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Akai EWI USB Wind Controller

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Akai EWI USB Wind Controller

Akai Professional has combined a USB computer interface with their popular EWI wind controller to make the EWI USB instrument. The wind controller's plug-and-play USB interface works with the included Aria software. Renowned Garritan and Akai Professional samples are the sound sources.

Mac and PC compatible, EWI USB has a five-octave range, breath modulation with adjustable threshold, pitch bend, adjustable vibrato, transposition and octave shifting capability, and fingering modes to emulate various electronic and acoustic instruments. To add to this, the Garritan/Plogue Aria software enables instrumentalists to play up to four instruments selected from the full collection of more than 75 orchestral, band and synthesizer sounds.

Students to pros will like the removable, dishwasher-safe, interchangeable mouthpiece that works well regardless of the status of your embouchure. EWI USB, because of all the amazing instruments and sounds possible, is a great way to introduce newcomers or re-introduce former wind instrumentalists to playing. There are multiple fingering modes possible but the EWI USB perfectly emulates saxophone, flute and oboe, as well as traditional EWI and EVI trumpet.

EWI USB sells for $499 and for much more about it, check: www.akaipro.com/ewiusb.



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