Akai EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument

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  • Opens up the MIDI experience to wind and brass players
  • For recording, performance or silent practice with headphones
  • 3GB of sounds to choose from in one simple interface
  • Explore the possibilities that modern MIDI tech offers

Akai EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument

Always fancied a MIDI controller but not really a keys player? The Akai EWI 5000 Electronic Wind Instrument is a MIDI Controller that woodwind and brass players can pick up and play with ease.

Imagine having a full orchestra at your fingertips. The Akai EWI 5000 lets you control everything in a familiar and comfortable way. Players will experience new levels of expression, control and creativity.

The Akai EWI 5000 also features the latest in wireless technology and a 12 hour rechargeable battery so it won't cut out half way through a studio session or performance.

Product Ref: 43265

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Next Generation

The Akai EWI5000 is the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to today's musicians, combining innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity and a sound library by SONiVOX. Akai Professional have created the EWI5000 to push the boundaries of wind instrument performance, built for the contemporary player.

Freedom to Perform

You can perform freely with the EWI5000 thanks to 2.4GHz low-latency wireless connectivity. It supports stereo wireless audio and includes a receiver for instant mobility on the stage or in the studio. EWI5000 also supports wired audio and MIDI connections for integrating with additional external performance and production hardware. Plus, its powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so you can take EWI5000 with you and play it anywhere.

Precise Expression

The EWI5000 features an ultra-responsive mouth piece with an air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor for precisely controlling volume and pitch dynamics. You can adjust instrument or effect parameters on the fly; tweak Filter, Reverb, Chorus, LFO, Breath Amount, Bite Amount, Semitone Tuning, and Fine Tuning for a sound that's as expressive as your playing with the eight dedicated precision dials.

Player Versatility

The EWI5000 interface supports both brass and woodwind musicians alike, and can be switched to flute oboe and saxophone fingering modes, as well as featuring an EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) Mode. Whether you're a classically trained flutist looking for a modern instrument, or a seasoned EWI player looking for finger-position flexibility, EWI5000 has you covered.

Flexible Connectivity

USB-MIDI connectivity and a 5-pin MIDI output enable you to expand your sonic palette by controlling software synths, virtual samplers, or traditional MIDI modules. EWI5000 comes with a built-in 1/4-inch output for connecting it directly to PA systems and a 1/8-inch headphone output for practicing privately. A USB cable and wall adapter are included to recharge battery power via USB or wall power.

Any Sound for Any Performance

With 3GB of built-in high-quality sounds designed by SONiVOX, the possibilities are endless with the EWI5000. Created by the leader in premium virtual instruments and software synthesis technologies, these instruments span across just about every music genre and put traditional orchestral sounds (e.g. horn, brass, and woodwind) and non-traditional sounds (e.g. progressive synths, basses, and leads) at your fingertips.

EWI5000 Sound Editor

Expand your creative capabilities with the EWI5000 Sound Editor software. This custom software editor is a powerful platform for manipulating EWI5000's sound library on your Mac or PC. Connect EWI5000 to your computer via USB; call up any instrument from the library; and use the filter, two LFOs, pan knob, tune control, and multiple envelopes to tweak it into something entirely new. Then, store your edits directly on your EWI5000 for a customized instrument library that's ready to perform whenever you are.


  • Authentic wind-instrument performance and response with next-generation music technology
  • Wireless stereo audio for onstage freedom (receiver included)
  • 3GB of onboard, world-class acoustic and synth sounds created by SONiVOX
  • Up to 6 hours of play time using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charging adapter included)
  • 8 precision dials for quickly tweaking instrument and effect parameters
  • USB port for USB-MIDI connection and battery recharging
  • 1/4" audio output and 1/8" headphone output



  • Mouthpiece: Air-pressure level sensor and bite sensor
  • Note Keys: 13 touch sensors
  • Controls: 8 instrument and effect precision dials
  • Octave Rollers: 6 mobile, 2 fixed touch sensors (8-octave range)
  • Plates: 2 pitch-bend, 2 ground
  • Inputs / Outputs: (1) USB port, (1) 5-pin DIN MIDI output, (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS line output, (1) 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS headphone output
  • MIDI Connectivity: USB-MIDI and 5-Pin MIDI ouput
  • Wireless Connectivity: Stereo Wireless Audio (2.4GHz)
  • Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery charged via USB port (charges with included USB cable or wall adapter)
  • Sound Library: 3GB of acoustic and synth sounds developed by SONiVOX
  • Dimensions: 2.4" x 26.6" x 1.7"
  • Weight: 1.98 lb

Wireless Receiver

  • Dimensions: 2.4" x 4.8" x 3.6"
  • Weight: 0.29 lbs

System Requirements


  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9
  • Processor: Intel
  • RAM: 2 GB


  • Operating System: Windows 7 or 8
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 1 GB (32-Bit), 2 GB (64-Bit)