Online MP3 Demo Available! (See Below)
VOLUME 1 For the Alesis NanoSynth
Controller #1 - PATCHMAN MUSIC Volume 1 for the Alesis NanoSynth
contains 127 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's MIDI
EVI and MIDI EWI, 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
PATCHMAN MUSIC's NanoSynth Volume 1 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, a
GM drum kit, and much more. Also featured are some highly bizaare
specialty patches such as "*PhilGlass", "*Dimentia!"
that must be heard to be believed. These patches really show
off the Matrix Modulation capabilities of the NanoSynth to the
fullest! We have also included various chorded string, brass,
and synth patches which allow you to provide a full wall of sound
from a single patch! For those times when it might be useful
to add a shaker, conga, or cowbell part during a another band
member's solo, we have included a GM drum kit.
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
(Note: This soundbank is NOT compatible with any other
NanoSynth Volume 1 Highlights
Patches 59, 60, 61, and 62 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! These sounds require a wind controller
or breath controller for proper use.
Patches 63 and 64 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!
Patch 65, *Bagpipes, is a highly realistic bagpipe sound complete
with the drones!
Patches 78 and 79 are velocity controlled layers. The sound
switches between a bowed string sound and a pizzicato string
sound depending on how hard you tongue a note!
Patches 80 through 85 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 #84, "*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
#83, "*OrchChdPB", changes from a unison string section
sound to a chorded string section when you send a large pitchbend
down value. Patch #80, "*DblStp1PB", changes from a
single solo violin note to a double stopped sound when you send
a large pitchbend down value. Patch #85, "*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. We
think you will find these sounds to be pretty amazing!
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.
PATCHMAN MUSIC NanoSynth Volume 1
001 *Trumpet 033 *Engl.Horn 065 *Bagpipes 097 *Brasso!
002 *LegatoTpt 034 *Bassoon 066 *Harmonica 098 *EVI Saw 1
003 *Picc. Tpt 035 *Recorder 067 *Concrtina 099 *PATCHMAN*
004 *Muted Tpt 036 *Pan Flute 068 *Accordian 100 *XPander!!
005 *Flugelhrn 037 *BottleBlo 069 *Violin 101 *WindTube
006 *Tpt/Tbn 038 *SopranoSx 070 *Cello 102 *Whistler
007 *Trombone 039 *AltoSax 1 071 *BowedBass 103 *Lyle Lead
008 *Oct. Tbns 040 *AltoSax 2 072 *Viol/Cell 104 *Aah Vox
009 *Fr. Horns 041 *TenorSx1 073 *LoStrings 105 *Ooh Vox
010 *MeloHornM 042 *TenorSx2 074 *HiStrings 106 *PhilGlass
011 *MeloHornP 043 *BrthyTenS 075 *Oct. Str 107 *Dimentia!
012 *Tuba 044 *Bari Sax 076 *FullStrng 108 *Additive
013 *Low Brass 045 *MilesTrio 077 *Pizzicato 109 *SquareLd!
014 *Tpt/BariS 046 *JazzHorns 078 *StrPiz1VE 110 *JazzVibes
015 *BrassEns1 047 *Tpt/AltoS 079 *StrPiz2VE 111 *JazzOrgan
016 *BrassEns2 048 *Tpt/BariS 080 *DblStp1PB 112 *SteelDrum
017 *OctBrEns1 049 *Tpt/TenSx 081 *DblStp2PB 113 *Ac.Guitar
018 *OctBrEns2 050 *Tpt/SopSx 082 *TrplStpPB 114 *NylonGuit
019 *OctBrEns3 051 *MTpt/TenS 083 *OrchChdPB 115 *12 String
020 *Sax&Brass 052 *MTpt/Alto 084 *mMSusStPB 116 *JazzGuit.
021 *Brasshorn 053 *MTpt/SopS 085 *5ChordsPB 117 *FunkGuit.
022 *BoneBrs 054 *Tenr&Alto 086 *MovieStr1 118 *DistGuit.
