|商品尺寸||58.93 x 6.99 x 6.99 cm; 589.67 克|
Akai Professional EWI USB |电子管乐器 MIDI 控制器 带有声音库
- 多个指法模式︰ 萨克斯、长笛、双簧管、传统的EWI EVI 黄铜
Akai Professional EWI USB 是一种电子管弦乐器控制器，非常容易使用。我们经过数十年的管弦电子乐的经验，研发出了这款方便用户使用的实惠的产品。该仪器利用电脑生成声音。USB 接口意味着你所需要的就是附带EWI USB软件的Mac或电脑，就可以利用一套管弦乐器进行练习、表演、作曲和录音。咏叹调播放器软件专门用于EWI USB，给演奏者提供一流的控制力。具有超过75种不同的专门录制的管弦乐、音乐会乐队、爵士乐队和声音合成器配置，因其超现实的乐器声音库而闻名。EWI USB 还提供多种指法模式，包括 sax、传统 EWI、长笛、双簧管和EVI（黄铜），所以无论你是刚开始学习木管乐器的学生还是有经验的演奏者，都会发现 EWI USB很容易演奏。EWI USB 是为了打发时间而设计，而不是为了学技术。发现一个只有EWI USB管弦乐器能给您的全新的时间。
Akai Professional's EWI USB enables you to enjoy the same expressive musical capabilities and control found in traditional acoustic instruments and provides an expressive, immersive platform for unrestricted creative expression. Combining multiple fingering modes (including sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe, and EVI (brass), a raft of performance friendly touch sensitive controls and ultra-responsive mouthpiece sensors, EWI USB ensures to readily adapt to your needs whilst ensuring every subtlety and nuance of your performance is faithfully recreated.
* The EWI can be configured for its default fingering system (sax subset), sax fingering, flute fingering, oboe fingering, or brass fingering. I DID try the brass fingering. There are cons to it and I'll address that below.
* You can configure latency/response on the fingerings. One of the reasons I ceased using my WT-11 for composing/arranging electronically was its tendency to glitch. When moving from C5 to B4 requires lifting the middle finger and placing the index finger. On a RL sax, your mouth and basic physics gives some tolerance in the shift. Not so the WT-11. You get either a C# or A grace note before you land on B. The EWI let's you set a deliberate lag on the transition so those glitches are reduced.
* In regard to things like setting sensitivity, it's way easier to do that with a control panel on your computer versus trying to tweak with a screwdriver on the WT-11
* The EWI is a solid bit of instrument. It does not feel like a toy and exhibits a good bit of good engineerig consideration
* The worst thing is catastrophic failure. While testing today, the EWI would emit a note start and then just sieze up. The reset feature on the device did nothing to cure the problem. Further, it wasn't related to the software. I tested with Aria (supplied with the EWI), Band in a Box and Finale. In all cases, under no circumstances I could establish, the EWI just switched off. If I re-selected the MIDI device the problem cleared. While this is an aggravation that you can push past in the studio, there's no way I'm going to do a live performance with an instrument that shuts off without provocation.
* It's way too honking big. It's easily double the size and weight of the WT-11. I can't think of a technical reason for it to be quite so big.
* Crossing octive breaks are awful. The WT-11 had it perfect. If you're playing C5 and need to briefly move above that note to D5 to F#5 all you had to do was hold the C (actually, it worked wiht B/Bb/A) and then play D through F# on the right hand and the octave above was assumed. I tinkered with finger combinations on the EWI but got nothing other than expected half-steps.
A bit more smart was needed for this poduct. I won't give it at a 1-star becuse there ARE some redeening features.
* The brass fingering was innovative. However, no brass players are really going to wrap their minds around it. Trumpet was my first instrument and I stuck with it for years. I enabled the brass fingering mode and toyed with that for some time. It's a great example of cognitive dissonance. The right hand does the valve work for the instrument. But replacing lip and breath with and index finger on or off combined with the octave rollers is... well... I lack a proper word. I'm a very flexible person, but I just couldn't adapt to this.
5 years later
It seems my review has had some influence on the community at large. I feel badly in a way about this because of the clear effort to produce a quality device. I have a college degree in System Analysis, which is a way of saying I'm a good problem solver. As I alluded to it above, I really think the Akai engineers have tried to solve the insoluble. I cannot possibly fault them for this. After all, I like to think I can solve all problems even though I cannot.
Like the Yamaha WX-11, this is a SUPERB performance instrument. I continue to use my Yamaha in this way. However, it fails for purposes of midi transcription and arranging. This purpose of mine is well filled by other Akai products.
With the understanding that his is a performance tool, not a composer or recording tool, I am upgrading my review after long consideration.
That said, there's a pretty big learning curve to get past. And not having real lever-type keys to push means you have to be pretty deliberate with your fingering or you'll hit the wrong key, or too many. The octave rollers are really tough to get right too, especially with some fingering changes where you might have a bunch of keys down and have to release them all while rolling up or down an octave. Of course that might be because of my big fat meathooks! The other complaint, although this isn't because of AKAI, is the lack of breath controller support in virtual instruments, but the pitch-bend mouthpiece works well with most.
As usual, there are enthusiast web sites that have all the good information and would suggest checking them out before you throw it away. It probably requires a good bit of 'unlearning' if you want to play it well.