MATRIXSYNTH: Using a EWI USB breath controller on the Elektron Digitone

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Using a EWI USB breath controller on the Elektron Digitone


Floyd Steinberg

"Using a breath controller on a synthesizer can unlock a whole new world of sounds. Here's how to set up the Elektron #digitone, a 4 operator FM #synthesizer, to work with a AKAI #EWI breath controller. Table of contents below. The demo in the beginning is one take, no external effects, Digitone only. Track 1 is reserved for the EWI, the other 3 tracks use parameter locking and program switching.

Table of contents:

00:00 demo
02:25 hello
03:10 hardware setup
03:48 choosing an algorithm
04:16 X|Y setup
04:34 amp setup
04:54 breath controller setup: amplitude control
05:49 adjusting modulator amplitude
06:40 breath controller setup: modulator levels
07:49 fine tuning modulator levels
08:08 feature request to #elektron :-)
08:49 low pass filter setup
09:30 breath controller setup: filter frequency control
10:36 portamento
10:53 overdrive
11:01 amp envelope attack
11:17 effects (chorus, delay)
12:00 bye bye"

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