knew early on that electronic music was his destiny.
Growing up, he was fascinated by the
synthesized textures of Zawinul, Jan Hammer and Wendy Carlos.
After years of traditional saxophone study, he felt the
saxophone limited him musically.
“It only has one sound – sax.” says Erik.
1987 he started playing the EWI1000, a sax-like synthesizer, and his
sonic palette became limitless.
Now, he wasn’t restricted to only one sound.
A whole new world of sonic potential opened up for Erik
which he fully explored in various jazz fusion bands.
In 1997 Erik discovered the
Synthophone - an actual saxophone modified to
His love of sax and synths was combined into one
Erik, “The Synthophone became bionically attached to my
Thus, Erik Klein was
transformed into Robo Sax.
With his Synthophone, Robo Sax can emulate traditional
acoustic instruments as well as futuristic synthesizer sounds
never before heard.