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Alesis S4 QuadraSynth wind controller breath controlled patches sounds soundbanks library Patchman MusicAlesis S4 & QuadraSynth Soundbanks

Online MP3 Demo Available! (See Below)

VOLUME 1

wind controller patches sounds soundbanks programs for ALESIS S4 QuadraSynth Wind Controller #1 - PATCHMAN MUSIC Volume 1 for the Alesis S4 and QuadraSynth contains 128 sounds specially designed by wind controller expert Matt Traum to be played with a wind controller such as the WX5, WX7, WX11, WindJamm'r, Akai EWI, EWI5000, EWI4000s, EVI, MIDI EVI, MDT, or Synthophone. Keyboardists can enjoy these sounds with a Yamaha BC1, BC2, or BC3 breath controller plugged directly into a keyboard equipped with a breath controller input or into a device such as the MIDI Solutions Breath Controller Box or Anatek Wind Machine. These sounds require a wind controller or breath controller for proper use.

This soundbank features a superb palette of sounds providing almost every sound needed for a professional wind controller performance. It consists of a complete collection of highly expressive acoustic solo woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments, acoustic ensemble layers, unique morphed acoustic instrument patches, powerful synth leads, basses, guitars, and much more. Also featured are some highly bizarre specialty patches such as "*PhilGlass", "*Dimentia!" that must be heard to be believed. These patches really show off the Matrix Modulation capabilities of the S4 / QuadraSynth to the fullest! We have also included various chorded string, brass, and synth patches which allow you to provide a massive wall of sound from a single patch if desired!

Alesis S4 QuadraSynth wind controller breath controlled patches sounds soundbanks library Patchman MusicThis soundbank has been specifically programmed for use with the original Alesis S4 and QuadraSynth. We offer specific soundbanks for the various Alesis models. Click on the Alesis logo at the left for details on soundbanks for other Alesis models.


S4 / QuadraSynth Volume 1 HighlightsWind Controller EWI EVI WX

Patches 60, 61, 62, and 63 are unique "morphed patches". They are distinguished by having a "+" as the last letter of their name. These sounds are unique in that the sound morphs, or gradually changes, from one instrument to another depending on your breath level!

Patch 64, *Bagpipes, is an amazingly realistic bagpipe patch complete with the drones!

Patches 79 through 84 are specialty patches that use pitchbend in a unique way. Generally speaking, these sounds will introduce an additional pitch or two, or will change the chord quality in response to pitchbend data. For example, patch #83, "*mMSusStPB", plays a standard major chord when no pitchbend is added. If you add pitchbend down, the chord changes to a minor chord. If you add a pitchbend up, the chord becomes a suspended chord! Patch #82, "*OrchChdPB", changes from a unison string section sound to a chorded string section when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #79, "*DblStp1PB", changes from a single solo violin note to a double stopped sound when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #84, "*5ChordsPB", actually allows you to play 5 different chord types from this single patch!! No pitchbend = major. Small pitchbend down = minor chord. Large pitchbend down = diminished chord. Small pitchbend up = suspended chord. Large pitchbend up = a minor 4 chord.

Patches 126 and 127 are splits. They were inspired by the Miles Davis song called "So What". With this single patch, you can play the bass line to this song AND the chorded horn ensemble part simply by virtue of the range you play in!

We think you will find this soundbank to be pretty amazing!

 Please Note: This soundbank is specially designed for use with a wind controller or breath controller and thus requires one of these devices for proper use. These sounds require MIDI continuous controller #2 (breath controller) in order to make any sound. If you do not have a wind controller or breath controller you will probably not be able to use these sounds.
Alesis S4 QuadraSynth wind controller breath controlled patches sounds soundbanks library Patchman Music $70 (USD). Email delivery only.

Formats: This soundbank is available in Sysex (.SYX) and Standard Midifile (.MID) formats for PC/Mac. You will get both formats with your order. Click here for a general explanation of the various formats.

