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Wind Controller Repairs at Patchman MusicPATCHMAN MUSIC is THE place to go for professional wind controller repairs. We specialize in wind controller sales and we can fix them!

Our Wind Controller tech can repair almost ANY wind controller!

In addition to our wind synth and wind controller sales, sound design support, and factory authorized Yamaha wind controller repairs, PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC also repairs all Akai EWI models and other wind controllers and wind controller related synths and accessories. Unlike others that dabble with this as a hobby in their spare time, we are dedicated FULL TIME wind controller professionals. Patchman Music is also deeply involved in the development of commercial wind controllers. We helped develop the Akai EWI5000, EWI4000s, EWI USB, MIDI EVI, Aerophone, and the MDT among others.

> > > DO NOT SEND ANY ITEM to Patchman Music without prior authorization!

PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC is THE repair center for all Akai EWI repairs, Yamaha WX repairs, Casio DH repairs. Our wind controller tech, Matt Traum, has extensive experience playing, customizing, and repairing wind controllers and wind controller related synths and accessories. Matt's personal clients include wind controller pros such as Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), Ed Calle (Arturo Sandoval), Mike Metheny, Richie Havens, John Daversa, Jaared (Peter White), Everette Harp, and Bobby Read (Bruce Hornsby). Why trust your wind controller to a keyboard guy or hobbyist who has never even seen a wind controller before?! We actually develop, play, and understand wind controllers and do the job right. We are also a factory authorized repair center for Yamaha wind controller gear and related items. For several years, Patchman Music did all the warranty repairs for the Akai corporation for their Akai EWI4000s. When Akai Corp and EWI/EVI inventor Nyle Steiner sends their wind controller repairs to PATCHMAN MUSIC, you know you can trust us with your instrument!

Wind Controller Repairs at Patchman Musicwind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynth We have extensive experience with all Wind Controllers including...

  • Akai wind controllers including the Akai EWI USB, EWI4000s, EWI5000, EWI1000, EVI1000, EWI3000, EWI3020
  • Akai wind controller synth modules including the Akai EWV2000, EWI3000, EWI3020-m, and EWI3030-m
  • Casio Digital Horns/Saxes including the Casio DH-100, DH-200, DH-500, DH-800. Yes we can fix that nasty squeal and more! Yes we can fix that dead breath sensor! Click here for details on our Casio DH Repairs.
  • Crumar EVI. We are the world's leading Crumar EVI specialists. We know the Crumar EVI inside and out.
  • Marshall Morrison Instruments MDT trumpet wind controller
  • Steiner EVI, Steiner-Parker EVI wind controllers including the MIDI EVI and MIDI EWI
  • Yamaha wind controllers including the Yamaha WX7, WX11, WX5, EW20 (WindJamm'r)
  • Yamaha synth modules including the Yamaha VL70-m, VL1-m, WT11, TX81Z, VL1-m, TG55, and more
  • For Lyricon Repairs please click here
  • Many others...

PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC maintains one of the largest inventories of wind controller parts in the world. Because of this, we can fix wind synths that others simply cannot. Please understand that occasionally parts are no longer available for older wind controllers. In such cases, we may even offer to buy unrepairable wind controllers for parts.

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EWI / Sax Great Bob Mintzer Comments...

"Matt Traum is THE cat as far as EWI related activity. He knows the instrument in terms of capability and repair, and is one heck of a programmer. I'm using versions of his sounds now. Anyone interested in exploring the EWI and EVI must check out Patchman Music."

Bob Mintzer, Sax & EWI virtuoso with The Yellowjackets

EVI Pioneer Mike Metheny Comments...

"Bravo! Many thanks, Matt. [My Akai EVI1000 / EWV2000] is playing beautifully. Good job. I am just as impressed with the excellent repair service at Patchman Music as I am with your beautiful website. My EVI now has new life! Thanks for everything."

Mike Metheny, Trumpet, Crumar EVI, Akai EVI1000 / EWV2000, Jazz Educator

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Folk Rock Legend Richie Havens Comments...

