Online MP3 Demo Available! (See Below)
Finally!!! A new, high quality soundbank is now available
for the Akai EWI3030m to replace those terrible factory presets.
From the leading authority in breath controlled sound design,
PATCHMAN MUSIC is proud to announce an all-new bank of 128
professional quality EWI3030m sounds specially programmed by
experienced wind synthesist and sound designer Matt
Traum. These sounds are optimized to be played with the Akai
EWI wind controller but can also be used when controlling the
EWI3030m with a wind controller or breath controller via its
MIDI IN jack. These sounds require a wind controller or breath
controller for proper use.
EWI3030m Volume 1 was designed with the philosophy
that it should be useful to a wind instrument player. It features
lots of highly expressive acoustic instrument emulations including
brass, woodwinds, saxes, strings, fat analog style synth leads,
jazzy Hammond organ and vibes leads, and punchy synth basses.
You will also find classic synth timbres such as those made famous
by Chick Corea, Lyle Mays, and others. It also features innovative
and beautiful "morph patches" which in time change
seamlessly from one instrument sound to another.
Every parameter in every patch has been evaluated to make
these patches as realistic and expressive as possible. Many hours
were devoted to tweaking these new sounds to perfection. The
result? An all-new professional soundbank far superior to the
EWI3030m factory presets. You have invested in the Akai EWI3030m
now experience how great it can sound.
For this soundbank, PATCHMAN MUSIC developed some creative
uses for the various sensors on the EWI. The Glide sensor not
only controls portamento time, but it is often used to vary the
timbre causing the sound to radically change. For example, in
"033 *GL:MTpt+Brs", the Glide sensor adds a brass ensemble
layer to the muted trumpet sound. In "061 *GL:Dbl.Stop",
the Glide sensor layers a second violin note a fifth above the
original for a classic double stop effect. And in "093 *\Glide
Me\", the Glide sensor fattens the sound. In other sounds
such as "003 *Vel:Trumpet", "009 *Vel:MuteTpt",
"023 *Vel:HornTbn", "052 *Vel:TenorSx", and
"067 *Frazzle::::" velocity is utilized to the sound
very expressively. In other sounds such as "109 *Bend Me
()", and "101 *PATCHMAN*", pitchbend causes the
sound to fatten in a very pleasing way. We encourage our customers
to experiment with the various controllers when auditioning these
sounds in order to get a feel for how to use them to their fullest
potential. Masterful use of the Glide sensor, Vibrato, Velocity,
and Breath pressure will allow incredibly expressive, timbrally
versatile, and dynamic sounds. You will also find that by carefully
changing your playing technique, e.g. breath attack and tounging,
many of these sounds can be used in ways they were not intended.
For example, many of the lead patches can be used as basses and
some bass patches can be used for great lead sounds. (These sounds
are not compatible with any other Akai sound module.) These breath
controlled sounds begin with an asterisk (*) in the name for
Formats: This soundbank is available Standard Midifile (.MID) and Sysex (.SYX) formats for PC/Mac. You will get both formats with your order.
Click here for a general explanation
of the various formats.
