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Best option for saxaphone

Post by chefkevin » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:46 pm

I need to be able to mic my sax and use sample sounds such as bagpipes. What is the best "all-in-one" unit that will be the most portable?

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:24 pm

Are you asking for a way to use your saxophone to trigger other sounds?

You might want to consider an EWI

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There are models both for working with MIDI hardware and for use with a computer.

Lots of information on wind controllers here
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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by chefkevin » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:16 am

I want to be able to mic. my soprano sax and and make it sound like A bag pipe or other synthesized sounds. I have A gig that will require it to sound like the bagpipe.

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by space6oy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:04 am

this is one odd scenario...

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by pricklyrobot » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:09 am

You might try plugging a mic into this: http://www.sonuus.com/products_g2m.html

Though you might need some kind of DI or Re-Amp box in front of it to get the levels/impedance correct, depending on the type of mic.
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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:13 am

chefkevin wrote:I want to be able to mic. my soprano sax and and make it sound like A bag pipe or other synthesized sounds. I have A gig that will require it to sound like the bagpipe.
Not gonna happen.

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by Arddhu » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:47 am

MS20 using the pitch to voltage converter then getting a cv-midi converter and plugging that into a rompler module?

How much would that cost compared to just buying some cheap bagpipes?

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:56 am

Also bagpipes are polyphonic and a sax isn't.

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by Arddhu » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:05 pm

Unless you have one of these: Aulochrome

And two MS-20's?

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by chefkevin » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:34 pm

Look at this vid. and you will see what I am talking about. If the synthesizer used here could download instrument sounds it should work. Problem is how would you go about getting other instruments into this machine?


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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:35 pm

I looked at the vid.

pricklyrobot's suggestion for a Sonuus G2M plus a MIDI synth that can do bagpipe sounds would be your best bet.

Good luck 8-)
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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:30 pm

90% of the distinctive sound of bagpipes is the drones. As your sax doesn't have drones you'll need to work out a way to simulate that otherwise it's not going to sound like bagpipes at all. Playing the most realistic bagpipe patch in the world isn't going to sound like bagpipes if you play it monophonically.

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:51 pm

Some useful info here

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Re: Best option for saxaphone

Post by Arddhu » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:41 am

chefkevin wrote:Look at this vid. and you will see what I am talking about. If the synthesizer used here could download instrument sounds it should work. Problem is how would you go about getting other instruments into this machine?

The problem with that machine is it's an old, analogue monophonic instrument. You can't download realistic instrument sounds into it.

It can make your sax sound like a farting duck if you wanted though. :)

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