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Akai EWI. Patchman Music is proud to announce the Akai EWI5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument. This newest MIDI wind controller from Akai is one of the most exciting advancements in the area of MIDI EWI wind controllers to come along in years. Needless to say Patchman Music sells, supports, and repairs the Akai EWI 5000 in the US. Buy the Akai EWI 5000 here. Our very own Matt Traum was on the team that developed the EWI5000. He is also the personal EWI/EVI tech for Bob Mintzer, Judd Miller, and many others.

All new EWIs purchased from Patchman Music include the latest OS pre-installed, calibrated, and tested! Note that the EWI-5000 also includes a special EVI Fingering Mode designed for brass and EVI players by Patchman Music's own Matt Traum! Now for the first time ever, woodwind players and brass players can play the SAME INSTRUMENT simply by selecting the appropriate fingering system. Click here for complete details. The EWI5000 also includes Flute and Oboe fingering options as well!

The Next-Generation Wind Instrument

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—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.

Performance Freedom

With 2.4GHz low-latency wireless connectivity, EWI5000 empowers you to perform freely with a dynamic performance instrument in hand. It supports stereo wireless audio and includes a receiver for instant mobility on the stage or in the studio. EWI5000 also supports wired audio and MIDI connections for integrating with additional external performance and production hardware. Plus, its powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so you can take EWI5000 with you and play it anywhere.

Unparalleled Expression

For precisely controlling volume and pitch dynamics, EWI5000 features an ultra-responsive mouth piece with an air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor. In addition, eight dedicated precision dials allow you to adjust instrument or effect parameters on the fly; tweak Filter, Reverb, Chorus, LFO, Breath Amount, Bite Amount, Semitone Tuning, and Fine Tuning for a sound that's as expressive as your playing.

Multiple Finger Modes

EWI5000 is a powerful instrument that expands the performance capabilities of woodwind and brass musicians alike. With support for multiple playing styles, its interface can be switched to flute, oboe, and saxophone fingering modes. An EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) Mode is also included for brass players. Whether you're a classically trained flutist looking for a modern instrument, or a seasoned EWI player looking for finger-position flexibility, EWI5000 has you covered.

Hook It Up

USB-MIDI connectivity and a 5-pin MIDI output enable you to expand your sonic pallet by controlling software synths, virtual samplers, or traditional MIDI modules. EWI5000 comes with a built-in 1/4" output for connecting it directly to PA systems and a 1/8" headphone output for practicing privately. A USB cable and wall adapter are included to recharge battery power via USB or wall power.

Any Sound For Any Performance

EWI5000 comes loaded with more than 3GB of built-in high-quality sounds designed by SONiVOX, a leading creator of premium virtual instruments and software synthesis technologies. These instruments span across just about every music genre and put traditional orchestral sounds (e.g. horn, brass, and woodwind) and non-traditional sounds (e.g. progressive synths, basses, and leads) at your fingertips.

EWI5000 Sound Editor

Expand your creative capabilities with the EWI5000 Sound Editor software. This custom software editor is a powerful platform for manipulating EWI5000's sound library on your Mac or PC. Connect EWI5000 to your computer via USB; call up any instrument from the library; and use the filter, two LFOs, pan knob, tune control, and multiple envelopes to tweak it into something entirely new. Then, store your edits directly on your EWI5000 for a customized instrument library that's ready to perform whenever you are.

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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.

"We've created EWI 5000 to address the needs of today's modern wind players, and we’re especially excited to see what modern musicians can do with it to push the boundaries of wind instrument performance," said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. "Calibration is automatic and setup is easy. EWI 5000 is a smart instrument. It automatically adjusts to your playing style and offers authentic sounds, wireless convenience, rechargeability, and the expressive freedom EWI is known for."

EWI 5000 comes loaded with more than 3GB of top-quality sounds, including traditional horn, brass, and woodwind sounds, plus progressive synths, leads, and other non-traditional sounds. EWI 5000 includes 12 touch-sensitive metal keys on its top and an 8-wheel thumb-controlled 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" output to connect to an amplifier or PA and an 1/8" headphone output for silent practice are included. EWI5000 charges via USB or wall power and also includes a USB cable, wall adapter, wireless receiver, and a neck strap. Patchman Music offers numerous wind controller soundbanks and patches that can be used with the EWI5000. We are very excited about this new windsynth controller and we know you will be as well.

If you are interested in purchasing a new Akai EWI5000, contact The Wind Controller Experts at Patchman Music to order right away! Click here for details.

