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Detuning of Akai EWI 4000s

My EWI plays one semitone higher on each note. ie When set up as a C instrument and I play C then the note sounds as C sharp. When I play C sharp it sounds as D. Help please

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    when pressing the program key the display dose not lite up to show the current program.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    some notes play loud and together



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Are you shure that you aren't touching the bend up plate with your right thumb? This isn't easy detected by sax players which are used to have a thumb rest at exactly the same spot where the bend up plate is. You might switch it off (see manual). With the bend up plate on you should aways use a tight strap which helps a bit to not touch the bend up plate accidentally. I'm still struggling with this occasionally.

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