I must be a total dunce and losing my mental capacity. I haven't used my EWI in a couple of months and decided to lay down some tracks in Sonar X2. I plugged the EWI into my USB port, opened the stand alone EWI ARIA player to just check it out and could not get the EWI Configuration file to load or even show any thing but a gray blank box. There were no controls for the EWI showing and I could not see how to change anything. Yes, I have the input and out put boxes checked for the EWI USB in preferences. Yes, I could get a sound but it wasn't quite right (seemed sluggish and unresponsive).
I also get the message from AriaEngine, "Could not find effect:Ambience bank 1004 there surely exists an update for this product!"
I tried it in Sonar and got NO sound to come from the EWI to the ARIA engine to the output to my soundcard. I could click and arrow from my mouse on the ARIA player on the keyboard and sound would come from my sound card, but nothing would make a sound when I played the EWI. I have the latest ARIA Akai EWI files in my Program Files/Akai/EWI USB directory for what it is worth.