AKAI Professional EWI 5000

Wireless Electronic Blow Converter

  • With internal sound generation
  • Mouthpiece with air pressure and bite sensor
  • 13 Touch sensors
  • 8 Octave rollers - 6 moving rollers and 2 fixed touch sensors
  • 8 Instrument and effect controller reeds
  • 2 Pitch bend plates
  • Stereo wireless audio 2.4 GHz
  • 1 Line output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 1 Headphone output: 3.5 mm mini jack
  • USB midi
  • MIDI out
  • Power supply: Lithium-ion battery (rechargeable via USB)
  • 3 GB onboard sound library
  • Dimensions: approx. 676 x 61 x 43 mm
  • Weight: approx. 900 g
  • Colour: Black

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

AKAI Professional EWI 5000
53% bought this exact product
AKAI Professional EWI 5000
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
£466 Add to Basket
AKAI Professional EWI 5000 White
12% bought AKAI Professional EWI 5000 White £498
Thomann Kazoo (Metal)
4% bought Thomann Kazoo (Metal) £2.80
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
4% bought Roland Aerophone AE-10 G £645
Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone
3% bought Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone £699
Our most popular Miscellaneous Wind Instruments
68 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.4 /5
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Does it Sound Like A Saxophone? No.
Stephen148, 10.08.2015
I bought this instrument mainly to use in silent practice when I am away from home. This has changed recently because I now have studio monitors (KRK Rockit 5's from Thomann) which I'm using to amplify it and also play backing tracks on it simultaneously.

But, it will still have it's uses for silent practice. There are some differences in the fingerings between the EWI and the sax, even though it can be set up to play as a sax, you still need to get your head around certain differences, but this is fairly intuitive.

The other difference is that there's no need for a strong embouchure for higher notes, as you just roll your thumb up the octave rollers at the back to span 7 octaves effortlessly (compared to the sax's 2.5 octaves, which can be tricky to play at either end.

The issue I have is with the various sounds. They are not very authentic for some of the woodwind "programs" and (ironically) the saxophones are the least authentic of all, to my ears. But it you treat it like a completely different instrument, it's fine.

The program editor that comes supplied (or at least by download) is an essential tool in helping to tweak the various in-built sounds, but it takes some getting used to. I bought pre-sets for all 100 sounds from an expert in the USA and used his settings which really do seem to have made a difference to the onboard sounds.

The main advantage of this model over the less expensive EWI4000 is that it can be wireless. This is a major plus for anyone using it on stage or in a performance stetting (as the EWI does not have to be tethered to the amplifier (the wifi box is attached to the speakers.)

Even just using it at home, I have found the freedom I get from not being attached to the speaking with the USB cable a real bonus as I can have my music stand at the opposite end of the room from the speakers.

Overall, it's a fascinating instrument that will take a lot of time to use properly, but one that I am very glad to have bought.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Good improvement of a great instrument
Jorge Bach, 21.09.2014
I've played the EWI 4000S during almost five years. The EWI 5000 is a great step ahead, the instrument maintain the overall characteristics of playability and capacity of adjutment to personalize it.
the sounds are clearly better, also the selection of instruments, mainly wood wind and some brass, I agree to the discard of the string sounds. It is a wind instrument ! Of course the sounds don't match a real instrument. Who like a real sax sound, must buy a sax ! The degree of expresivity is the same of the 4000S.
The wireless work very well, I've tested it far away of the receiver, it brings to the instrument a fantastic freedom.
I still haven't tested the soun edditor. It is an useful characteristic to have a default sound bench and a personalizable user sound bench.
At the next link Peter Climie show the 100 default sounds:
!
I'm really satisfied with my new Akai EWI 5000.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Gloria G, 09.07.2021
thank you very much, the goods are very well , good service and quick delivery.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
BATTERY CODE 88 VERY COMMON
BenV, 18.01.2016
When I first bought this instrument, it was great and worked out okay. However, after using it and working to use it in performances, I have had many issues with the batteries and code 88. This basically means that your batteries are dead, and it is not very easy to get them replaced.

Thomann were very helpful with the whole process, but it took them almost 2 months to get new batteries out to me, and now the new battery has the same problem as before. Basically the unit is junk without a battery and cannot be used at all. It is not very reliable and I wonder how many others are having these issues with batteries?

If I had to do it over again, I would not have purchased it, but maybe it is just my unit?
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
AKAI Professional EWI 5000
(68)
AKAI Professional EWI 5000

Wireless Electronic Blow Converter With internal sound generation, Mouthpiece with air pressure and bite sensor, 13 Touch sensors, 8 Octave rollers - 6 moving rollers and 2 fixed touch sensors, 8...

Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
(28)
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G

Digital wind instrument With saxophone grip and internal sound generation, Many sounds, Fingering as with acoustic saxophones, Mouthpiece with reed and bleed sensor for a familiar as well as...

Roland Aerophone Pro AE-30
(1)
Roland Aerophone Pro AE-30
to the product
£1,285

Digital Wind Instrument Slim and elegant design with high quality materials, Fingering like acoustic saxophones, Low-latency sensors and controls (breath and pressure sensors) for optimal...

AKAI Professional EWI Solo
(4)
AKAI Professional EWI Solo

Electronic Wind Instrument Includes built-in speaker, Authentic wind instrument performance and response, 200 Acoustic and synthetic preset sounds, Mouthpiece with air pressure and bite sensor, 13...

SOMA The Pipe Black
(4)
SOMA The Pipe Black

Electronic breath FX processor Enables control of internal sound generation via voice and breathing via newly developed contact microphone, 12 Different timbres: Orpheus, Filterra, Synth, Reverb,...