"YO MATT, I wanted to thank you for adding another ten years to my life :) :) :) <- 3 smiles... You did a great job on my DH-100.... YAY. I really do appreciate what you've done. It's good to know where you are... just in case.... Stay Well Matt.... A friend, Richie Havens"

Richie Havens, Legendary Folk Rock Artist (Woodstock, etc...)

Peter White Saxman & EWI-ist Jaared Comments...

"Hi Matt. I've had a few days to go over all of the sounds in your 'Patchman Turbo VL Upgrade Chip for my Yamaha VL70-m'. All I can say is... WOW!!! I never knew how much fun it could be to play the wind synth again until now! Every single sound file is perfectly playable and I haven't had to 'tweek' ANY of them! Also, the MidiJet Pro Wireless Midi System you sold me is the BEST EVER!!! Without a doubt, your expertise on Wind Synths, EWIs, EVIs, and soundbank configurations is the best in the world. Every time I've had a question regarding my old WX11 / WT11 and my new WX5 and VL70-m Turbo, you've always been there and been helpful and courteous the entire time. You are without a doubt the Wind Synth and EWI Guru! I'll recommend you and ALL of your products to EVERY Wind Synth and EWI performer out there! Thanks again Matt!... you're the BEST!"

Jaared, Saxophonist / Wind Synthesist for Peter White

Here are just a few of the wind controller services offered

Casio DH100 DH DH-200 DH-500 Repairs service parts at Patchmanwind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynth Factory Authorized Yamaha Repair Center. PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC does factory authorized repairs on Yamaha wind controller gear and related items. We are also an authorized dealer for Yamaha and Akai. We specialize in Yamaha and Akai wind controller gear such as the Akai EWI and EWI USB and Yamaha WX5. When Akai Corp and EWI / EVI inventor Nyle Steiner sends their wind controller repairs to PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC, you know can entrust us with your own instrument!

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthCasio DH-100, DH-200, DH-500, DH800, Squeal Fix. Is your Casio Digital Horn squealing like a pig? We can fix it for good as well as get the rest of the horn in top playing condition! Complete details are here.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthCasio DH-100, DH-200, DH-500, DH800, Dead Breath Sensor Fix. Is your Casio Digital Horn breath sensor dead? We can fix it!

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI1000 and EVI1000 Solid State Breath Sensor Mod. Are your user patches scrambled? Has your EWI module all of the sudden become non-operational? We can fix that. We offer a backup

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthAkai EWI1000 EVI1000 Breath Sensor Replacement EWI-1000 EVI-1000 Mods fix repair at Patchman Music EWI1000 / EVI1000 Bite Sensor Mod and Solid State Breath Sensor Mod. The stock EWI1000 / EVI1000 breath and bite sensors can be quite a problem as these controllers age. The old factory breath sensors stiffen over time to the point of being very unresponsive or even completely non-functional and the EWI-1000/EVI-1000 bite sensors are notorious for physically breaking and going completely dead. Matt Traum at Patchman Music, wind controller guru and EWI tech to Bob Mintzer, has developed a brand new SOLID STATE breath sensor modification for the Akai EWI1000 and EVI1000 horns which is far more responsive and reliable and robust than the old stock sensors. This is a major hardware upgrade for these original Akai controllers that provides a remarkable improvement in both reliability and sensitivity. You will love this new breath sensor and it will make your EWI1000/EVI1000 play better than new! If you would like this sensor mod done on your EWI1000 / EVI1000, Email Matt at Patchman Music for details.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthAkai EWV2000 LCD Replacement Upgrade mod fix repair EWI1000 EVI1000 EWI-1000 EVI-1000 at Patchman Music EWV2000 Upgraded LCD Mod. The stock Akai EWV2000 can be quite a problem as these modules age. After many years, the factory green LCD gets so dim and such low contrast that is becomes practically unreadable. So Patchman Music has developed a brand new LCD Replacement mod for the Akai EWV2000 which is far brighter and has far better contrast. You will LOVE this new LCD mod that we have developed. Aside from it just looking really cool, it is also really easy to see- even under brightly lit stage lighting. The photo at right doesn't do this beautiful LCD justice- it's hard to capture the gorgeous glow with a camera. If you would like this upgraded LCD mod done on your EWV2000, Email Matt at Patchman Music for details.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthAkai EWI1000 EVI1000 Breath Sensor Replacement EWI-1000 EVI-1000 Mods fix repair at Patchman Music EWI1000 / EVI1000 EWV2000 Connecting Cable Mod. The stock connecting cable that goes between the EWI1000 / EVI1000 and the EWV2000 sound module is a proprietary cable that is long out of production. As your Akai cable starts to fail or go bad, you will notice intermittent glitches in the sensors and/or a complete shut down of the controller. Up until now you would be out of luck - but not anymore! Patchman Music has developed a fantastic new hardware mod which replaces the super-rare and discontinued proprietary cable with a much more commonly available type along with corresponding new connectors on the EWI1000/EVI1000 and the EWV2000. If the new bable were to ever go bad, replacement would be much easier since we use a much more common type of cable that is readily available. If you would like this connecting cable mod done on your EWI1000 / EVI1000 / EWV2000, Email Matt at Patchman Music for details.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthBackup Battery Replacement. Are your user patches scrambled? Has your EWI module all of the sudden become non-operational? We can fix that. We offer a backup battery replacement service. Most times this is a rather complicated procedure that should only be done by professionals. For example, in the Akai EWI modules replacing the backup battery requires nearly a complete disassembly of the unit as well as very careful soldering. We can usually install a battery clip for much easier future battery replacement by the user.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthWind Controller Calibration. Often times, folks new to the wind controller will start adjusting their instrument incorrectly and put it into unplayable condition. We can get you back on track quickly.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthOS Updates. Got an older unit that is running an outdated OS version? We can update most wind controller synth modules to the latest OS.MIDI EVI Wireless MIDI Mod

