Let me get one thing out of the way at the beginning. I have both yamahas and akai ewi 3020 no longer made and the new ewi 4000s. Click save to store this to your ewi and repeat with each patch in the library. The ewi 5000 is a great step ahead, the instrument maintain the overall characteristics of playability and capacity of adjutment to personalize it. Vg trumpet saxophone kontakt sounds wav ewi4000s patches. Ewi 5000 charges via usb or wall power and also includes a usb cable, wall adapter, wireless receiver, and a neck strap. Sadly though, there is not a macintosh build for this.
Akai ewi 4000s vysex patch editor software tutorial youtube. Akai ewi 4000s new internal sound patch demo youtube. Akai ewi 4000s default soundbank demos all 100 sounds. Ewi4000s volume 1 for the akai ewi4000s and ewi4000 sw contains 100 allnew, super expressive, superdynamic, breath controlled patches designed especially for the new akai ewi4000s wind controller.
Its not a saxophone although the fingerings are the same. As akai s press release put it, akai professional, creators of the original ewi, announce the ewi 5000, the most expressive. If you have ewi 4000s, get some kind of midi to usb converter. There are just a handful of patches that are really playable,and none of them vaguely resemble an acoustic instrument,including those that are relatively easy to reproduce with a synt e. It can transmit aftertouch plus a wealth of continuous controllers i will give details when i will control all that correctly. There are a number of video tutorials on youtube do a search. Brand new sounds for akai ewi4000s add expressiveness to your performance and will become for you a new.
They also contain other six patches specifically designed to cover the most common needs of an ewi player. For just midicontrol if you dont care about the machine not having any sounds, go with akai ewiusb. Soundfonts sfz kontakt sound libraries wav nki aria. Trumpet, saxophone soundfonts ni kontakt sound libraries and wav. The akai ewi 4000s, ewi 5000, and ewi usb are revolutionary tools for woodwind players. Theres a very good sound bank for the ewi 4000s available on. Akai professionals decades of experience in wind and electronic music instruments are rolled into our most user friendly and most affordable ewi ever. Its a complex musical instrument capable of generating beautiful sounds and. Ewi from electronic wind instrument, pronounced eewee is a type of wind controller, an electronic musical instrument. We have sought to make the most powerful and easytouse saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute and brass section kontakt sound libraries available. You will learn how to easily transfer soundbanks to. Ewi presets patches sounds bank suonopuro soundbank. If you want to practice saxophone, an ewi is not a replacement, but i can say it is a great tool. Requires a wind controller such as the akai ewi4000s or ewi usb and reason version 6 or above.
You will be amazed at the difference in dynamic range and playability with these sounds. A question for those who own or have played the akai ewi. This wind controller from akai is one of the most exciting advancements in the area of midi wind controllers to come along in years. Follow the steps below to add the vibrato to your vst kenny g saxophones. Dec 03, 2012 i am selling my akai ewi 4000s wind controller, it is in excellent condition and comes with lots of extras. The heart of the ewi4000s is its builtin sound module that lets musicians plug a wireless midi or audio set up into the base of the ewi, and move freely around the stage without being tethered by wires.
In addition, we wanted electric wind instrument akai ewi and breath controller performers to be able to instantly. Jun 24, 2010 the proprietary ewi fingering system is quite intuitive for a woodwind player, very saxophone like. You can connect it to a computer, and use it to drive a software synthesiser published by maestro binho 862019. The ewi4000s comes with a built in analog synthesizer that cannot reproduce real sounding acoustic instruments. The 5000 on board patches are horrible and i was misled thinking that the wireless system of the 5000 was midi but after buying it i found out that its only stereo sound wireless, no midi. First these ewi are more solidly made and feel more like a serious instrument than the lightweight plastic yamahas. A few thoughts on the new roland aerophone ae10 bret. Akai ewi 4000s default soundbank demos all 100 sounds by soundole vgm covers. Inbuilt effects like reverb and chorus give you the ability to customize your sounds. Tgtools, the essential plugin for finale users finally received an update to work with finale 2009. Akai ewi 4000s wind controller compatable with ableton.
