Links for the Akai EWI 4000s

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I've recently purchased a Akai Professional EWI 4000s wind controller. Before we get too much further, a few points:

  • This is not, an electronic saxophone. Or an electronic clarinet. Etc. It's a complex musical instrument capable of generating beautiful sounds and music.

  • You will not be able to play this with just a few hours of practice. Just like any other instrument, it takes time, dedication and practice.

  • The manuals from Akai suck. And there isn't much other documentation on the web. So, have fun.

Here's my first recording made with the EWI. A video with artwork done by my talented wife, Val.

A live recording of Billy Strayhorn's “Chelesa Bridge” from the 2013 Creston Valley Music Teachers concert.

A live recording of “If I Only Had A Brain” from the 2014 Creston Valley Music Teachers concert.

Now, for some links I've been accumulating. Hope they help!

Got more links? Let me know!

Big tip of the hat to Steven Winikoff for links and suggestions. Very much appreciated!

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