Is it possible to connect the Anyma Phi straight to a DAW like GarageBand?
After skimming the instructions within the manual I am getting the impression that maybe the Anyma Phi wasn't designed to do this. Apparently the idea is to connect to your keyboard and then hear the output via the audio out either by headphones or to speakers. Instead I would like to channel the audio to my DAW, in this case being GarageBand....yeah I know I haven't taken the jump to Ableton yet...well the good news is that I have had far more success with the Sylphyo...loving that instrument. It would be sweet if there were just an Anyma Phi plugin. It does mention DAW twice in the manual with regards to: USB device port (USB Mini-B)
Connect your Anyma Phi to a computer to update its internal software, to edit sounds with the PC/Mac editor, or to control it from a DAW. So apparently it is designed to do this...hmmm..I know it identifies 3 midi devices (via the mini USB devices cable)...maybe I not setting up the USB Host correctly where I have my mini Akai MPK connected to the Anyma Phi? Seems like I am hearing people say you have to configure the midi ports?
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@milododds Hi Milo it seems you are confusing controlling from a DAW with sending the audio into a DAW. Control from a DAW is possible using regular MIDI cc. Sending audio into a DAW requires an audio interface just like most other synths. You can then plug in the output from the Anyma into the input of your audio interface.
@support_aodyo thank you Maxence for the reply and yes I understand what you're saying, however I just don't know where to go from here? I've tried plugging the Anyma Phi and the Akea keyboard in every possible way. Meaning the Mini-USB (marked USB Device) to my laptop and plugging the keyboard to the USB Host on the Anyma Phi. I only have two USB ports on my laptop. I also have an older Mackie board (1202-VLZ3) along with an M-Audio M-Track Duo. Perhaps there's another way just to get the audio into GarageBand going that route. My hope was making it possible to control Anyma Phi from Garage Band. Sorry I'm still a bit of a newbie and only been getting into digital music over the past 9 months. I suspect there might be a few others like me trying to do the same sort of thing. It would be really sweet if I could see someone else setting up their Anyma Phi to Garage Band.
@Maxence I connected up the Mackie board, M-Audio Duo, Akea keyboard and Anyma Phi. Unfortunately I didn't have total success but I was able to visually see the wave form on the Anyma Phi display which I got excited about. I just ordered a 1/4" audio connector, along with audio and midi cables, stuff I will probably need anyways for other projects. The fact that I didn't have the 1/4" headset adapter makes it that much harder to troubleshoot and monitor the audio.
@milododds You might want to look into using Cockos Reaper (from reaper.fm), as your DAW. For one thing, they have a very active forum, with members helping each other, and there's lots of tutorials, on YouTube.
Also, it's very cheap to buy a license that gives you updates for the next few years, but you can just start using it for free, and put up with the nag screen for a while, when you start it up.
I don't have a lot of experience of it, but I have tried it, and it seems suitable. It can do the thing where you have tracks of MIDI data that you can see the details of on the screen, to send whole songs or just loops to a synth.
The DAW I actually use, a little, is Cantabile, with the Solo license (cheapest paid license), but that's not what I do with it, and I'm not sure it can do that at all. It's meant mostly for hosting VSTi and effects plugins, for playing live.
I mostly use it to host Ctrlr, which lets me make control panels for synths, or use ones made by other people, then I can assign physical knobs, from a MIDI controller. That's something you can still do in Reaper though, so you could add a control panel to tweak things with CCs, at some point in the future.
FWIW, Nick Batt, from sonicstate, who reviews a lot of synths on YouTube, uses Reaper.
Your M-Audio M-Track Duo interface seems ideal for taking sound from the synth, to feed back to the DAW. Probably the main uses of that would be to record it, in the DAW, and/or feed it through effects plugins.
@andyhornblower Hi Andy - just now saw your post, we were out and about over the weekend. Yes I will totally check out your recommendation for Cockos Reaper, a sweet name. Yes Nick Batt is incredible, love that man and his depth of knowledge and experience goes deep. I also keep track of not only his Sonicstate podcasts but also SanjayC and Taetro. If I am not mistaken SanjayC podcasts is how I discovered Anyma Phi. Yes I will be recording soon via my M-Track Duo to my DAW. Btw we should connect via Soundcloud, I would love to hear your music. My channel is: [https://soundcloud.com/milo-dodds/](link url), I only do this as a hobby and would love to get into producing background music for podcasts, videos and movies. I'm a big fan of musical geniuses like Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone who btw passed away last July at 92 years old...such an amazing person. As we know the potential for the Anyma Phi is HUGE, especially once we all get good at creating new patches. It is also a very affordable way to get into monophonic/polyphonic electronic based music which I have acquired an ear for. Aodyo was super smart doing what they have done with how they are positioning the Anyma Phi, it's going to open a lot of doors for people like me.
@milododds I only do it as a hobby too. Thanks for your soundcloud link. That's an impressive collection of recordings. I've never recorded myself playing an instrument... maybe one day.
It will be interesting to see how the anyma phi evolves, and what else gets added to it. I like the idea of a brass simulation. The Korg Prophecy had one, apparently, but I don't know how useful it was. It seems to have been to hard to edit, for most people to do more than tweak the factory patches.