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SAVVY Tone Parameters Editor & Controller


FEATURES ^^^^^

SAVVY Tone Parameters Editor & Controller is a MIDI CC to Sysex Translator, SysEx to MIDI CC Translator, Macro Programmer, Intelligent Random Patch Generator and Memory Expander for various MIDI instruments (see list of supported instruments).

The SAVVY's software is designed especially for each of supported instruments. It allows to create own sounds for musicians who are not familiar with mathematic theory of sound synthesis. They too can create exclusive sounds very simply with the SAVVY.

The operation with SAVVY is very simple and intuitive. All functions are controlled by only a few buttons with uniquely assigned functions. No need to remember a complicated control menu system and the like.

MIDI CC to SysEx Translator:

  • Translates standard MIDI CC controllers to MIDI SysEx commands for various synthesizers (any connected MIDI controller can be used as dedicated synthesizer programmer).
  • Open system with easily updatable operational system profiles for various instruments (one SAVVY can be used for various instruments).
  • Each instrument profile is carefully designed and tested for smooth and user-friendly operation.
  • Pre-defined map of MIDI CCs for instant use (maximum effort to unify the map of assigned MIDI CCs (e.g. LP Filter cutoff or equivalent function always use the MIDI CC Nr.50).
  • Web based application for user definable MIDI CC maps (i.e. map your modern virtual analog synthesizer to control your vintage instrument).

MIDI SysEx to CC Translator:

  • Translates incoming MIDI SysEx commands from the instrument to standard MIDI CCs. These can be recorded in your DAW, easily edited and played back (i.e. any editing from instrument panel are transmitted in real time as MIDI CCs).

Macro programmer:

  • Except of the original parameters of supported synthesizers, each instrument profile includes special set of Modifiers and Macro parameters (e.g. All Envelope Times shift, Tone Brilliance, Bass Boost and other previously unavailable functions).
  • Single MIDI CC can control predefined set of individual parameters (e.g. simultaneous control of all envelope times to immediately change your Bass preset into Evolving Pad with just one).
  • SAVVY analyzes the actual patch and use special calculation algorithms for smooth macro operation.

Intelligent random generator:

  • Each instrument profile includes set of specially designed Random generator functions (e.g. separate random algorithms for oscillators, filters, envelopes as well as full random).
  • The individual random algorithms are tailored for smooth and more predictable results (i.e. Oscillator random controlling the Waveform, Coarse Tune, PWM, avoiding unwanted pitch modulation effects, etc.).

Memory expander:

  • Large internal battery backed memory to save user edited tones ("MIDI cartridge" function).
  • Saved tones are sent in real time to your instrument directly from the SAVVY´s control panel.
  • The entire memory can be easily backed up in the computer with single button press.

Advanced functions:

  • A special editing functions are available for some controlled instruments: Layer Selector for multilayer instruments, Wave Edit functions for instruments what use a waveform synthesis, etc.

SAVVY's Control and Indication Elements:

[1] Segment LED display
[2] Tone number increment / layer select button
[3] Tone number decrement / layer select button
[4] EDITED tone indication LED (red)
[5] CTRL>INST communication direction indication LED (green)
[6] INST>CTRL communication direction indication LED (yellow)
[7] SLCT communication direction select button
[8] SAVE tone button
[9] SEND tone button
[10] External power supply connector
[11] RESET button
[12] BULK memory backup button
[13] MIDI IN from an instrument
[13] MIDI OUT to an instrument
[15] MIDI IN from a controller
[16] MIDI OUT to a controller

  • Robust stainless steel case with rubber legs ensures a stable position on the work surface
  • Dimensions (W/H/D): 145 mm / 48 mm / 90 mm
  • Weight: 460 g
  • Connection to MIDI system by standard MIDI cables (DIN 5-pin)
  • Powered from external AC/DC power supply adapter (the adapter is not included!)
  • Thirty months warranty - more info
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    USAGE EXAMPLES ^^^^^

    Operational system / tone bank loading


    Instrument's memory expander


    MIDI CC to SysEx translator / Instrument's memory expander


    MIDI SysEx to CC translator / CC to SysEx translator / Instrument's memory expander


    Some combined connections


    Full utilization with modern USB/MIDI devices


     

    LIST OF SUPPORTED INSTRUMENTS ^^^^^

    The library of supported instruments is continuously increasing (the newly added instruments are marked with an asterisk).
    Click on instrument's name for details.

