While Nyle Steiner traveled to Japan and delivered a new EWI prototype to the Akai engineers for what was to become the amazing new Akai EWI4000s, he was also working on another version of his instrument- the new Side-by-Side "RAD" MIDI EWI! This page discusses this innovative new electronic wind instrument.
Check in often as it will continue to expand. Special thanks to Nyle Steiner and the late great Michael Brecker for providing many of the photos.
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Nyle can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the July 2004 issue of Keyboard Magazine. Mark Vail's "Vintage Gear" column on page 100 is all about Nyle Steiner's other instrument- the brass-style EVI!
Michael Brecker had two different versions of Nyle's MIDI EWI. One was the standard "in-line" hand position (click here for info). The other has a radical "RAD" design with the hands placed side by side. Here are some links and photos to Brecker playing the RAD EWI model...
7/19/07 Listen to this MP3 (330k) recording of Michael Brecker commenting upon receiving his new RAD MIDI EWI model from inventor Nyle Steiner. Yes, he loved it!
7/09/07 Below is a photo of Michael Brecker playing RAD EWI on the tune "Trains" with Steps Ahead. Check out this video from youtube...
9/10/04 Here is a link to some photos of Michael Brecker playing a prototype "RAD" MIDI EWI with Steps Ahead in August 2004 in Japan at the Mount Fuji Jazz Festival.
Here is a video from that concert of Michael Brecker playing his signature EWI piece, Duke Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood":
Photos of Michael Brecker playing the RAD MIDI EWI in 2004...
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