famous synth sounds for your Akai EWI 4000s
"Suonopuro EWI Presets" is a collection of patches for the Akai EWI 4000s that reproduce the sound of 24 legendary synthesizer solos drawn from songs that have shaped the history of rock, pop and fusion. They also contain other six patches specifically designed to cover the most common needs of an EWI player.
This is the presets list:
(you can listen an MP3 comparing the original track with the patch)
|Pop-Corn||Gershon Kingsley||1969||Moog Modular||Presets 07-10.mp3|
|Lucky Man||Keith Emerson||1970||Moog Modular||Play using glide|
|Chameleon||Herbie Hancock||1973||ARP Odyssey|
|Shine on you crazy diamond||Pink Floyd||1975||MiniMoog|
|Oxygene Part IV||Jean Michel Jarre||1976||EMS VCS 3||Presets 11-14.mp3|
|A remark you made||Joe Zawinul||1977||Arp2600|
|Hot stuff||Donna Summer||1979||Play with octaver|
|Are you going with me?||Pat Metheny||1981||Roland GR 300s||2 Patches||Presets 15-19.mp3|
|Chariots of fire||Vangelis||1981||Yamaha CS-80|
|Sweet Dreams||Eurythmics||1982||Juno-6||2 Patches|
|Rockit||Herbie Hancock||1983||Presets 20-22.mp3|
|Claire's song||The JellowJackets||1983||Lyricon|
|Pass it on||The JellowJackets||1983||Lyricon|
|Jump||Van Halen||1984||Oberheim OB-Xa||Demo mp3 multitrack recorded||Presets 23-26.mp3|
|The final countdown||Europe||1986||Roland JX-8P|
|Kingston Town||UB40||1990||Yamaha Wx7|
|Facing West||Lyle Mays/Pat Metheny||1992||Kurzweil K2000||Presets 27-30.mp3|
|Melody||Lydia Kavina||97-29||Theremin||Play using glide|
|Paradise||Coldplay||2011||Just the bass|
|PRESETS 1-6 (generics)|
|Suonopuro EWI||Super versatile||Presets 01-06.mp3|
|Suonopuro Dolce||For ballads|
|Suonopuro Triangle||For arrangements|
|Suonopuro Archi||Synth Strings|
|Suonopuro Ottoni||Synth Brass|
PRESETS 50-80 are
the same as above but
without effects, so you
can use with your
pedalboard or your FX
WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 1.4
- More leveled volume between the patches
- Effects more balanced
- Two new patches from songs by Lucio Battisti: Amarsi un po' and Sì viaggiare
- Three variations of previous patches, less similar to the original ones but more versatile
- Four sounds specifically designed to be used with an external distortion pedal
Suonopuro EWI Presets on action
Even the great EWI player Bernie Kenerson "Bernzilla" likes and uses the Suonopuro EWI Presets:
Bernie Kenerson reviews the Suonopuro EWI Presets
Alistair Parnell, composer and sax player, said about Suonopuro EWI Presets: "Very impressive!"
Nick Batzdorf, Editor/publisher of VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS MAGAZINE: "Great job of programming"
Marian Jaslovsky, Slovak saxophone/flute/EWI player: "I have an EWI for more than 5 years and my 4000s plays an important role in my live performances and studio recordings. Native EWI sounds are a little bit problematic so I bought the famous bank from Patchman. But something was missing there for me. I love funk and fusion and I discovered cool sounds in the Suonopuro EWI Presets by Mr. Gino Chimenti. This bank sounds damn good!"
Marian Jaslovsky plays the EWI with Suonopuro patch n° 12 in a song by the band AMO: Spoločná Reč.
Gaetano Tucci, great saxophonist and EWI player: "An outstanding job, and I like all the sounds. In terms of playability on the ewi, they are all perfect (you can see that have been designed by someone who plays a wind instrument). The ones I like more are those of Metheny, spectacular, it seem to hear him, the number 6 (brass), and of course those two concerning the Yellow Jackets. Even Suonopuro n. 2 Ewi particularly struck me. Definitely a job well done!!!"
Listen a little demo made by Gaetano Tucci with patch n. 16: Song for Bilbao
In this video Lino De Carolis tries some "Suonopuro EWI Presets"
How to obtain "Suonopuro EWI Presets"
Take advantage of great promotional discount of 40%
Suonopuro EWI Presets is a private collection that I'm going to give to everyone who supports my site www.suonopuro.it with a donation of at least € 49,00 instead of € 80,00 (save 40%).
To upload the patches on your Akai EWI 4000s you need to connect the instrument to the computer (PC or MAC) via a midi cable.
- Make a donation of at
least 49,00 euros using Paypal:
or by bank transfer to:
Mr. Gioacchino Chimenti
IBAN CODE: IT 75 F 02008 43490 000300573709
BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1K56
- Send an E-MAIL with your name, your e-mail and details of the payment made, to:
Within a few days you will receive an email notification, containing the files and instructions for the upload of the patches to your EWI4000s.
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