Alesis S4 & QuadraSynth Soundbanks
Online MP3 Demo Available! (See Below)
Wind Controller #1 - PATCHMAN MUSIC Volume 1 for the Alesis S4 and QuadraSynth contains 128 sounds specially designed by wind controller expert Matt Traum to be played with a wind controller such as the WX5, WX7, WX11, WindJamm'r, Akai EWI, EWI5000, EWI4000s, EVI, MIDI EVI, MDT, nuEVI, Aodyo Sylphyo, or 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.
This 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 / QuadraSynth 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 original Alesis S4 and QuadraSynth. 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.
S4 / QuadraSynth 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!
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 S4 / QuadraSynth Vol. 1
000 *Trumpet 032 *VibrFlute 064 *Bagpipes 096 *Ow Lead 001 *Saw Tpt* 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 *TenSx Vel 073 *HiStrings 105 *PhilGlass 010 *Tuba Hard 042 *TenorBrth 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 *AcGuitVel 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 *BoneBrass 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 *PiccoloVb 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
S4 and QuadraSynth Volume 1 Audio Demo (4.3 megs) Click on the speaker to download a high quality, 4 1/2 minute MP3 audio demo of this soundbank. This audio demo contains 60 short demos recorded directly from an Alesis S4 played live 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
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