The Akai Professional EWI5000 Electronic Wind Instrument is a next-generation wind instrument that builds on the legacy of previous models, offering musicians a highly expressive and versatile performance experience. This instrument comes with a 2.4GHz low-latency wireless receiver, providing a cable-free playing experience that is ideal for both studio and stage performances. The EWI5000 includes over 3GB of built-in premium sounds by SONiVOX, allowing musicians to create music across a wide range of genres and styles.
The EWI5000 features an ultra-responsive mouthpiece with an air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor, giving the player natural control over their tone. Additionally, the instrument includes eight dedicated precision dials that allow players to adjust parameters on the fly, such as the filter, reverb, chorus, LFO, breath amount, bite amount, semitone tuning, and fine-tuning.
To cater to musicians from all instrumental backgrounds, the Akai EWI5000 supports multiple woodwind playing styles and can be switched between flute, oboe, and saxophone fingerings. The instrument also supports EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) fingering for a traditional three-valve playing experience.
In terms of connectivity, the EWI5000 features USB-MIDI connectivity and a five-pin MIDI output, making it easy to integrate with additional external hardware such as software synths, virtual samplers, or traditional MIDI modules. A standard 1/8-inch headphone out can be found near the MIDI output for private practice, and there is a 1/4-inch jack for connecting directly to a PA system.
The Akai EWI5000 comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 6 hours of playtime, and a USB cable and wall adapter for charging. The instrument is compatible with the EWI5000 Sound Editor software, allowing musicians to manipulate the EWI’s sound library on their Mac or PC, and add a multitude of effects to personalise their sound.
Overall, the Akai EWI5000 is a versatile and expressive wind instrument that supports multiple playing styles and genres. The wireless receiver, built-in premium sounds, and connectivity options make it an ideal instrument for musicians looking to expand their tonal palette and explore new creative possibilities.