Akai Professional's EWI5000, the latest addition to the EWI series, combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library by SONiVOX to create the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to today's musicians.
Building upon the legacy of the original Electronic Wind Instrument, Akai Professional created EWI5000 with the same objective in mind: to deliver unprecedented musical expression to wind players everywhere.
Experience the next generation in wind-performance technology with an instrument that's built for the contemporary player.
Akai Professional, creators of the original EWI, announce the EWI 5000, the most expressive and versatile wind instrument in the world. EWI 5000 includes an array of advanced features, including digital 2.4GHz ultra-low-latency wireless connectivity, a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 12 hours, and more than 3GB of built-in traditional and progressive sounds from SONiVOX, a leading creator of premium virtual instruments and software synthesis technologies.
EWI 5000 comes loaded with more than 3GB of top-quality sounds, including traditional horn, brass, woodwind, and string sounds, plus progressive synths, leads, and other non-traditional sounds. EWI 5000 includes 12 touch-sensitive metal keys on its top and an eight-wheel thumbcontrolled octave roller on the bottom. An EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) Mode is included for brass players, and EWI 5000 also includes eight control knobs for tweaking Filter, Reverb, Chorus, LFO, Breath Amount, Bite Amount, Semitone Tuning, and Fine Tuning. Both USB MIDI and 5-pin MIDI are onboard for controlling software synths or traditional MIDI modules. A 1/4- inch output to connect to an amplifier or PA and an 1/8-inch headphone output for silent practice are included. EWI 5000 charges via USB or wall power and also includes a USB cable, wall adapter, wireless receiver, and a neck strap.
- Authentic wind-instrument performance and response for the digital era
- 3GB of stunning acoustic and progressive sounds created by SONiVOX
- Automatically calibrates and adapts to the players style
- Wireless audio for on-stage freedom, receiver included USB port; MIDI output; 1/4" audio output, 1/8" headphone out
- Includes neck strap, charger, USB Cable, wireless receiver
Mouthpiece: Air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor
Note Keys: 13 touch sensors
Controls: 8 instrument and effect precision dials
Octave Rollers: 6 mobile, 2 fixed touch sensors (8-octave range)
Plates: 2 pitch-bend, 2 ground
Inputs / Outputs: (1) USB port, (1) 5-pin DIN MIDI output, (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS line output, (1) 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS headphone output
MIDI Connectivity: USB-MIDI and 5-Pin MIDI ouput
Wireless Connectivity: Stereo Wireless Audio (2.4GHz)
Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery charged via USB port (charges with included USB cable or wall adapter)
Sound Library: 3GB of acoustic and synth sounds developed by SONiVOX
Dimensions: 2.4" x 26.6" x 1.7"
Weight: 1.98 lb
Dimensions: 2.4" x 4.8" x 3.6"
Weight: 0.29 lbs