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthMIDI EVI Wireless MIDI Mod. We can modify your MIDI EVI to be a fully self-contained wireless MIDI wind controller. You too can own one of the world's first truly self-contained wireless MIDI wind controllers. A transmitter is installed in the area where the 9 volt battery normally is. The battery is moved outside the body and it is now in the canister area. The antenna is inside the body so there is virtually no sign of the added wireless capabilities from the outside! Everything is powered from a single 9 volt battery, one single power switch, and no extra wires. It is incredible to have this freedom. Here is a picture of Matt Traum's modified Wireless MIDI EVI. The MIDI wireless receiver (not shown) is about the size of a deck of cards. (Note that this photo shows an additional custom mod with a clear wraparound panel. There are 4 blue LEDs inside which provides an inner glow. This EVI also has Matt's Embouchure Sensor installed.) Click here for more info on the MidiJet Pro Wireless MIDI System.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthMIDI EVI Mods. We offer numerous mods for your MIDI EVI. Click here for some options.F Sharp Trill Key for EWI Mod at Patchman Music

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI F# Trill Key Mod. Miss having an F# Trill Key on your EWI4000s? PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC has developed a mod that adds this key (see photo at right). Contact Matt for further details.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI4000s Noisy Headphone Jack Mod. Got a noisy squealing headphone jack on your EWI4000s? We can completely silence that with our proprietary circuit mod developed in our wind controller shop.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI USB Repairs and Mods. Yes, we repair and mod the Akai EWI USB. Is the Bite Sensor on your EWI not working right? We can fix that! We can also make the EWI USB lighter and we can make all FOUR rollers turn. This allows slightly easier access to the outer octave ranges and makes the horn more comfortable to hold. Contact Patchman Music for details.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI / EVI Roller Service. Getting lots of glitches when using the EWI / EVI rollers? We can make your rollers better than new with our proprietary techniques we have developed in our wind controller lab.Akai EWI USB Repairs Patchman Music

