Akai EWI USB
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Akai EWI USB

EWI USB, Electronic Wind Instrument from Akai in the EWI series.

Plougot 02/11/2013

Akai EWI USB : Plougot's user review

«  Great wind controller, who is ready to tame »
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I use it for a little less than a year. I have not tried its closest competitor, the Yamaha WX5 from home.

Is not a wind instrument player, but a pianist, I was looking for a good wind controller. In the absence of breath sensor alone worthy of the name, I decided to buy the ewi usb to use as breath sensor + bite (double-checking the mouth) in addition to my keyboard ( in the workplace), and also as an instrument in its own right, just for fun.
I use it with virtual instruments Sample modeling that are particularly suitable for revealing the full potential of the beast.
So why only 8/10?
Already, because it is still expensive for something that by itself produces no sound (provided the bank with not worth the detour).
But more importantly, because the manual is lacking, and the software configuration is unstable and extremely wrong. I myself run 32bit version on my W7 64bit, the 64bit version crashing consistently ... Go figure ...

But this is a minor little shadow, which should in no way obscure the overall very positive assessment of this tool, provided with the right to use virtual instruments behind (Sample Modeling is shown again ).