Waiting for good news in 2022
Hello Aodyo Support,
can you tell us something new about the Sylphyo?
Can we count with a new update, or a Sylphyo V3 or a new mouthpiece or something else?
Roland comes out with AE-20, Lekholm with the new DM48X, odisei with the travel sax 2.
Sylphyo is great, but there are many, many alternatives.
@steviek Hello I asked this month before, and the answer was that they are still working on it. the last update was in March. Very disappointing.
I don't believe that only a software update is enough. There must be coming more. The production quality of the Sylphyo is really bad (e.g. I have pixel errors in the display), there is no solution for the moisture problem and I think, that nobody uses the internal sounds (am I right? :-)). It needs a significant improvement.
Peter Ostry last edited by Peter Ostry
Don't talk them into a new device. I have no money for that ;-)
I don't have pixel errors, no moisture problem and I use internal sounds as well as MIDI. I do not play every day and no long gigs, so my experience may be different from other people.
But – although I do not hold back from criticizing a device or it's programming (positive and negative), I don't find much in the Sylphyo. It plays well since I got used to it.
Don't forget, there is only one programmer. Ok, this is risky, but the Sylphyo is unique on the market. If you insist on an instrument with more support and a larger user base, take the Akai EWI. For harmonica, take the Lekholm, for a plastic sax take the odisei. Like it simple? Take the Warble. If you are adventurous and don't mind a broken device every 2-3 years (if you are unlucky like me), take and old Yamaha WX7 or WX5. If you want an instrument that can react to every breath nuance and to body motions and if you do not necessarily need a sensitive mouthpiece, take the Sylphyo.
I found only one instrument that allows better and polyphonic control and with a greater potential in internal sounds, at least for my taste. The Eigenharp. But they went out of business before a general overhaul of the software could happen.
However, I am waiting for a Sylphyo update too. There are some issues and room for improvement we already discussed here.
@peter-ostry Don't misunderstand me, I like the Sylphyo from the first day and honestly, I don't want another instrument. But I want more communication from Aodyo. I want that more people play the Sylphyo, so Aodyo can grow and will have more capacities. Does have Sylphyo reached a "critical mass"? I don't know. But last year it seems that the Sylphyo din't have the attention as the AnimaPhi. I would suggest to Aodyo to open a blog, where they could tell us about the further development.
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We have a few new things for a new Sylphyo update but couldn't yet find the time to finalize them. This post offers a bit more perspective on what's been going on for us in 2021.
While I'm sure 2022 comes with its own set of challenges, the wrap-up of the v1.0 of the Anyma Phi will likely free us some time.