    Manufacturer Instrument Name
    Kawai  K3
      K3M
    Roland  Alpha Juno 1
      Alpha Juno 2
      HS-10
      HS-60
      HS-80
      Juno-106
      JX-8P
      JX-10 Super JX (Vecoven v. 4 PWM)
      MKS-50
      MKS-70 Super JX (Vecoven v. 4 PWM)
      MKS-80 Super Jupiter
    Yamaha  B200
      DS55
      DX11
      DX21
      DX27
      DX27S
      DX100
      TQ5
      TX81Z
      V50
      YS100
      YS200

     

    DOCUMENTS & SW SUPPORT ^^^^^

    Basic manuals for SAVVY unit
    Owner's Manual PDF PDF document
    Service Manual PDF PDF document


      Roland Juno-106, HS-60
    OS 001 ver. 1.0, 12/2016

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 24x (All sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 5x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Bass Boost, ENV Time)
    Random Setting: 8x (DCO - Light, DCO - Full, VCF - Light, VCF - Full, VCA, ENV, FX, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Roland Alpha Juno 1/2, HS-10, HS-80
    OS 002 ver. 1.0, 11/2016
    Note: Do not use for MKS-50!

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 36x (All sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 5x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Bass Boost, ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 1x (ENV 4-Seg Attack)
    Random Setting: 8x (DCO - Light, DCO - Full, VCF - Light, VCF - Full, VCA, ENV, FX, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Roland JX-8P
    OS 003 ver. 1.0, 1/2017

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 44x (All sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 4x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 4x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release)
    Random Setting: 13x (DCO-1/2 - Light, DCO-1/2 - Full, DCO - XMOD, DCO - Sync, VCF - Light, VCF - Full, VCA, ENV-1/2, FX, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Roland MKS-50
    OS 004 ver. 1.0, 11/2016
    Note: Do not use for Alpha Juno!

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 36x (All sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 5x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Bass Boost, ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 1x (ENV 4-Seg Attack)
    Random Setting: 8x (DCO - Light, DCO - Full, VCF - Light, VCF - Full, VCA, ENV, FX, ALL)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Roland JX-10, MKS-70 - Super JX (V4 PWM)
    OS 005 ver. 1.0, 7/2018
    Note: Vecoven's firmware upgrade v.4 PWM is necessary!

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 84x (All sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 4x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 6x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release, ENV-1/2 4-Seg Attack)
    Random Setting: 18x (DCO-1/2 - Light, DCO-1/2 - Full, DCO - XMOD, DCO - SYNC, VCF - Light, VCF - Full, VCA, ENV-1/2/3/4, ENV All, FX, LFO-1/2, All)
    Layer Selector: 1x (Upper/Lower)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter
    OS 006 ver. 1.0, 12/2016

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 48x (All sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 4x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 4x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release)
    Random Setting: 13x (VCO-1/2 - Light, VCO-1/2 - Full, VCO - XMOD, VCO - Sync, VCF - Light, VCF - Full, VCA, ENV-1/2, FX, ALL)
    Layer Selector: 1x (Upper/Lower)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Kawai K3, K3M
    OS 007 ver. 1.0, 7/2018

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 37x (All sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 3x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 5x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release, Set User Wave)
    Random Setting: 13x (OSC - Light, OSC - Full, Wave 1~32 / 1~64 / 1~96 / 1~128, VCF - Light, VCF - Full, VCA, ENV-VCF/VCA, FX, All)
    Wave Edit: 7x (User Wave Slct, Inc/Dec Odd, Inc/Dec Even, Slope Odd, Slope Even, Invert, Compare)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Yamaha DX21, DX27, DX27S, DX100
    OS 008 ver. 1.0, 8/2018

