I'm curious about these horns. Is there anyone on the forum that has (played) one? If so, what are your impressions?
But I will tell you that I absolutely loved your music!
Truly great stuff! Very unique! The best thing I've heard in some time!
The pleasure was all mine!
Tell me....Do you guys perform in the USA?
Soprano: Antigua Winds 586LQ; Alto: Buffet SDA-1961, Conn 28M-1950; Tenor: Buffet SDA-1973, Conn 10M-1948; Bb Clarinet: Noblet Model 40-1963; Flute: Pearl, Closed-hole, C-Foot
I recall Jason Dumars bought one on the forum and played it for a while. You might want to ask him.
I had one of these, and it was hands down the best sounding, best intonation alto I have ever played. Period. But... the keys, specifically the palm keys, were placed in a way that I could not get used to. It was so frustrating that I wound up selling it as a result. Also, the octave venting on the palm keys eliminates a lot of altissimo and multiphonic possibilities because you can't get single venting. I really like the close multiphonics spaced in octaves, so it was a little troubling for me too.
Overall, I would recommend it highly unless you have these specific fringy concerns that I have. Most people don't play the kind of music I do.
Am I correct in assuming that many notes in the extreme high register need different fingerings, or overblowing a harmonic?
Also, did you have any difficulty keeping the horn regulated?
I have an alto. The pads are long gone, and so I can't judge how it plays at all right now... I hope to have some time to get it to play soon.