I just have been contacted by Matthias from the Aodyo team because I sent him an email to tell him my problem.
He proposed me to update with the précédent version (1.3.3) and it works. For the moment, I can play well, but the two last sounds are missing on the Sylphyo, and to play them on the link with version 1.4 does not work well.
We are not numerous to have that problem, but the Aodyo team works actively to find a solution for this problem.
So I will take my Sylphyo (and my tablet with note sheets and playbacks) with me on hollidays. It is easier to carry than the Ewi 5000. Yesss !
I use also the Moblie Cube. But mostly I play with my soundcraft notepad and my Esi monitors. Both sounds rather good. i use also the Harman Kardon go play from my wife and this sounds really good. Friedus
@Daniel57 Bonjour! Est ce que tu peux me dire sur quels doigtés tu as ce problème? Avec le doigté flûte a bec aussi?
Est ce que tu as ce problème que avec les sons internes du Sylphyo? Ou simplement avec l'Xpresso?
Est ce que revenir a la version 1.3 résout ce problème? Essaye et dis nous si ça fonctionne
First of all, thank you for your comments about the sounds.
We are delighted that you like them.
We also understand that you would like to have other sounds like the saxophone or the trumpet.
The sounds of Sylphyo are creations, not sample.
Saxophone or trumpet sound are probably the most difficult to achieve.
About the contest, unfortunately, we did not receive enough videos for the contest.
Many of the users explained to us that they did not dare to participate.
We will soon organise other contests on social networks.
Sorry for the delay our answer about it.
@FlynnFoleo Thanks for reporting !
My Sylphyo just arrived : and indeed i would suggest a flute cleaning brush
continuing with setup : The Sylphyo and the virtual instruments
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after your response i can set my goals even higher!!
I really appreciate your level of openness. I do not expect support for linux and i will share experiences !
Do you have an open roadmap ? A secret one ?
On my wish-list would be a reed like mouthpiece: so i can start a note at any pitch :but we will discuss that in due time.
Now i am waiting for the message when my Sylphyo will arrive
Good time to order Respiro.
@FlynnFoleo Welcome! You will have a lot of pleasure playing with this so expressive instrument the Sylphyo is.
To answer your question, you can charge your Sylphyo through usb, so you won’t need an adapter to us it.
In such case of deep discharge only issue would be that recovering from such deep discharge would need longer time as the charging circuit would load the battery slower to recover from such condition without shortening the battery life.
I had the same issue hen I first got mine and yes I too sorted it by changing the thumb size. I have set mine so that to pitch bend down I just roll my thumb down from where I naturally have it at the thumb rest of the instrument. Then if I want to pitch bend a note upward I start the note with my thumb in the roll down position and roll it back up to the thumb rest of the instrument. This seems to work well although sometimes the slider seems to loose its start setting and the pitch bend only works halfway down the slider. When this happens I lift all fingers off the sylphyo for a few seconds at the first opportunity, then carry on playing. This seems to recalibrate the setting and all is good again.
while I was looking forward to this mouthpiece 2 years ago, I quickly understood that Aodyo was pursuing other priorities.
In addition, although Aodyo said at that time they were working on it, there was no promise to deliver it in the near future.
This being said, as sonsdanslair put it, the slider and the shake vibrato are very far from the original sensation of acting on the mouthpiece.
The Sylphyo is so great for its ability to let the player blow into it as it is with a real woodwind instrument that, people used to such acoustic instrument natural expect the mouthpiece to react the same way.
I used to play the clarinet. I never use the slider for effect. shake vibrato is quite effective and natural.
But I definitely miss a "smart" mouthpiece.
Look : I tried using a clarinet mouthpiece instead of the plastic mouthpiece of the Sylphyo. It fits very well and I can modulate the expression by biting the reed more or less as I would do with the real instrument. This brings some vibrato control.
The thing is that it is not like a real reed ! For instance, sometimes I surprise myself strengthening my bite on the mouthpiece when I want the sound of the synthetic instrument to be a few cents higher !
Understanding that Aodyo would not propose an electronic mouthpiece before long, I imagined the following DIY :
there are small ribbons (a few centimeters) sensitive to the pressure location and intensity,
glue this ribbon to the bottom of the plastic mouthpiece,
build an electronic circuit for mesuring location+intensity of the bite on the ribbon,
build an electronic circuit for converting to MIDI and transmitting this to a computer, wireless,
=> then you have a mouthpiece that can react to your bite intensity for some vibrato effect, or for pitch bending, and also bite location for changing the tone of the sound as it is on a clarinet or a saxophone.
Hello Fred, I have an XpressO too and the same problem ! Have you had a contact with Ingo ? He could help us, but he is not yet supporting Aodyo’s controler … I was ready to send him my Own Sylphyo to have ut well set uped, but he was too busy …
I must go on playing with my Ewi 5000! Alas not wireless !
I hope you will fine a solution with the Aodyo team because I am not a good technician 😿.
@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).