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Alesis QuadraSynth breath controlled wind controller patches soundbanks for S4+ Plus QuadraSynth Plus Piano Patchman MusicAlesis S4+, QuadraSynth Plus Piano Soundbanks

Online MP3 Demo Available! (See Below)

VOLUME 1

Alesis QuadraSynth breath controlled wind controller patches soundbanks for S4+ Plus QuadraSynth Plus Piano Patchman Music Wind Controller #1 - PATCHMAN MUSIC Volume 1 for the Alesis S4 Plus and QuadraSynth Plus Piano contains 128 sounds specially designed by wind controller expert Matt Traum to be played with a wind controller such as the Yamaha WX5, WX7, WX11, WindJamm'r, Akai EWI, EWI5000, EWI4000s, EVI, Nyle Steiner MIDI EVI, MDT, or Softwind Synthophone. Keyboardists can enjoy these sounds with a Yamaha BC1, BC2, or BC3 breath controller plugged directly into a keyboard equipped with a breath controller input or into a device such as the MIDI Solutions Breath Controller Box or Anatek Wind Machine. These sounds require a wind controller or breath controller for proper use.

Alesis QuadraSynth breath controlled wind controller patches soundbanks for S4+ Plus QuadraSynth Plus Piano Patchman MusicAlesis S4+ Patchman MusicThis soundbank features a superb palette of sounds providing almost every sound needed for a professional wind controller performance. It consists of a complete collection of highly expressive acoustic solo woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments, acoustic ensemble layers, unique morphed acoustic instrument patches, powerful synth leads, basses, guitars, and much more. Also featured are some highly bizarre specialty patches such as "*PhilGlass", "*Dimentia!" that must be heard to be believed. These patches really show off the Matrix Modulation capabilities of the S4+ to the fullest! We have also included various chorded string, brass, and synth patches which allow you to provide a massive wall of sound from a single patch if desired!

This soundbank has been specifically programmed for use with the Alesis S4+ (S4 Plus) and QuadraSynth Plus Piano. We offer specific soundbanks for the various Alesis models. Click on the Alesis logo at the left for details on soundbanks for other Alesis models.

Wind Controller EWI EVI WXS4+ and QuadraSynth Plus Piano Volume 1 Highlights

Patches 60, 61, 62, and 63 are unique "morphed patches". They are distinguished by having a "+" as the last letter of their name. These sounds are unique in that the sound morphs, or gradually changes, from one instrument to another depending on your breath level!

Patch 64, *Bagpipes, is an amazingly realistic bagpipe patch complete with the drones!

Patches 79 through 84 are specialty patches that use pitchbend in a unique way. Generally speaking, these sounds will introduce an additional pitch or two, or will change the chord quality in response to pitchbend data. For example, patch #83, "*mMSusStPB", plays a standard major chord when no pitchbend is added. If you add pitchbend down, the chord changes to a minor chord. If you add a pitchbend up, the chord becomes a suspended chord! Patch #82, "*OrchChdPB", changes from a unison string section sound to a chorded string section when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #79, "*DblStp1PB", changes from a single solo violin note to a double stopped sound when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #84, "*5ChordsPB", actually allows you to play 5 different chord types from this single patch!! No pitchbend = major. Small pitchbend down = minor chord. Large pitchbend down = diminished chord. Small pitchbend up = suspended chord. Large pitchbend up = a minor 4 chord.

Patches 126 and 127 are splits. They were inspired by the Miles Davis song called "So What". With this single patch, you can play the bass line to this song AND the chorded horn ensemble part simply by virtue of the range you play in! We think you will find this soundbank to be pretty amazing!

 Please Note: This soundbank is specially designed for use with a wind controller or breath controller and thus requires one of these devices for proper use. These sounds require MIDI continuous controller #2 (breath controller) in order to make any sound. If you do not have a wind controller or breath controller you will probably not be able to use these sounds.

wind controller patches sounds soundbanks programs for ALESIS S4+ QuadraSynth Plus Piano $70 (US) + shipping. Yes email delivery is available and recommended. Order here

Formats: This soundbank is available in Sysex (.SYX) and Standard Midifile (.MID) formats for PC/Mac. You will get both formats with your order. Click here for a general explanation of the various formats. Please Note: Many of the various Alesis synths are not compatible with each other so please be sure to specify the EXACT MODEL you own when ordering.

