Easy answer is: yes we are working on new things for the Sylphyo. But don't ask us for a timeline.
We are still gathering evolution requests and check what is possible in the Sylphyo embedded software platform. As already stated, some enhancements require a full software platform rewrite which requires months of work.
Next firmware version will be available when we feel it would be ready for release (and probably provided to volunteer beta tester prior to this release).
Meanwhile, I wish any Sylphyo player to enhance his skills on the instrument and play good music (it would interesting to share links to the music you are playing with the Sylphyo).
I have adopted most of the Sylphyo SWAM recommended settings or their equivalent due to the updated SWAM 3 interface.
The important thing is to set the SWAM compressor to the minimum otherwise the attack (for wind instruments at least) tend to be too aggressive.
The SWAM compressor setting is in the effects page.
My Sylphyo settings (with the number 2 stopper) for playing with the iOS SWAM (and occasionally the GeoShred SWAM) are:
Send to CC11
per CC On
Delay if needed On
Slider ctrl CC1
Top slider ctrl CC12
Bottum slider ctrl CC13
Elevation ctrl CC20
Roll ctrl CC76
Compass ctrl CC77
Keybend ctrl 78
Invert Octaves Off
Replay Same Note Off
Reaction Time 5 ms
Reaction Time Octaves 30ms
More sensitive On
We had a chance to try the R1 recently. It is very nice to hold and the lights are neat. It is targeted at beginners and occasional players with very low expectations regarding performance and quality, and the sound set is aimed at the asian market.
I like to use Roll to chage the fine tune, but if is not in a smaller range is less interesting. And in absolute with 360º of range is not sensitive enough.
Yes. Similar problem here:
I like to map Roll CC to Pitchbend (unfortunately not directly available in the Sylphyo yet). In normal mode there is a hysteresis in the neutral position, a kind of "platform", where values do not change. This is basically good, but you cannot pitch smoothly across the neutral position. Absolute mode would be the method of choice, but here your Roll range is 90° left/right, which is hardly playable.
One could say "scale the absolute Roll CC to the range you want", but not everyone in every setup can process 14Bit pitchbend coming from the Sylphyo. If you are bound to 7Bit pitchbend, you would upscale less than a quarter of the 0-127 full range and this leads to audible steps.
I think high-resolution sensor output should be scaled in the instrument, while full sensor data are available, not after MIDI translation.
@jjaylds At this point, fingerings can only be added / modified by Aodyo and distributed in a firmware update. The ability for users to add / modify fingerings has been requested and discussed, but there has been no action so far (that we know of).
An additional CC as indicator for the Roll direction left/right is not the best idea. Selectable CCs for left/right would be the way to go. Set them to the same value: play as usual. Set them different: You get one for Roll left and one for Roll right. Same for Compass.
Now I got the bottom of the fault!
The battery indicator AND the way of recharching it : after more or less 48h of recharching without any sign of the Sylphyo functioning, it finally started with full charge on the indicator!
Moral : don't trust it!
@zelio This has always been possible under macOS. Most people with this issue are using Windows drivers that present this limitation.
In a future update we could maybe consider having a separate USB-MIDI device port dedicated to the editor (or if not possible at least let you dedicate an existing port to editor communication, which would prevent the port from being used for MIDI routing).
In the meantime you can leave the first USB-MIDI device port to the editor, and use the MIDI DIN ports for your DAW, as @frank suggested.
a) Using external USB midi controller to play or remote control the Anyma Phi is the reason why we integrated a USB Host plug. Only thing to know is that we didn't had the chance to check every MIDI controller with the Anyma Phi but any class compliant USB MIDI controller should work.
We tested the Korg Nanostudio which is a superset of Korg Nanokey2.
b) MPE compatibility
As a monophonic synth, the Anyma Phi is not really MPE compatible but can be setup to behave as one MPE voice
c) yes adaptation of all the patch is possible to use the Piezo as a note trigger instead of external MIDI device
Hey Clint !
The Master of the Link !!
How many tries to get the good rendition ?
Ok, so, if I have well understood,
because of the mixing between A and L generating "whistles",
it's NOT possible to use LINE IN as an AUDIO INTERFACE for a PC/SoundHardware in the configuration : Sylphyo-Link-PC/SoundHardware ?
Select the patch you want to copy using the display encoder.
Press the display encoder and scroll down to Patch/Copy
Select the patch number you want to copy the patch to
Press the display encoder and scroll down to Patch/Paste