Yes I have 2x XpressO so yes I can test the Midi Monitor on the XpressO but what make me think it is such problem is that when using a standard Sound 1 voice on the XpressO (sample engine 2 voices max) I still get note cutting specially when using legato so some notes might overlap.
I will make some additional test and let you know
yes, very good sax/ewi player, he does a great job and his sound modules are among the best choice...but he has no Sylphio...you should give/lend him one, it would be an improvement for all of us ! ( come on, go on ! ;)
@EzRecoridngs I'm not affiliated with Sylphyo at all, I'm just a Sylphyo owner. To me, it's a very useful tool -- your needs are probably different but I'll give my view of it.
The Sylphyo is primarily a MIDI controller. As a MIDI controller it's very good, because compared to the alternatives it:
-- is small and light
-- has no moving or sensitive parts
-- is sensitive to finger movements allowing you to 'half hole' notes fairly effectively
-- has a very generic set of controls and fingering mappings
-- is frequently updated
This doesn't mean it's perfect. But if I could have only one MIDI controller, I'd have this one.
The onboard sounds, as you say, are a bit 'Star Wars'. But they fulfil a useful purpose -- they mean you can play it with nothing but a speaker/phones connection, so you can work out ideas quickly and practise with it.
From my point of view the faults are:
--no bite controller
--occasional latency issues -- I can't be sure if this is my imagination but I feel like it was quicker when it used an ordinary Midibeam, rather than the new controller. I can't prove it though.
--No custom fingerings, and weird omissions with certain fingerings
--The engineer in me is offended and confused that it needs to have TWO mini synths per Sylphyo.
The internal sounds are useful to have but not a core part of the proposition. It's an expensive MIDI controller, but then it's a very good MIDI controller.
The latency thing is something we cannot reproduce.
Could you please confirm that it is still there even after a factory reset?
If it's still there, the usual thing to do for diagnostics is to use MIDI monitor software and try to see if there is a significant delay between an action on the controller and new data being displayed on the screen. It would be very helpful if you could test your Sylphyo+Link using a MIDI monitor (see this article for help), ideally showing us a video of the delay.
Your MIDI settings will stay but they won't mess with the internal synth in both the Sylphyo and the Link. However if you use another external synth, you might want to set it up so as to use the same settings as Thor, so that everything you use is on the same page.
@Comrade I have recommended Ketron soundbox elsewhere on this list, and tin whistle and many other flutes are there, here is the EWI USB version. Sylphyo will be similar.
@SPARKY If you have a DAW and you have a keyboard attached to it, then the process is very similar. Your keyboard and Sylphyo are midi controllers that connect in much the same way.Your DAW guide should give you details.
We have taken note of your remarks and will treat them individually.
We will therefore contact you in a few minutes from our support.
Each problem is not necessarily linked, it will be easier to ask each of you the questions that will allow us to solve your problem.
I made some plugs from old wine bottle corks by cutting them into "V" shape that becomes narrower along the length.
This way, I can control the pressure by how much I push the plug in or out.
These also let moisture escape.
It depends what you want to do -- earbuds and the onoboard sounds are perfectly good if you want to experiment and amuse yourself.
I would say that the SWAM instruments (https://audiomodeling.com/solo-woodwinds/) are incredibly good, and if you want to sound like a flute or sax, you won't regret getting a platform that can run the SWAM plugins.
Ok here is my little stuido, now the most works well. I can play with the Syph three sounds at one time. The internal, the Vst (here the swam tenor sax, I use Studio one as DAW),, and the Ketron) but with the Notepad and the audiobox I can control what sound I want to hear or record. Lot of cables! I can also record the ketron as an audio simultan to a midi record of the VSt, but not as midi? So for the moment I am satisfed. But also waiting for some new internal Sounds. Friedus
on both the panda old wireless connecter and the new sync, they both have 5pin midi outs sockets.
connect your midi cable to this and then on the back of the vl70 connect it to the midi in.
your vl70m shoudl work fine, unless you have changed settings.
sound mode should be set to voice and breath mode set to bc/wx
I already paired your Sylphyo with your Link when you visit us, so it shouldn’t have been necessary to do it once again.
Anyway, here is a short video showing how to pair the Link and the Sylphyo:
pairing Sylphyo and Link
We didn't achieve the factory reset on upgraded Sylphyo to avoid changing our user setup. This seems to have been the issue.
Adding extra MIDI parameter can add latency due to additional MIDI messages (and MIDI low baudrate), but only at the last MIDI conversion level (either on the Sylphyo USB MIDI or on the Link MIDI DIN or USB output).
