Tag Archives: EWI

Roland Aerophone AE-10 Wind Synthesizer

Roland just announced their new entrant into the wind controller (wind synthesizer) market.  This has on-board sounds, usb port, audio output port, and sax fingerings.  No point in re-typing what Roland has on their website: https://www.roland.com/global/products/aerophone_ae-10/ Here is a short … Continue reading

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Hardware Failure is Not An Excuse on a Gig

Electronic musicians are dependent on more gear than many.  From talking with my friend Bob Norton, we both believe in carrying duplicates of nearly piece of electronic gear so the gig can go on.  After all, you can’t tell your … Continue reading

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VL70-Wizard: a new programming interface (part 2 of 2)

Here is a Q&A between Mr. Verpaele and WindWorks Design on his project, VL70-Wizard:  How did it start?My hobby is sound design. I have a specific interest for Acoustic Modelling and Modular Synthesis. Years ago I became owner of a … Continue reading

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VL70-Wizard: a new programming interface (part 1 of 2)

Rudy Verpaele has “developed a new advanced VL70m editor – librarian – effect editor” that he calls VL70-Wizard or VL-Wiz.  It has been in beta for a long time but now he’s almost reached the point for a official release. … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Stephen Gagne

Editor’s note:  This is another in our recurring series of musician’s stories.  Some are biographies, others are specific events in a musician’s life.  We hope you will enjoy reading these original stories, as told by the musicians themselves. Stephen Gagne’s … Continue reading

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Dummy Batteries for a WX5 – making it feel more like a sax

We had a client named JD Smith (TracesOfGold.com) who wanted his WX5 to have a little more heft and weight to allow for easier transition back and forth from his WX5 to his saxophones. Here’s what he came up with. … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Art Whitfield

Editor’s note:  This is the first in our recurring stories of Musican’s stories.  Some are biographies, others are of specific events in a musician’s life.  We hope you will enjoy reading these original stories, as told by the musicians themselves. … Continue reading

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Akai EWI 5000 Wireless Wind Controller

      At the 2014 Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), Akai announced the EWI 5000 Wind Controller.  This is a wireless controller in the familiar Akai EWI format including glide strip and octave rollers.  Sweetwater is reporting … Continue reading

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Yamaha VL70m Discontinued

We have confirmed that the Yamaha VL70m synth module has been discontinued, with no stated replacement.  Not only does this seemingly close the chapter on VL modeling (virtual math modeling of voices/instruments), but also drops out an important wind synth … Continue reading

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EWI Cable Connectors Available – a WindWorks Exclusive

WindWorks Design is pleased to provide available for single piece sales the original EWI3000/3020 Synth Module front panel connector.  This is the cable input synth module front panel connector on the EWI3000M and EWIM3020M and EWI3030M that accepts the EWI … Continue reading

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