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Akai EWI-USB - USB Wind Controller

£299.00 £249.17 (ex. vat)

Akai EWI-USB - USB Wind Controller

  • Akai EWI-USB - USB Wind Controller
  • Akai EWI-USB - USB Wind Controller
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  • Akai EWI-USB Details
  • Akai EWI-USB Garritan Aria Player Software
  • Akai EWI-USB Garritan Aria Player Software

Akai EWI-USB - Electronic Wind Instrument with USB

The Akai EWI USB is an electronic wind instrument for musicians looking for an easy-to-play, easy-to-use controller.  EWI USB is the most flexible EWI 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.

You get over 75 different orchestral, concert band, jazz band, and synthesizer sound sets expertly recorded and programmed by Garritan, renowned for its ultra-realistic instrument sound libraries.

EWI USB offers multiple fingering modes including sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI (brass), so whether you’re just starting out as a woodwind student or an old pro wind player, you’ll find EWI USB easy to play. EWI USB is designed for you to spend your time playing music; not learning technology.

Akai EWI-USB Features

  • Electronic wind instrument controller
  • Easy to play, easy to use, and easy to own
  • 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 brass
  • Expandable sound palette
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece

In The Box

  • EWI USB wind instrument
  • Neck strap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • USB cable
  • Software DVD
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety instructions

System Requirements

  • Mac: OSX
  • PC: Windows XP or Vista
  • USB port

Akai EWI-USB Specifications


  • 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


  • Class-compliant, plug-and-play USB device
  • MIDI Output Channels Over USB: 1
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • For a MIDI Implementation Chart, please refer to the EWI USB Quickstart Manual under the “Docs & Downloads” tab.


  • Dimensions: 23 1/8” x 2 3/4” x 2 3/4"
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs
  • Power: ~100mA, 5V via USB
  • Terminals: 1 slave connector (MIDI over USB)
Manufacturer AKAI
GTIN 0825213002364

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