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Your sound - your style
One of the most important parts of a wind instrument is the mouthpiece. It's where the majority of tone control and nuance stems from, and it can completely modify the timbre of your tone. This is why Akai have developed an ultra-responsive mouthpiece with an air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor. So playing on an electronic wind instrument has never felt more natural.
Primed and ready with 200 ultra-high-quality tones, the Akai Professional EWI SOLO is prepared to react to your playing. It includes everything from soaring synth pads to breathtakingly authentic woodwind tones, so no matter what your genre, you’ll find the right sound in the EWI SOLO. For even more control, you can then add reverb, delay, chorus, pitch, dual LFOs, and fine-tuning for an expressive sound that can keep up with your playing.
Perform without limits
Hate being tied down with cables? Well now you can perform without the need to be plugged in thanks to the built-in speaker. Perfectly calibrated for a clear and natural sound, you can rely on this speaker to reproduce every subtle nuance of your performance. And when combined with the internal, rechargeable battery, the Akai Professional EWI SOLO lets you play uninterrupted for 12+ hours.
If you wish to get more technical, the EWI SOLO also supports wired audio for integrating with additional external hardware. Wanting to practice in private? Use the headphone jack. Connecting to a PA system? Connect via the 1/4-inch output. Want to play along with your favourite music? Simply plug your playback device into the 1/8-inch aux input. Whatever you want to do, the EWI SOLO can do it.
If you’re a fan of the illustrious EWI5000, then you’ll feel right at home with the Akai Professional EWI SOLO. A lot of the key features from the Akai flagship have been thoughtfully included for maximum potential. Akai’s loved octave rollers have been added to the EWI SOLO so you can effortlessly change which register you’re in. You can add portamento using the glide plate, precise expression with the pitch bend plate, and can even save your edits and recall them whenever you want.
An instrument for all
Just like all of Akai Professional instruments, Akai wanted to ensure the EWI SOLO is as accessible as possible. And they succeeded. The intuitive interface of the Akai Professional EWI SOLO supports multiple woodwind playing styles and can be switched between flute, oboe, and saxophone fingerings.
For extra versatility, the EWI SOLO also supports EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) fingering for a traditional three-valve playing experience. So it doesn't matter if you're a classically trained musician looking for a modern instrument, or a seasoned EWI player looking to expand your tonal palette - the EWI SOLO has you covered.
- MIDI Output Channels Over USB: 16
- Note Keys: 14:
- Octave Rollers: 6 mobile, 2 fixed;5-octave range
- Plates 1 pitch-bend, 2 ground
- Inputs/Outputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS line output, (1)1⁄8" (3.5mm) TRS headphone output, (1)1⁄8" (3.5mm) TRS auxiliary input
- Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included; charges via USB)
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 30.12" x 3.00" x 3.24 (76.5cm x 7.6cm x 8.2cm)
- Weight: 1.79 lbs. (0.8kg