Akai EWV2000 Soundbanks
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Replace those dull Akai EWV2000 factory sounds with professional quality wind controller sounds from PATCHMAN MUSIC- the leading authority in breath controlled sound design. PATCHMAN MUSIC now offers TWO professional quality wind controller soundbanks for the Akai EWV2000 EWI/EVI sound module. Each soundbank contains 64 all-new Pro Patches programmed by Matt Traum, an experienced wind synthesist and sound designer, optimized to be played with the Akai EWI1000 or EVI1000 wind controller. These sounds require a wind controller for proper use.
These EWV2000 soundbanks were designed with the philosophy that they should be useful to a wind instrument player. You won't find any pianos, organs, or drums in these Volumes. You WILL find lots of super expressive solo sounds, classic analog timbres, emulative acoustic wind instrument patches, fat synth leads, and punchy synth basses. Many hours were devoted to tweaking these soundbanks to perfection. The result is two professional soundbanks far superior to the EWV2000's presets. Every parameter in every patch has been evaluated to make these patches as expressive as possible. If you are lucky enough to own an EWV2000 you owe it to yourself to use the best sounds possible.
(Note: These soundbanks are NOT compatible with any other Akai sound module. Please click on the Akai logo at the left for our other Akai soundbanks.)
Akai EWV2000 VOLUME 1
Wind Controller Favorites - This soundbank is the result of over TWO YEARS of programming by Matt Traum- an experienced sound designer and wind synthesist. Volume 1 contains 64 all-new, professional quality wind controller sounds for the Akai EWV2000. These sounds represent a dramatic improvement over Akai's factory presets. A wide range of sounds are in this bank including some great acoustic emulations as well as super-expressive analog synth timbres. The entire soundbank is organized by type for easy access. Featured sounds include Piccolo trumpet, harmon mute trumpet, flugelhorn, bassoon, flute, English horn, soprano, alto, tenor, and bari saxes, fretless, acoustic, and Moog basses, cello, viola, accordian, harmonica, distorted guitar, and popular classic synth sounds such as Lyle, Chick, Cars, and Winwood leads.
PATCHMAN MUSIC EWV2000 Volume 1
11 TRMPT+EXT 31 FAZEHORN 51 PICCOLO 71 METALEAD 12 HARMNMUTE 32 I+=-O-=+I 52 BASSOON 72 +CYCLOPS+ 13 FLUGELHRN 33 SYNCLAV! 53 OBOE 73 BERLIN BS 14 PICC. TPT 34 PATCHMAN 54 ENG. HORN 74 JACO BASS 15 TRPT ENS. 35 --NYLE-- 55 CLARINET 75 MOOG BASS 16 JAZZ AX 36 TRAUMATIC 56 BACH REED 76 FRETLESSB 17 =-WIDER-= 37 PULSAR-=* 57 SOPRANOSX 77 CHORUSER 18 AIR HORN 38 CHICK LD 58 TENOR SAX 78 CAR'S LEAD 21 KARISMA 41 VOX HORN 61 BARI SAX 81 M. BABBIT 22 FUZZ*BALL 42 NOTCH-ER 62 ALTO SAX 82 CLIPPER 23 VIOLNCELL 43 D-50 BRS. 63 ROKIN SAX 83 -=LYLE=- 24 VIOLA 44 ACCORDION 64 90'S EVI 84 METHENY 25 STRNG ENS 45 HARMONICA 65 =ALLOUT= 85 ROCK LEAD 26 JEAN LUC 46 BLUESHARP 66 WINWOOD 86 LD.GUITAR 27 ARP 2600 47 FLUTE 67 HONKER 87 MONDOLEAD 28 -BRUTUS- 48 RECORDER 68 >RAMMER< 88 GLIDEPLEX
Akai EWV2000 VOLUME 2
Analog Essentials - PATCHMAN MUSIC EWV2000 Volume 2 is an all-new soundbank dedicated to the glorious sound of the analog synthesizer. This soundbank will revitalize your EWV2000 with a brand new set of unabashed all-out analog synth sounds. You won't find any emulative patches here. You will find 64 of the juiciest, fattest, sweetest ANALOG sounds possible on this wonderful synthesizer. This soundbank was programmed by Matt Traum- a renowned professional sound designer who specializes in wind controlled sounds. EWV2000 Volume 2 contains 64 all-new, professional quality wind controller sounds for the Akai EWV2000. These sounds represent a dramatic improvement over Akai's factory presets. They are louder, punchier, funkier, more dynamic, and more expressive than the factory sounds. If you liked our original EWV2000 soundbank, you will absolutely love this one!
PATCHMAN MUSIC EWV2000 Volume 2
11 *BLOWITOUT 31 *TALKER 51 *RAD 71 *BRAPPY 12 *MODULUS 32 *SAMMY 52 *SPANK IT 72 *BALLZY 13 *70'S LEAD 33 *STEELY 53 *SKANK IT 73 *BALLZ 5TH 14 *OB LEAD 34 *RIPPER! 54 *PERKY 74 *ELECTRO 15 *WIDE LEAD 35 *QUASAR 55 *NEWSPIKE 75 *SCRAMBLER 16 *FUNK LEAD 36 *ELECTRO 56 *EWI SPIKE 76 *SUPERWIDE 17 *RESO LEAD 37 *SCRUNCH 57 *EASTERN 77 *MAYZY 18 *OCT RESO 38 *PERF 4TH 58 *TURKISH 78 *OCTONIC 21 *RESO FUNK 41 *PERF 5TH 61 *ATONAL 81 *FIFTHONIC 22 *WHAT'S UP 42 *MATTS EVI 62 *BIGASS 82 *OUTSIDE 23 *SYNCY LD 43 *LEAD 5TH 63 *SYNBRASS 83 *SYNCROVOX 24 *SPEAKER 44 *JAMMIN'! 64 *OCTSYNBRS 84 *PLUCK-BLO 25 *REZZ-BASS 45 *OCT LEAD 65 *EVIDENCE 85 *BLO/PLUCK 26 *SEZZY 46 *TUBELEAD 66 *EWV2000 86 *PLUCK IT! 27 *SYNCHO 47 *SUPERES! 67 *CHROMA 87 *KOZ EWI 28 *EVI LEAD 48 *SUPER WAH 68 *OVERDRIVE 88 *DETUNER
Formats: These Akai EWV2000 soundbanks are available as an MP3 audio file which is delivered via email. Yes email delivery is available for these soundbanks. Just connect the headphone jack from your computer or audio CD player to the Tape In on the EWV2000. Then play the audio to load the soundbank. Instructions are included with your order. Click here for a general explanation of the various formats.
