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Rating and Reviews: Akai Wind Controller

Add a human touch to your sound with this super-expressive wind controller from Akai. The ESI4000S includes a built-in analog modeling synth and MIDI output.

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""Thanks Akai" -M Brecker" submitted October 10, 2007

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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: Jazz, Funk, Gospel
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Sound: It Sounds like 90% of sounds you hear in movies and tv. Feature: Complete, even batteries. Ease of Use: At first its like any other wind instrument...not as easy as it seems but if you have any experience learning any musical instrument you will soon realize that its perfectly fine to do some research and spend a few weeks working on it before you take it out to your next gig. (It does help improve posture and dexterity on other woodwinds instruments. That's a plus) Quality: Its solid, no worries, you are not going to break any keys. It looks good, civilians love it as well as musicians. Value: Definitely. Its a valuable tool for the price. Given the importance and demand of the business today. EWI players are capable of doing what no other midi instrument can. Price is right. Manufacturer Support: Have not used yet. The Wow Factor: A nice addition to my setup. A plus in every way. Overall: Very satisfied. Unique, the best on the market, I will cote Michael Brecker "Thanks Akai"
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"The Best Wind Controller" submitted February 12, 2014

By Allen Smith in Coatesville, PA
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Musical Background: I've been playing MIDI wind instruments since the late 1980's. Keyboards since 2008.
Music Style: R&B, Gospel, Smooth Jazz
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Overall: After taking the time to read the instructions and following some YouTube tutorials, I was up and playing what I hear in my mind. This thing is very expressive. ZZounds gave me an awesome price! Thank you so much.
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"Romantic Guitarist" submitted October 21, 2011

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Musical Background: BA Degree
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Sound: After owning the Akai EWIUSB for over a year I decided to buy the 4000s model. I am very happy with it...especially with the great price I got from Zzounds! Thanks! Also the customer service is fantastic! I used to only shop with American Musical Supply; however, almost every item I received had to go back because it was missing parts or just did not work! I believe they are selling second items! NOT TRUE WITH ZZOUNDS! I will be making another purchase in the near future!
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