Sylphyo developpers, look at that and do something!
lol ! a chinese EWI ?
StevieK last edited by
I hope the Aodyo team will wake up and will keep on going to support the Sylphyo in a much better way than in the past! But my hope decreases from day to day....:-(
Peter Ostry last edited by
This Robkoo R1 is a toy, more or less. A dramatically stripped down WX5 copy with half the keys, without the mouthpiece and, as I learned, 20-30 ms wireless latency. But nice on stage, you can plug it into an amp with your guitar cable.
Clint last edited by
@peter-ostry I suspect that Robkoo is targeting seniors - folks with a history of playing wind instruments, but can no longer deal with the weight or the embouchure and mechanical issues of a physical instrument. At least that is the suggestion of Calvin Chong, the primary English-language demonstrator and commentator of the R1 on YouTube. It's worth a look at his (so far) three excellent videos on the instrument.
For the senior market, this might be an ideal instrument. As it has worked out, the workshops we host for Native American flute players largely attract an older crowd (avg age 63), probably because the instrument is very light and requires the same breath pressures as talking and novice singing (we did a full-blown study on intra-oral breath pressures across a wide range of ethnic wind instruments). Many of these folks are overjoyed at the opportunity to be musically creative without many of the physical challenges of more mainstream instruments.
Personally I think that the Sylphyo is also ideal for this elder-musician audience, albeit at a higher cost.
The latency of the R1 likely stems largely from the BLE link, which I have seen quoted as having typical latencies of 10-20 msec. (That quote also implies a 10msec jitter, which I think would be even worse than the latency).
Peter Ostry last edited by Peter Ostry
@clint - I'm just over 70, by your age theory I shouldn't be able to hold a drinking straw anymore.
But I can. I can still climb a 5.9 and play a wind controller. Just not at the same time :-)
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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.