I wanted to let you all know if you would like to get an AKAI EWI USB and try it out on Zynthian it works without modifying most of the soundfonts. If you play a woodwind the fingering will feel a little odd. I play tenor sax, and if you use the saxophone key mapping it feels like missing keys and when you hit G#, Bb and notes like that you need to use the transposition keys.
Playing the EWI feels like you are playing a Recorder. I’m still getting used to it. Playing warmup patterns, this one here hits the G#. The octave rollers… that takes getting used to to. The keys don’t move, the keys are contact sensitive. That also means you can’t play this in barefeet or it goes wonky. Here’s something the Zynthian Team can be proud of. When I tested the EWI with the AKIA software with a PC the latency was horrible. I was thinking… I can’t play this. When I plugged it in to the Zynthian, my ears didn’t hear latency! I used the SFZ Trombone with this warmup. I’m working on getting all the breath patches in to the Bear_Sax soundfont… I’ll post something once that’s working.
Here’s a simple warmup pattern trying to get my fingers used to the funky way of playing G#