Now that the new Sylphyo is out, we should have a bit more time to research for that mouthpiece! We don't expect it to be a "substitute for a reed" like in other products, but it should be configurable enough to be used as a way to perform vibratos and bends with the mouth.
Thanks for your prompt reply. Here’s the reply to your questions:
I tried playing GarageBand, ThumbJam and Thor on my iPad and with Bench on my laptop.
I already changed the velocity to 127 before posting on the Community Forum.
I will next change the curve to as high as possible as you recommend.
Before posting I completely covered the “hole in the bell” with tape. That allowed me to get a faint sound.
I’m a runner living at high altitude in Colorado. Fortunately,enough breath isn’t an issue.
Thanks again for your help getting this glitch worked out. I really appreciate it!
Hello as I said in another post I really like your links, and i have heard most of them. Meanwhile i own the sd 2 and i am rather satisfied (but the samplemodellings are better in dynamics, means I can better control teh volume with my breathe. Thanks Friedus
@k0872 I understand that without the finger-vibrato your Sylphyo doesn't fit your needs, but what's wrong in using your own hand-made controller?
The same update that will improve the tin whistle fingering will also include your suggestions for finger vibratos in the celtic fingering, as well as a long-awaited solution for sax and flute players based on key splits. All these improvements will rely on the same foundations that I have yet to finish writing. There are a few more urgent things for us to do right now, such as the release of the synth extension, but I'll post something here as soon as we have a first beta on this! Are we allowed to contact you if we have doubts or need details on the finger vibrato thing?
The internal sounds won't feature realistic imitations of acoustic instruments like the SWAM, because it's very hard to do and would consume tremendous power. The sounds are rather optimized for playability and expressiveness, and we try to cover a wide sound palette. Most of the first sounds are a combination of VA and physical modelling synthesis.
The offer will gradually expand as we release new sounds and open the sound engine.
If your computer and audio interface are good, you can get to very small latencies. It'll still be higher than the most direct path, which will be from the Sylphyo to its upcoming internal soundcard to its headphone jack, but fortunately you're not likely to perceive the difference if you have good equipment.
Here's a quick recap of the respective latencies induced by each element (as a rule of thumb, as it's a bit more complex in reality):
wireless system: less than 1ms
USB-MIDI: at least 1ms, up to 10ms depending on your OS and computer
computer audio: from 2ms to around 10ms for USB audio interfaces, but less than 2ms can be achieved with Thunderbolt/PCI/PCIe audio interfaces, a powerful computer and good settings
So in this gross estimate, at best, you could achieve 3-4ms latency (and a slight bit of jitter) with a very good fine-tuned computer, from the moment the Sylphyo outputs a MIDI message to the moment the computer outputs sound. When the internal synth is available, this latency collapses to a constant 1,5ms. It's unlikely you can hear the difference between both
cases, but maintaining this kind of performance with a computer is hard.
If you have a MIDI synth you can connect to the wireless receiver, you just add 1ms to the synth's own latency, so that can be good.
The main point is: when it comes to latency, the wireless system is not the bottleneck, because it has been designed specifically to this purpose and seems to do its job well.
First there will be a fixed selection of sounds that are designed to harness the whole potential of the instrument (so many nuances possible). We'll regularly add new sounds through software updates. Then, gradually, we'll open the synth engine for edition and creation of user sounds.
To achieve such midi learn on any device it is possible to get only one CC sent by using the Mapping MIDI menu, highlight the control you would like to send for midi learn and blow into the Sylphyo (you would only get CC message mapped to the highlighted control then and other manipulation on the Sylphyo wouldn't send other MIDI CC).
I do agree with you Laurent regarding the remapping directly from the Sylphyo but this means it will apply for all sounds so you need to have a specific setup for the Mini or MicroBrute and for other synths or VSTi which makes it difficult to use in LIve stituation as you will have to set it up differently each time you change synth unless you have the possibility to save different settings in the Sylphyo you can recall at any time ?
@flautista I think, you simply need to try it. It works different with every VST and you need to experiment with the settings. I own a "Native Instruments Maschine MK3" that runs as plugin inside my Bitwig Daw. There are some cool Loops and Ethnic Instruments inside the "Maschine" system , some run in Kontakt Player. I don't use the real "Kontakt" so far, only the K. Player, so there are some settings, I can't change. But
I think you should be able to find cool instrument sets at "Native Instruments" site. I have a "Ney", for instance, that sounds and performs great with the Sylphyo. But the main thing is - I'm all about experimenting.