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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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Dual WX Case – custom build

As noted in an earlier post, when I gig, I always bring two controllers.  To make transportation easier, I built a custom case the holds two WX7 controllers, plus cables and other small items inside the lid. The foam inserts … 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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Fun Home – a review of the Broadway show

  Fun Home – a review of the Broadway show by Max B. Beautiful. I had seen the performance done at the Tony awards, but that was basically it. I didn’t know much more. I didn’t need to. You don’t … Continue reading

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Roland M-200i – Scene Recall Issue

  Dear Roland, Earlier this month I was using our new Roland 200i digital mixing console for a theater show (see posting below). This show was my first time using scene memory recall. This feature is very important when there … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Bob Norton (part 2)

Editor’s note:  Bob was good enough to expand on his original article to include this update on playing and setting up a wind controller based on his extensive experience. The art of emulating another instrument is similar to a comedian … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Bob Norton

Editor’s note:  this is another in a recurring series of stories of musician’s stories.  Some are biographical, and some are more along the lines of “how I did it”.  We hope you enjoy this series. Bob Norton’s musical story: My … Continue reading

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Sleep No More – theatre review

“Sleep No More” is by far unlike any other theatre production I’ve ever witnessed.  One of the most memorable theatre experiences ever. This past August, my wife and I were able to see this show during our annual New York … Continue reading

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Musician’s Stories from the Trenches – Mardou Case

 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. Mardou Case’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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