EVI Fingerings - Reverse Octave Direction?



  • I just received my Sylphyo today – I’m loving it! I’m a long-time EWI/EVI player and was wondering if there is a way to reverse how the octave keys behave (where “up” lowers the octave and down” raises the octave). I ask because this is a closer approximation to how the original EVI works (the canister held in the left hand rotates right to go up and left to go down).

    For reference, the AKAI EWI (both the 4000 & 5000) have two choices of EVI fingerings – one with the octaves in the “regular” direction and another with the direction switched.

    Is there any way to alter the fingering or add an alternate fingering scheme?

    Thanks so much for your time and your help!

    Paul Hess


  • Aodyo Instruments

    Thanks, glad that you like your Sylphyo! We're planning to give several choices for octave keys in a future update, and we'll definitely consider the possibility of "reversing" the direction of octave keys. If it doesn't make sense for other fingerings we'll consider making an alternative EVI fingering with this. We'll try to keep you updated on this one right here.