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professionally upgraded EMEO into a digital saxophone midi controller

1) Added new functions 

- Bite sensor 

- Pitch bend

- Midi octave key (via Noise NM SVE)

- Multi midi buttons (via Noise NM SVE)

- Real Alto Saxophone bell

- Wireless bluetooth midi connection

- Rechargeable battery

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Augmented Yamaha YDS-120 Digital Saxophone

professionally upgraded Yamaha YDS-120 into a digital Alto saxophone midi controller

1) Added new functions 

- Bite sensor on the mouth piece/ real alto Saxophone bend neck

- 3 axis motion sensor

- DIY bell with a bigger/louder speaker

- Wireless Bluetooth midi connection

- Rechargeable Lipo battery (5,000mAh)

- Customized fingering

2) MIDI programing for better performance/functionality

- Adjusted breath sensor sensitivity & dynamic 

- Adjusted pitch bend joystick sensitivity

- Improved octave keys accuracy

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Augmented Yamaha YDS-120 JHR Edition

professionally upgraded Yamaha YDS-120 into a digital Soprano saxophone midi controller (JHR :  Jesus Has Risen)

1) Added new functions 

- Bite sensor on the mouth piece/ real soprano Saxophone neck

- 3 axis motion sensor

- Wireless Bluetooth midi connection

- Rechargeable Lipo battery (5,000mAh)

- Customized fingering

2) MIDI programing for better performance/functionality

- Adjusted breath sensor sensitivity & dynamic 

- Adjusted pitch bend joystick sensitivity

- Improved octave keys accuracy

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Augmented Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

professionally upgraded Yamaha YDS-150 into a digital Soprano saxophone midi controller

1) Added new functions 

- Bite sensor on the mouth piece/ real soprano Saxophone bend neck

- Improved octave keys for faster change and better accuracy

- 3 axis motion sensor

- Full bluetooth midi connection

- Rechargeable Lithium ion batteries

- Customized fingering

2) MIDI programing for better performance/functionality

- Adjusted breath sensor sensitivity & dynamic 

- Adjusted pitch bend joystick sensitivity

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EWI-fied re.corder Series

professionally upgraded Artinoise re.corders into high level wind controllers

1) Added new functions 

- Bite sensor, pitchbend, flat/sharp keys, 

- Portamento lever, midi control knobs

- Extra motion sensor

2) Improved original functions

- Breath sensor sensitivity / closed breath systerm (version 4) 

- Key hole sensor accuracy & sensitivity 

- Thumb hole sensor consistency and accuracy

- Smaller size (EWI-fied re.corder 5 -11.5 inches)

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EWI-Re-Trumpet

Trumpet style EWI, based on Artinoise Re.corder (EWI fingering)

1) Added new functions 

- Bite sensor for vibrato

- Pitchbend (right thumb)

- Midi pad for growling/ flutter, etc (right thumb)

- 2 midi key switches (left pinkie)

- 3 octave ranges

- Motion sensor (based on Artinoise re.corder)

- Improved key sensitivities on re.corder

- Bluetooth midi connection

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Augmented Roland Aerophone MINI Digital Saxophone

professionally upgraded Roland Aerophone MINI into a digital saxophone midi controller

1) Added new functions 

- Bite sensor on the mouth piece/ real alto Saxophone bend neck

- DIY bell with a motion sensor

- Pitchbend / 4 ways midi joystick ( right  thubm)

- Extra octave button : total 4 octave range

- Extra left pinkie key 

-Rechargeable Li-po battery

- Wireless midi connection

- Rechargeable Lipo battery (5,000mAh)

- No loud key click sounds

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My EWIs (Electric Wind Instrument)

1) AKAI EWI 5000

 - Livid Guitar Wing midi controller

 - Hot Hand wireless midi controller

 - Panda Midi wireless transmitter

2) AKAI EWI-USB :  augmented with multi-midi functions

3) Yamaha WX5 

 - Hot Hand wireless midi controller

 - Panda Midi wireless transmitter

4) Artinoise re.corders : EWI-fied (see below)

5) Berglund Instrument : NuRAD

6) Augmented Yamaha YDS-120 digital Saxophone (see below)

7) Augmented EMEO

** Check my blog post : My EWI setup & favorite instruments 

Augmented EMEO 

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iPAD DAW setting : audio/midi/video recording

 I use iPAD for performance as well as audio, midi recording.

1) iPAD Air #1 (5th generation)

- Audio source from iOS sound modules like SWAM instruments

- Audio out to  Fosi Audio DS1 DSD512 HiFi USB DAC (ES9038Q2M chip)

- Hot Hand wireless midi controller for motion sensing

- Midi recoding via Cubase

  

2) iPAD Air #2 (5th generation) 

- AUM as DAW

- Connected to Solid State Logic 2 audio interface

- Connected to Zoom A1X four effect process before PA system

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 PC, Audio Interface & DAW

1Thinkpad P51

 - Xeon E3-1535M V6, Quad Core 3.1Ghz, 48G RAM

 - Connected with RME audio interface by FIREWIRE

-  Connected with  3 external monitors, iPAD 

2) Thinkpad X230 (Portable EWI performance setup)

- i7 Dual Core 2.7 Ghz , 16G RAM

3) iPAD air x 3 (3rd  generation,  5th generation)

4) RME Fireface UCX

 - Audio MIDI interface / Audio interface for iPad

-  Totalmix FX : connected remotely with iPad and other laptop

-  Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain Digital ADA Converter (8 channels)

5) Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 (3rd Gen) USB Audio Interface (Portable 1)

6) Focursite Scarlett 18I8 (Portable setup 2)

7) Solid State Logic 2

8) iConnectivity  iConnectMIDI+4 (x 2 units) ,  iConnectMIDI+2 : midi routing, audio passThru between PC and iPADs 

9) DAW : Cantabile Performer, FL Studio, Band in a Box, Magix pro

                Cubase, Reaper, AUM/Cubase/Auria for iPad

9) Recording software/MIDI editor : Reaper, Cubase IOS, AUM

10) Mixing/Mastering : Console 1, Audacity, Reaper

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Synths & Sound modules

1) Yamaha VL70-m (two units), VL1-m (upgraded into version 2)

2) Yamaha Motif Rack XS

3) Roland SE-02 Analog synthesizer

4) DSI Prophet REV 2, MOPHO

5) Dynasample XpressO

6) Korg 03R/W, NTS-1 synthesizer

7) EWI 5000 Internal Sound banks

8) Novation Peak

9) Moog Sirin 

10) IK Multimedia UNO Synth

11) Arturia Microfreak 

12) Eurorack sound modules : Doepfer A-111-6, Behringer Brains, Berhinger 110 VCO/VCF/VCA,  Dreadbox Telepathy 

13) iOS synths and sequencer apps for iPad

14) Software VSTs

  - Audio modeling VSTs / Sample modeling VSTs

 -  Sound libraries for Kontakt

 -  Respiro, Serum, Omnisphere, Diva, Repro-5, Obsession, SEM V, Softtube Model 72 & 84, GForce SEM/OB-E, Zenology pro, etc

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