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Old 01-16-2018, 12:02 AM
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Default Best Wind Controllers to use with EWQL libraries

Hi, I'm an amateur composer who uses a midi keyboard to produce orchestral mockups with EWQL Symphonic Orchestra. My current controller is wearing down and I'm considering purchasing a new one, but instead of just getting another keyboard I was thinking about getting a different type of controller. What are the pros and cons of wind controllers (as opposed to say a keyboard or guitar controller) and are there brands generally considered the "best" in the industry?
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:41 AM
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I donŽt have them myself, so IŽll give you this link that I used when I was
considering it myself ... http://www.patchmanmusic.com/WindControllerFAQ.html

Well, you wonŽt be able to do without a keyboard.

One of the pros of such a controller is that the MIDI data is directly related
to your breathing - which can also be one of the biggest cons out there.
I like to hum along when I play, and IŽll change my output accordingly.
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Perhaps another solution is to buy a basic MIDI keyboard and use a breath controller to add expression?

Check out the videos of people using the Tec controller on Youtube and elsewhere.
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+1 on the MIDI keyboard and TecControl combo approach. I find that works really well anyway.

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I donŽt have them myself, so IŽll give you this link that I used when I was
considering it myself ... http://www.patchmanmusic.com/WindControllerFAQ.html

Well, you wonŽt be able to do without a keyboard.

One of the pros of such a controller is that the MIDI data is directly related
to your breathing - which can also be one of the biggest cons out there.
I like to hum along when I play, and IŽll change my output accordingly.
I need a keyboard to use a wind controller with a sample library? I was under the impression that any controller with a usb input would be detected by a DAW as an instrument be it a keyboard, wind, or other type of controller.
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No, I meant that the EW libraries are intended for use in conjunction with keyboards.
There might be other ways to trigger, but since everybody uses keyboards,
this is what is used to play the libraries.

The Wind Controller is usable also without the keyboard.
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Sockway, you were not entirely clear about what you were trying to do, or what instruments you play.

If you are a wind player then why not buy one of the several MIDI wind instruments available, such as those made by Roland and Akai? It is best to buy a MIDI controller that suits what you play, for example, a keyboard, a guitar, or a wind instrument.
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