Sounds are built in; no external module required!
The Akai EWI 4000S wind instrument is a big step forward in the development of MIDI controllers and
synthesizer instruments. It offers customizable sax-style fingering with advanced controls and functions for expressive performance
and makes a number of higher-end synth features available. For more information on fingering options, download the PDF Manual
on this page that contains fingering charts.
Most significant on the MIDI wind controller is an onboard sound module
so you no longer have to play tethered. By using MIDI and an optional wireless transceiver, you can move freely onstage and
switch between stored programs from the instrument. Its internal sounds are based on a virtual analog synth sound module and
are very responsive to nuances of your playing. Breath, vibrato, glide time, and bend width are easily adjusted to suit your
musical style, and you can send multiple MIDI messages via breath for expression and aftertouch changes.
The Akai EW14000S
MIDI wind controller is also an octave key and mode that automatically doubles below the note you play, a Hold Mode which
sustains a note while you play around it. It has 2 oscillators with separate volume controls, and a voltage controlled filter
that can go from 2 to 4 pole filters. The EWI4000S improves breath noise emulation and also has sostenuto.
4000S also has a sweep function that is more effective than typical envelope generators. By changing the force of your playing
you can alter the sweep parameter to give dynamic shape to your sound.
To keep controls to a minimum, the Akai EWI
4000S comes with a MAC/PC editor program on which to customize your sounds. You can store edited programs and recall settings
instantly during performance.
Akai EWI4000S Electronic Wind Controller Features:
- Touch-sensitive keys
- Customizable sax-style fingering
- Preset sounds with 2 VCO + 2 VCF, dual-voice analog modeling
- 2-Digit 7-Segment LED program display
- Chorus, reverb, and deverb effects
- Octave roller
- Breath sensitivity for expressive dynamics
- Onboard analog-modeling synth sound module
- MIDI output
- PC and Mac editor software for internal sounds
- MIDI output for use with sound modules
- Lightweight and portable
- MIDI I/O
- Battery power (AA x 2) or optional AC adapter
- Includes 32MB CompactFlash card, power cable
It's the most powerful, playable controller yet in its price range. Get with the latest—order
your EWI4000s right now.