@steviek Hello! You need to change the buffer size in Logic Pro and Mainstage. Set it as low as possible so that you don't get any CPU overload and reduce the latency.
If you have a powerful computer you can get away with settings like 64 or even 32. If you also reduce the sampling rate (down to something like 44.1khz) that should also help with latency as you will then be able to reduce the buffer size.
@clint so far the durable SLA seems to work well, it's quite rigid and is holding up to daily practice. The 2.3mm was a bit too narrow for the sensor, it produced some held note behavior from the back-pressure with certain articulations. I think the next size up is going to be my keeper. Thank you again!
A discovery I made about 40 years ago is that it works really, really well to use a longer reaction time for any interval that involves a register key. It doesn’t seem to hinder performance significantly — presumably, as woodwind players we learn to anticipate the extra delay.
I think your fingering chart has some really good ideas in it.
Especially Rule 6: Raising the L1 for higher octaves would faciliate the work of the left thumb on the octave keys greatly (lifting/shifting). This should also work for the whistle fingering, or?
Hi Bernard, the XpressO and the Roland as inprinciple the same age: they both use samples. The Vl70 uses mathematical models of the instruments, wwhich means they react the same as the akoustic instrument. Like on the real instrument, when you blow to hard is overblows, generates the same overtones, so sounds more realistic. The learning phase is also a bit more than compared to a sample instrument..
Though rather old, people still come to check wat synth i used for some sounds..
I've also had my share of "what's that thing" and improvised 30-second demos for airport security officers :), but I never had any issue, be it with our without a case. As it contains a battery, you need to take it in cabin.
I also fly with some of our weirdest electronics prototypes without their enclosure and with wires everywhere, but it hasn't raised any concern so far.
I am handy with a 3D printer (see www.BreathFlute.com) and my newly-ordered Sylphyo is working its way though La Poste France (on it's way to the U.S.) ... Alternate thumb rests might be an easy project.
Je viens d'en acheter un d'occasion et j'aimerais savoir par quel moyen revenir aux réglages d'usine.
Je n'ai en effet aucun breath control dessus ! Sur tous les sons, quelques soient les banques, tout est en mode on/off avec la même dynamique..😤
Et le manuel, même trouvé en fr sur un forum dédié, est un peu du chinois pour moi...
Merci pour votre aide !
My GeoShred does not have a Sylphyo input. Maybe you are mixing it up with the SWAM MIDI setting?
Sylphyo is a pure MIDI controller. The GeoSWAM input requires a MPE controller. MPE is a complex superset of MIDI.
If you are interested, the difference (greatly simplified) is as follows: In pure MIDI note and control data are sent on the same channel. In MPE most control commands are sent on channel 1, whereas note data and some control commands (such as Aftertouch) are sent on channels 2 to 16.
Hence, in order to play GeoSWAM using the Sylphyo you will, at a minimum, need to use the settings that I described earlier: "Sylphyo breath control to Aftertouch, Sylphyo MIDI channel to 2, Sylphyo base note at C4 and the GeoShred MIDI to SWAM."
We actually used this! Led a music workshop for Native American flute players a few weeks ago - in person and with N95 masks over the are of the flute (upper middle) where most of the air escapes. Notice the masks over that sound hole area:
I started with 2 Casio horns and I used to love the Flute fingering which has D,E,F, and G above High C just by lifting your first finger and playing the higher note without having to touch the octave key. I read in the manual these fingerings are the same on the Sylphyo. I Love the aerophone 10G for natural sounds and the Solo for the syn sounds and the rollers make the lower octave sounds great. The aerophone was clinky because the side of my hands near the index fingers used to always touch and squeak. I have large piano player hands so people should be aware this can happen if you have smaller hands and that's why they changed it on the next smaller model. I needed the 2 speakers so I used my dremel to cut off the tops of 6 side keys, Top 3 side keys on each side cut off half way and the problems are over and you still have All the keys the EWI Solo does??? Now I can really get around those Classical midi pieces and I don,t plan on selling it. The first three days I got the EWI Solo I felt like sending it back because its so different from the Roland but day after day I began to love it, especially for the lower octaves and the Syn sounds. I'm sure the Sylphyo will take some getting used to but Its gonna be my 3rd and last wind controller?
It's nice to know it is on the roadmap. I understand that it's difficult to predict when it can be implemented and tested, so I'll be waiting patiently, I can understand also that it's not your main priority.
For the drone, I should have thought of that. I am going to try (so, if I understand correctly, I play a note over MIDI, then send the CC1, and that note will be selected? ‑ anyway, I'll try and find out how to make it work). Thanks for the tip! I'll report my findings for the forum (probably will be only in a few days).