The Sounds are back !
also check out a new 'backing tracks page'
( page below is currently under re-design, January 2013....
and also check out a new 'backing tracks page' - started July 2008 )
Hello - this started off as a very basic attempt to share the sounds of some of the C-Melody saxophones and other instruments that I have. I'm sure the recording quality will get better over time, whilst still keeping the files to well under 1 MB for ease of access with slower dial-up lines. Hopefully this may also go some way to dispel the myths that the C-Melody ( C Tenor ) saxophone is a sad old stuffy out-of-tune horn - which it isn't ! I've put a couple of alto sax samples at the start, just for comparison...
So, these are a selection of sounds from me, on the various instruments that I play reasonably well - although opinions do vary on that last statement...... Far from complete, and just recorded into a microphone connected to the PC, so really just "tasters" - hopefully over time I'll replace some of them with slightly more professional offerings ? But just as an indication of how various (mostly tenor sax) mouthpieces sound, it's useful.
Where the link is followed by a small speaker icon like this - Sad Samba - you can either click on the actual link to hear the sound in (e.g.) Media player, or you can click on the small speaker to use the websites built in '1Bit' streaming Flash player. Click again to stop.
|---||Sad Samba||Martin Magna alto - 1960's||Aquilasax Yani copy (metal) 7||Rico Royal 2.5||--|
|Doodle||Buescher 'Truetone' alto - lacquer - late 1920's||Bronze Berg (metal) vintage||Rico Royal 2.5|
|Moonlight in Vermont||Martin C-Melody - 1930's||Couf J9*S (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Doodle (.wav)||Buescher C-Melody - relacquered - mid 1920's||Couf J9*R (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Doodle (.wav)||Buescher C-Melody - bare brass - late 1920's||Zinner/Strathon Adjustotone 7* (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Maputo||Buescher C-Melody - silver plated - mid 1920's||Berg Larsen HR 115/0 M tenor (metal tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Doodle (.wav)||Ditson (Buescher stencil) C-Melody lacquer '20's||Zinner/Strathon Adjustotone 7* (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Doodle (.wav)||Martin ( Horace stencil ) C-Melody bare-brass||Zinner/Strathon Adjustotone 7* (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Blues for my thumb 1||The Martin C-Melody - silver plate||Zinner/Strathon Adjustotone 7* (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Blues for my thumb 2||The Martin C-Melody - silver plate||Zinner/Strathon Adjustotone 7* (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Low notes test||The Martin C-Melody - silver plate||70's Otto Link 'Tone Edge 7 (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Doodle (.wav)||Conn - "straight/alto" neck C-Melody||unmarked 'student' plastic (alto)||Rico Royal 2.5|
|St. Thomas (Rollins) (.wav)||Conn - "straight/alto" neck C-Melody||short-shank Selmer/Brilhart (tenor)||Rico Royal 3|
|Doodle||Old Flute - Angel or Parrot ?|
|Mahna-mahna..||An old (very leaky) Pedler metal clarinet||Vandoren 5JB||Rico 2|
|Doodle||Buffet Crampon Clari|
- and of course there are even more sound samples on the C-Melody Sax Players page....