Electronic Valve Instruments! Is this an appropriate subject for discussion. Will Trumpetmaster expel me? As I get older I worry about my emboucher deteriorating. I want to keep on playing something. Is an EVI the answer? I've been looking at the Akai EWI4000S Wind Controller Synth (I've only been looking online). It can be played with trumpet fingering (sort of). I understand that once you get used to an EVI it is much easier to play than a trumpet and, dare I say it, it is also without the limitations of a trumpet . But where would I play? Not in a big band! Would it be OK in a combo? I'm a jazz player but what sort of Jazz would be suitable? Would it be possible to carry on playing a real trumpet. Has anyone tried one? Would I regret paying out all that money?