There’s all the time been one thing decidedly ‘next-gen’ about digital wind devices; nevertheless many we see, we nonetheless really feel like we’re getting a glimpse of a future that hasn’t fairly occurred but. Behold, then, the EWI Solo – Akai’s first ‘standalone’ EWI instrument in that it has its personal built-in speaker.
EWI Solo guarantees “all of the expressive musical capabilities and management present in conventional acoustic wind devices,” and a speaker that may reproduce all of the nuances of the participant’s efficiency. It’ll run for as much as 12 hours on a single cost, and comes with greater than 200 built-in sounds.
In addition to the anticipated wind tones, this library additionally comprises digital patches, and you may add reverb, delay and refrain results. Each pitch and tuning may be adjusted, and there are twin LFOs.
The EWI comes with USB MIDI and 1/4-inch audio output connections, and there’s additionally a 1/8-inch headphone jack. An aux enter means that you would be able to plug in a music participant and jam alongside to a favorite tune or backing observe, too.
Efficiency controllers embody octave rollers that allow you to regulate the be aware vary, a glide plate for including portamento and a pitch bend plate for, nicely, bending pitch. It can save you and recall packages with the favourites characteristic.
EWI Solo adapts to all the principle fingering types (flute, oboe and saxophone) and in addition has an EVI (Digital Valve Instrument) fingering mode.
Obtainable quickly, the EWI Solo will price £400. Discover out extra on the Akai Pro web site.