Tag Archives: synthesizer

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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Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 2 of 2)

Part 2: It’s an ill wind that blows no good Part 1 offered simplified theory of why most stock synthesizer patches don’t work well with a wind controller, and summarized a few guidelines for making a patch wind-friendly. Part 2 … Continue reading

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Programming a Synth for Wind Control (part 1 of 2)

Part 1: It’s an ill wind that blows no good So…, you just returned from a musician’s yard sale where you scored a MIDI gadget that looks like Darth Vader’s clarinet. You plug it into your keyboard synth, select your … 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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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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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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cool analog synthesizer music video thing

 Editor’s note:  Here at the WindWorks Design, we are striving to put original content on the blog instead of just re-posting as seems to be the main activity of the blogosphere and popular social media.  But sometimes we come across … 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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