Akai Professional EWI USB Electronic Wind Instrument



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Akai Professional EWI USB is an electronic wind instrument for musicians looking for an easy-to-play, easy-to-use controller. Akai Professional's decades of experience in wind and electronic music instruments aare rolled into its most user friendly and affordable EWI ever.

  • Electronic wind instrument controller
  • Easy to play, easy to use and easy to own
  • Powerful, flexible and reliable
  • Plug-and-play USB connection to Mac or PC
  • Custom Garritan Aria Player software contains wind instrument sounds
  • Multiple fingering modes: sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe and EVI brass
  • Expandable sound palette
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe mouthpiece
side view of Akai Professional EWI USB with EWI USB logo graphic superimposed

Premium pedigree
Akai Professional is the first name in electronic wind instruments. For over 20 years, Akai Professional has studied the art of playing saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and other traditional winds and developed electronic wind instruments that enable wind players to enjoy the same expressive control as with an acoustic instrument. EWI USB has been designed to give wind players the expressive musical capabilities previously found only in much more expensive instruments.

close-up right side profile view of musician playing Akai Professional EWI USB

Professional performance
EWIs are the only choice for serious wind players looking to make music electronically. While EWI USB is easy and fun to use, it's also powerful, flexible and, most importantly, reliable enough for use on stage and in the studio by professional musicians.

close-up right side profile view of musician playing Akai Professional EWI USB
screenshot from Akai Professional EWI USB companion software showing sound parameter adjustment interface

Computer control
EWI USB is the most flexible EWI because it harnesses your computer to generate its sounds. Its USB interface means that all you need is nearly any Mac or PC and the included EWI USB software and you're ready to practice, perform, create and record with a full collection of wind instrument sounds. Aria Player software was produced specifically for use with EWI USB, providing wind players with an unprecedented level of expressive control.

screenshot from Akai Professional EWI USB companion software showing sound selection interface

Large sound palette
You get over 75 different orchestral, concert band, jazz band and synthesizer sound sets expertly recorded and programmed by Garritan, renowned for its ultra-realistic instrument sound libraries.

screenshot from Akai Professional EWI USB companion software showing sound selection interface
detail top view of Akai Profesional EWI USB showing wind instrument playing keys

Multi mode
EWI USB offers multiple fingering modes including sax, traditional EWI, flute, oboe and EVI brass, so whether you're just starting out as a woodwind student or an old pro wind player, you'll find EWI USB easy to play. EWI USB is designed for you to spend your time playing music, not learning technology.

detail right side view of Akai Profesional EWI USB showing logo nameplate

Surprising affordability
Historically, electronic wind instruments have fallen into two categories: high-end, professional instruments and toys. 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. Discover the world of expression that only wind instruments can offer with EWI USB.

detail right side view of Akai Profesional EWI USB showing EWI USB logo nameplate
More Information
Manufacturer Akai Professional
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Neck strap
Cleaning cloth
USB cable
Analog/Digital Digital
Key Action 13 note keys
2 mobile octave rollers
2 fixed octave rollers
2 ground plates
2 bend plates
Programs/Presets Over 75 orchestral, concert band, jazz band and synthesizer sound sets in companion desktop computer software
Voices of Polyphony Monophonic
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Effects Reverb effect in companion desktop computer software
USB Port (to Host) MIDI
Onboard Controllers Mouthpiece with air pressure level sensor and bite sensor
Width 23.125"
Depth 2.75"
Height 2.75"
Product Weight 1.3 lb

Akai Professional Limited Warranty

inMusic Brands, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that Akai Professional products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the period commencing upon the date of purchase from an authorized Akai Pro dealer and continuing for the following period of time after that date for (1) Year.

This Limited Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of the product by the purchaser. This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, unusual physical or electrical stress, modification of any part of the product, or cosmetic damage; (b) equipment that has the serial number removed or made illegible; (c) all plastic surfaces and other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to normal use; (d) defects or damage from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation, adjustment, or service of the products.

During the applicable warranty period, Akai Pro will repair or replace, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, without charge to the purchaser, any defective component part of the product. Akai Pro may, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when repairing any product or replace a product with a rebuilt, reconditioned, new or comparable product.


You may have seen the images of ships stacking up on the west coast, waiting for their turn to port. This combined with the increased demand for domestic shipping of products from all industries across our nation has resulted in a rapidly fluctuating climate for receiving and shipping products. While we do our best to offer accurate shipping estimates, please remember that complications can arise which may be beyond our control. Know that Kraft Music is here to assist in any way that we can.

  • Ground shipping is FREE for all orders $99 and up.
  • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Though forcasting shipping times has become increasingly difficult, general FedEx package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.