Akai ewi usb has some similarities with the aria player, make sure you visit the aria player section. Although it was originally designed for a soprano sax, this protec case can also be used with all other akai ewi, yamaha wx, and evi models. The 4000s has its own power supply internally, so you wouldnt need the hub to connect to an ipad or iphone. The ewi usb has the same form factor and basic controls. Akai ewi usb wind instrument sythesizer controller. Akai professional advanced production hardware and software. I did install the driver you can find online, but in hindsight i. Aria player software was produced specifically for use with ewi usb. The technical documentation that comes with the ewi usb is a bit on the sparse.
Using my akai ewi usb on my android tablet akai professional. The ritter soprano saxophone case works great for an ewi. Spare parts and accessories for the akai ewi4000s due to the massive impact from covid19 virus some orders are subject to delays in processing and shipping. You need to use a digital instrument or a software library and to control it via midi usb. Since the ewi usb is a class compliant midi device, you dont need specific drivers for it.
Hi, i recently got a akai ewi usb, but is was trying to connect it to my lenovo tablet. The green light came on the ewi but that was about it. Anything you set in the ewi configuration page of the aria software is sent to. Ewi usb is an electronic wind instrument for musicians looking for an easytoplay, easytouse controller. Akai professional ewi usb lightweight electronic wind instrument.
Its usb interface means that all you need is nearly any mac or pc. To avoid interfering with this process and causing it to play out of tune, hold the ewi usb only by its plastic casing near the top while plugging it in. I think its important to separate the software from the instrument because one is really good and the other is really bad. Download the latest version of aria at the akaipro website here in the support section click here to download a very useful pdf with some performance tips from akai regarding the akai ewi usb pc users experiencing a large latency delayed sluggish response should try installing and using the. I use sax fingering because that is what i know but. Ive played ewis for years and this is a slightly stripped down version of the akai ewi 4000s. The ewi series from akai professional brings the most dynamic and versatile wind instrument technology to the stage. Find the software titled akai ewi usb in the appropriate location. Plugging in the ewi usb automatically recalibrates its keys, rollers, and plates. The akai ewi which akai pronounces as eewee is available in several flavors. The akai professional ewi usb controller is extremely flexible because it harnesses your computer to generate its sounds. Akai professional ewi4000s electronic wind controller. End of an era akai s ewi 4000s discontiued january 9, 2020 admin leave a comment seems like this happened over the summer first i have heard about it but akai has discontinued the ewi.
Multi instruments in software kontakt ewi usb, ewi 4000s. Cognitone supports the development of and contribution to open source software projects, some of which are listed here. It measures less than inches across and weighs less than a pound to easily fit into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability. Learn how to setup the ewi usb on kontakt 5 software duration. The ewi usb was introduced in 2008 and is the introductory model, with a much lower price. Akai professional is the first name in electronic wind instruments. Akai professionals decades of experience in wind and electronic music instruments are rolled into our most user friendly and most affordable ewi ever.
You can connect it to a computer, and use it to drive a software synthesiser published by maestro binho 862019. Learn how to connect the ewi usb to an audio mixer ewi usb, ewi 4000s, ewi 5000, yamaha wx duration. The current cases have a large ritter logo on them mine is several years old and doesnt have that, but the basic design is the same. By the way, the garritan aria software included with the ewi usb works great on the mac.
If it will fit and theres some padding to protect it, everything should work out alright just dont grab it by mistake for your fishing trip. Before i went and spent hours or even days working on this, i asked akai for. Akai professional entered the electronic music industry in 1984 with one purpose to give artists the tools they need to express and explore new musical possibilities. Ewi usb with iphone 6 garage band and sunrizer synth.
This extremely lightweight and compact akai ewi case weighing in at only 910 grams or 1200 grams with the optional rigid protection included with the case. Pc users should make sure install the lastest version of the aria software. Im not too proficient in the world of audio, recording, and midi so im a little in the dark. Akai professional ewi usb lightweight electronic wind instrument featuring garritan sound. The case is secured with two zippers with no apparent. Follow the steps below to add the vibrato to your vst kenny g saxophones. Even though akai says that its tested and works on win 10, it only does so partially. You need to use a digital instrument or a software library and to control it via midi usb input.
