Disclaimer: Though I have attained many heights as a professional saxophone player, I admit there is a learning curve to playing Akai EWI! Below I show the unboxing of my Akai Professional EWI USB.
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- First Impression?
nice, keys don’t pop up, air flow different
- Compare it to a saxophone.
no palm or side keys, no reed, no register key
- Brand comparison?
looks to have more to offer than yamahas version, but Yamaha is closer to the advantages of having the Ewi 4000, but Ewi 4000 better product
- Learning curve?
the octave rollers, not as natural of a feel, and you have to remember where you are in range to get desired results
move up to the 5000, and do talk box with it as well
to play just as well as sax, be able to do horn lines and aux lines
Major inspirations for my for falling for this creative wind controller are below: Mike Phillips, Quamon Fowler, and Marcus Anderson.