No: Bluetooth is not good enough for instrumental performance. The Sylphyo uses a proprietary wireless system (hence the receiver device) that is very reliable, with a negligible response time (less than a millisecond).
If you already play the recorder, the whistle, the saxophone, the clarinet, the oboe, the flute, or the hulusi, you will find a fingering close to your instrument.
Otherwise, if you have a less common instrument and you think it is possible to adapt its fingering to the Sylphyo, contact us and we'll design something together.
Of course, you can play the twelve notes of the equal temperament system used in most Western music.
In addition, as the Sylphyo allows techniques such as key-bending, you can perform some other notes as well (for instance, you can bend some of these notes upwards by moving your fingers a bit outside note keys).
The mouthpiece of the Sylphyo is quite simple: you just blow into it like a recorder. Thus, there is no actual or simulated reed.
This means that, for the moment, you will not be able to finely adjust pitch, perform vibratos, or squeak using only your mouth (however, you can already perform fluttertongues and other articulation-related effects).
Note that the mouthpiece is removable: in the future, you will be able to replace it with an active mouthpiece equipped with sensors that will make these effects (and more) possible. This active mouthpice is currently being developed, but once it is available, you will be able to simply buy it and install it onto your Sylphyo.
We do not provide any official support for using the Sylphyo under Linux or Android, and we did not test it under these platforms. However, we’d be thrilled if you could tell us about your experiences with the Sylphyo under these platforms. Contact us!
Don't hesitate to talk about it with us by mail or with our community in the forums!