The ewi 5000 isnt a horrible instrument, but it suffers greatly by comparison to what it could have been. Heres a tutorial on how to use the free akai ewi 4000s vysex sound editor software. The akai ewiusb is the most incredible piece of machine and im now glancing at the akai 4000s as a cool thing to have on stage for the more synthbased stuff and hook it up to vocoders etc. Roland ae10 vs akai ewi5000 i had the ewi usb for 5 years and the 5000 for 3 and my personal opinion is that the usb is much better than the 5000. The ewi really is a totally different instrument and even using it to shed technical patterns and scales isnt 100% applicable to your real horn. Akai ewi 4000s wind controller with patchman sounds, gig bag. Help akai ewi blog full guide to configure the akai ewi. Alas,i always failed at finding a decent implementation of a virtual sax. Plays the same way as a woodwind instrument such as a saxophone. The ewi4000s has controls for expressive performance that can be mapped in any way you choose, whether like a sax or a keyboard or a flute, and comes with onboard sounds that emulate analog synths with its powerful oscillators and filters.
Akai ewi 5000 wireless electronic wind instrument samash. A brief manual that will enable you uploading new superior sounds into your ewi4000s in a few easy steps. Experiment yourself with this but i generally find setting it at 2. For example,i really like some flute patches that come with the patchman turbo vl. Advance publicity for the 5000 promised several key upgrades over the previous model the ewi 4000s.
Suonopuro ewi presets is a collection of patches for the akai ewi 4000s that. Here are some of its deficiencies, from the point of view of a serious amateur player. To get the most out of your ewi its best to treat it like a separate instrument. Vl70m,and i find them quite expressive and playable with my akai ewi 4000s. Not a lot of differences according to the readme other than oboe and flute fingerings. Ewi4000s volume 1 includes tons of highly expressive synth leads, synth basses, exotic timbres, and. For just midicontrol if you dont care about the machine not having any sounds, go with akai ewi usb. Im using the ewi 4000s as my main controller even though my ewi usb is very capable and much lighter.
These sound libraries are set up to work with midi keyboard breath wind controllers tecontrol akai ewi wav, kontakt trumpet sax, jazz trumpet vst, best free brass kontakt, vst sax sample library sample modeling trumpet. The degree of expresivity is the same of the 4000s. The akai ewi 5000 comes loaded with more than 3gb of topquality sounds, including traditional horn, brass, woodwind, and string sounds, plus progressive synths, leads, and other nontraditional sounds. Its one of the only wind controllers, which measures the velocity of how hard you blow into it in order to play. The patch consists of all the settings that make up that sound, like a saved file. Also the octaves are much smoother on the ewi and larger range 7. Heres everything you ever wanted to know about the ewi. This new internal vpowerleads soundbank for the akai ewi 4000s will add expressiveness to your performance and will become for you a new source of inspiration.
The akai professional ewi4000s is a giant leap in the evolution of wind instruments. So, basically, an akai 4000s with usb, a built in rechargeable battery, and some sounds. Before you operate the ewi4000s, read these instructions. Akai ewi4000s wind controller bret pimentel, woodwinds. Akai ewi ewi4000s midi wind controller at patchman music. It was invented by nyle steiner, who conceptualized the idea in the 1960s, and developed the first working models in the 1970s. Ewi4000s volume 1 includes tons of highly expressive synth leads, synth basses, exotic timbres, and emulations. While the ewi4000s uses an analog modelling synth which can have or better does have an excellent dynamic response the ewi5000 uses a sampling engine which emulates real instruments or synthesizers by using samples. A 14 inch output to connect to an amplifier or pa and an 18inch headphone output for silent practice are included.
