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Waiting for the 6000 (or an OS update) - Reviews Akai Professional EWI 5000

I took possession yesterday, so the view will inevitably be published in the coming days ...
It complements my EWI4000S that I use daily for over 4 years (and so I know pretty well). This will make a reference.
First impression (check), it seems lighter.
The grip is the same. The beak seems a bit harder but after two hours of play, I do not know the difference.
Sounds internally have not fooled me. May be that the editing, you can get something a little more interesting. Akai has figured the trick since 5000 has two banks of 100 tones (a + preset a User). However, it must wait until I provide a PC with Windows 7 because no program for XP ... It's a little nerd ...
The transition from one sound to another is not smooth: It takes a few seconds to load the new sound (bug ???) and HF "wins" during those few seconds. The sound is chopped, almost as if the samples were struggling to load ...
HF precisely. Talk. It outputs the audio (it was specified at the outset). But damn! MIDI would be more than welcome. Not until 6000, Mr. Akai?

Expressive side, there, I admit that there is a real difference between the 4000s and 5000 can be accessed at very fine adjustments for breath (breath) and pressure (cock) with many parameters. It can transmit aftertouch plus a wealth of continuous controllers (I will give details when I will control all that correctly). Anyway, the 5000 is much more expressive (connected to my Yamaha PLG150-VL) the 4000s (I now hear the "Growl" of saxes and I better check the "breath" on flutes).

So hot, most are: expressiveness, mobility in audio mode (HF), configuration of the nose (and also keys), effects (many controllable parameters on the reverb, chorus and delay).
Cons: No noon HF, no XP software, means internal sounds very ...