Different sound level between internal sounds
Have you notice how the MacGuffin sound is weak ?
I have to "over" blow, much more than for the other sounds, to reach the same level.
Of course, all internal and external parameters of the Sylphyo being equals.
It's also the case of Houseofchords, SyncAsset and 1984Pad.
Contrary, Sylphatty and the 3phi have very high level sound with a very thin blow.
Any idea ? Normal ?
Any idea ? Normal ?
I find this common in collections of sounds ... such as Matt Traum's Turbo chip for the Yamaha VL70-m. Matt explains it in the FAQ for that chip:
Q.) Some TURBO VL sounds are louder than others. Why is this and is there anything I can do about it?
A.) When programming these Voices we decided to generally try to get the very best possible dynamic range out of each individual Voice. This helps to reduce the noise level of the VL70-m (which was a frequent complaint with the stock VL70-m.) ... All of the Voices were very carefully programmed to play as loud and dynamically as possible. A small number of Voices simply could not be boosted as loud as the others without distorting. So instead of compromising the dynamic range of ALL the other Voices to match the few that had lower volumes, we decided to make each Voice as dynamic as possible. We did balance the volumes slightly but opted towards maximum punch in general. ...
... and I am guessing that the story is similar for the internal voices of the Sylphyo.
So it's (perhaps) "normal" and non my fault !!
@fanch35 I agree that the volume deviations between the voices / patches are as you described (generally), given the voices / patches you mentioned.
I have just received few hours ago my Breath adjustement kit.
And... all is different !!!
Now it's so easy to produce a huge volume of : MacGuffin, Houseofchords... all the "weaks" before.
And also more easy to modulate the amount of breath and so on to modulate all other sounds.
Buy yours ! (no, no, I have no actions in Sylphyo Corporate)
But...be careful, "blurp" can be produced by saliva trying to get his way out the kit.
@fanch35 Personally, I think that some kind of breath adjustment is a requirement for the Sylphyo. I cannot imagine not playing without some restriction in the Bell Port.
If you surf around this forum, you will find numerous schemes for controlling breath volume and back pressure. I've posted a set of 3D printer files on Thingiverse. You can see all things related to the Sylphyo (by myself and others) with a search: https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=sylphyo&type=things&sort=relevant
However, I think your initial issue is still valid: there is a notable difference in volume across the internal sounds ... even with a breath restrictor ...
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