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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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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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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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Bob Norton Wind Synth Gig Rig Update

From the editor:  Our good friend Bob Norton has updated his wind synth “Gig Rig”.  Ever searching for a lighter rack while still providing full equipment redundancy, Bob has switched to powered speakers, and took the amps out of his … 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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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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WX Wind Controller Key Lubrication – DON’T! But if you must….

          Occasionally we get inquiries about sticky keys on WX instruments, and often it comes in as a question asking if it’s ok to lubricate the keys.   The short answer is “no”.  Since it is a … Continue reading

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