What is an EWI?
EWI stands for Electronic Wind Instrument. An EWI is a wind-instrument controller with a sound-generation source. EWIs are most commonly played like a saxophone, although wind players of all kinds can take advantage of the EWI seriesí multiple instrument fingering modes that include trumpet, flute and oboe. EWIs convert fingering, breath, bite, finger pressure, and other playing information into control signals. EWIs can sound like anything you can imagineÖ from piccolo to tuba and handbells to synthesizers.
EWIs combine the expressiveness of a wind instrument with a limitless sound palette. For example, a saxophone player can use an EWI to double on clarinet, trumpet, guitar, or bass!
EWI + USB = EWI USB
EWI USB is powerful, flexible, and reliable enough for use on stage and in the studio. Itís intuitive for wind players to learn to use and get playing quickly. EWI USB has a plug-and-play connection to your Mac or PC and comes with custom Aria Player software featuring more than 80 different orchestral, concert band, jazz band, and synthesizer sound sets expertly recorded and programmed by renowned sample-library company Garritan.
Itís the first EWI to harness the power of your computer to create its sounds. Historically, electronic wind instruments have fallen into two different categories: high-end, professional instruments and toys. By letting your computerís processor handle the sound generation, EWI USB breaks the price barrier, bringing professional quality, expressive control, and a studio-ready sound library to a price the professional-wind-instrument world has never seen.
EWI USB enables you to provide more alternatives to prospective employers. You can switch from alto sax to clarinet at the touch of button, and transposition is a button-push away!
You can apply effects to your sound to be a one-player horn or string section, or take your sound into new creative areas.
Great For Learning
EWIs can be easier to play than traditional instruments because you donít need to worry about perfect embouchure to produce a professional quality tone. Whether you donít have the time to maintain your chops or are just getting started, EWI USB can help you focus on making music, rather than maintaining your chops.
If youíve ever wanted to practice late at night or in a quiet room, EWI USB is silent. You can practice with headphones, and amplification is as simple as plugging into an amp or PA system. Imagine a saxophone with a volume knob!
Take your art to new places with EWI USB.