@jay-ayliff There are two ways to play the middle C in the recorder mode (assuming you are in base key of C), first with the index finger of the left hand (OxooOooo_), and second with the middle finger of left hand and the octave thumb (XxooOooo_). If your thumb is incorrectly pressing the octave key you might be accidentally playing a C instead of a B?
Since it would be done in software, you could also consider having the option of simple polyphonic chaining - by not passing on notes that are played, and having the option (as a Note Priority setting) of not accepting a new note while one is held down but passing it on to the next synth in the chain, instead.
That would encourage people to own more than one anyma phi, to add more polyphonic voices.
@milododds I am now getting decent volume both through the headphones and speaker. I wish I knew exactly what I did to fix that particular sub-issue but it's now sounding amazing. I am now learning how every control within the Matrix effects the sound. So far "Tuning" is my favorite. I still have much to learn but I don't feel lost or frustrated any longer. I hope that my post helps anyone who might be trying to use a non-compatible keyboard. Case closed.
That nothing happens when clicking "Import patch" or "Import bank" on Windows is a problem, it's supposed to work. While we're fixing that, you can still drag and drop patches and banks from the Windows Explorer to the Editor window and it should still work.
The MIDI input and output you need to select in the Editor are those that correspond to the Anyma Phi. If you want to use your keyboard while still plugged into your computer, you would need to use a program such as MidiOx (or MidiPipe on macOS) that can forward a MIDI input to another MIDI output. Or you can simply plug your MIDI keyboard directly to your Anyma Phi. The Editor is a kind of remote control for the Anyma Phi, nothing more.
This looks like a Windows limitation, and if so, there's nothing we can do and it's indeed infortunate. Again, something like MidiOx could help because you could duplicate the MIDI data onto two different ports.
If you plug a microphone or an instrument into the LINE IN port, its sound will replace that of the internal piezo behind the case, and will be used as well in the Piezo Pling patch. Can you get any sound with this method?
@paul-flute Hi Paul, the Sylphyo does not contain the listed chemicals phtalates, DEHP or BPA. The Sylphyo body is made from ABS plastic with a V0 treatment for uninflammability. The mouthpiece is made from food-grade ABS plastic. The Sylphyo has also been approved by the FCC. You can find the documentation for this online.
For the record: the Sylphyo mentioned above was returned to Aodyo for a checkup. I got it back in March, and while the functional issues were solved, there was still a problem with the fit of the outer casing: the upper half of the bell doesn't quite match the bottom. Bax has sent me another Sylphyo as a replacement, which appears to work fine. It has the same problem with the bell though.
@peter-ostry These are placeholders! You can use them as you would the normal sounds or you can just ignore them. They get progressively replaced as we add new sounds to the Sylphyo and are essentially there to fill the empty slots. It can also be convenient when for example switching from sound 34 back to sound 1, you can just switch over to sound 36 instead.
In order to make as realistic a sound as possible, we've had to sacrifice a bit of expressivity in Flute Phi. This means that certain playing techniques such as staccato are restricted on that sound because of the difficulty of adapting the algorithms. We prioritised the realism over the expressivity.
In order to get a sound that will work better for these playing techniques, you can try out sound number 8 Chalumeau or maybe number 2 Daphnis Flute? Let me know how you get on with those!
We will of course do our best to improve this in the future and will let you know how this progresses.
@clint Thanks for all the technical details. For your concerns, I don't think you need to be worried unless you are being particularly harsh with your headphones and the Sylphyo! People have been using the Sylphyo for almost 6 years and we have had very very few complaints about the 1/8" connector or the USB port.