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When you think MIDI, you think musical keyboards, but what about wind instrument players? Saxophonists rejoice, there's a new MIDI wind controller from Akai that s shaped like some kind of futuristic spacecraft. The Akai EWI400S lets wind instrument players add that special expression that comes with lung power, and then the musical results can be performed live or manipulated digitally using audio workstation software and hardware. Electronic wind instruments (EWI) have been around for a few decades, but this is a wireless update with highly sophisticated electronics that allow more sensitivity, control and expression for musicians who are also geeks. For those who pwn be-bop, rock on.

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