PATCHMAN MUSIC
S4+ & QuadraSynth Plus Piano Volume 1

000 *Trumpet    032 *VibrFlute  064 *Bagpipes   096 *Ow Lead
001 *LegatoTpt  033 *Bassoon    065 *Harmonica  097 *EVI Saw 1
002 *Picc. Tpt  034 *Recorder   066 *Concrtina  098 *PATCHMAN*
003 *Muted Tpt  035 *Ultra Sax  067 *Accordian  099 *Collosus
004 *BrassFall  036 *UltraBari  068 *Violin     100 *DigiTonic
005 *Tpt/Tbn    037 *SopranoSx  069 *Viola      101 *Whistler
006 *Trombone   038 *AltoSax 1  070 *Cello      102 *Lyle Lead
007 *Oct. Tbns  039 *AltoSax 2  071 *Viol/Cell  103 *Aah Vox
008 *Tmpt/Tbn   040 *TenorSax1  072 *LoStrings  104 *Ooh Vox
009 *Tuba Soft  041 *TenorSax2  073 *HiStrings  105 *PhilGlass
010 *Tuba Hard  042 *BrthyTenS  074 *Oct. Str   106 *Dimentia!
011 *TubaBlats  043 *Bari Sax   075 *FullStrng  107 *Additive
012 *Low Brass  044 *MilesTrio  076 *Pizzicato  108 *SquareLd!
013 *Tpt/BariS  045 *JazzHorns  077 *Pizzicat2  109 *SuperBrek
014 *BrassEns1  046 *Tpt/AltoS  078 *Pizzicat3  110 *HyperBrek
015 *SoftFrHrn  047 *Tpt/BariS  079 *DblStp1PB  111 *Ac.Guitar
016 *MuteFrHrn  048 *Tpt/TenSx  080 *DblStp2PB  112 *Ac.Guit.2
017 *Fr. Horns  049 *Tpt/SopSx  081 *TrplStpPB  113 *NylonGuit
018 *Flt./Horn  050 *MTpt/TenS  082 *OrchChdPB  114 *12 String
019 *Sax&Brass  051 *MTpt/Alto  083 *mMSusStPB  115 *StratGuit
020 *MtTpt+Tbn  052 *MTpt/SopS  084 *5ChordsPB  116 *Dist.Guit
021 *BoneBrs    053 *Tenr&Alto  085 *MovieStr1  117 *JazzVibes
022 *TowrOPowr  054 *Tenr&Bari  086 *MovieStr2  118 *JazzOrgan
023 *Brs #9#5   055 *Tenr&Sopr  087 *Brecker1   119 *SynthBass
024 *Brs 11th   056 *Flug/TenS  088 *Brecker2   120 *VelocBass
025 *Brs min7   057 *Flug/Flut  089 *Ben Hur!!  121 *AcoustBs1
026 *Piccolo    058 *BigBandBr  090 *HiAfriLd   122 *AcoustBs2
027 *Flute      059 *BigBandSx  091 *ChickLead  123 *FretlessB
028 *Clarinet   060 *Horn/Tpt+  092 *ChicLd4th  124 *ElectBass
029 *BsClarnet  061 *Tuba/Tbn+  093 *FuzzBrass  125 *ChapStick
030 *Clnt/BsCl  062 *TSx/Tpt +  094 *PulseLead  126 *So What!1
031 *Oboe       063 *Bssn+Cel+  095 *BendBass   127 *So What!2

Alesis QuadraSynth breath controlled wind controller patches soundbanks for S4+ Plus QuadraSynth Plus Piano Patchman MusicS4 Plus and QuadraSynth Plus Piano Volume 1 Audio Demo (3.9 megs) Click on the speaker to download a high quality, 4+ minute MP3 audio demo of this soundbank. This audio demo contains 53 short demos recorded directly from an Alesis S4+ played with a MIDI wind controller. This recording is a performance by one solo musician. There are no overdubs! This is what wind controllers are all about!! Audio Demo Help


Customer Comments...

VeggieTales DVD Patchman Music

Composer Kurt Heinecke Comments...

