Akai EWI 5000 wireless

Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument

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

Further Information

Bass Pedal No
Breath Controller Yes
MIDI Controller Yes
Filter No
Effects No
Sequencer No
Product Specific Expansion No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Akai EWI 5000 wireless
52% bought this exact product
Akai EWI 5000 wireless
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
595 € Add to Basket
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
9% bought Roland Aerophone AE-10 G 839 €
Thomann Kazoo (Metal)
6% bought Thomann Kazoo (Metal) 2,99 €
Yamaha Venova
5% bought Yamaha Venova 85 €
Roland Aerophone AE-10
5% bought Roland Aerophone AE-10 839 €
Our most popular Miscellaneous Wind Instruments
38 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.2 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
23 written ratings Read all reviews
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
Show variations of this product
Akai EWI 5000 wireless
(38)
Akai EWI 5000 wireless
to the product
595 €

Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument With internal sound generator, Mouthpiece with air pressure and bite sensor, 13 Touch sensors, 8 Octave rollers (6 movable castors and 2 fixed touch sensors), 8...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
(5)
Roland Aerophone AE-10 G
to the product
839 €

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...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Roland Aerophone GO AE-05
Roland Aerophone GO AE-05
to the product
485 €

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...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: Yes
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Akai EWI USB
(42)
Akai EWI USB
to the product
285 €

Electric Wind Instrument With USB connector, Multiple fingering: sax, traditional, recorder and EVI (brass), Extendable sound range, Mouthpiece detachable for cleaning, Plug'n'Play with PC/ Mac,...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Aodyo Sylphyo
Aodyo Sylphyo
to the product
799 €

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

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Roland Aerophone AE-10
(12)
Roland Aerophone AE-10
to the product
839 €

Digital wind instrument with saxophone fingering system and internal digital sounds Numerous saxophone model sounds, Fingering like that of an acoustic saxophone, Mouthpiece with breath- and bite...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
Hornberg Research hb1 Midi Breath Station
(5)
Hornberg Research hb1 Midi Breath Station
to the product
899 €

Breath Controller Breath to MIDI and breath to USB MIDI standalone controller, 12 Parameters, can be stored in 25 presets, MIDI merge function, 1x1 USB MIDI interface, Attack and Release...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • USB: Yes
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • Bluetooth: No
  • 5-pole DIN MIDI: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Ethernet: No
  • Filter: No
  • Pads: 0
  • Effects: No
  • Diplay: Yes
  • Sequencer: No
  • Rotary Knobs: 0
  • Product Specific Expansion: No
  • Fader(s): 0
  • Drawbar: No
  • Expansion: No
Aodyo Sylphyo Link Receiver
Aodyo Sylphyo Link Receiver
to the product
295 €

Wireless Receiver for Sylphyo Internal sound generation with headphone and line output, MIDI over USB (compatible with Mac, PC, iOS), USB-MIDI host, MIDI input / output, Dimensions: 14.0 x 7.7 x...

  • Bass Pedal: No
  • Breath Controller: Yes
  • MIDI Controller: Yes
  • Filter: No
  • Effects: No
  • Sequencer: No
  • Product Specific Expansion: Yes
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
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Sony WH-1000XM3 Black Steinberg Cubase Pro 10 Electro Harmonix Grand Canyon Harley Benton SpaceShip 80 w/Hardcase Roland VT-4 Hughes&Kettner BlackSpirit 200 the t.mix 201-USB Play Mackie FreePlay LIVE Bag Steinberg Cubase Elements 10 Friedman BE-OD Deluxe Overdrive Harley Benton SpaceShip 60 w/Hardcase Quilter Interblock 45
Recommended
Sony WH-1000XM3 Black

Noise Canceling Headphones Wireless via Bluetooth (LDAC), Closed, Circumaural, 40 mm driver - dome (copper voice coil), Frequency response: 4-40000 Hz, Sound pressure level: 104 dB / mW, Impedance: 47 ohms, High-quality audio streaming with LDAC, Touch operation on...

to the product
375 €
Recommended
Steinberg Cubase Pro 10

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) 32 Bit integer and 64 bit float, Unlimited number of simultaneously usable audio and MIDI tracks, Supports up to 256 physical inputs and outputs, 5.1 surround support, Score Editor, Key Editor, Drum Editor, Sample Editor,...

to the product
566 €
Recommended
Electro Harmonix Grand Canyon

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Delay and Looper, Digital operation, 12 Effect Types, Fully functional looper, Up to 3 seconds delay time, TAP tempo, Stereo outputs, 13 Delay presets, Looper has up to 16 minutes recording time, Unlimited number...

to the product
274 €
Recommended
Harley Benton SpaceShip 80 w/Hardcase

Adjustable & Lightweight Pedalboard Rugged powder-coated aluminium frame, Covered in a carpet like material, Adjustable height and tilt, Easy power supply installation underneath the frame, Dimensions: (W x D x H) 800 x 390 x 70-85 mm, Weight:...

to the product
124 €
Recommended
Roland VT-4

Roland VT-4; Voice Transformer; desktop effects processor for vocal effects; intuitive and creative handling via sliders, knobs and buttons; Vocoder-, Pitch-Shifting-, Harmonizer- effects and more; adjustable reverb effects; 8 user settings storable; up to 6 hours of battery operation (4x...

to the product
244 €
(1)
Recommended
Hughes&Kettner BlackSpirit 200

Guitar Amp Head The secret behind the sound of the BlackSpirit 200 is the completely new technology developed especially for sound production: Bionic Tone Generating. Here the complex dynamic processes of classic tube circuitry has been reproduced and optimised...

to the product
799 €
Recommended
the t.mix 201-USB Play

2 Channel DJ Mixer with USB / SD / Bluetooth Player 2 Stereo inputs: phono / line / MP3, 1 Microphone input with talkover: 6.3 mm Jack, Headphone output: 6.3 mm Stereo jack, Master Out: XLR / RCA, Rec...

to the product
89 €
Recommended
Mackie FreePlay LIVE Bag

Mackie FreePlay LIVE Bag, FreePlay Live Portable PA Bag, hardshell lid with Mackie logo, accessories compartement on the side, heavy duty zipper, carry strap and handle, colours: black

to the product
70 €
(1)
Recommended
Steinberg Cubase Elements 10

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) 32-Bit integer and 64 bit float, Supports a maximum of 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks, 24 instrument tracks and 24 physical inputs and outputs, Over 40 audio effects, 3 Virtual instruments: HALion Sonic SE,...

to the product
99 €
(1)
Recommended
Friedman BE-OD Deluxe Overdrive

Effects Pedal Overdrive, 2 Channels, Authentic British overdrive sounds based on the legendary "BE-100" tube top section, Controls per channel: Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble & Presence, Separate tight switch per channel, True bypass, Effect on LED, Bypass and...

to the product
295 €
Recommended
Harley Benton SpaceShip 60 w/Hardcase

Adjustable & Lightweight Pedalboard Rugged powder-coated aluminium frame, Covered in a carpet like material, Adjustable height and tilt, Easy power supply installation underneath the frame, Dimensions: (W x D x H) 600 x 305 x 70-85 mm, Weight:...

to the product
98 €
(2)
Recommended
Quilter Interblock 45

Quilter Interblock 45; transistor amplifier head for electric guitar; ultra compact 45 Watt guitar power amp, Great as spare or Pedalboard Amp, switch between Cab Sim and Full Range mode, silent recording via Balanced Line Output; 1 channel; power: 45...

to the product
199 €
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.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.