• Jam on Electronic Wind Instrument
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Jam on Electronic Wind Instrument
on: September 10, 2017, 18:48:30
Hello everyone,
Sorry to spam the "live performances" section of the kitchen  :-\
Anyway, this is just a silly video I made to show off my electronic wind instrument. In our most recent November Sound song I played the lead using this instrument....and people keep commenting on the keyboard solo....
So, for anyone who is even remotely interested this is my EWI.  :)
Songwriter, Keyboards, Arranger, Producer & Engineer for November Sound

November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.

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Re: Jam on Electronic Wind Instrument
Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 19:08:16
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

wow, @Bill from November Sound , you have got yourself a seriously nice new instrument there  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

enjoyed this very much, so please keep spamming this life performances board
great performance  ::thumb::
great midi instrument  :o :o :o :o :o
you got some nice gear in your kitchen studio out there in general btw  ::thumb:: ::thumb::

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Re: Jam on Electronic Wind Instrument
Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 23:24:39
What a cool instrument. And I love seeing you play it live like this....excellent little jam piece.

This is not your father's recorder.
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Re: Jam on Electronic Wind Instrument
Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 00:37:21
Wow that really is a cool instrument @Bill from November Sound - great to see and hear you play it.

I would also have thought it was a keyboard so really interesting to get a glimpse of what you can do with it.

Great video!


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Re: Jam on Electronic Wind Instrument
Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 00:44:25
Hahahaha, wow @Bill from November Sound  that's just awesome!!!
Man, what a great alternate way (compared to keys, guitar or a drumkit) to express
yourself! Does it repond to the amount/sec of air you blow in?
Fantastic change from that lead synth to the raving synth sound. And I was laughing out loud (in the good way of course) when I saw you struggle to change the beat..
I looooved this demonstration, and I agree with @Dutchbeat, feel free to spam us with
all kind of video's like this. Epic!

Re: Jam on Electronic Wind Instrument
Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 01:11:22
Thanks @Dutchbeat , @Leonard Scaper , @Jurgen  and @Mar T. !!!!    :)

So yeah to do this demonstration I set up the VST synths so that they would respond to different notes and different octaves. So certain ranges (it has a huge 5+ octave range) would trigger different synth instruments, meanwhile certain notes regardless in the middle octaves would trigger different drum patterns.... all that combined with that crazy octave mechanism was messing with my mind.

@Mar T.  .......yes it responds greatly to the air pressure. It has a lot of back pressure compared to a saxophone so it's almost like you have way too much air left over. Like @Leonard Scaper  says, it's not your father's recorder but similar to a recorder if you blow very lightly it'll play perfectly smooth. If you give it more power it seems to increase the speed and width of the vibrato in ways that you can't really do easily with a keyboard. (maybe like aftertouch but more responsive?)