023 *TowrOPowr 055 *Tenr&Bari 087 *MovieStr2 119 *ChinaPluk
024 *Brs #9#5 056 *Tenr&Sopr 088 *Brecker1 120 *Sitar
025 *Brs 11th 057 *Flug/TenS 089 *Brecker2 121 *Sitr+Tbla
026 *Brs min7 058 *Flug/Flut 090 *Ben Hur!! 122 *BassHarpy
027 *Piccolo 059 *Horn/Tpt+ 091 *HiAfriLd 123 *UprightBs
028 *Flute 060 *Tuba/Tbn+ 092 *ChickLead 124 *FretlessB
029 *Clarinet 061 *TSx/Tpt + 093 *ChicLd4th 125 *ElectBass
030 *BsClarint 062 *Bssn+Cel+ 094 *FuzzBrass 126 *Pop Bass
031 *Clnt/BsCl 063 *So What!1 095 *PulseLead 127 *GM DRUMS
032 *Oboe 064 *So What!2 096 *BendBrass 127 Off
NanoSynth Volume 1 Audio
Demo (3.2 megs) Click on the speaker to download a high quality
MP3 audio demo of this amazing soundbank. This audio demo contains
39 short segments recorded directly from the Alesis played with
a MIDI EVI wind controller. The sounds you hear in the demo are
*Harmonica, *Flute, *Bassoon, *Clarinet, *BrthyTenS, *AltoSax
2, *Bari Sax, *Bagpipes, *Flugelhrn, *Muted Tpt, *Tpt/BariS,
*Fr. Horns, *BoneBrs, *MTpt/TenS, *Trumpet, *Trombone, *Flug/TenS,
*Brs min7, *MilesTrio, *OctBrEns3, *Brs #9#5, *So What!2, *Violin,
*Cello, *FullStrng, *LoStrings, *DblStp1PB, *TrplStpPB, *5ChordsPB,
*HiStrings, *mMSusStPB, *5ChordsPB, *HiAfriLd, *PulseLead, *PATCHMAN*,
*XPander!!, *ChickLead, *Dimentia!, *Brecker1. Audio
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
- Kurt Heinecke, composer/musician VeggieTales
"You should try the Nanosynth with the Patchman Bank.
It is truly remarkable."
"I really liked the Nanosynth *before* I loaded the Patchman
Patches. But having now loaded the Patchman Vol. 1 patches, I
now *LOVE* my Nanosynth. Patchman's Volume 1 Nanosynth Bank is
a *must have* for the wind synthesist who does not want to do
his/her own programming. I played several trumpet and brass section
patches that I plan to use, the 'bagpipes' patch is a hoot:-),
and many of the combos are quite excellent sounding. The guitars
were astounding - sounded very accoustic with lots of headroom.
The saxes, especfially the soprano and the tenors, were surprisingly
good for a sample playback synth. Overall, a very nice bank that
greatly enhanced my utility and personal enjoyment of the Nanosynth.
I recommend them without reservation."
"These are great patches. I am very glad that I purchased
these patches. The Nanosynth has even more bang for the buck
now! If I wanted, I could take the NanoSynth to the gig alone....anyway,
if you haven't got these patches yet, get them. They are a *must
have* if you play your Nanosynth with a wind controller."
"I'm very happy with the NanoSynth and especially your
patches. They're fantastic! I could take the NanoSynth to a gig
using your patches without any other tone generator. However,
layering these patches along with a VL70-m and a TX81Z is just
incredible. I really like the horn section group, I layered it
with lead trumpet on the VL70-m and trombone on the TX and had
a tremendous wall of sound. Our 6 piece group can grow to 12
on demand. Using a wind controller in the band gives the group
a uniqueness and versatility no other group in the area has.
As always you did a great job on these patches. I pretty much
use only your patches on my generators. Thanks Again."
"They're great! Buy a Nano, then buy the Patchman bank
of sounds for it. The Nano is amazingly fat, and Patchman's bank
is excellent. I'm still amazed at the quality of sound from this
tiny box, it's got a low end that doesn't quit! (That's a free
promo Matt! ;^) )"
"Patchman Music has done an incredible job using these
materials to form 128 patches. Some are quite amazing- where
the patch morphs into different batches of those materials based
on breath or lip pressure. And others employ poly-tones, splits,
and special effects."
"I just got the patches. They layer wonderfully underneath
the VL1-m voices. They are really cool! IMHO!! I was wondering
before if Matt could really make them any better than the Alesis
patches... and he did. They are DESIGNED for wind controller
players in mind! What I especially like, Matt designed a lot
of emulative voices and what's more he put in A LOT of combo
sounds that are way cool... things like alto/trumpet; tenor/bone
etc. A lot of them play very very good, and once again, sound
real good when used in a layering sense."
