AKAI professional EWI 4000 S
Electronic Wind Controller

eur 900,00 circa

Live and Studio Performance
Electronic Wind Players

The Akai Professional EWI4000S is a newly designed electronic wind controller. This musical tool incorporates several improvements in the development of MIDI/ Synth instrument capabilities.
The EWI4000S has many controls and functions that are necessary for expressive performance. There are several improvements to the design as well, such as having a built-in sound module, direct MIDI IN and Out, and other updated operating functions.
With the sound module and the instrument all in one product, players no longer need to be tethered to a module. By using MIDI and audio wireless transceivers, EWI4000S players can move freely on the stage as they are playing. The user can easily switch between programs on the EWI4000S directly with a dedicated Program selection button, or use the note keys to select stored patches.
The internal sounds of the EWI4000S are based on a virtual analog synth sound module. With easily accessible controls for breath, vibrato, glide time, and bend width, users can adjust the settings of the EWI4000s to their specific playing style. Also you can send multiple MIDI messages via breath control to send expression and aftertouch control messages.
The EWI4000S also offers some new performance control features as well, such as the Octave Key. When you activate the Octave mode, you will get an automatic doubling of notes at one octave below the note you are playing. There is also a Hold Mode, which holds a note that you select enabling you to solo around that note. This is the first EWI with a sostenuto capability.
The EWI4000S has new synthesis features which were not available on previous EWI’s. The internal analog modeling synth has two voltage controlled oscillators (sawtooth, triangle, square with pulse width waveforms) with individual volume control. The voltage controlled filter has a feature which allows you to change from 2 to 4 pole filters. New noise generator and a dedicated VCF .
Also there is a new sweep function, which works more effectively than a typical envelope generator. As you change the force of your playing the sweep parameter will alter the shape of the sound. The synth contained inside has a LFO (low frequency oscillator) specifically for the voltage controller filter modulation. This LFO affects vibrato as you use the bite sensor. Also including built-in effects such as Reverb, Chorus and Delay to thicken or double-up your solos.
Since it would difficult to put all the knobs and buttons on the EWI-4000 that are needed to adjust the various parameters, the EWI4000S will come with a computer editor program to allow users to customize all their sounds for live performance. This editor will come standard for Windows and Mac computers. All of your edited Programs can be stored inside the EWI4000S so you can recall your settings instantly during your performance.


Touch sensitive keys and Octave roller for quick and responsive playing
Sensitive breath sensor for expressive dynamics
Built-in Analog Modeling Synth sound module
Built-in MIDI output for use with sound modules
PC and Mac Editor software for internal sounds
Lightweight and Portable Design with Battery power
It contains an industry first internal sound source.


Sound Generator
Analog Modeling Synth
Preset Sounds with 2 VCO + 2 VCF, Dual Voice Analog Modeling
Basic direct editing capability on the EWI4000. PC and Mac editing software included for extensive sound editing
Effects : Chorus , Delay , Reverb
2 Digit 7 Segment LED Program Display
Shows program number when the Program Change sensor is touched
Standard accessories: 32MB Compact Flash Card, Power cable
HOLD key for playing second note while sustaining first note
1⁄4” phone jack- unbalanced
Headphone Output: 1/8” stereo jack
MIDI Out x1, MIDI In x1
AC Adaptor input
Cable Holder to prevent cables from slipping off the EWI4000S during performance
Battery power using AA batteries
Optional AC Adaptor

more info

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advanced technologic sound magazine
2006 February issue 146

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