The Sylphyo, a breathtakingly expressive wind controller!
The Sylphyo is a wind controller, or breath controller: a musical interface that measures the breath of the musician and turns it into sound, or into musical information for a synthesizer or computer. It also determines how your fingers are placed on its keys and your gestures and movements in space, giving you a total freedom to use this information however you like for musical purposes.
Whether you use it to play in a way similar to a wind instrument or to discover and develop novel musical gestures, keep in mind that the breath sensing system of the Sylphyo is unrivaled. With its patented true air column design, it allows you to experience the feeling of an acoustic instrument: it offers an unmatched response to breath, adjustable settings for an optimally comfortable playing experience, and a dynamic range from pianissimo to fortissimo. What would music be without nuance?
The Sylphyo, an innovative MIDI Controller
The Sylphyo can be used either on its own, as a standalone instrument, or as an innovative MIDI controller. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is the communication standard between electronic musical instruments and computer music applications since the eighties. It does not transmit sound at all, but rather conveys a real-time description of what the musician is doing (the pitch of the played note, its duration, velocity, volume, expression, panning, etc.), leaving the task of sound generation to the synthesizer or computer (through plug-ins or virtual instruments) that receives the MIDI messages.
The most common MIDI controller is the MIDI keyboard, a silent piano-like keyboard that can be connected through MIDI or USB to a computer, a synthesizer, an expander or a sampler that produces sound according to what is played on the keyboard. Compared to a MIDI keyboard, the Sylphyo only plays one note at a time, but it conveys so much more from your performance in addition to the notes you play: it also accurately transmits breath control information, as well as many other controls related to your gestures and movements. With your Sylphyo, you will rediscover your favorite synths and virtual instruments and have unprecedented control on your sound at your fingertips.
The Sylphyo works as a class-compliant USB-MIDI controller; that is, to use it you just need to plug it to your computer or tablet. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. And with its Link wireless receiver, you can also connect it to any MIDI synthesizer or equipment using MIDI DIN cables or the USB-MIDI host interface.
Our mission: innovate to improve your experience as a musician.
It is a fact: the synth and computer music world is made for those who know how to play keyboards and percussions, and most electronic instruments are not well suited to wind instrumentists. With the Sylphyo, we wanted to provide a way to bridge the gap between the expressiveness and subtlety of acoustic wind instruments and the richness and diversity of the electronic music world. In addition to that, the Sylphyo offers you several new ways to augment your playing technique, and allows you to discover new ways to perform your music.