Akai EWIUSB USB Wind Controller

Akai EWIUSB USB Wind Controller

Get life-like MIDI control of brass and woodwind sounds -- or any virtual instrument -- over USB! Includes Garritan Orchestra software to get you started.

Overall User Ratings (based on 8 ratings)
Overall:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Features:
4 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
4 out of 5 stars
Quality:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Value:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
4 out of 5 stars
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted December 22, 2011 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Blows my mind to be blowing an EWI"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I want to learn to play the EWI, so I wont be satisfied until I do!!!!! It will never be lost, but if stolen I would probably buy another or start playing the harmonica!!!!
Sound
I have not used the instrument long enough to know how well it sound compared to other natural instruments. However, I have heard others play the EWI in bands and for personal use and they sounded great. I bought mine to learn how to play a wind instrument, at 67 I couldn't blow a natural instrument if I was the wind. The EWI is so easy to blow into and make a sound. Now all I need is to disipline my self to learn the mechanics of a note, which may be harder than blowing. It is a great instrument and I am proud to have it!!!!
Features
The USB feature which allows me to use the instrument any where I go.
Ease of Use
see above comment
Quality
Akai has the best in sound equipment. I have used this brand for years and I am well satisfied with their products.
Value
Zzounds has supplied mw with great quality products at the most reasonable pricing. Add in the 4 pay and it is a win win situation for the customer. I can't se me using any other music store to purchase high end equipment or standard musical instrumentation.
Manufacturer Support
Zzounds is always excellant with the support they give their customers!!!!!
The Wow Factor
I have wanted an EWI since they first came on the market. When they came out with the less expensive USB models I was ready to buy. Before the USB version they were way out of my price range at $600.00 and up, where the USB version is just over $250.00.
Musical Background:
Vocalist/ just started playing.Jam @home.
Musical Style:
All the above
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Submitted July 6, 2015 by Joshua p in Little Rock, AR
"Great Insturment "
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Akai Ewi Usb is a great beginning Instrument for people who is looking for something new. I would advice you to get the warranty because it is showing me signs that I should have got one.
Musical Background:
I played every brass instrument for 5+years. I am now the owner of a big 12 person combo band.
Musical Style:
hip-hop Rap Jazz Blues
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Submitted April 27, 2014 by Mike G in Bend, OR
"Bought two, neither worked"
Overall: 0.5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Worked for about 15 minutes, then stopped working. ZERO support from Akai, never answered emails, so no help there. Bought another one, because they were cheap, and it didn't work at all--tried on all four computers I have, and never got a chance to use it. Total waste of money. When it did work for a few minutes, it sounded like a kazoo or toy instrument. Not a quality instrument. Akai needs a real customer service department that answers customer questions and problems. Without it, their stuff is worthless. Too bad.
Musical Background:
Singer, songwriter, many musican instrument, experienced with technology
Musical Style:
Opera, Christian, Rock, Electronic, Country
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