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Wind of Change

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture | Sound International, May 1979

Lyricon-blowing John Walters, of Landscape fame if not fortune (yet), undertakes the western world's most comprehensive guide to the history, construction and playing of the Lyricon wind synthesiser.

Doing That Digital Thing

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Making Music, Sep 1986

Producer John Walters discusses how those noughts and ones will affect us musiciany beings.

But What Does A Producer Do Exactly?

Feature | Making Music, Dec 1986

Very fair question. A few of the many answers are printed in clear type on page 18. Get down.

But What Does A Producer Do Exactly...???

Feature | Topic: Music Business, Recording | Making Music, Jan 1987

Second part in our 'what do they do?' series. This month, what you do with the job.

Brass And Brecker

Interview | Making Music, Sep 1987

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.

Yamaha WX7 / Akai EWI

Group: News and Reviews

Review | Making Music, Oct 1987
Wind Synthesisers

AKAI EWI and YAMAHA WX7 wind synths compared. John L. Walters blows down both of the new MIDI controllers.

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.

Synclavier On The Stage

Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1988

A British playwright looks into the future and sees a composer locked away from the world with a machine that makes music for him. John Walters talks scripts and Synclaviers.



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