"I've got Matt's patches for the Yamaha VL70-m, Alesis S4+ and NanoSynth, and the Roland JV-1010. His patches really bring each module to life. Even cheaper and older modules like the S4+ and NanoSynth gain a second life. As an example, I've used Matt's cello patch from the S4+ in a string quartet and fooled one of the quartet members as she was entering practice- she heard the cello but didn't see me, and was wondering what cello player they had found! Matt goes the extra mile and takes the time to layer voice elements like breath noise, key clicks, and other subtle sounds into appropriate patches. Thanks for creating the S4+ bank- it gave me reason to track down and buy this older (but still powerful) module! I've used Matt's acoustic emulations in live settings with great success. His acoustic emulations have also worked well in my writing for VeggieTales and I often use his VL70-m flute and NanoSynth clarinet in orchestral settings." - Kurt Heinecke, composer/musician VeggieTales

"I got a chance to try out the patches over the weekend. These patches make my S4+ usable as a windsynth for the first time. I had programmed some patches of my own to respond to breath (CC#2) but the results were less than inspiring. These patches produce an excellent legato response that my home-grown patches did not, and the result of this goes far beyond making it possible to do slurs. It introduces the possibility of a seemingly infinite variety of articulations, with staccato and legato and all degrees in between."

"These patches are great! Really something special. Generally, I flip through new patches faster than ADD teenager changes TV channels. Not so with these patches. I would play each patch for several minutes before moving on. All very useful, very beautiful sounds, which will be used in several diverse sonic settings. I especially like the string and brass patches. This lets me play with great musicianship, and may be the best a WX5 can sound. Truly incredible. Thanks again, great work."

"You are one hell of a synth programmer :) I never could have gotten even remotely close to this by myself. Thanks SO much! I am LOVING the Brecker patches, Ben Hur and also the 5Chord patch (what a cool idea!). For a fusion player, your patches open one hell of a lot of doors! You've taken the S4+ and changed it from a Keyboard player's synth and turned it into a wind player's synth. Absolutely outstanding! Thanks."

"The actual patches are even better to play than to listen to. If you are on a budget, get a used Alesis Quadrasynth Plus and these patches and you will have an excellent setup that will take you some time to outgrow. You will want to get the Patchman patches. And, no, Matt does not pay me to say that! <grin>"

"Hey Matt, Just wanted you to know that I'm really enjoying the Alesis S4+ I bought from you. It's the best sounding synth I have ever plugged my Yamaha WX11 into. The custom patches sound great and are a big reason I'm regaining my love for playing. Thanks."

"Overall, very cool. One of the reasons it took so long to get you comments was I spent so much time playing each sound. The biggest surprise for me was the sounds I got playing strings. As a keyboard player I thought I could do a pretty good string rendition but I am completely impressed (and, frankly, surprised) by how realistic and musical the string results are."

"WOW!!!! That's pretty much my first thought. WOW!!!! And I have to say your patches are really great! I really didn't expect this thing to be so responsive to breath control. I mean I knew it was supposed to but I didn't really believe it! I haven't been able to put it down since I got it! (my lip is killing me already!) Thanks again!!!!!"

"Just thought i'd toss in a quick kudos for Matt's patches for my S4+. As some of you may know I have finally bought my first polyphonic synth for my EWI and when I got the S4+ I was very impressed with its sound quality but it absolutely sucked for the EWI :) It's definately designed for keyboard players. Great sounds but absolutely useless as wind synth patches. Matt's turned this thing on! Absolutely outstanding work. And I was totally impressed with how easy it was to load (I've never actually done such things before). Quick delivery and amazing quality. If you have an S4+ or a QSR and don't have these patches... well... Ship me your hardware cuz you're obviously not using it :)"

"For what it's worth... I own and play the Quadrasynth+ with a WX5 and the Patchman patches. Very excellent. The sounds are amazing. I was impressed with the mp3 demo but when I got the patches it took me many hours to go through them, because they were so enjoyable, especially the strings. 5 out of 5 stars."

"Don't wait, y'all! Very cool trumpet and sax combos and 'section' type sounds. Also, the string sounds, both solo and group, are very great. I am convinced I can get a much more musical result with the WX5 than I can on keys, and if I had been asked before trying it, I would have chuckled... I've done strings on keys for a long time, with fine results. But this takes it up a couple of notches immediately, and more once I get the nuances nailed."


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