MATRIXSYNTH: Akai EWI 1000 & EWV 2000 Synthesizer

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Akai EWI 1000 & EWV 2000 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage Akai EWI 1000 with companion EWV 2000 module—the best EWI ever made!

This particular unit belongs to saxophonist Chase Baird and was used in his EWI tutorial video featured on YouTube.

Completely refurbished by Matt Traum Patchman music in fall of 2018. The proprietary cable was replaced with a DB9 computer cable, (which is significant as the proprietary Akai cables notoriously give out)—and this synth will be functioning for decades to come. The breath sensor was also replaced/updated as well as the battery in the EWV 2000. Matt also put a beautiful new LCD screen in the unit.

Chase bought this because of the Formant filter which Nyle Steiner designed to emulate string instruments. He needed something to do a good string emulation for Migration’s “Lines in the Sand” tour. Chase endorses DSI Sequential now and is almost exclusively playing his Prophet (as well as playing a lot of guitar!)—and decided to let this go.

A beautiful synthesizer with a cool history."

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