Akai Professional EWI5000 Wireless Electronic Wind Instrument

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Akai Professional EWI5000 combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity and a sound library by SONiVOX to create the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to today's musicians. Building upon the legacy of the original Electronic Wind Instrument, Akai Professional created EWI5000 with the same objective in mind: deliver unprecedented musical expression to wind players everywhere. Experience the next generation in wind performance technology with an instrument that's built for the contemporary player.

  • Authentic wind-instrument performance and response with next-generation music technology
  • Wireless stereo audio for onstage freedom – receiver included
  • 3GB of onboard world-class acoustic and synth sounds created by SONiVOX
  • Up to 6 hours of play time using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery –charging adapter included
  • 8 precision dials for quickly tweaking instrument and effect parameters
  • USB port for USB-MIDI connection and battery recharging
  • 1/4" audio output and 1/8" headphone output
close-up profile image of musician playing Akai Professional EWI5000 with EWI5000 logo graphic superimposed

Performance freedom
With 2.4GHz low-latency wireless connectivity, EWI5000 empowers you to perform freely with a dynamic instrument. It supports stereo wireless audio and includes a receiver for instant mobility on the stage or in the studio. EWI5000 also supports wired audio and MIDI connections for integrating with additional external performance and production hardware. Plus, it's powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so you can take EWI5000 with you and play it anywhere.

illustration of eight parameter adjustment knobs on Akai Professional EWI5000

Unparalleled expression
For precisely controlling volume and pitch dynamics, EWI5000 features an ultra-responsive mouthpiece with an air pressure level sensor and bite sensor. In addition, eight dedicated precision dials allow you to adjust instrument or effect parameters on the fly: tweak the filter, reverb, chorus, LFO, breath amount, bite amount, semitone tuning and fine tuning for a sound that's as expressive as your playing.

illustration of eight parameter adjustment knobs on Akai Professional EWI5000
detail side view of Akai Professional EWI5000 showing wind instrument playing keys and EWI5000 logo nameplate

Multiple finger modes
EWI5000 is a powerful instrument that expands the performance capabilities of woodwind and brass musicians alike. With support for multiple playing styles, its interface can be switched to flute, oboe or saxophone fingering modes. An EVI (electronic valve instrument) mode is also included for brass players. Whether you're a classically trained flutist looking for a modern instrument or a seasoned EWI player looking for finger-position flexibility, EWI5000 has you covered.

detail underside view of Akai Professional EWI5000 showing 5-pin MIDI output connector

Hook it up
USB-MIDI connectivity and a 5-pin MIDI output enable you to expand your sonic palette by controlling software synths, virtual samplers or traditional MIDI modules. EWI5000 comes with a built-in 1/4" output for connecting it directly to PA systems and a 1/8" headphone output for practicing privately. A USB cable and wall adapter are included to recharge battery power via USB or wall power.

detail underside view of Akai Professional EWI5000 showing 5-pin MIDI output connector
logo graphic for SONiVOX music software company

Any sound for any performance
EWI5000 comes loaded with more than 3GB of built-in high-quality sounds designed by SONiVOX, a leading creator of premium virtual instruments and software synthesis technologies. These instruments span just about every music genre and put traditional orchestral sounds (e.g., horn, brass and woodwind) and non-traditional sounds (e.g., progressive synths, basses and leads) at your fingertips.

screenshot from Akai Professional EWI5000 Sound Editor companion desktop computer software

EWI5000 Sound Editor
Expand your creative capabilities with EWI5000 Sound Editor software. This custom software editor is a powerful platform for manipulating EWI5000's sound library on your Mac or PC. Connect EWI5000 to your computer via USB, call up any instrument from the library and use the filter, two LFOs, pan knob, tune control and multiple envelopes to tweak it into something entirely new. Then store your edits directly on your EWI5000 for a customized instrument library that's ready to perform whenever you are.

screenshot from Akai Professional EWI5000 Sound Editor companion desktop computer software
More Information
Manufacturer Akai Professional
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Wireless receiver
Neck strap
Cleaning cloth
USB cable
USB power adapter
Analog/Digital Digital
Key Action 13 note keys
2 mobile octave rollers
2 fixed octave rollers
2 ground plates
2 pitch bend plates
Programs/Presets 3GB of onboard acoustic and synth sounds created by SONiVOX
Voices of Polyphony Monophonic
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Effects Reverb
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
Audio Outputs 1/4" main output
1/8" headphone output
Onboard Controllers Mouthpiece with air pressure level sensor and bite sensor
Width 26.6"
Depth 1.7"
Height 2.4"
Product Weight 1.98 lb
Unique Features Up to 6 hours of play time using rechargeable lithium-ion battery

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.

  • 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.

Generally, 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.