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI / EVI Mouthpiece Replacement and Adjustment. Is the bite sensor in your EWI / EVI not feeling right or does the mouthpiece need to be replaced? We can fix it professionally.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI / EVI / WX DH Breath Sensor Replacement. Is your EWI / EVI / WX / DH breath sensor not responding like it used to? We can install a new one in most models.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthWX5, WX7, WX11, EWI Breath and BiteAkai EWI 4000s Repairs Patchman Sensor Calibration. We sell a lot of WXs and EWIs and we have NEVER received a factory fresh WX / EWI that was properly calibrated from the factory. This is why we hand calibrate EACH AND EVERY NEW WX and EWI we sell before it leaves our shop. If you are having trouble doing reliable pitchbending, vibrato, and tonguing with your Yamaha WX or Akai EWI, give us a call. Our calibration procedure includes an electronic as well as a physical calibration that makes all the difference in the world. Enjoy your WX / EWI fully the way it was designed and have an expert set it up today.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthWX5, WX7, WX11 Bite Sensor Repair. Is your WX Bite Sensor no longer responding? We can fix that.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthWX11 Key Switch Replacements. Are some of the notes or octave keys on your WX11 sticking or not responding reliably (or at all) to your fingers? We can make your WX11 play like new.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthWX5, WX7, WX11 Octave Key Switch Replacement. If your WX Octave keys are feeling sluggish or non-responsive, or the switch has broken or the button is worn, that is no problem for Patchman Music's Wind Controller repair shop.Yamaha WX11 repairs Patchman Music

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthVL70-m Radio Interference Fix. Hearing some cool licks from your VL70-m but they're not coming from you? We can fix radio signal interference on the your VL70-m once and for all.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthJack and Connector Replacement. We can fix broken output jacks and other connectors on your gear.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthNoisy Knobs. We can fix that.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI3020m Stepping Noise Circuit Mod. The stock EWI3020m makes a strange zippering type sound when played. It is especially bad when controlling the EWI3020m module via its MIDI In port. We have developed a circuit mod for this that eliminates this odd sounding stepping noise distortion on the Akai EWI3020m. If you would like this circuit mod done on your EWI3020m module, contact Patchman Music for details.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthEWI3000m Module CV Outs Mod. We can add CV outs to your Akai EWI3000m module. Adds Control Voltage output jacks for Bend CV, Glide CV, Breath CV, Vibrato CV, Pitch Octave CV, Pitch Finger CV, and Pitch Combined CV.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar EVI Overhaul. Has your Crumar seen better days? Our repair tech, Matt Traum, is a leading authority and performer on the Crumar EVI. Matt can get this wonderful instrument back into top playing condition. If needed, we can replace the power cord, calibrate the synth, clean the pots, check the switches and octave canister, replace chips and components, update the power supply, etc... Contact Matt to discuss the possibilities.Yamaha WX5 repairs Patchman Music

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar EVI Bend Sensor Mod. Finally- bend sensors for the Crumar! This is the single most desirable thing that was not built into the Crumar. We can add bend sensors to your Crumar EVI transforming it into a truly professional fully expressive wind controller. Click here for a photo of this mod. (This photo also shows the "Connecting Cable Mod" and the "Transpose Switch Mod".)

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar EVI Transpose Switch Mod. We can add a dedicated 3 position transpose switch right on your Crumar EVI horn for instant transposition to Bb, C, or Eb. Great for reading parts and scores for differently pitched instruments. Actually you can specify which 3 intervals you would like! Perhaps you would like C, C#, and 1 octave up? Or C, Bb, and 1 Octave down? Click here for a photo of this mod. The transpose switch is covering the letter "i" in the Steiner logo.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar EVI Octave Transpose Switch Mod. We can add a dedicated three position transpose switch to your Crumar EVI synth for instant overall octave transposition. Click here for a photo of this mod. The transpose switch is covering the letter "i" in the Steiner logo.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar EVI CV Outs Mod. We can add three dedicated 1/4" output jacks to your Crumar EVI synth for control voltage (CV) signals for pitch, vibrato (pitchbend) sensor, and breath sensor.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar EVI Connecting Cable Mod. Having trouble with shorts or intermittent connections with the EVI connecting cable? We can replace the short and bulky hard wired connecting cable with a new REMOVABLE and DISCONNECTABLE cable and new connector jacks. Now you can connect a cable of any length to your EVI for full freedom of movement. Also you can swap Crumar EVI controllers very easily if needed. Click here and here for photos of this mod.Crumar EVI repairs and mods at Patchman Music

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar Breath Sensor/Power LED Mod. We can modify the Crumar's power LED to change colors when you blow! The color gradually crossfades from red to green as you blow harder into the EVI. Pretty cool!

