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You'd need a pitch to midi converter. IVL made one back in the 80s called the Pitchrider, but I've not seen one since then.
 

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I remember back in the 70s I heard Lou Donaldson and Dr. Lonnie Smith playing a duet gig. Lou was using an octavater (a device that plays an octave lower) through the entire gig. I wanted sooo badly for him to turn the octavaer off.
 

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If you don't need to do it in real time, Cubase converts audio to midi and does an excellent job but you don't have nuance of breath control that you get from an Akai or Yamaha breath controller. They ought to add a feature which converts volume to breath control.

You'd need a pitch to midi converter. IVL made one back in the 80s called the Pitchrider, but I've not seen one since then.
There is one: Sonuus B2M Universal Bass-to-MIDI Converter

I'm sure it has latency and so would be best used with a slow attack patch.
 

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the synthophone works extremely well but it isn't cheap. Partly because the inventor uses a Yamaha saxophone (he will fit the unit on any sax really) which is already expensive as it is . If he could bring down the price it will surely appeal to more people . It play really very well
 

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Yes - I read about those and was impressed. It seems the best answer to the OP's search. That or just get a WX/VL combo. He seems to be using some unconventional fingerings on the second clip.
 

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I was actually trying to record a sax line, but the recording quality of my mic is AWFUL...
So I decided to use Samplemodelling's Sax Brothers for it. Except, I couldn't seem to get a realistic sound out of it, and I think it may be that I don't have a breath controller.
 

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I had one of those and they are fun (and the fact that invariably these are affected by a problems which causes them to break down) .......but they are not an instruments as serious as the Synthophone. I had an EWI too..........not for me.
 

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For as much as you might use a gimmick like this, the Casio would probably suffice. I really wouldn't be surprised if the Casio was the inspiration for the Synthophone. My Casio had the "squeal" issue repaired and plays fine.
 
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