Thanks, I see you posted this 15 days ago. I'm just now reading it. I live in Vienna, Virginia, U.S.
I ordered a Sylphyo online from Aodyo on July 15, 2020.
It was stuck in France with their shipper until a few days ago due to a shortage of flights out of France due to COVID-19. Once it left France the package quickly made it to my door.
Today is August 3, 2020. It was left outside on my front steps a few hours ago by the U.S. Postal Service, no signature required and no customs charges. Other than the delay, as you wrote, it was indistinguishable from ordered from a U.S. vendor.
@Support_AODYO I was just thinking through this again, and realized that the C fingering I give above is the same as the Eb fingering, which is probably why the original C and C# fingerings were selected.
In that case, I think we would additionally need to adjust the Eb fingering above to be:
[Left] Thumb, Index, Middle, Ring, Pinky. [Right] Index, Middle, Ring
which doesn't have an analogue in the clarinet, but would make playing C, C#, D, and Eb (especially in rapid succession) easier.
@joalbankluane J'avoue connaitre assez mal les différentes utilisations sous Linux, mais pour un Sylphyo bloqué pendant la mise à jour, je peux aider !
Alors, il te suffit de :
Eteins ton Sylphyo et branche le à ton ordinateur
Lance la mise à jour sur ton ordinateur (MacOS ou Windows)
Bloque le trou en bas du Sylphyo pour que l'air ne passe pas
Souffle fort dans le Sylphyo, et allume le en meme temps
Cela devrait forcer la mise à jour
Tu peux aussi essayer cette procédure sous Linux, c'est possible que ça marche ? Dis nous ce qu'il en est quand tu auras testé
J'ai choisi le Sylphyo (après un EWI 5000) à cause de sa conception et de ses doigtés, proches de la flûte à bec.
Utilisé avec le boitier XpressO c'est l'instrument qu'il me fallait.
Voir mon site : "https://sarabandes.fr", musiques anciennes, Renaissance, baroque surtout.
Les morceaux sont en page privée (à cause de la SACEM) avec un mot de passe.
Me contacter en me donnant un e-mail pour les écouter si besoin.
I chose the Sylphyo (after an EWI 5000) because of its design and fingerings, which are close to the recorder.
Used with the XpressO case it is the instrument I needed.
See my website : "https://sarabandes.fr", early music, Renaissance, baroque especially.
The pieces are on a private page (because of the SACEM) with a password.
Contact me by giving me an e-mail to listen to them if needed.
Except for the lowest and highest octave i never lift my thumb, always slide.
I have a history with windcontrollers, Yamaha and Akai Ewi , and sliding is always the good option. Ewi has rollers, making it a easier than the Yamaha. Sylphyo is best, except for the screw , but one gets quickly used to that.
Many times i have portamento on: not to cover glitches, but rather to get a nice pitch bend up to the actual note. Making up a bit for the missing mouth controlled pitch bend. The length of the slur depends on the previous note. One can create a longer slur by quickly tapping a (much) lower octave. It is a pity not all internal sounds have portamento enabled.
I did not check yet if one can switch portamento on via midi input: would be lovely.
Sure needs practise to learn how to slide fast , but thet is part of the game
Measured by time playing, Logic's synths are what I play the most - particularly ES2, Sculpture, and EXS24.
However, if I was picking one favorite for a brand new user starting from scratch, I'd probably pick Zeeon for iOS. I chose it because:
the UI is a joy to use. Exactly what it needs to have and nothing more.
the patches are really expressive and they all sound fantastic. I feel like some synths (like Synth One for iOS) are intended for more complex patches that don't lend themselves to being played. Those patches already have so much happening that the player's expression doesn't stand out.
it requires almost zero configuration. I usually just map expression/CC11 to filter cutoff, which takes 10 seconds (like this).
the default patches include a pretty wide range (and third-party patch banks). Probably the weakest category is bowed instruments.
it's $10 :-)
@rothen_s said in Sylphyo with different hardware configurations:
But if I cannot play the internal sound with the Sylphyo Bench, is there another possibility to play the internal instruments apart from headphones, the amplifier and the "Sylphyo with PC via Audio Out" solution?
Another option is to plug the Sylphyo audio out into powered speakers. Powered speakers are similar to an amplifier in that they contain both an amp and loudspeakers, but they're designed to be used with a computer or other source. Most computer speakers (like Audioengine, Klipsch ProMedia) are powered speakers, so most people already have them.
Look for an "aux in" (3.5mm AKA 1/8") plug on your computer speakers. As an example, on the Presonus Eris E4.5, the aux in plug is 1 of the 2 small plugs on the front: E4.5 photo. You only need the speakers and the Sylphyo, no computer, audio interface, or Link.
Uff, now I updated the Link. But I can again not make the sound be heard via PC although I selected Sylphyo Link in the Sylphyo Bench. May it have to something to do with the cooperation with the ASIO program? No clue :(
Yes, I use a plug. I tried several solutions but none of them was really satifying.
But then I found out, that cutting a piece from a household sponge wipe is perfect. It does not cost much, you can cut as thick or thin as you like and it's quickly replaced when spoilt through moisture.
Good evening Maxence and troy,
It's interesting to have such quick and useful feedback from both of you.
Indeed, I have the CC2, CC1 and CC7 reflex to try to bring to life the presets of many plugin instruments such as AAS UltraAnalog V2 or AIR Hybrid, Vaccuum Pro, Velvet, Xpand ... and not CC11. So I'm going to try all of this and get back to you when it's done. I will test the action of CC11 on VCA of these VSTi as indicated by Maxence (Maxence, I am in contact with Rudy Verpaele and help as I can. I did the manual in French and some studiodid sounds. told me about getting in touch)
Thank you and see you soon.
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions Gergely.
We made some hidden step in the key management towards what you described but there are still some software/hardware tricks to find to achieve this.
Si je branche le SYlphyo sur la prise USB du XpressO, c'est aussi parce que l'usage du Link bloque la box internet de la maison. J'ai réinitialisé les paramètres mais ça n'a rien changé.
Je réserve l'usage du Link quand je suis ailleurs que chez moi (et ça va pouvoir attendre un moment, je crois ...)
What fingering do you use on your Sylphyo? If you use EVI or flute, the best méthod should be a a flute method, pehaps a recorder method. So you can use your Sylphyo without transposing it. You can stay in C.
You can surely find a second hand beginner method on the web.
Do you read notes? If yes, I can send you some easy scores even with playbacks.
Best regards. Daniel
You can like Maxence said, and how is not very obvious in the manual
How can be found in the section getting started
Look for the section quick settings : you will get at quick setting bij pressing the aodyo symbol at the front.
Now press and hold the highest key at the back, and now one can change the base key with the Increase and decrease keys ( D settings key)
Once you have tried, you will wonder why you have not seen it before, it is that simple
This Problem seemed to be solved. As Maxence Fulconis from the Aodyo Team wrote me an E Mail to try to charge 48 hours. so I first did it with the Original Power Adapter. Nothing happened. Than I changed to an adapter from my smartphone and 48 hours later it is charged 4235! Thanks a lot
You can stick a tape on the 3/4 of (or more) of the Sylpyo's output air hole. So you need less air.
I have put a wodden pin in the hole. But I perfored the pin with a 2mm bit and it works fine.
Best regards. Daniel