Yellowjackets EWI Virtuoso Bob Mintzer comments on this soundbank...
"Matt at Patchman Music has come up with several great sounds for the EWV2000 and EWI3000m. They respond beautifully and allow for lots of expressiveness and variety of dynamic and color. For non-programers and programers alike I urge you to check out these patches. Many of these patches are extremely fat and lush. All are quite interesting in composition. I look foward to working with them! Upon an initial try many patches felt very comfortable and allowed me to play with great ease of execution. This is no easy feat. Finally there are some sounds that make the EWI feel and sound like a real, living instrument. Bravo Matt!" - Bob Mintzer - World reknown recording artist, sax and EWI virtuoso, arranger with the Yellowjackets
EWI Virtuoso Ed Calle Comments...
"Your stuff is great. I am just starting to get the EWI back in shape for the new tour and will be using your sounds extensively. All the best." - Ed Calle, Grammy Nominated, Sony Latin Recording Artist and wind controller virtuoso. Has worked with Steve Gadd, John Pattitucci, Arturo Sandoval, and many other top professionals
"I highly recommend the Patchman Music wind synth library.
In my opinion these are the best patches available for pro wind
synth players. I find that most of the sounds are very very good."
- Gary Bias (M.C. Hammer, Earth, Wind & Fire, Randy Crawford)
"The VIOLA sound in this series is the best I've ever heard! It really is a distinctive sound, not just a violin playing below its register. My personal favorites were #51 PICCOLO (very convincing!), #52 BASSOON, #54 ENG. HORN (again, a distinct sound-not just a low oboe!), #55 CLARINET, #56 BACH REED, #61 BARI SAX. There are some impressive bass sounds as well. Check out #27 ARP 2600, #33 SYNCLAV!, #43 D-50 BRS., and #78 CAR'S LEAD. I was checking out another group of patches once, and my wife commented that all seemed to sound like flutes of some sort. This set does not have that problem." - James West, The Flit Gun 'The EWV Newsletter'
"I recently purchased Patchman's EWV2000 Volume 2 patchset for my aging EWV2000. Rather than go with Patchman's usual bank architecture of 'a little bit of everything', this collection is all analog, and in my opinion fully exploits what the EWV2000 was meant to do- classic analog synthesis. 64 patches of almost every conceivable style of analog synth you could want. The programming has exploited the strengths of the EWV2000. My personal favorites are the resonant patches as well as the patches using fourth, fifth and octave intervals. The 70's style patches are great for my fusion gig too- really just lots of good analog stuff here, and if you like to program your own, these patches can save you time by acting as templates as many classic analogs styles and more are covered in this set. In sum, I have probably underestimated the EWV2000 in the past as a synth. It is a great analog synth and was way ahead of the eventual analog revival back in the late eighties when the Yamaha DX7 reigned supreme and rom'plers were becoming popular. For those that have an EWV2000 and like analog, this is the bank to get. At under a buck a patch it is a bargain and you get the added bonus of direct CV control with your EWI/EVI." - Steve Anderson (Founding Member of the IWSA, The EVI Zone)
"Dear Matt, I want to thank you for the new sounds. The new EWV2000 Volume 2 patches are like having a new instrument. They load right up from a CD player and you are ready to go. I even found them to be an inspiration on a piece I have been working on. Thank you again."
"Received the EWV2000 Volume 2 patches. Thanks. There are some great patches in this bank. In fact, I like this bank the best out of the four that I own. Nice work. The pure analog theme is quite appealing."
"The Patchman patches are quite good, IMO - patches are very responsive - I can growl, and flutter with breath alone, and the only other synth that can do that is the [Yamaha] VL... If you want to use your EWV, the Patchman patches give you the motivation... the documentation that came with the cassette is quite detailed and thorough... I wish I had gotten these sooner. Nicely organized... Patches are expressive and easy to play. The synth sounds are terrific, such as the ARP and Moog sounds. I liked the JEAN LUC patch as well. Also, the best analog saxes I have ever heard... The real strength of this soundbank is the monosynth sounds, which are superb! And the basses are good too. Endorsement: If you own a EWV you should consider getting these... I have new respect for my EWV!"
"Hi, just a quick note to thank you for the GREAT patches. I'm a programmer / sound designer myself and have an appreciation for just how much work it is to write a bank of sounds as responsive, deep, consistant and useful as you have done here. VERY well done, sir. My hat's off to you. I'm looking forward to my next EWI gig so I can use them in front of people. Thanks again and it was a pleasure doing business with you."
"I'm really enjoying the new-found freedoms available to me with your wind controller patches for my EWV2000, M1, and Matrix-1000. Playing them is causing me to realize how hard it's been to control and be lyrical with the sounds I've used in the past."
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