With the EWI4000s version 2.0, the instrument has been revamped to offer what Akai say is unmatched functionality including expanded Hold, Octave and Pitchbend button capability. Other improvements include an electronic valve instrument fingering mode for brass musicians, expanded ability to assign program changes and the option to assign the Portamento Strip to any MIDI CC.
Specific new functionality includes:
Weâ€™ll leave the last word to Jack Oâ€™Donnell, Akai Professional CEO, â€œThe new EWI4000s version 2.0 software continues to elevate Akai Professionalâ€™s EWI Series to an even higher level of performance. This enhanced version is an exciting new development for the EWI series and offers wind players increased control of musical expression.â€�
Price and Availability
The EWI4000s version 2.0 software can be downloaded for free from the Akai Pro website.
The EWI400s has an MSRP of $999 and is currently shipping.
More information and software download: