Akai Professional is the first name in electronic wind instruments. For over 20 years, Akai Professional has studied the art of playing saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and other traditional winds, and developed electronic wind instruments that enable wind players to enjoy the same expressive control as in an acoustic instrument. We designed EWI USB to give wind players the expressive musical capabilities previously found only in much more expensive instruments.
The Akai Professional EWI4000S is a giant leap in the evolution of wind instruments.
The heart of the EWI4000S is its built-in sound module that lets musicians plug a wireless MIDI or audio set up into the base of the EWI, and move freely around the stage without being tethered by wires.
At Akai Professional, we understand that artists want to concentrate on creating and performing music, not manipulating buttons, so we’ve made the breath, vibrato, glide time, and bend width controls easily accessible and totally adjustable. In addition, the included software lets both Windows and Mac users edit, customize, store and recall sounds with their computer.
The EWI4000S delivers incredible versatility, ultimate mobility and remarkable creative expression that brings a musical revolution to your fingertips.
Type: Wind-instrument type controller with sound module
Fingerings: EWI, saxophone, flute, oboe, EVI, and EVI reversed
Note Keys: touch sensors
Mouthpiece: air pressure level sensor
Lip: pressure level sensor
Bend Up/Down Plates: touch sensors
Glide Plate: touch sensor
Octave Shift Rollers: touch sensors
Program Key: touch sensor
Keys: LEVEL, FX, SETUP, TRANSPOSE, OCT, HOLD
Sensor: Adjustment Breath Sense, Breath Adjustment, Bend Width, Bend Adjustment, Glide Time, Glide Adjustment, Vibrato Adjustment
(1) line out (1/4”)
(1) headphone out (1/8” dual mono/stereo mini jack) (Recommended min. headphone impedance: 32O)
(1) MIDI in (5-pin DIN)
(1) MIDI out (5-pin DIN)
(1) DC in (for optional AC adaptor MP-9II)
Other: Removal cable clutch
4 AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable) (Approx. 8 hrs. continuous use by batteries except with headphones)
9VDC/200mA AC-adaptor MP-9II (optional)
Dimensions (length x width x depth): 26.4” x 2.4” x 2.7”
Weight: 1.9 lbs (without batteries)
Sound type: Analog modeling synthesizer
Voices: 2 (only with Octave & Hold function)
Control: Range 8 octaves
2 Oscillators, 2 Filters
Waveforms: Saw Tooth, Triangle, Pulse Noise Generator, Formant filter Effect Reverb, Delay, Chorus
Sound Capacity: 100 (50 preset sounds x 2)
Display: (2) 7-segment LEDs
Function: Transpose, Tune, Note Hold, Octave, Program Change, Key Delay
Other: Sound Editor software for EWI4000s is available from our Web site akaipro.com
(4) AA batteries