@ErikOnSax Indeed, very disappointing. Years ago, they announced some work on a better mouthpiece. Instead, we got another synth, and there are so many (I have DynaSample, Ketron, and Yamaha, plus tons of soft synths). Meanwhile, Chinese competition is now getting stronger, and I am contemplating one of thy new controllers, like Robkoo R1.
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RE: Aodyo lives?
Sylphyo on Omnisphere with Vangelis patch from Luftrum
I've just purchased Luftrum patches for Omnisphere, and enjoy playing them with Sylpho. No overdubbing, just straight improvisations recorded with my phone. Although this is designed for keyboards these patches work well with EWI.
Youtube has a number of video with Robkoo R1 demonstrations. It seems to be a strong competitor for Sylphyo. A pity the mouthpiece project has been abandoned and the instrument has not been improved for many years. Instead Ayodyo developed a new synth, but this is a very competitive marked, I already have 3 hardware and many software synths. Sylphyo was unique, but now Robkoo seems to have all features and develops fast.
RE: Prospective user with questions
Sylpho is great as MIDI wireless controller, I have Akai EWI 5000, 4000s and USB but use mostly Sylphyo. You may use any MIDI synth, not just Anyma Phi. I have several synths that are superior to Anyma Phi (IMHO).
- Yamaha VL-70m with Patchman turbo chip and VL-Wizzard editor (great software);
- Ketron SD-1000 sound module, little box with 500 great sounds.
- DynaSample XO-mini, designed for wind instruments.
and soft synths:
- Sample Modeling SWAM Saxophones.
- Omnisphere 2.7
- Sample Tank 4
You can find samples of sounds generated by these synths on this page.
Omnisphere CC assignment and VL-Wizard Editor
Anyone has experience with Omnisphere? It is more for sound design but has a large number of interesting voices that can be stacked, and it is quite fun to play, but I am not sure how to assign CC in the best way using Sylphyo.
I also got fantastic VL-Wizard Editor for Yamaha VL70m, it allows to access all elements of woodwind instruments - saxes, double reeds, flutes, clarinets - that control sound.
See a simple example of warm clarinet below:
RE: Sylphyo and Roland Integra-7 - Very first impressions!
Google: "Sylphyo" and Roland Integra-7 Youtube,
does not find anything?
Ketron SD1000 or VL70m-Wizzard (http://vl70m-editor.com/site/) also work very well with Sylphyo, and are much less expensive. It would be nice to have some comparison of sounds.
Sylpho with SampleTank 4
I have updated my SampleTank software to v.4. While setting macro in ST4 to use CC11 makes many voices useful with good dynamics (especially samples by Miroslav Philharmonic), some have very sharp attack and are not usable. ST does not provide spacial mode for wind instruments and manual does not give any advice how to adjust it.
Anyone has tried Sylpho with ST4? I have tried linear, semi and log curves but still attack is very sharp, no smooth control over loudness.