Expressive side, there, i admit that there is a real difference between the 4000s and 5000 can be accessed at very fine adjustments for breath breath and pressure cock with many parameters. Patchman music is proud to announce the akai ewi4000s midi wind controller. Suonopuro ewi presets is a collection of patches for the akai ewi 4000s that reproduce the sound of 24 legendary synthesizer solos drawn from songs that have shaped the history of rock, pop and fusion. It was invented by nyle steiner, who conceptualized the idea in the 1960s, and developed the first working models in the 1970s the early models consisted of two parts. External connections the ewi usb is a lightweight and compact, yet capable, midi wind controller. Akai ewi 5000 sound samples all 100 patches youtube. Akai professional ewi4000s electronic wind instrument. The gamechanging instrument combines the functionality of a wind synthesizer with the capabilities of a full featured midi wind controller.
The akai ewi 5000 is now the only similar instrument in their product line ewi is an acronym for either electronic wind instrument or electric wind instrument specifically, the akai ewi 4000s for the purposes of this page. They also contain other six patches specifically designed to cover the most common needs of an ewi. For all you akai ewi 4000 owners, akai released new firmware for it. Akai professional ewi 5000 electronic wind instrument midi. Ewitool includes a fully graphical sound patch editor and patch library management. Samplemodeling ewi player sandalo giordano by giordano sandalo. If youre a wind instrument player whos been looking for a unique way to get into midi, the akai ewi4000s is your chance. Akai ewi ewi4000s sounds programs soundbanks at patchman music. Akai ewi 4000s default soundbank demos all 100 sounds youtube. You would have to use an external sound module or software synth to play sampled acoustic instruments like saxophones, etc. The akai ewi usb is the most incredible piece of machine and im now glancing at the akai 4000s as a cool thing to have on stage for the more synthbased stuff and hook it up to vocoders etc. In addition, we wanted electric wind instrument akai ewi and breath controller performers to be able to instantly and easily control settings of our vst instruments.
A faq on wind controllers with a section on the ewi there is a lot of good information here. The primary interface on the ewi 4000s is a 2digit, 7segment led display. The primary reason for this is the extra octaves available on the 4000s since i end up making a lot of splits assigning different patches to different ranges for quick transitions in songs or also useful for layering multiple sounds to play. Windows and mac users edit, customize, store and recall sounds with their computer. I just love the idea of being able to play non wind instrument patches through this controller too, hours of fun and the bonus of headphone through my system for hours of scale. Second, the ewi use touch capacitance i think sensing, so the keys do not move. Bob mintzer world reknown recording artist, sax and ewi virtuoso. The akai professional ewi5000 combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library by sonivox to create the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to todays musicians. Feb 09, 2019 the ewi electronic wind instrument isnt just a novelty electric saxophone its capable of so much more. Now available from a new internal soundbank for the akai ewi 4000s wind synth. C uploading the soundbank with the use of akai ewi4000s vyzex editor and the vpowerleadsbank. Ewi 5000 includes 12 touchsensitive metal keys on its top and. There is a very basic fingering chart in the users manual, downloadable from akai, but it does not tell the whole story.
Needless to say patchman music sells, supports, and repairs the akai ewi 4000s. Mar 02, 2019 3 akai professional ewi usb electronic wind instrument midi controller with included sound library this versatile electric wind instrument, made by akai, has an amazing plugandplay usb connection to mac or pc which allows for ease of use. The ewi series from akai professional brings the most dynamic and versatile wind instrument technology to the stage. Needless to say patchman music sells, supports, and repairs the akai ewi 4000s in the usa. Akai professional is the first name in electronic wind instruments. Ewi usb is an electronic wind instrument for musicians looking for an easytoplay, easytouse controller. The akai ewi 4000s comes with 100 presets which,quite frankly,dont do justice to its internal synt. Sax on the web this is primarily a discussion forum for the saxophone, but do a search for 4000s or ewi and youll get a number of interesting threads. Jun 28, 2009 the ewi usb comes with a set of vst patches and an editor so lots to play with, although i already have saxlab which has some very realistic sax and flute patches.605 543 1446 799 640 114 370 248 289 1269 1165 231 862 585 867 948 555 755 231 1101 98 250 308 981 743 936 1151 717 161 1441