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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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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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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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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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