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 80x (Most of sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 6x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Modulator Keyfollow, Carrier ENV Time, Modulator ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 5x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release, Pitch EG Time)
    Random Setting: 14x (Carrier - Light / Full, Modulator - Light / Full, Operator 1/2/3/4, Pitch EG, ENV Carrier / Modulator, FX, Mode, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Yamaha V50
    OS 009 ver. 1.0, 9/2018

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 115x (Most of sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 6x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Modulator Keyfollow, Carrier ENV Time, Modulator ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 5x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release, Pitch EG Time)
    Random Setting: 15x (Carrier - Light / Full, Modulator - Light / Full, Operator 1/2/3/4, Pitch EG, ENV Carrier / Modulator, DSP, FX, Mode, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Yamaha DX11, TX81Z
    OS 010 ver. 1.0, 9/2018

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 103x (Most of sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 6x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Modulator Keyfollow, Carrier ENV Time, Modulator ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 5x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release, Pitch EG Time)
    Random Setting: 14x (Carrier - Light / Full, Modulator - Light / Full, Operator 1/2/3/4, Pitch EG, ENV Carrier / Modulator, DSP, FX, Mode, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Yamaha B200, TQ5, YS100, YS200
    OS 011 ver. 1.0, 10/2018

    Description
    Tone Memories:128x
    Controlled Parameters:99x(Most of sound parameters)
    Modifiers:6x(MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Modulator Keyfollow, Carrier ENV Time, Modulator ENV Time)
    Macro Functions:4x(ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release)
    Random Setting:14x(Carrier - Light / Full, Modulator - Light / Full, Operator 1/2/3/4, ENV Carrier / Modulator, DSP, FX, Mode, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement:PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication:PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones:ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator:ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

      Yamaha DS55
    OS 012 ver. 1.0, 10/2018

    Description
    Tone Memories: 128x  
    Controlled Parameters: 92x (Most of sound parameters)
    Modifiers: 6x (MOD Rate, MOD Depth, Brilliance, Modulator Keyfollow, Carrier ENV Time, Modulator ENV Time)
    Macro Functions: 4x (ENV Attack, ENV Decay, ENV Susutain, ENV Release)
    Random Setting: 14x (Carrier - Light / Full, Modulator - Light / Full, Operator 1/2/3/4, ENV Carrier / Modulator, DSP, FX, Mode, All)

    Download
    Manual Supplement: PDF document
    MIDI SysEx Communication: PDF document
    Operational System: / Tones: ZIP archive (*.mid files) - operational system and basic tone set(s)
    SysEx Messages Generator: ZIP archive (Java scripts) - support software

     

    FAQ ^^^^^

    Problem:  >>>  Solution:
    What power supply adapter can I use?   PSA with these properties can be used:
    • Output DC voltage in range from 8 to 15 Volts. It doesn't matter if output voltage of the PSA is stabilized or not. Both PSA types can be used.
    • Output current 250 mA at least. Of course, the PSA ability to supply higher current is no problem - such adapter can be used too.
    • "Barrel" type output connector, diameter 5,5 / 2,1 mm, positive pole on inner pin. Note that reverse polarity doesn't damage the device - protection circuit is inside the device.
    It means that most of universal PSA can be used. No special adapter is necessary.

    My instrument does not respond to incoming MIDI data.   Probably MIDI Channel number or a MIDI functions are not set correctly on your instrument. See "Prepare the instrument" chapter in Manual Supplement for your instrument.

    Have I to program range of CC values transmitted from my control surface so that the range conforms to range of controlled parameters?   No programming of value range of used CCs is necessary. All used CCs can be transmitted in full range 0 to 127. The SAVVY converts this range to instrument's parameters value range automatically (in depencence on loaded operational system).

     

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