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experiences with Akai EWI USB anyone?

Sep 19 2009 | 4:40 pm

I saw on the net the Akai EWI USB wind controller
For 368 euro, it seems a reasonable price and I am tempted to buy one. However, is it possible to communicate with MaxMSP? Anyone has experiences with it?

Sep 20 2009 | 1:21 am

Don’t know about the EWI USB, but if it’s a MIDI controller (must be a MIDI keyboard if it’s like a Yamaha WX5), then no problem at all to communicate with Max.
I would recommend that you download the EWI’s manual to be aware of the specifics.

Sep 20 2009 | 8:16 pm

From here:

"EWI USB sends out MIDI information over a standard USB connection…"

bummer. I was hoping for better than MIDI.


Apr 01 2014 | 1:02 am

I don’t knwo if i’m on a good topic but I’ve problems with my EWI.
I want to control Reason 7 with my EWI, with the pitch bend include in the machine. But with the patch below I have an error message :
"queue stepped on itself"
I don’t understand why, because Reason don’t send informations to Max. When I launch the audio, the message "queue stepped on itself" stop !
Is someone can help me ?

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Apr 02 2014 | 7:04 pm


While I haven’t used an EWI I just saw this piece of software that maximizes the EWI’s functionality in Reason. It’s called Instant EWI and here is a video demo –

Hope that helps,

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