Akai Professional

Description

The Akai Professional EWI USB electronic wind controller is for musicians seeking an easy-to-play, easy-to-use instrument. Akai Professional's decades of experience in wind and electronic musical instruments are rolled into Akai Professional's most user-friendly-and most affordable EWI controller ever.

Premium Akai Professional Pedigree
For over 20 years, Akai Professional has studied the art of playing saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and other traditional wind instruments and developed electronic wind instruments that enable wind players to enjoy the same expressive control as in an acoustic instrument. Akai Professional designed the EWI USB to give wind players the expressive musical capabilities previously found only in much more expensive instruments.

Akai Professional Performance
EWIs are the only choice for serious wind players looking to make music electronically. While EWI USB is easy and fun to use, it's also powerful, flexible, and most importantly—reliable enough for use on stage and in the studio by professional musicians.

Computer Control
The Akai Professional EWI USB controller is extremely flexible because it harnesses your computer to generate its sounds. Its USB interface means that all you need is nearly any Mac or PC, and the included EWI USB software, and you're ready to practice, perform, create and record with a full collection of wind instrument sounds. Aria Player software was produced specifically for use with EWI USB, providing wind players with an unprecedented level of expressive control.
Features
  • Electronic wind instrument controller
  • Easy to play, easy to use
  • Powerful, flexible and reliable
  • Plug-and-play USB connection to Mac or PC
  • Custom Garritan Aria Player software contains wind instrument sounds
  • Multiple fingering modes: sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe and EVI (electronic valve instrument) fingering for brass players
  • Expandable sound palette
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece
  • Includes:
    • EWI USB wind instrument
    • Neck strap
    • Cleaning cloth
    • USB cable
    • Software DVD
    • Quick start guide
    • Safety instructions
    Specifications
    Sensors:
    • Mouthpiece: air-pressure level sensor & bite sensor
    • Note Keys: 13 touch sensors
    • Octave Rollers: 2 mobile, 2 fixed touch sensors (5-octave range)
    • Bend Plates: 2 touch sensors
    • Ground Plates: 2 touch sensors
    General:
    • Class-compliant, plug-and-play USB device
    • MIDI Output Channels Over USB: 1
    • Mac and PC compatible
    Hardware:
    • Dimensions (WxLxH): 2-3/4" x 23-1/8" x 2-3/4" 
    • Weight: 1.3 lb.
    • Power: 100mA, 5V via USB
    • Terminals: 1 slave connector (MIDI over USB)
    Minimum system requirements:
    • Mac: OSX
    • PC: Windows XP or Vista
    • USB port

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