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Akai EWI & EVI

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1987
Wind Controllers

Unveiled at NAMM and stars of the BMF, these two new instruments receive their exclusive preview in MT. Tim Goodyer takes a deep breath before taking a closer look.

Akai EWI-2000 & EWV-2000

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1988
Electronic Wind Instrument

State-of-the-art wind synthesis. Man Jumping's Andy Blake gets his fingers around Akai's wind controller and voicing module and finds a happy marriage between expression and analogue synthesis.

Blowing The Digital Horn

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
Casio DH100

Don’t be fooled by its toy-town looks - Casio’s DH100 comes with six sounds and a built-in speaker, but it is a remarkably good MIDI wind controller for £99. Tony Crowle decides to take it seriously.

Casio DG100

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1988
Digital Horn

Where Roland and Yamaha tried to create the state-of-the-art wind controller, Casio have gone for accessibility. Andy Blake blows the latest development in the latest line of MIDI controllers.

Digigram MIDImic

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1988

If you've ever wished you could sing a violin or hum a tune straight into your MIDI sequencer, this French "MIDI microphone" could be for you. Debbie Poyser sings something sampled.

DMC Ground Control

Review | Recording Musician, Dec 1992
Programmable MIDI Foot Controller

Fadermaster

Review | Micro Music, Dec 1989

Paul Overaa discovers a handy if costly way of manipulating MIDI data in real time courtesy of J.L.Cooper

Get the Horn

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Jez Ford gets his laughing gear round the budget Casio MIDI wind controller - The DH100

Higher Performance

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986
Yamaha MCS2 Control Station

Missing performance wheels on your MIDI instrument? Yamaha's MIDI Control Station could solve your expression problems, as Simon Trask reveals.

JL Cooper Fadermaster

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1989
MIDI Control Device

Tired of digital parameter access synth editing, unimpressed by software editors? Vic Lennard looks at a system that allows you to use real sliders to edit your synths.

MIDIMIC

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Yet more of Jez comment as he gets his vocal chords round Digigram/Farfisa's latest MIDI gadget

Palmtree Instruments Airdrums

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1986

From America comes a set of unique MIDI percussion controllers that work by sensing the direction you shake them in. Rick Davies previews them.

Peavey PC1600

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1993
MIDI Controller

16 channels of MIDI data at the push of a slider. Vic Lennard just loves being in control.

Peavey RMC 4512

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1987
MIDI Foot Controller

With both hands fully occupied on stage it seems a shame to use your feet for nothing but standing on; Rick Davies tries using his for controlling MIDI equipment.

Roland CM-Series Accessories

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1990
CF10 DIGITAL FADER & CN20 MUSICAL ENTRY PAD

To complement their CM-series modules, Roland have released a Digital Fader and Musical Entry Pad - but anything MIDI has many uses. Vic Lennard becomes an accessory.

Rolls MIDI Wizard Foot Controller

Review | Recording Musician, Feb 1993

Simmons Silicon Mallet

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1988

Striking a blow for mallet players, Tim Ponting investigates an instrument that combines the MIDI sophistication of a modern keyboard with the mallet techniques of xylophones and marimbas.

Softwind Synthophone

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1988
MIDI Saxophone

The latest MIDI wind controller comes from Switzerland and uses a conventional sax body. Michael Andreas checks out the traditionalists' alternative.

The Computer Connection

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
Roland’s Computer Music range

Martin Russ looks at the evolution of Roland's approach to computers in music, culminating in their latest CM products.

Wind Synthesizers

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1987

Having explored the history and development of wind synthesizers in our September issue, record producer and wind player extraordinaire John L. Walters compares and contrasts the Akai EWI and Yamaha WX7. Are they the instruments that wind players have been longing for? Find out inside.

Yamaha WX7

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1988
Wind Controller

Yamaha's WX7 MIDI wind controller has already attracted the attention of professional sax players like Courtney Pine. Man Jumping saxophonist Andy Blake gets his second wind.

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Stick To This

Interview | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Music Technology, Aug 1987
Tech Talk

The inventor of the curious Electric Stick recently left his native America to promote the latest MIDI-equipped version of his brainchild. Tim Goodyer caught him Stick-in-hand for a talk about his invention and his vision of its future.

The Power of Wind

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Music Technology, Dec 1987
Nyle Steiner and Sal Gallina Interviewed

As wind synthesis gains momentum we sent Nick Armington and Lars Lofas out to track down and talk to the men responsible for the design of the Yamaha WX1 and Akai EWI.

The Search For Expression

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987
A History of Wind Synthesizers

Could the wind of change be upon us? MIDI has already given guitarists and drummers the means to control electronic sounds, and the launch of the Akai and Yamaha wind controllers now allows woodwind and brass players to join in. John L. Walters takes a general look at the historical development of wind synthesizers, and the Akai and Yamaha products in particular.

 

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