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    "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    Hi friends,

    on youtube I found a cool new video where Berniesax is playing the Samplemodeling "The Trumpet" with the new "Akai EWI USB Controller"

    How cool!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggg_BqvPY-c

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    very cool!

    i wonder how hard it would be to learn how to play on an EWI for someone like me whose only experience with windinstruments were the recorderlessons in preschool.
    judging from the clip this seems to be a match made in heaven.
    But it will take some hard training and a whole lot of talent to get to the level in the video.
    Does anybodyknow the price of this thing?
    Couldnt find it via google or Thomann.
    if its below 500 euro i might be tempted to get it as my private christmas present.
    now where is that book with recorder fingerings that i stored in the attic?

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    Re: "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    Hans,

    it costs only 299 US Dollar

    As always, it seems that we german have to wait for this great thing.... .

    More info here: http://www.akaipro.com/ewiusb

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    Hans,

    it costs only 299 US Dollar

    As always, it seems that we german have to wait for this great thing.... .

    More info here: http://www.akaipro.com/ewiusb

    Gunther
    I checked with Akai Germany. The USB controller is supposed to be available in January 2009 . I don´t think it´s Germany only but availability all over Europe.

    On the other hand for software like Cubase or NI plugins Americans have to wait quite a while so there seems to be some justice

    best regards
    Raindog

    PS: One disadvantage of the USB controller:It seems to have sensors instead of valve-like contacts like his bigger brother the EWI 4000. I presume you can get used to it but valve-like contacts give you more control (at least for me).

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    Re: "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    mid december was stated by akai in the netherlands.
    price around 395 euros.

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    Re: "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    Quote Originally Posted by bartp View Post
    mid december was stated by akai in the netherlands.
    price around 395 euros.
    395 EUR would not be the "street price" as the current US street price is 299 $. If the Dollar/EUR ratio doesn´t reverse in the next 4 weeks (well, you never know), the EUR price should be around the same as in Dollars or slightly less
    regards
    Raindog

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    Re: "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    i am afraid it will be the streetprice. contacted 2 shops.. both stated this price.
    listprice is 449 euros.
    it sucks.
    i hope you are right when it really hits the street. but so far these are real store prices.

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    Re: "The Trumpet", played by Bernie on the new Akai EWI USB Controller

    Ha. they think that the Financial disaster has not arrived here in Germany.
    I am sure they will adjust their prices very soon!
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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