PATCHMAN MUSIC S4 / QuadraSynth Vol. 1

000 *Trumpet    032 *VibrFlute  064 *Bagpipes   096 *Ow Lead
001 *Saw Tpt*   033 *Bassoon    065 *Harmonica  097 *EVI Saw 1
002 *Picc. Tpt  034 *Recorder   066 *Concrtina  098 *PATCHMAN*
003 *Muted Tpt  035 *Ultra Sax  067 *Accordian  099 *Collosus
004 *BrassFall  036 *UltraBari  068 *Violin     100 *DigiTonic
005 *Tpt/Tbn    037 *SopranoSx  069 *Viola      101 *Whistler
006 *Trombone   038 *AltoSax 1  070 *Cello      102 *Lyle Lead
007 *Oct. Tbns  039 *AltoSax 2  071 *Viol/Cell  103 *Aah Vox
008 *Tmpt/Tbn   040 *TenorSax1  072 *LoStrings  104 *Ooh Vox
009 *Tuba Soft  041 *TenSx Vel  073 *HiStrings  105 *PhilGlass
010 *Tuba Hard  042 *TenorBrth  074 *Oct. Str   106 *Dimentia!
011 *TubaBlats  043 *Bari Sax   075 *FullStrng  107 *Additive
012 *Low Brass  044 *MilesTrio  076 *Pizzicato  108 *SquareLd!
013 *Tpt/BariS  045 *JazzHorns  077 *Pizzicat2  109 *SuperBrek
014 *BrassEns1  046 *Tpt/AltoS  078 *Pizzicat3  110 *HyperBrek
015 *SoftFrHrn  047 *Tpt/BariS  079 *DblStp1PB  111 *Ac.Guitar
016 *MuteFrHrn  048 *Tpt/TenSx  080 *DblStp2PB  112 *AcGuitVel
017 *Fr. Horns  049 *Tpt/SopSx  081 *TrplStpPB  113 *NylonGuit
018 *Flt./Horn  050 *MTpt/TenS  082 *OrchChdPB  114 *12 String
019 *Sax&Brass  051 *MTpt/Alto  083 *mMSusStPB  115 *StratGuit
020 *MtTpt+Tbn  052 *MTpt/SopS  084 *5ChordsPB  116 *Dist.Guit
021 *BoneBrass  053 *Tenr&Alto  085 *MovieStr1  117 *JazzVibes
022 *TowrOPowr  054 *Tenr&Bari  086 *MovieStr2  118 *JazzOrgan
023 *Brs #9#5   055 *Tenr&Sopr  087 *Brecker1   119 *SynthBass
024 *Brs 11th   056 *Flug/TenS  088 *Brecker2   120 *VelocBass
025 *Brs min7   057 *Flug/Flut  089 *Ben Hur!!  121 *AcoustBs1
026 *PiccoloVb  058 *BigBandBr  090 *HiAfriLd   122 *AcoustBs2
027 *Flute      059 *BigBandSx  091 *ChickLead  123 *FretlessB
028 *Clarinet   060 *Horn/Tpt+  092 *ChicLd4th  124 *ElectBass
029 *BsClarnet  061 *Tuba/Tbn+  093 *FuzzBrass  125 *ChapStick
030 *Clnt/BsCl  062 *TSx/Tpt +  094 *PulseLead  126 *So What!1
031 *Oboe       063 *Bssn+Cel+  095 *BendBass   127 *So What!2

S4 and QuadraSynth Volume 1 Audio Demo (4.3 megs) Click on the speaker to download a high quality, 4 1/2 minute MP3 audio demo of this soundbank. This audio demo contains 60 short demos recorded directly from an Alesis S4 played live with a MIDI wind controller. This recording is a performance by one solo musician. There are no overdubs! This is what wind controllers are all about!! Audio Demo Help


User Comments...

Martin Hurni Synthophone Alesis S4 QuadraSynth wind controller breath controlled patches sounds soundbanks library Patchman Music

Synthophone Inventor Martin Hurni comments...

"Your sounds are fabulous and I've already used them in a short demo for Swiss television last Tuesday. Thank you and have a great day!"

Martin Hurni, Inventor or the Softwind Instruments Synthophone

"I am basking in the after glow this morning after experiencing yet another beautiful collection of sounds from Matt. It goes without saying that every module I own has Patchman patches in it. This set is an incredible collection because, like all the patches I've bought, they are so musical! That's really where the rubber hits the road for me. It's OK for a patch to sound cool or intriguing but if it can't respond to the will of the player then it is useless. The S4 voices represent an opportunity for me to create more music within the confines of my studio work because of the inspiration behind them. Matt really is an artist and we're lucky to have somebody like him to create these beautiful pieces of art for us to use and enjoy. Hats off to Matt for his hard work and determination in developing and providing myself and others in the wind controller realm with yet another muse inspiring sound set. - A Very Satisfied Customer."


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