Matt
Patchman Music

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  • Authentic wind-instrument performance and response with next-generation music technology
  • Wireless stereo audio for onstage freedom (receiver included)
  • 3GB of onboard, world-class acoustic and synth sounds created by SONiVOX
  • Up to 6 hours of play time using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charging adapter included)
  • 8 precision dials for quickly tweaking instrument and effect parameters
  • USB port for USB-MIDI connection and battery recharging
  • 1/4" audio output and 1/8" headphone output

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  • Authentic wind-instrument performance and response for the digital era
  • Sound Library: 3GB of acoustic and synth sounds developed by SONiVOXAkai EWI5000 5000 EWI-5000 EWI-5000s wind controller at Patchman Music
  • Automatically calibrates and adapts to the player's style
  • Wireless stereo audio for on-stage freedom. Receiver included
  • 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 pitchbend, 2 ground
  • Dimensions of EWI5000: 2.4" x 26.6" x 1.7"
  • Weight: 1.98 lb
  • Includes neck strap, charger, USB Cable, wireless receiver

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  • Stereo Wireless Audio (2.4GHz)
  • Dimensions: 2.4" x 4.8" x 3.6"
  • Weight: 0.29 lbs

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  • Three Internal Digital Effects (can be used simultaneously)- Reverb, Chorus, and Delay

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  • 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 output
  • Wireless Connectivity: Stereo Wireless Audio (2.4GHz). The wireless receiver has two 1/4" audio outs for stereo audio. It also has a USB jack for connection to a computer providing digital stereo audio. (The USB jack on the wireless receiver does not provide MIDI data- only audio.)

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  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery charged via USB port (charges with included USB cable or wall adapter)

Akai EWI5000 5000 EWI-5000 EWI-5000s wind controller at Patchman Music REQUIREMENTS (For Editing Patches etc...)

  • Macintosh: Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9; 2 GB RAM
  • PC: Windows 7 or Windows 8; 1 GHz processor or faster; 1 GB (32-Bit) and 2 GB (64-Bit) RAM

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In addition to these questions, Patchman Music offers an extremely helpful Wind Controller FAQ here

Q: Can the EWI4000s sounds or sounds from other synths be loaded into the EWI5000?

A: No, the EWI5000 is a sampled based synth with a very different architecture than the EWI4000s or any other synth. Soundbanks are not cross-compatible between EWIs.

Q: Will Patchman Music release new sounds for the EWI5000?

A: Yes, of course! Details will be listed here when that happens.

Q: Can I load my own samples into the EWI5000?

A: Not at this time.

Q. What are the differences between the EWI5000, EWI4000s, and the EWI USB models?

A. The EWI5000, EWI4000s and EWI USB are made for slightly different purposes. One is not intended to replace the other. The EWI5000 is a sample-based instrument which is optimized for realistic type sound emulations. It is self-contained, has wireless audio, and MIDI and USB outs. The EWI4000s is completely self-contained and contains a built-in analog modeling type synth so it super expressive but not really designed for emulations and realistic type sounds. The EWI USB is simply a USB controller designed to control softsynths inside a computer. The sounds it comes with are mostly emulative but there are a variety of softsynths available that make a huge variety of sounds. Since the EWI USB does not have built-in sounds, it must be connected to a computer at all times in order to be of use. All three EWI models can also be used to control other external synths and softsynths with additional connections. Physical differences are as follows: The EWI USB is noticably lighter and smaller than the EWI4000s and EWI5000. The EWI USB lacks the glide strip found on the EWI4000s and EWI5000- though it is possible to assign one of the bend sensors or the bite sensor to send glide (MIDI CC#5). The EWI USB also cannot send program changes from the controller and it has less pitch range. The EWI USB has 4 rollers offering about a 5 octave range. The EWI4000s and EWI5000 have 8 rollers offering about an 8 octave range. The EWI4000s and EWI5000 feature extra 2 side keys (OCT and HOLD) that can be used for various functions such as playing two notes at once. More info is in the Wind Controller FAQ here.

Q. Are there internal sounds in the EWI5000?

A. Yes. The EWI5000 has a built-in sample-based sound generator. You can also connect it to PC or Mac running a softsynth or external MIDI synths to generate an unlimited number of additional sounds.

Q. Are there MIDI or USB ports on the Akai EWI5000?

A. Yes, the EWI5000 has a USB port as well as a MIDI OUT port.

Q. Can I use my MIDI synth modules with the EWI5000?

A. Yes, the EWI5000 can be used to trigger MIDI modules via its MIDI OUT port. Patchman Music sells a variety of specially programmed wind controller soundbanks for various MIDI synth modules. A complete list is here.

Q. Can I edit the sounds of my EWI5000 on a computer?

A. Yes, a patch editor is included with the EWI5000. Many parameters are also editable right from the EWI5000 itself. Patchman Music sells a variety of specially programmed wind controller soundbanks for various MIDI synth modules and soft synths. A complete list is here.

