SAVVY: Tone Parameters Editor & Controller

169,00 

SAVVY is bi-directional MIDI CC to Sysex Translator, Macro Programmer, Intelligent Random Patch Generator and Memory Expander for various MIDI instruments.

SKU: SAVVY Category:

Description

Features | Usage Examples | Supported Instruments | Documents & SW Support | FAQ & Troubleshooting


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.

Robust stainless steel case with rubber legs ensures a stable position on the work surface. Connection to MIDI system by standard MIDI cables (DIN 5-pin). Powered from external AC/DC power supply adapter (the adapter is not included!).

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.

Usage Examples |

Operational system / tone bank loading:

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Instrument’s memory expander:

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MIDI CC to SysEx translator / Instrument’s memory expander:

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MIDI SysEx to CC translator / CC to SysEx translator / Instrument’s memory expander:

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Some combined connections:

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Full utilization with modern USB/MIDI devices:

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Supported Instruments |

The library of supported instruments is continuously increasing (the newly added or upgraded instruments are marked). Click on arrow for details of the instrument.

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


Documents & SW |

See list of basic documents and support software of SAVVY unit available for download.

Note that Owner’s Manual in printed form is included in the product delivery.


Juno-106, HS-60 | 

[OS 001 ver.2.0, 7/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 896x
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)
Tone Naming: 1x (Individual tones naming possibility)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


Alpha Juno 1/2, HS-10, HS-80 | 

[OS 002 ver.2.0, 5/2019]
Note: Do not use for MKS-50

Main features
Tone memories: 896x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


JX-8P | 

[OS 003 ver.2.0, 7/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 768x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


MKS-50 | 

[OS 004 ver.2.0, 5/2019]
Note: Do not use for Alpha Juno

Main features
Tone memories: 896x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


JX-10, MKS-70 Super JX (V4 PWM) | 

[OS 005 ver.2.0, 7/2019]
Note: Vecoven’s firmware upgrade v.4 PWM is necessary!

Main features
Tone memories: 512x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


MKS-80 Super Jupiter | 

[OS 006 ver.2.0, 7/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 768x
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)
Tone Naming: 1x (Individual tones naming possibility)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


K3, K3M | 

[OS 007 ver.2.0, 8/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 384x
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)
Tone Naming: 1x (Individual tones naming possibility)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


DX21, DX27, DX27S, DX100 | 

[OS 008 ver.2.0, 7/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 512x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


V50 | 

[OS 009 ver.2.0, 7/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 256x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


DX11, TX81Z | 

[OS 010 ver.2.0, 5/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 384x
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, FX, Mode, All)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


B200, TQ5, YS100, YS200 | 

[OS 011 ver.2.0, 7/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 384x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


DS55 | 

[OS 012 ver.2.0, 7/2019]

Main features
Tone memories: 384x
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)

See list of documents and support software of the instrument available for download.


FAQ & Troubleshooting |

Problem: Solution:

What power supply adapter can I use?

PSU 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 PSU is stabilized or not. Both PSU types can be used.
» Output current 250 mA at least. Of course, the PSU 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 PSU 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).


Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 90 × 145 × 48 mm
Model

8-361

Version

1.0

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