PATCHMAN MUSIC EWI3030m Volume 1
001 *Trumpet 1 033 *GL:MTpt+Brs 065 *Rock Lead 097 *Classic Tri
002 *Trumpet 2 034 *Flute 1 066 *Screemer 098 *Wide Lead
003 *Vel:Trumpet 035 *Flute 2 067 *Frazzle:::: 099 *EWI Lead
004 *Cornet 1 036 *New Flute 068 *Freak! Lead 100 *Oberhiem Ld
005 *Cornet 2 037 *Synth Flute 069 *Stack Lead 101 *PATCHMAN*
006 *Bugle 038 *Oct. Flute 070 *Grinder! 102 *Black-ish
007 *Mute Tpt. 1 039 *Pan Flute 071 *HammondLd.1 103 *MatrixLead
008 *Mute Tpt. 2 040 *PanFluteDuo 072 *HammondLd.2 104 *Mean Lead
009 *Vel:MuteTpt 041 *Air Flutes 073 *Vibes 105 *Megasynth
010 *WahMuteTmpt 042 *Chiff Pan 074 *Steel Drums 106 *Analog Lead
011 *MtTpt:Clar! 043 *Clarinet 075 *Voxy Lead 107 *Ben Hur 5th
012 *EVI Tpt+EXT 044 *ClarinetDuo 076 *Airy Voice 108 *Spike Lead
013 *Flugelhorn1 045 *BassClarnet 077 *Whisper* 109 *Bend Me ()
014 *Flugelhorn2 046 *Bassi-nett 078 *Female Lead 110 *Synth Lead
015 *French Horn 047 *Oboe 079 *3O3Om Lead 111 *Vibra Lead
016 *Trombone 048 *Soprano Sax 080 *Angel Lead 112 *Movie Lead
017 *ValveTrmbne 049 *Alto Sax 081 *SaxoMan 113 *MultiOctave
018 *MuteTrmbone 050 *Tenor Sax 1 082 *X File 114 *Octavia
019 *Trombones 1 051 *Tenor Sax 2 083 *Air Lead 115 *Phazar
020 *Trombones 2 052 *Vel:TenorSx 084 *Beauty 116 *Pulse Lead
021 *JazzHorns 053 *Bari Sax 085 *Chick Lead 117 *Morph Ld. 1
022 *Jazz Bones 054 *Saxy 086 *Lorber 118 *Morph Ld. 2
023 *Vel:HornTbn 055 *Harmonica 1 087 *Lyle Lead 119 *MoogBs&Ld 1
024 *Tuba 056 *Harmonica 2 088 *Afri Lead 120 *MoogBs&Ld 2
025 *Fanfare! 057 *Violin 1 089 *Glass Lead 121 *ResoBs&Lead
026 *D50 SynBrs 058 *Violin 2 090 *BreezerLead 122 *Low Reso Ld
027 *Splat Brass 059 *TongueVioln 091 *Mello Lead 123 *Slap Bass
028 *BrassEns. 1 060 *Fiddle 092 *ChorusAnaLd 124 *Pulse Bass
029 *BrassEns. 2 061 *GL:Dbl.Stop 093 *\Glide Me\ 125 *Tight Bass
030 *Orch Brass 062 *OrchStrings 094 *Squares  126 *Moog Bass
031 *Trumpozy 063 *Dist.Guitar 095 *MoogSqrLead 127 *Bad! Bass
032 *OctBrassEns 064 *GuitarSynth 096 *Classic Saw 128 *BirdlandBs.
EWI3030m Volume 1 Audio
Demo (3.2 megs) Click on the speaker to download a high quality
MP3 audio demo of this soundbank. This audio demo contains 36
short segments recorded direct from the EWI3030m played with
a MIDI EVI wind controller. It was recorded directly from the
EWI3030m to hard disk with no processing added. The sounds you
hear in the demo are: 001 *Trumpet 1, 002 *Trumpet 2, 004 *Cornet
1, 008 *Mute Tpt. 2, 013 *Flugelhorn, 016 *Trombone, 018 *MuteTrmbone,
021 *JazzHorns, 033 *GL MTpt+Brs, 035 *Flute 2, 041 *Air Flutes,
045 *BassClarnet, 048 *Soprano Sax, 055 *Harmonica 1, 061 *GL
Dbl.Stop, 062 *OrchStrings, 071 *HammondLd.1, 072 *HammondLd.2,
077 *Whisper*, 080 *Angel Lead, 082 *X File, 084 *Beauty, 086
*Lorber, 088 *Afri Lead, 093 *Glide Me, 101 *PATCHMAN*, 102 *Black-ish,
105 *Megasynth, 109 *Bend Me(), 111 *Vibra Lead, 112 *Movie Lead,
113 *MultiOctave, 117 *Morph Ld.1, 118 *Morph Ld.2, 121 *ResoBs&Lead,
127 *Bad! Bass. Audio Demo Help
"Once again, as usual, _fantastic_ job on this patch
set! You guys are it. You EWI3030m owners, get this soundbank.
Nice stuff. The trumpets and saxes are vastly improved. The analog
presets are usable now! BTW, that '082: *X-File' patch makes
a pretty good didgeridoo sound in the lower octaves. Or should
I say, 'down under?'"