AKAI Professional EWI 5000 White
(2)
AKAI Professional EWI 5000 White

Electronic Wind Controller Wireless, With internal sound generation, Mouthpiece with air pressure and bite sensor, 13 Touch sensors, 8 Octave rollers (2 mobile rollers, 2 fixed touch sensors), 8...

AKAI Professional EWI USB
(57)
AKAI Professional EWI USB

Electronic Blow Controller With USB connection, Multiple fingerings: Sax, traditional, recorder and EVI (brass), Expandable sound palette, The mouthpiece can be removed and cleaned, Plug and play...

Roland Aerophone mini AE-01
(10)
Roland Aerophone mini AE-01

Compact Digital Wind Instrument Allows quick learning thanks to simple fingering based on a traditional recorder, 6 Integrated sounds (saxophone, flute, clarinet, violin and more), Reverb effect,...

Aodyo Sylphyo V2
(4)
Aodyo Sylphyo V2

Electronic Wind Controller MIDI via USB, Internal sound generation via headphone output, Traditional fingering, 6 Hour battery life, Length: 43 cm, Weight: 395 g, Includes detachable mouthpiece,...

Roland Aerophone GO AE-05
(10)
Roland Aerophone GO AE-05

Digital Wind Instrument With saxophone fingering and internal sound generator, 11 Instrument sounds, such as Saxophone, flute, violin - more sounds are available through the Aerophone GO Plus app...

SOMA The Pipe White
(6)
SOMA The Pipe White

Electronic breath FX processor Enables control of internal sound generation via voice and breathing via newly developed contact microphone, 12 Different timbres: Orpheus, Filterra, Synth, Reverb,...

B-Stock from £399 available
£466
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-26
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.
1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Kali Audio IN-8 2nd Wave

Kali Audio IN-8 2nd Wave; Active near field monitor; 3 way system with coaxial midrange/tweeter; 8" woofer; 4" midrange; 1" soft dome tweeter; power: 140 Watt (60/40/40 Watt Tri-Amped); frequency range: 37 Hz - 25 kHz (-10 dB), 45 Hz…

Recently Viewed
Novation Circuit Rhythm

Novation Circuit Rhythm; sampler / sequencer; 8 sample tracks with 32 step patterns each, cascadable for up to 256 steps per track; functions: slice, reverse, loop, chromatic play, probability and pattern-mutate; integrated effects such as lofi tape, shutter, reverb, delay…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Arturia Keystep 37 Black Edition

Arturia KeyStep 37 Black Edition; 37-key (slimkey) USB controller keyboard; velocity-sensitive mini-keys with aftertouch; 64-step sequencer; chord and scale functionality; arpeggiator; LED display; 4 freely assignable knobs; transport keys; touch stripes for pitch and modulation; RGB LED bar; connections: 3x…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Aff. P Bass MN PJ PACK BK

Fender Squier Affinity P Bass MN PJ PACK Black; Electric Bass, Affinity Series; Body: Poplar; Neck: Maple; Neck Mount: Bolt On; Neck Form: c; Fingerboard: Maple; Inlays: Black Dots; 20 Medium Jumbo Frets; Nut: synthetic Bone; Nut Width: 41,3 mm…

Recently Viewed
Neural DSP Quad Cortex Gigcase

Neural DSP Quad Cortex Gigcase; Softlight Case for Neural DSP Quad Cortex Pedal; precision molded, high-impact and designed to keep your Quad Cortex safe from damage and the elements; the top clamshell includes a secure, elastic neoprene panel where you…

Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Aff. Strat HSS PACK CFM

Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS Pack Charcoal Frost Metallic; Stratocaster Electric Guitar Set; Affinity Series; Body: Poplar; Neck: Maple; Fingerboard: Laurel; Neck Mount: Bolt-On; Neck Shape: C; Inlays: Pearloid Dots; 21 Medium Jumbo Frets; Nut: synthetic Bone; Nut Width: 42…

Recently Viewed
Harley Benton CLA-15MCE SolidWood

Harley Benton CLA-15MCE SolidWood; Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Custom Line Solid Wood Series; Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany; Top: Solid Mahogany; Neck Shape: Oval C; Neck: Mahogany; Fingerboard: Pau Ferro; Scalloped X Bracing; Inlays: SnowFlake Inlays; 20 Frets; Nut: Bone;…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Sennheiser CX True Wireless Black

Sennheiser CX True Wireless Black In-Ear headset headphone - 7 mm hight end drivers, bluetooth 5.2, up to 9 h running time, up to 27 h with charging case, SBC, AAC, aptX Codec compatible, 110 dB SPL (1 kHz /…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Minuendo Lossless Earplugs

Minuendo Lossless Earplugs; Earplugs with passive hi-fi filter - perfect for rehearsals, concerts and in any other noisy location; Continuously adjustable volume attenuation (-7db to - 25 db) without sound loss; Neutral and natural sound; Patented adjustable membrane for volume…

Recently Viewed
Gravity LTST 01

Laptop stand with adjustable holding pins Steel tray, Powder-coated tubes made of aluminium, Die-cast aluminium base, Dimensions of the tray (W x H): 480 x 330 mm, Tube diameter: 35 mm, Height adjustment by adjusting screw with holding pin…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S400

Casio CT-S400 Keyboard - 61 touch-responsive keys, 48-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 600 sounds, 200 rythmens, 160 Songs, Auto Harmonize, automatic accompaniment, Reverb, Chorus, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, 10 User Songs, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Aiaiai TMA-2 Studio

Aiaiai TMA-2 Studio; closed-back studio headphones; Design: closed-back, circumaural; S05 speaker unit; Bio cellulose diaphragm; 40 mm high-grade neodymium driver; Frequency range: 10 Hz - 40 kHz; Maximum output: 100 mW; Sound pressure level: 113 dB; Impedance: 32 ohms; E08…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.