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I am, but I'm having a few problems editing the patches, and wondered if someone could help me out.

The problem.

I can get the patches from the instrument to the pc no problem. I have the patch loaded and all the editing facilities are there, but I can't hear the edited sounds.
There are F keys that will play a chord, note or sequence within the program, which I assume plays the sound of the patch in its currently edited state, but where does the sound come from? I assumed that it would pass it from the UniQuest program to my soundcard, and then to my audio system, but I hear nothing. I can see the mouse pointer change when I press the F key, but no sound.

I have the EWI connected to MIDI, and I have the EWI audio out connected to my amp, and still nothing. The only way I hear anything is to blow the instrument, which is damned inconvenient, while trying to edit.

If I had to do this each time to hear the sound, why would UniQuest provide the F keys to play the chord, or note. Doesn't make much sense to me. Am I doing something wrong?

I would be grateful if someone could offer a bit of help.

Many thanks,

Steve
 

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Well, I don't have an EWI... yet... but it sounds like you hve to check out your audio midi setup. Is the program supposed to send a midi trigger to the EWI so the EWI makes the sound, or is there a software synth that comes with the editor? If the EWI is doing all the work, you may have to see if there's a switch on the instrument itself that toggles the MIDI in, otherwise, it may be disabled. Alternatively, there may be something similar in the preferences on your computer's software... either remotely enabling MIDI in on the EWI, or enabling MIDI out on your computer.

On the other hand, if UniQuest is actually a software synth, you may have to check your audio setup within your computer's preferences and within the program to make sure it is set up to play through your sound card. Many higher-end synth programs let you specify a different audio output from the default one for your computer. I hope some of this info helped, man. Good luck, and let me know the deal, cuz I'm looking forward to getting the EWI myself, soon!
 

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Hi DanPerezSax, Thanks for your reply. To be honest, I dont really know if Uniquest is a software synth. I am pretty new to all this MIDI stuff, and I struggle with understanding it all. Didn't think it would be so complex to just 'dip in'. I will take a look at the things you have sugested, and see if I can find something. What confuses me though is: Since the EWI only makes a sound when you blow it, would UniQuest expect that to happen while I am also messing about with the program? The fact that it has these notes,chords and sequences assigned to F keys I would have thought it capable of sending the sounds out, either to my sound card, or to the EWI conected to an amp, and for the sounds to play one way or the other when I press an F Key. If it cant do these things, then why are the F key functions there? The Uniquest program comes with the EWI, and it appears to me that this particular version is only meant to work with the EWI, so Iwould have thought that kind of thing would have been addressed.

This is the only aspect of the EWI I dislike. I have written a bit about how I find the instrument in another post. I have to say I really like it. I am coming to terms with the touch keys,and octave roller system. The sound is very controlable, and versatile, and will be even more so when I get the above problem worked out.

I would recomend one, although probably if I had the money, and talent to warrent it, I would buy the Yamaha, and VL70.

Regards, from rainy England.

Steve





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Well, I don't have an EWI... yet... but it sounds like you hve to check out your audio midi setup. Is the program supposed to send a midi trigger to the EWI so the EWI makes the sound, or is there a software synth that comes with the editor? If the EWI is doing all the work, you may have to see if there's a switch on the instrument itself that toggles the MIDI in, otherwise, it may be disabled. Alternatively, there may be something similar in the preferences on your computer's software... either remotely enabling MIDI in on the EWI, or enabling MIDI out on your computer.

On the other hand, if UniQuest is actually a software synth, you may have to check your audio setup within your computer's preferences and within the program to make sure it is set up to play through your sound card. Many higher-end synth programs let you specify a different audio output from the default one for your computer. I hope some of this info helped, man. Good luck, and let me know the deal, cuz I'm looking forward to getting the EWI myself, soon!
 

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As the EWi is a wind controller, then it needs you to blow it to make the sounds!
The uniquest program is not a synth itself, just an editor/library, and not exclusively for the EWI. Therefore it has some functions that will not necessarily be used for the EWI.
 
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