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Old 2012-04-22, 08:16
BuckyO BuckyO is offline
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EWI USB refills

I recently bought an EWI USB second hand. I do have a keyboard and a pad controller but I just missed having something Saxophone like to control Reason as that is my main instrument I play.
So, the EWI seemed like a nice midi controller to do that job.
Setting it up with tweaking NNXT, Subtractor or Malstrom ain't a problem anymore thanks to the ewireasonsounds tutorials.
Now what I am wondering is if someone has experience with the refills out there?

You have the 3 refills of

Bernie Kennerson's refills:

EWI 80 combinators refill:

Patchman music soundbank:
Now this one's not specially adjusted for Reason but does get a ton of good review of being the best windcontroller sounds. Setting them up in Reason is not the most difficult part after that if you know how.
Next to that, I picked the 4000s as an example, it doesn't give you the option of an EWI usb, but I assume the 4000s soundbank would work fine.

Been listening to the demos of them all a few times now. Can't figure out which to get. There isn't one I can pinpoint being the best and next to that, I feel like if I get all of them, I won't even be happy with one of them.
Patchman sounds like the best sounds of actual brass or woodwinds. The others have very nice synths in them.
With the synths, I feel like I could set those up myself as well tweaking the subtractor or malstrom myself...
Some of those refills are pretty old. Which shouldn't matter if it's a sampled sound or something.
Some of the sounds in those demos are really not what I like.

Does anyone have experience with these refills? Or likes to check out the samples and give me his or her opinion?
Is there a real advantage in getting sounds tailored for Reason? Or can I just use sampled sounds and set them up in Reason?

The 80 combinators refill sounds pretty good to me. The website to buy them is down though. Also wondering about Bernie working together with ewireasonsounds. Is the 80 combinator refill sounds just an old refill and are they all included in the 3 ewireasonsounds refills?

I hope someone can give me an insight and maybe help me make a choice on which refills to get.

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