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar Power LED Mod. We can replace that boring red power on indicator LED with an exciting cool new blue one of the 21st century. Other colors are available as well. Click here for a photo of this mod. (This photo also shows the "Breath Sensor LED Mod").

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar Breath Sensor LED Mod. We can install a second LED to indicate breath level. This LED gets brighter as you blow harder into the EVI. Other colors are available as well. Click here for a photo of this mod. (This photo also shows the blue "Power LED Mod").

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar Power Supply Rebuild. We can rebuild the power supply in your Crumar EVI with new and more modern components. Since the Crumar is going on 25 years old, it's not a bad idea to do this before serious damage occurs to its hard to find chips and other components.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner / Crumar EVI AC Power Cord Replacement. If your power cord is looking old, we can replace it.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthSteiner EVI, Steiner-Parker EVI Repairs. Patchman Music is one of the only places in the world that knows these complicated and unique instruments and can get them working properly.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthTOA D3 Mixer Repairs. This is by far our favorite wind controller mixer. We recommend it for our wind controller clients and we support it! We can fix your TOA D3 mixer. We have original replacement parts in stock for these rare but excellent mixers. We also sell refurbished used ones here.

wind controller repairs wx ewi fix parts service windsynthMany Other Services Are Offered. Email Matt with the grisly details of your ailing gear for an estimate.

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The Cost / Fee / Rates...

The cost of repairs and mods varies with the job to be done. The minimum charge for the repair shop is $100 plus shipping back to you. This non-refundable $100 minimum charge includes the initial evaluation / first hour of shop time. Additional shop labor time is $100 per hour. The customer is also responsible for the cost of parts as well as return shipping/handling which generally ranges from $30 to $50. We generally use, and strongly recommend, FedEx for shipping. Ohio residents will be charged appropriate Ohio sales tax.MIDI EVI repairs Patchman Music

The average repair takes a few hours. Turnaround time is usually pretty quick- usually a matter of only a few days- unless we need to special order parts. If we need to order parts the delay can be significantly longer. Since Patchman Music is a FULL TIME wind controller repair shop, we stock a very large selection of wind controller parts- the largest in the world. This allows us to repair your wind controller quicker and better than ANYONE.

> > > DO NOT SEND ANY ITEM to Patchman Music without prior authorization! Email Matt to discuss and get an estimate before shipping anything here.

There is always a chance that your item cannot be repaired or that it simply is not practical to proceed to repair it due to cost or availability of parts. In such cases, we will let you know and you can decide the next step. We buy unrepairable wind controllers for our parts inventory. Also, utilizing previously used but fully functioning parts may also be an option. If anyone can fix your ailing wind controller it is Patchman Music!

Payment is required in full before we can ship the item back. Payment may be made via PayPal, personal check, cashier's check, or money order. If paying by paper payment (check, money order, etc...), we must hold items for 10 days to allow the payment to clear. Please make checks and money orders payable to "PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC". There is $40 fee for checks returned for non-sufficient funds.

Repairs are for USA - based customers ONLY. No Exceptions. Do NOT ship us gear from outside the USA.

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Outside the USA?

Our wind controller repair service is for USA customers only. We do not ship HARDWARE overseas and do not receive HARDWARE from overseas. (As always, our SOFTWARE products CAN be shipped overseas). If you wish to have an item repaired here and you live outside of the USA, you will need to find someone within the USA that can completely handle the transaction for you. This means that your USA contact would need ship the item to us (from within the USA), pay for the item (via a USA-based VISA or Mastercard or USA-based check or money order), and receive the repaired item back from us.

If this is not possible then you will need to find a repair person in your country. There are no exceptions to this policy. Do NOT ship us gear from outside the USA.

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We are Full-Time / Full-Service Wind Controller Professionals

Yamaha WX repairs at Patchman MusicSince we are full time WIND CONTROLLER PROFESSIONALS we fix gear properly and very quickly. Most repairs are completed within a day or two of when the gear was received! So payment via a credit card will allow us to send the item back to you faster than payment via a personal check or money order.

