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Voicing

Voicing
With voicing, we describe how the character of sound changes. Sound is often described with terms like warm or bright, overtone rich, stuffy, dull, too open, too closed, resistant, hesitant, unstable, muffled, etc.

What you can do
All of these "voices" are the product of the way the player blows air through the instrument and the instrument's construction. This creates the overtone spectrum.

Oszillogram


As a player, you have three possibilities to influence the sound:
1. You can change the amount of air you blow into the instrument
2. You can change the airspeed
3. You can influence how the reed vibrates
The rest depends on the design and efficiency of the instrument and equipment used - reeds, barrel, ligature, and mouthpiece.

Where we can help
As soon as the air enters the instrument, it is the geometry of the bore, tone holes, and many different aspects regarding the padding, which have a great impact on the sound. Through controlled adjustments, we can manipulate the air, and therefore also the sound, in the direction the player wants it to go.

Spectral alalysis in 3 D Frequency, amplitude over time

Today we can darken or brighten, open, or close the sound. We can lift or lower the pitch, make the instrument respond faster, or vibrate longer, just to mention some of the possibilities we have.

Let us know what's on your mind, and we can offer you our options.

Live visualisation of an soundwave within a tube

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