Akai Professional EWI5000 | Electronic Wind Instrument with Wireless Audio Receiver & USB MIDI Control

$ 799.99

Akai Professional's EWI5000, the latest addition to the EWI series, 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: to 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the audio jacks on the EWI5000 receiver balanced or unbalanced?
The jacks on the wireless receiver are mono balanced (TRS). To hear sound, connect speakers

What is the maximum continuous operation time when the unit is fully charged?
The EWI5000's 3.7V Lithium Ion battery can last up to 13 hours when using Line Out, and over 6 hours when using it wirelessly.

How long does it take to charge the EWI5000?
It takes about 2 hours to fully charge when using the included USB wall charger. The EWI5000 will also charge when connected to a powered computer USB port.

How many factory presets are built in to the EWI5000?
There are 100 factory presets built into the EWI5000, numbered 00 through 99. These sounds are more than 3GB of multi-sampled patches created by SONiVOX, including synth sounds as well as acoustic sampled sounds from traditional wind instruments. A complete patch listing is located here.

How many User presets are available for use in the EWI5000?
There are 100 user presets for the EWI5000, numbered 00 through 99.

Are the included sounds stereo or mono samples?
The sound library in the EWI5000 are multisampled stereo patches.

Can the wireless capability send audio, MIDI, or both?
The wireless function of the EWI5000 is for audio only. MIDI is not transmitted wirelessly to the receiver. The USB port on the EWI5000 allows MIDI transmission to the computer. The USB port on the wireless receiver is for electrical power only. With the wireless receiver connected to the computer, it can be selected as an input device in the computer DAW program.

What are the wireless specifications of the EWI5000?
The EWI5000 uses a 2.4 GHz RF connection. The maximum range is about 50 feet, depending on environment. The wireless connection passes stereo audio to the two 1/4” balanced outputs on the wireless receiver.

Can I use the EWI5000 with an iPad?
The EWI5000 can be used with an iPad and the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit as well as a powered USB hub. The EWI5000, though it is internally powered with the 3.7 V Lithium Ion battery, requires a powered hub because it charges from the USB port. The iPad battery cannot provide enough power to charge the EWI5000.

Technical Specs

  • MIDI Output Channels Over USB: 1
  • Note Keys: 13 note keys
  • Octave Rollers: 8 rollers; 7-octave range
  • Plates:
    • (2) pitch-bend
    • (1) glide plate
    • (2) ground
  • Inputs / Outputs
    • (1) USB port
    • (1) 5-pin DIN MIDI output
    • (1) 1/4” TRS line output
    • (1) 1/8” TRS headphone output
  • Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included; charges via USB)
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height)
    • EWI5000: 2.4” x 26.6” x 1.7”
    • Wireless Receiver: 2.4” x 4.8” x 3.6”
  • Weight
    • EWI5000: 1.98 lbs
    • Wireless Receiver: 0.29 lbs

Box Contents

  • EWI5000
  • Wireless Receiver
  • USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Neck Strap
  • EWI5000 Editor Software (download)
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual

Troubleshooting steps:

If the EWI5000 is consistently playing a note, this could be a corruption with settings or the sensors are being confused. We always recommend first and foremost to make sure that the mouth piece and sensors are clean of any debris, such as spit. This will avoid any contacts from reading mixed signals.

Another potential cause would be corrupt settings. To return all of the EWI5000's settings to its factory defaults:

 1. Disconnect the EWI5000 from your computer.

 2. Power off the EWI5000 by pressing and holding the Power Button for a full second and then releasing it.

3. Press and hold the Setup Button, Trans Button, FX Button, and Level Button.

 4. Power on the EWI5000 by pressing and holding the Power Button for a full second.

 5. Release all buttons.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Easy 30 Day Return Policy

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to Kellards within 30 days of the purchase date, subject to the conditions and exclusions below.

You may initiate a return or exchange by requesting an RMA at sales@kellards.com.

Securely affix your return label to the outside of the shipping package. Return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer. We recommend you ship via insured ground service with a tracking number. We cannot be responsible for lost packages.

Return Address

Kellards Return
3237 Greenpoint Ave.
Long Island City NY 11101

Eligibility Conditions

Please read conditions below. If all conditions are not met, Kellards reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a minimum 15% restocking fee. All returned items must be in new condition, in their original unaltered box (including an intact UPC code) and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and accessories. Kellards can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

Nonreturnable Items

  • Electronic software downloads
  • Opened consumable items (e.g., film, tapes, paper, bulbs, CD, DVDs, ink cartridges, etc.)
  • Underwater equipment that has been submerged

Defective or Damaged Items

Defective items may be repaired, exchanged or refunded at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.


Please allow 3-5 business days for mail-in exchanges to be processed.

Refunds & Credits

Once we receive and inspect your item(s), we will credit your account. Please allow 5-7 days for a credit to appear on your account. In most cases, we will issue your refund in the same way you made the original purchase.


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