"Pretty amazing what you did with the EWI3030m patches.
I was scared that I wouldn't get any musical use out of that
beast of a machine. Now, my old Steiner EVI/VL1m/EWI3020/3030m/TX81Z
are all happy because they all have your patches sitting in them..."
"Hello all. I just got the Patchman patches for my Akai
EWI3030m. They sound great!"
"I took the plunge and purchased [Patchman Music's] new
sound banks for the EWI3030m! Turns out there really is a synth
inside the EWI3030m! The EWI3030m is now usable, thanks to the
Patchman patches for the EWI3030m, which are indeed *far* superior
to the factory presets. Patchman has done an outstanding job
with the EWI3030m banks. The response of the patches are *much*
better than the factory set. This alone is worth the bucks I
shelled out. I give high marks to Matt and Patchman Music for
turning 'chicken $hit' into 'chicken salad'. He has made these
samples sound as good as they can on this unit. I liked the glide
harmonized fiddle especially. Now, what surprised me the most
was what Patchman did with the analog sounds - DAMN! As I have
said before, Patchman knows ANALOG. This module can be a FAT
ANALOG machine! Huge low ends with all sorts of bells and whistles.
I loved the morph patches too! But I cannot believe how fat and
juicy the low end is!!! I am almost inclined to believe that
ANALOG is what this machine was intended to do. It is like night
and day compared to the emulative samples- in fact, it feels
like a true analog synth with the Patchman programming. The morph
patches are also great - for doing lush pads and stuff. I think
I might get some use out of the ol' EWI3030m yet! You would not
expect this kind of fatness from your average PCM sample synth.
Bottom Line: This patch bank set is a *must have* if you intend
to use the EWI3030m module in performance. My EWI3030m now is
usable in public and I plan on using many of your analog emulations
and morph patches."
"I was quite impressed with your efforts. Your analog
patches are the BOMB! Whatever you did, it is now Faaaaaat Albert!
Boogie on Reggae Women!!!! I mean HUGE! If folks only knew. Wayyyy
better than the factory effort. Thanks for enabling me to use
this beast! I now use Patchman analog patches almost exclusively
- on my EWV2000 (no choice here!;-), VL1-m and now my EWI3030m.
Thanks again - also, the installation was a breeze, thanks to
your Mac Self Loader and your good documentation."
"I have already begun recording sessions with just the
[Patchman Music] EWI3030m [soundbank] and my Lexicon reverb.
On one slow tune, I used a modified version of '*Morph Lead 2'
with just the 'Winwood' type wave and an adjusted key fade. The
producer almost cried, it was so nice. The soprano sax sound,
with the key fade set to about 55, and some 8-15 KHz post EQ,
is something to salute and stand stiffly at attention for. Sounds
nice with a piano player."
"Your analog emulations are simply amazing! It is just
hard to believe that I am getting something this fat from a PCM
synth!!!! It must be the filters... I mean, we are talking major
JUICE - stuff I normally hear in Waldorf pulses and Nord leads...
Akai was so asleep at the wheel on these factory presets! Nice
"I've been enjoying your EWI3030m patch set. They really
put the factory patches to shame!"
"Just thought I should send you a note of thanks, for
having created the new EWI3030m patches. Utilizing these with
my EVI controller finally, I have to say, that your sounds make
the EWI3030m unit usable. I had pretty much wrote off the module
for any type of actual sound capabilities, just using it to allow
the EVI to access MIDI, and kind of wishing that it would just
go away. I can't believe the amount of expressiveness you have
created for this module, and I actually enjoy listening to the
EWI3030m module on it's own. I am currently planning on utilizing
a lot of these sounds with my upcoming CD release titled 'YNot'.
"Thanks again for your terrific programming and when
I buy the VL70-m I'll order your patches for it."
"Just wanted to let you know that I received the EWI3030m
patches. I am very glad I purchased them, as the sound is now
much more palatable and offer more variety than those dry, factory
settings. I have already started using them in the studio and
have tested my live settup as I get ready to hit the road this
summer. Keep me informed when you release a second volume!"
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