Interview: Nyle Steiner.1 / 14-Oct-2020

Nyle Steiner, in the Studio, with the EVI.

Inventor and synthesizer pioneer Nyle Steiner talks about his early electronics and musical background which led him to later invent the Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) and Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI). While Nyle built many of the EVIs and EWIs himself along with a short production run by Crumar, it is Akai (now Akai Professional) that has mass produced the instruments beginning in 1987. In fact, in Japan the EWI is much more well known as an Akai product which is still being made today while Nyle Steiner remains a bit obscure.

For more information about Nyle Steiner, the EVI and EWI, as well as all things wind controller related, check out Matt Traum’s Patchman Music website at

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