My current Art of the EWI Set Up! August 2011
I'm very happy with my current set up for both live and studio! Here it is: My gold skinned Akai EWI4000s is for internal sounds (90% Patchman) with wireless audio (Samson) through a Line6 M13 Stompbox Modeler. My black chrome skinned Akai EWI4000s is for MIDI control with MIDIjet Pro Wireless to my Macbook running Abelton Live8 Suite w/ Max for Live, Aria, IFW, Sylenth, Omnisphere, SampleTank, Kontakt 4 (All Samplemodeling Horns), iDrum, Reason/Record rewired, MIDI Harmonizer V200, Keith McMillen SoftStep Continuous Pedal Device and hundreds of gigs of sound/sample/loop libraries. MIDI/USB interface is an older MIDIMAN MIDISPORT 2X2 and audio is a Behringer FCA202 Firewire (Stereo in/Stereo out, 96k) all to a Traynor K4 Amp. I'm very pleased with my current set up and feel empowered to create any kind of music I want with any traditional styles and sounds to new and never before imagined styles and sounds.
What a time to be creating new music. Exploring the sonic frontier!
Remember: experiment, have fun and be musical!