|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.
I've played EWIs for years and this is a slightly stripped down version of the Akai EWI 4000s. The 4000s is THE best EWI on the market to date. The EWI USB has the same form factor and basic controls. There are only a couple of things I found lacking.
1. The octave key rollers should have been setup to always be triggered in pairs. To get the highest and lowest range you have to touch only the top or bottom roller. It's difficult to stay on just one little roller when playing up or down the instrument.
2. There is no power switch. I bought this one to leave at home plugged into my DAW all the time, but since there's no power switch I have to unplug it so it doesn't run all the time. A power switch would have been nice.
Other than these 2 small issues this is a great instrument. All you need are sounds, which leads the the next section...
I'll just come out and say it, THE SOFTWARE SUCKS!!! Just do yourself a favor and don't even bother installing it. If you have a DVD drive (which most computers don't anymore) AND you get it installed without crashing, all you really get is a crappy softsynth with bad woodwind and brass sounds. The saxes sound terrible and the flutes are a joke. I think they really missed the point of this instrument. I don't see it as a way to replace saxophones and flutes with an electronic version of the same voice, I see it as a way for wind instrumentalists to use their technique to create unique and expressive sound using modern synthesis. We can do things that keyboards can't.
I would recommend getting Mainstage and purchasing EWI patches from patchmanmusic.com to get the most out of your EWI. You'll really get the most out of your EWI.
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.