Unlike the hobbyists or part-timers that dabble in this area, PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC is a dedicated full-time professional wind controller business. Patchman Music specializes in wind controllers and can do most repairs on most wind controllers. We have worked on numerous wind controllers and have a huge stock of wind controller parts- many being no longer available anywhere else.

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How To Proceed

VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT SEND GEAR HERE WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION FROM PATCHMAN MUSIC!...

If you would like PATCHMAN MUSIC to repair your gear, first email Matt to discuss the problem. After the repair has been discussed you have been given authorization to send the item to us, proceed by packing the item very well in bubble wrap so the unit gets to us in one piece. Also include a note _specifically_ describing the problems, how we can reproduce the problem, and what you want us to do. Please include your complete name and address and phone number inside the box. Be sure to ship the item insured. We recommend FedEx for shipping. Also be sure a signature is required so that you know the item arrived here safely. DO NOT send gear without prior approval and authorization from Patchman Music. Do NOT send payment- we will contact you via email or phone after the repair has been done for payment.

Shipping

We recommend that you pad the item very well when you pack it and send ONLY the necessary items. Do not send batteries or AC adaptors or cables unless we ask you to do so. Ship to the address below via an insured and trackable method with signature required. This is for your own protection and will eliminate the possibility of any unpleasant surprises for either party. Ship To...

PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC
9535 Greystone Parkway
Brecksville, OH 44141

(440) 740-1288

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Customer Comments...

Bob Mintzer Sax Patchman Music"Matt Traum is THE cat as far as EWI related activity. He knows the instrument in terms of capability and repair, and is one heck of a programmer. I'm using versions of his sounds now. Anyone interested in exploring the EWI and EVI must check out Patchman Music." - Bob Mintzer Sax and EWI with The Yellowjackets

"Matt has been THE indispensable resource in my efforts to get my wind controller scene going, from knowing all about the options available, stocking and selling much of it, programming really usable sounds, to going beyond the call of duty repairing my MIDI harmonizer, mid-tour, and generally being a great advocate and cheerleader for anyone interested in wind controllers. Fortunately my WX5 has had no troubles, but I'm sure if it did, Patchman music can deal with all of it." - Bobby Read -WX5 / Sax with Bruce Hornsby

"Matt at Patchman can do excellent repair work on an EWI and EVI - in fact he is my first choice for where to send my wind controller gear for repair and he is quite good at it. He gets my highest recommendation." - Steve Anderson, IWSA President and Founding Member, EVI Virtuoso, The EVI Zone

Mike Metheny Akai EVI Patchman Music"Bravo! Many thanks, Matt. [My Akai EVI1000 / EWV2000] is playing beautifully. Good job. I am just as impressed with the excellent repair service at Patchman Music as I am with your beautiful website. My EVI now has new life! Thanks for everything." - Mike Metheny, Trumpet, Crumar EVI, Akai EVI1000 , Jazz Educator

"YO MATT, I wanted to thank you for adding another ten years to my life :) :) :) <- 3 smiles... You did a great job on my DH-100.... YAY. I really do appreciate what you've done. It's good to know where you are... just in case.... Stay Well Matt.... A friend, Richie Havens" - Richie Havens, Legendary Folk Rock Artist (Woodstock, etc...)

"Hi Matt. I've had a few days to go over all of the sounds in your 'Patchman Turbo VL Upgrade Chip for my Yamaha VL70-m'. All I can say is... WOW!!! I never knew how much fun it could be to play the wind synth again until now! Every single sound file is perfectly playable and I haven't had to 'tweek' ANY of them! Also, the MidiJet Pro Wireless Midi System you sold me is the BEST EVER!!! Without a doubt, your expertise on Wind Synths, EWIs, EVIs, and soundbank configurations is the best in the world. Every time I've had a question regarding my old WX11 / WT11 and my new WX5 and VL70-m Turbo, you've always been there and been helpful and courteous the entire time. You are without a doubt the Wind Synth and EWI Guru! I'll recommend you and ALL of your products to EVERY Wind Synth and EWI performer out there! Thanks again Matt!... you're the BEST!" - Jaared, Saxophonist / Wind Synthesist for Peter White

