A little Seasonal Music

  • genpo
Posted: Mon, 03/24/2008 - 14:16
I've been slowly getting to grips with Ardour, and my new EWI (an Akai EWI4000S). This is a four-part EWI transcription of a movement from Stainer's 'Crucifixion'. I used three acoustic-like patches for the EWI, and one more synthetic-sounding one for the tenor line. Recorded directly into Ardour (via the on-board soundcard which seems to be surprisingly noise-free), a little reverb added, then converted to MP3 via Audacity. Be interested to know what anyone thinks: http://stephen.homedns.org/public/GSLTW.mp3 Steve


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 03/24/2008 - 16:56
When I heard the sound, I thought the EWI must be some kind of vintage organ. Then I did a quick google on the EWI4000S. Well done! The most I would get out of it would be a disturbed squeak. The environment of the recording just plays right into the idea of an organ. These little organs usually stood in the family room (voorhuis) of the local organist's house. After all the years of playing, the wind pedal's bellows would perish, and the sound would be almost exactly as you played it, as if individually blown by a person (which in your case is exactly true) This brought back fond memories, thanks. Cheers,