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Steiner Parker EVI Electronic Valve Instrument

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    Description
    The new first generation EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) is for wind players to play and control synthesizers. The early models also came with their own case with a dedicated synthesizer module with 4 switches and 5 knobs.

    The original unit only sent one cv signal by blowing through the mouthpiece. The gate was triggered by the pressure of the player's air through a sensor in the mouthpiece.

    The mouth piece measured the air being blown through which did not actually flow through the instrument. A nice feature was the unit offered the same expression as a Trumpet the harder you blew the more dynamic the instrument was.

    The EVI had keys and switches like a real Trumpet with thumb rollers and a canister on one end. The player could adjust and play the key and octave of a connected synthesizer by rotating the cannister in combination.

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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 1
    Osc Modulation: Breath Controller
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: Low Pass, Resonance
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1
    Case
    Case: Module
    Case Details: EVI Wind controller with dedictaed synth module and wodden tolex case
    Controls: Breath, Switches
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 1
    CV Ports: CV OUT
    Production
    Year Released: 1975
    Year Discontinued: 1979
    Manuals & Documents
    Reviews
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $450 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $450 - convert
    Used Price: $1495 - convert
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