October 7, 2019
Reveal Your EWI
The purpose of this Layout is to assist EWI4000S players reveal and control this excellent wind instrument. The EWI Player's visual display panel also makes it a great learning tool. No more hunting through EWI menus!
Any of the EWI's one hundred patches are just a tap away on the iPad screen, allowing instant unlimited voice changes during performance, without having to pause playing.
The Note, Octave, and Volume of the current sound are instantly and clearly visible. If your EWI is loaded with the excellent Patchman EWI4000S Volume 1 Soundbank, the name of the patch also will be shown.
Voice buttons light up and remain on while being used. Voice changes also can be made by rotating the pointer on the Voice Wheel, with a voice number and complete Patchman voice name.
There's even a STOP button in case of runaway MIDI panic or stuck notes.
The EWI4000S layout requires the following settings on the EWI:
|EWI Setting||EWI Menu||Setting||Sub-setting||Action|
|Breath Send *||bS||uo*||(transmit)||Volume|
|Program Change *||PC||Et*||(transmit)||PC Messages|
NOTE: Breath Send and Program Change must be set to transmit by pressing the TRANS button while SETUP and TRANS lights are flashing. A small red dot will appear at the top right of the settings display. Press SETUP to exit with this setting.
Optional EWI Octave and Hold Button settings:
|EWI Setting||EWI Menu|| Setting||Sub-setting||Action|
|Octave Button||Oc||CC||69||Sostenuto On/Off|
|Hold Button||HO||su||n/a||Sustain On/Off|
The Octave and Hold buttons on the iPad Player Panel reflect those on the EWI and vice versa, although it's easier to use the EWI buttons. (Your choice of EWI settings may change the iPad button response.)
EWI – iPad Connection
The EWI4000S and iPad must be able to exchange MIDI In and Out data. They can be connected by:
- Direct MIDI wired connection via an iPad MIDI adapter
- USB MIDI Network wired connection on which EWI and iPad appear
- Wired connection via a Mac computer
- details depend on OS versions in use
- MusicIO app on Mac and iPad
- MIDI wireless connection
- Ad-hoc Wireless Network on the Mac
- Bluetooth LE if your equipment is capable
MIDI Designer Pro must also be connected:
- MIDI Designer Pro => more => Config => Connections
Using The EWI iPad Player
Only the rounded-corner buttons on the iPad can be selected
Circular and hexagonal buttons respond only to incoming EWI data
Select a Voice patch by tapping any numbered patch button
- Any other lit patch button will go out
- Selected button will light up and stay lit
- Voice patch number will appear on EWI LED screen
(check the EWI display to make sure it's working)
- Voice dial will rotate instantly to selection
Pick up your EWI and blow a note!
- Volume dial immediately will rotate to show breath pressure
- will respond instantaneously to any change in breath
- Note and Octave round/hexagonal buttons will light up
- will respond immediately to any change in note value
- Sostenuto/Sustain buttons can be set from EWI or iPad
- Respond to incoming and send outgoing MIDI
- Act as toggle buttons for each other
- EWI Hold and Chorus buttons respond normally
- Don't have to change playing technique
- (Hold = Sustain)
- Sometimes the iPad Note/Octave buttons don't light up on a note change
- Breath Pressure value must be > 3
- Just did Glide Plate slide without blowing a new note?
- Blow harder, re-blow, or tongue the note
Thanks to Nic Grant of Audeonic for providing the excellent Stream Byter program that makes the Notes and Octaves twinkle, and to Dan Rosenstark and the gang at MIDI Designer for their ongoing efforts and support.