Q. Can I use soft synths with the Akai EWI5000?

A. Yes, you CAN use any other soft synth (or MIDI hardware synth) with the EWI5000. Of course, the results you get will likely not be good until you reprogram the patch in your softsynth/synth to respond properly to the data the EWI5000 sends. Most synths and softsynths are designed for keyboard controller control which is very different from what a wind controller requires. Additional general info on this subject is in the Wind Controller FAQ.

Q. Where can I get an Akai EWI5000?

A. Patchman Music sells the Akai EWI5000 discounted, tested, and professionally calibrated by Matt Traum here. Matt's clients comprise all the top wind controller players in the world including Michael Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Tom Scott, Mike Phillips, Jeff Kashiwa, Judd Miller, etc... Matt is also Bob Mintzer's personal EWI tech.

Q. Can I use the EWI5000 with the older Akai EWI sound modules?

A. Well, you can connect the EWI5000 to any other MIDI synth that has a MIDI IN jack. But the EWI5000 cannot be plugged into the proprietary EWI connector found on the front of the older EWI modules such as the EWV2000, EWI3000m, EWI3020m, and EWI3030m. But the EWI5000 can connect to the latter 3 models via their MIDI IN jacks. (The EWV2000 does not have a MIDI IN jack.)

Q. I am a Brass / EVI player. Can I play the EWI5000?

A. Yes! The Akai EWI5000 includes an innovative EVI brass-style fingering mode designed by EVI player Matt Traum which is based on Nyle Steiner's EVI. For the first time in history, both woodwind AND brass players can play the same wind instrument with totally different fingering systems simply by changing one parameter! The brass-style EVI fingering mode lets EVI and brass players play the EWI5000 with minimum effort. Order your EWI5000 from Patchman Music and Matt can set it up for EVI fingering for you! Click here for complete details.

Q. I am an Oboe and Flute player. Can I play the EWI5000?

A. Yes! In addition to the classic EWI fingering and sax fingerings on the EWI5000, the Akai EWI5000 also includes Flute and Oboe fingering. More info and a fingering chart are in the EWI5000 manual available from Akai's website here.

Q. Can I go wireless with the Akai EWI5000?

A. Yes! The EWI5000 includes a STEREO audio wireless system (but not wireless MIDI)! If you also want to have wireless MIDI capability to control external MIDI synths, Patchman Music sells the amazing Midi Jet Pro USB here.

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Go Wireless!!

If you wish to control other synths with the Akai EWI5000 yet maintain your freedom and not use wires, check out the new MidiJet Pro USB Wireless MIDI system available from Patchman Music! Micheal Brecker loved it and so will you. We've tested it with our wind controller systems. We use it! We sell it!

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"Matt Thanks for the awesome quick service. Big Fan.. My new EWI5000 is stunning to look at. Thanks so much… consider me a loyal customer!!!"

"Hi Matt, The EWI5000 and the rest of the gear I ordered has arrived safe and sound! I've started messing around with the instrument, and while I can tell I have a bit of a learning curve to overcome, this has got to be the coolest thing on the planet! I love it. The possibilities of using this instrument in musical theater settings (where I tend to specialize as a performer) are truly endless. I double the acoustic reeds, but once I get this instrument down I can essentially add a whole bunch more to the list of possible sounds, especially in those situations where a full orchestration has been reduced to few players (an unfortunate reality of the business these days). Thanks again for your excellent service and GREAT support."

"Hi Matt, The EWI 5000 arrived and I easily plugged in and started playing. Simply amazing. Your Midas touch has created the gold standard for wind controllers once again! Playability, expressiveness, and the low latency are fantastic. And being free of cables is a dream come true at last. Thank you and Akai for making it happen! Play On."


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HARNESSING THE POWER OF WIND:

AKAI PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCES THE WIRELESS EWI 5000

With an entire orchestra of sounds built in, EWI 5000 gives wind instrumentalists a new level of expression and includes the latest in wireless connectivity plus a 12-hour rechargeable battery.

Cumberland, RI - January 23, 2014 - Akai Professional, creators of the original EWI, announce the EWI 5000, the most expressive and versatile wind instrument in the world. EWI5000 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.

"We've created EWI 5000 to address the needs of today's modern wind players, and we're especially excited to see what modern musicians can do with it to push the boundaries of wind instrument performance," said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. "Calibration is automatic and setup is easy. EWI 5000 is a smart instrument. It automatically adjusts to your playing style and offers authentic sounds, wireless convenience, rechargeability, and the expressive freedom EWI is known for."

EWI 5000 comes loaded with more than 3GB of top-quality sounds, including traditional horn, brass, woodwind, 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.

Akai Professional will unveil EWI 5000 in Hall A, Booth 6700 at the 2014 NAMM Show, January 23-26 in Anaheim, California. For more information, visit www.akaipro.com.


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