Longtime EWI artist Barry Caudill was kind enough to write review of our new mini pack - Analog Dreams.
"I’ve been playing EWI and other wind synths for many years and I have done a lot of acoustic instrument emulations over the years but I’ve always preferred synth sounds for leads and solos because it’s really hard to be super creative and emulative at the same time. Synth patches free me up to just play. Because of that I am really happy with this collection of sounds. Chris’s patches are always very expressive and easy to play and these sounds take that concept to a new level.
Another great thing about the package is that all of the patches are “tweakable” whether it’s changing the filters, adding effects, or adjusting the relative brightness of the patch. Chris sets up each Combinator with knobs and buttons that are readily available and easy to understand.
You can even assign controllers to the knobs and buttons to make it easier to do while playing."
"All of the sounds are very usable and there are no “clunkers” in the bunch."
I poked around Barry's blog and found a lot of great posts about playing the sax, sax equipment and gigging that I found very insightful. I particularly liked his description of his virtual EWI rig. Check out his blog related to all things saxophone and EWI- you won't be disappointed!
And, be sure to check out our first EWI mini-pack, Analog Dreams. Barry liked it, maybe you will too.