"Playing with the NanoSynth and Matt's new soundbank
has really opened me up to how versatile a setup can be when
you have powerful, programmable layers."
"After receiving the Nanosynth soundbank, which I think
is absolutely outstanding, I would like to tell you how much
I also appreciate the other soundbanks I bought from you. Thanks
for making these soundbanks available. They ALL make the modules
come to life. I can't wait for a 'Nanosynth 2'."
"Matt, Thanks for your prompt response to my order. I bought a Nanosynth and loaded it up with your patches; thanks also for the nice detailed instructions and tips. My EWI USB is quite a different animal with your patches and I think I'm going to enjoy them a lot."
"I just started playing around with the Patchman soundbank
for it and am very pleased with the sounds and the responsiveness.
"Thanks for the great bank. You've clearly put a lot
of time and thought into creating it. An amazing variety of sounds,
as well as many impressive voice contructs."
"Yee-ha! Got the bank loaded. Definitely some cool sounds.
Now I gotta figure out where to use 'em. Putting the drum kit
in there was a stroke of genius! Now if I only had a looper...
"Matt - Thanks! I'm enjoying the NanoSynth patches very
much. I'm having a lot of fun. Tonight I'll be playing a swing
dance gig: clarinet, tenor, WX7/synths. You've added greatly
to my set of colors."
"I have both the VL70-m and the NanoSynth with the Patchman
bank. I'm having a blast layering VL70-m emulations with Matt's
synthy sounds especially Brecker1 and 2. I got nowhere trying
to make it play with my WX11 so I got Matt's patches and I'm
a happy man."
"Just dropped a note to say how pleased I am with your
NanoSynth patches. Thank you very much for your hard work. Thanks
"Dear Matt, your patches are great and I'll be using
many of them at my weekend gigs and I wish to thank you 'publicly'.
Thanks to your patches and the NanoSynth, the WX7 is out of the
closet. Warmest regards for the holidays - you are a fine person
and I'm grateful for your help."
"In the past, I have received private emails blasting
my reviews as 'endorsements'. Well sorry, but I pay full price
for every bank I buy. The Nanosynth bank is the fifth bank I
have purchased and I truly appreciate and benefit from Patchman's
fine craftsmenship, and years of experience. Lastly, the NanoSynth,
and the Patchman patches are a bargain considering how well it
responds to breath. The Patchman NanoSynth BAGPIPES patch is
so [accurate] (w/ Built in drone) that I am starting to try and
develop my Bagpipes- I did IRISH EYE'S ARE SMILING and broke
out laughing histerically! Thanks. I'll be working this St. Patty's
"I've been using the Nanosynth, with the Patchman patches,
and it's a great way to get into wind synthesis. Can't be beat
for the money."
"I'm very pleased with the wind bank Patchman Music has
created for it. They have put in an impressively wide range of
voices and voice combos, and they respond great to wind control."
"I'm EXTREMELY happy with your work. I'm taking just
my tenor sax along with the Nano and the VL to church. I'm just
thrilled with the brass section patches. I really feel powerful
playing these. Also the strings are great too. We play a lot
of Latin flavored songs where I can fill in section phrases to
my heart's content. Thank you for this great product. Our keyboardist
was amazed when he heard the dynamics on the brass. So, hope
you can keep coming up with more great stuff. Want to do a 2nd
volume for the Nano? Count me in."
"I've ordered the Patchman Volume 1 for the Nano. They
are well worth it. I liked the Bagpipes the best (just because
it was unique and really surprised everyone). In fact I'm getting
the Nano out of retirement for our Christmas program just for
Matt's bagpipe patch."
"I received the patches on Thursday. And as you must
expect, I'm extremely impressed and by the quality of the sounds.
The Nano's brass ensembles, from duos to full sections, are a
"Got my NanoSynth about a week ago and, quite honestly,
thought of returning it. Got Matt's patches today... wow, this
little piece kicks butt!! Somewhere in the record books there
has got to be a place for Matt... the guy's a genius!!"
"I went to my local Guitar Center on Saturday and got
one. I figured it would be a good 'knock around' synth. Today
I got Matt's patches. The box comes alive with these patches.
Add me to the list of satisfied customers."
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