Steve Anderson EVI Patchman Music"I received my Crumar EVI back today, and, as usual, your repair and modification work exceeded my expectations! The cable mod is superb and I love the new benders and the multi-color breath indicator light. The Crumar will definitely see action once again! Thanks again for the professional service and quality repair work. Patchman Music is my first choice for all wind controller repair needs, and I recommend your services without hesitation to fellow wind controller players. I have always received great service from Patchman Music. In essence, you are the 'Emilio Lyons' of wind controller repair! Keep up the great work." - Steve Anderson, IWSA President and Founding Member, EVI Virtuoso, The EVI Zone

"Matt, it arrived today! I just got thru hooking both of the WX7's to my VL70-M. In a word, 'WOW!' Thank you so much for doing what you do! I am so glad there is someone like you that provides service and customer support for this great instrument... again, thank you so much!!!"

Rolando Gingras Patchman Music"Hi Matt, thanks for fixing my old Crumar EVI so well. I'm taking a trip to Costa Rica this Thursday and decided to take it with me." - Rolando Gingras

"Matt, My WX11 and WX5 arrived back here on Saturday. What a quick turnaround! Thanks for fixing my horns!! The WX11 is, indeed, like new, with the key replacements (or whatever you call it) and the new reed. And the WX5 is back in working order. So now I have TWO horns, rather than more like 2 'half-horns' a couple of weeks ago. It's great playing them through the Patchman VL70, and I'm looking forward to showing them off tomorrow at a Dixieland gig (clarinet, tenor sax, and trombone, most likely). Anyway, thanks again for your excellent, and rapid, service. I'll be sure to recommend you, and to call on you again if anything else comes up."

"Hi Matt, I just got my EVI1000 back today and plugged it in and it is a joy to play! The repairs (or should I say resurrection?) you made make this EVI play like a dream- easier than my 'working' EVI. I can breathe (pun intended) easier knowing my 'backup' EVI is in perfect working condition thanks to you. Thanks again."

"Just got my MIDI EVI back from Matt, and I am a very happy guy. Like many of the MIDI EVI's out there, mine is about 12 or 13 years old. This is the first time in for any service, so of course this speaks well for the build quality of Nyle Steiner. Matt rebuilt the breath sensor, replaced some worn wiring, and added several mods, including the stainless steel valve pads, the canister ring, the additional controller/embouchure sensor, and the octave roller upgrade. The octave roller upgrade is just wonderful, much smoother than the original, and perfectly quiet. I highly recommend it! I have not tried the emb sensor yet. We also added a wire that goes from the additional controller to the barrier nut, so that touching the nut will send mod wheel. I also got the Midi Jet Pro system. So much fun. I tested it by playing several floors away with no dropouts. Can't wait to try it on the gig. Freedom! Mine is installed inside the controller. So cool. So a big public thanks to Matt!"

"Matt, that's impressive. I have never sent anything in for repair that was returned so quick. I have been in construction since I was 10 years old, many tools repaired during the last 37 years. Also I have played sax since I was in 5th grade. Never has anything I have sent in been repaired and returned so quick. Thanks again."

"I just plugged [my repaired WX5] in and man what a GREAT JOB you did!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I didn't realize my other WX-5 sucked so much until I play-tested this one you just fixed and adjusted. What an amazing difference!"

"I just wanted to let you know I received the repaired Crumar EVI... it is in perfect operating condition and it felt great to start playing again. Thanks again for your pro service!"

"Hi Matt, I got my WX11 back yesterday. Everything works fine. Thank you for the prompt and professional service. You got yourself another satisfied and loyal customer. Cheers!"

"Matt, Thanks for repairing the octave key on my WX5 and for doing the calibration. It's PERFECT now. I will continue to do business with you. Awesome job. I also plan to purchase some other patches and items from you. Get ready for a lot more business from me."