Part 1 of 2 controlling hardware settings via midi ewi usb. Akai ewi usb control reads midi data from your wind controller, filters and processes it and then sends it to your sequencer or synthesizer. Corresponding to the akai professional ewi soft case. Ewi usb is the most flexible ewi because it harnesses your computer to generate its sounds. Akai ewi usb ewiusb midi wind controller at patchman music. The use of 12 pvc seen in the pictures below is only because those were the parts available at the hardware store i went to, and i didnt want to spend all afternoon driving around town. It will also accommodate the smaller akai ewi usb with a little space to spare. Most of the forums on the internet regarding the akai ewi is extremely old and out of date. Since ewi usb is midi compliant via usb, you can load up your favorite music production or sequencing software and trigger sounds with.
In the case of the ewi usb it is used to set the various controller states and data. Our ewi case can accommodate either the akai ewi 5000 or the akai ewi 4000. Wish it had a stand, could be used wireless and had a sturdy case. Ewi usb enables anyone, regardless of wind instrumentplaying experience, to perform with the expressive capabilities of the wind instrument of their choice. Both of these models offer evi fingerings as an option, thanks to the advocacy of matt and patchman music, so that people who want to play wind controllers using brass fingerings can. Aria player software was produced specifically for use with ewi usb, providing wind players with an unprecedented level of expressive control. I think its important to separate the software from the instrument because one is really good and the. Yamaha yvs100 venova casual wind instrument with case, white. Akai does not manufacture cases for the ewi series but a third party manufacturer could probably provide something you could use. Connect the ewi usb to your computer using a standard usb cable included. Akai professional ewi usb electronic wind instrument controller. In this section, we try to aggregate all the support information for ariabased products. I just read about installing the software and in about 10 minutes out of the case i was playing.
This traveling hard case offers complete protection of the akai mpk keyboards. Learn to use vibrato on akai ewi ewi usb, ewi 4000s, ewi 5000, yamaha wx duration. Its a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at. The ewi usb is just a controller and doesnt produce sounds by itself. In the case of the aria software, the data includes the kinds of settings in this ewi configuration section. Aria for acid has some similarities with the aria player, make sure you visit the aria player section. The status led on the ewi usb should light up, indicating the computer recognizes it. The akai ewi 4000s wind instrument is a big step forward in the development of midi controllers and synthesizer instruments.
Akai professional akai ewi usb faq and troubleshooting. External connections the ewi usb is a lightweight and compact, yet capable, midi wind controller. I have both, and i can clearly state that the ewi usb software, in particular the ewi configuration tool, does not work on windows 10, or on mac os x v10. Its stylish, has enough compartments for your irig, 14.
Everything installed and ran just fine with no issues, but im noticing some lag between me playing and when i hear the notes. Kontakt sample free download vst kenny g saxophone. It offers customizable saxstyle fingering with advanced controls and functions for expressive performance and makes a number of higherend synth features available. The case fits snugly around the keyboard with room at the top for the usb cable. Rather than having sounds builtin like its bigger siblings the akai ewi5000 and akai ewi4000s, the ewi usb is designed to take advantage of your computer and its sound hardware and software to produce sounds. Playing the akai ewi usb electronic wind instrument 20151016. Akai professional ewi usb electronic wind controller musicians. Lighting to usb adapter powered usb hub belkin in this case.
Spare parts and accessories for the akai ewi usb due to the massive impact from covid19 virus some orders are subject to delays in processing and shipping. I played sax for a number of years in school, and i thought this would be a pretty fun device to play around with. The lpk25 laptop performance keyboard is a usb midi controller for musicians, producers, djs and other music creators. The ewi is self powered via usb from the host device e. However, the ewi electronic woodwind instrument has continued to be produced by akai, which currently offers 2 models of the ewi the 4000s and the ewi usb. The ipad and iphone dont put out enough power through the usb to power the ewi, so you would need a powered hub for the ewi usb. Yamaha yvs100 venova casual wind instrument with case included. This is the case that patchman music recommends for the akai ewi5000, ewi4000s, and ewi usb.
We also provide select closed source products free of charge for everyone to enjoy. Demonstration and history of the sounds produced using the akai professional ewi usb with aria garritan software. Akai professional ewi usb electronic wind controller woodwind. I installed software directly from the web on the akai site.1390 1502 969 470 1135 150 286 510 1363 396 759 631 538 77 347 714 1411 750 1286 1477 1132 1220 442 473 274 1086 378 530 871 527 1385 1392 1273 1361 1290 1412 958 1116