This windsynth rig provides amazing potential for studio recording, live performance, sound design and more! Both items are fully functional and in excellent condition with only minor cosmetic scratches.

The Akai EWI3020 Electic Wind Instrument was my first breath-controlled synth, and it will always have a special place in my heart. The mouthpiece senses breath pressure to control the intensity and articulation of the synth, and bite pressure to control vibrato. With almost no moving parts, the touch-sensitive keys allow for playing super-fast runs and smooth trills. The fingering scheme is similar to sax or other woodwind instruments, and the fingering technique will feel especially familiar to recorder players. Advanced players will find that there are multiple alternate fingerings for every note, in combinations that are not possible on an acoustic instrument but can be extremely helpful for playing fast complex passages in odd key signatures. The EWI has an enormous eight-octave range, covering more notes than the 88 keys of a piano! With thumb rollers to effortlessly switch octaves and a thumb pressure sensor to control glide/glissando, melodies can soar to the heights and tumble to the depths in dramatic and inspiring ways. A pair of touch-sensitive plates allows the other thumb to control pitchbend.

The 3020m sound module is a 2U rack-mount analog synth, designed to pair with the 3020 controller. The original factory CV cable is included in this bundle, as well as a power cord for the 3020m. Because the 3020 controls the 3020m directly with analog CV instead of MIDI, the responsiveness when playing is unmatchably fast and smooth. The synth includes 50 factory patches and storage for 50 custom user patches. This 3020m unit has been modified to replace the expired hard-wired memory backup battery with a standard CR2032 replaceable socketed battery (see photos), so the unit is fully functional including preservation of saved user patches when powered down. This much-sought-after synth sounds great and is in near-perfect shape.

Together, this gear bundle could be your windsynth dream come true. Rich, warm, expressive musical performance that is hard to achieve any other way.

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
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Jon's Gear Depot

Novato, CA, United States
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