"Matt-- Thanks for the quick turnaround on the repairs to my EWI4000s! I know it was not all that an involved a repair, but thanks for giving me the same quick and quality work you give the 'big guys' you handle. It's good as new! The personal touch of a phone call to let me know the work was done and my horn was on the way home I am sure sets you apart from anyone who might claim to be your competition. Happy New Year!"

"Matt, Thanks for the amazingly fast/excellent service. The EWI was delivered 3 days ahead of schedule and works beautifully. It was a total of exactly 1 week from the discovery of a problem to having it back in my hands working better than before. I will not consider going anywhere else for any future wind controller needs. Thanks again."

"Hi Matt, I had to drop a note to let you know the EWI feels great and performs great too. The EWI4000s works Great and better than when I got it. No more glitching rollers and the headphone mod works well too. Thanks again. Now if I can start getting some extra work, gigs and such, I can think about getting a backup instrument as well as a chip for my other VL70 and the TX802 sounds for my TX802. Take care."

"Matt, the Crumar EVI arrived safely on Friday afternoon. I got to play with it Saturday and I'm very happy with the work you did on it. They are fun little instruments as you know and people love them. Take care."

"Hi Matt... got the EWI the other day. It arrived in great shape and works much better-- after you undid all the damage that I had done! Thanks again for taking the time during the holiday to work on it and for the great work."

"Hey Matt, It is already here! All I can say is 'incredible'. Thanks for the great service and now I am already thinking about the VL70-m. Thanks again!"

"Matt, Just wanted to let you know that my WX-5 got back in plenty of time, and the modification is working out great. Thanks for your great service."

"Matt, I received the instruments the next day in great condition. Thanks for the excellent work and quick turnaround."

"Matt, thank you for repairing my WT11- I can't believe you got it going!!! So many local Yamaha repair shops just could not FIX it!! They told me to give up and buy the VL70-m tone generator. Well, you made my day- thank you again and again!!!"

"Thanks again for the excellent repair service at Patchman. You really went above and beyond the call of duty with my EWV2000 battery change. You can expect repair work from me in the future. Best regards."

"Hey Matt, thanks again for the great repair work you did on my EWV2000. The unit came back in better condition than before I sent it!"

"Matt, everything works great. Thank you so much for supporting us EVI players. I no longer feel like I am out here in the sticks all alone. No one around here has even seen an EVI let alone knows how to fix it. Thanks Again!!!!!"

"Hey, thanks for the great job. It sounds better than ever, at least as good as the day I got it as a present 15 or so years ago."

"I sent my WX5 to Matt at Patchman and he fixed it in a day and sent it back. Great service. I haven't had a problem since I got it back."

"Hi Matt. I just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks for the fine repair job to my WX5. Thanks Again"

"Outstanding service on my EVI wind controller. Matt fixed it right and in record time! He's the only repair person I would trust with my wind controller."

"Got the Horn back today. It's great to be able to play it again. Thanks so much and also for the quick return."

"Matt, I got the Casio DH-100 today. It's in beautiful condition. When I got rid of my previous one, I had become used to the rickety shape it had fallen into. This one plays like new... tight buttons, very responsive. It's good to be playing one of them again. Thanks for the great service!"

"Matt, I got my DH-100 today, and it plays like brand new. I had not heard that wonderful sound in such a long time. It is wonderful to be able to play it again. Thank you so very much for being able to fix my little horn, and doing it in such a timely fashion. I greatly appreciate it."

"Hey Matt - Horn received. Thanks a lot for making it work again - I missed it!"

"We've been very busy, but we just wanted to drop you a line and let you know it came safely and is in top notch playing condition... We thank you for grade A+++ tech work, quick turnover time, and a reasonable fee. You're the best!"

"Thanks a ton Matt for all you did for me and my MIDI EVI. I look forward to sending my other EVI to you for a 'physical' and breath block rebuild! Regards."

"Hi Matt, received my DH-200 after it was repaired by you. I am now a happy man. Thank you."

"Matt, received the DH-100 case; I didn't know it was going to be like brand new! It's very cool, thanks."

"Thank you very much for being so prompt with the shipping of the electric horn to my brother. He called me yesterday playing a song over the phone. I have not heard him so happy in a very long time."


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