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 tech for Bob Mintzer 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.
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.
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, woodwind, and strings) 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.
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.
If you are interested in purchasing a new Akai EWI5000, contact The Wind Controller Experts at Patchman Music to pre-order right away! Click here for details.
EWI5000 GENERAL SPECS
REQUIREMENTS (For Editing Patches etc...)
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?
Q: Will Patchman Music release new sounds for the EWI5000?
Q: Can I load my own samples into the EWI5000?
Q. What are the differences between the EWI5000, EWI4000s, and the EWI USB models?
Q. Are there internal sounds in the EWI5000?
Q. Are there MIDI or USB ports on the Akai EWI5000?
Q. Can I use my MIDI synth modules with the EWI5000?
Q. Can I edit the sounds of my EWI5000 on a computer?
Q. Can I use soft synths with the Akai EWI5000?
Q. Where can I get an Akai EWI5000?
Q. Can I use the EWI5000 with the older Akai EWI sound modules?
Q. I am a Brass / EVI player. Can I play the EWI5000?
Q. I am an Oboe and Flute player. Can I play the EWI5000?
Q. Can I go wireless with the Akai EWI5000?
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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, 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.
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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