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Promises some very interesting musical journeys...,
This review is from: Akai EWI4000S Wind Controller Synth (Electronics)
I've only had it for a few weeks but it's very exciting:
I'm a recorder-family player, and was looking to beef up the sound I make while playing with guitar-players and a drummer.
Here's what to do: On an iphone or ipad get the "Sampletank" app to create sounds (sax, trombone, trumpet,etc). That's about 40 euros. Then you'll need to buy an iRig midi adapter (50 euros) to attach the EWI to your phone or ipad. Next, you'll need a cable to lead out of your phone/ipad headphone socket to either your mixing desk/speakers (or just headphones). Set your EWI to "CH" to control the sampletank app. I've spent the last few weeks working up sax and trombone parts and can clearly see the immense possibilites. The above set up is basic and functional. Next will be to explore the Kontakt software - massive sound library but with a 400 euro price tag. I'll learn my craft on the sampletank first! The EWI seems well built, responds well....can be adjusted to the last detail, but does not come with a case.I've found the ideal solution: an Arquitect's plans carry-case - it's perfect, costs about 10 euros and only needs bubble-wrap to ensure your 700euro EWI is snug and protected. Love it!