument is a MIDI controller above all else, it works not only with the included Garritan Aria software, but also with Garageband, Sibelius, Reason, etc.
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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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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. I have had Bell's Palsy for 14 months and it is impossible for me to develop enough pressure to play my clarinet and my saxophones. Yet I have no trouble with the EWI.
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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. You do not have to mess around with 6 or 7 little knobs or screw adjusted controls in order to get this instrument set up to play properly.
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Fantastic Instrument

Vincent Cirelli "vcirelli", amazon.com
10 January 2010
  • 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. The EWI comes with a nice library of sounds out of the box, some are better and more natural than others. My experience with the setup and software was great, it worked flawlessly on my MacBook (2.5 Intel Core 2 Duo).
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Another Opinion

D. Baker, amazon.com
30 November 2009
  • 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. After dealing with waning support on older wind controllers and specialized accessories and dead batteries all the time I finally jumped onto the Akai mainly to simplify things via USB and up to date software support.
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It really works

Christopher Doyle, music123
3 May 2009
  • 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. There is a learning curve to get the fingering down. But this is way cool and a dream come true.
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User Review

ulriclarg, Audiofanzine
5 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Instrument I reu dernire week and I use it with Reason 4, More precisely with the sampler NNXT. The rsultats are remarkable, the changes rponse blast is effective and no latency. I have used for many years a yamaha WX7 unfortunately down now, and frankly, I'm particulirement satisfied with this new instrument.
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User Review

charlyjojo, Audiofanzine
19 May 2009
  • Excerpt: How long do you use the I use it for three weeks What is so special that you like most and least? I like the controller on the other hand, (this is strictly binds me, matter of taste) provided soft sounds are not very realistic for my taste for cons with Mr. Sax T is the dream! is the first model wi...
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