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  1. Acoustics
    On July 5 Yanagisawa announced a new product called the “Yany BooStar.” This is a replacement screw for the neck receiver, for which Yanagisawa claims all sorts of benefits. You can see the announcement at Yanagisawa.co.jp. I have little to no faith in these sorts of claims, and am somewhat...
  2. Acoustics
    Hi all, I am interested in many aspects of saxophone acoustics. Here is one aspect that I see mentioned frequently but not discussed: the importance or function of "thin rails" in a saxophone mouthpiece. It is probably common enough that I don't need to cite this idea, but you will find...
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    Hi everyone, I'm Pauline and I have a PhD in acoustics, I'm specialized in the acoustics of wind instruments. I just started a blog (www.cleonide.com) where you can find the scientific explanations (explained in simplified terms!) about how musical instruments work. I saw that some of you...
  4. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi, I’m a french researcher working on the acoustics of musical instruments. I’m developing a new range of saxophone mouthpieces with a groundbreaking acoustics. The goal of this project is to finally achieve the personalization of each mouthpiece: each mouthpiece will be unique. Could you help...
  5. Acoustics
    HELP!! I barely know anything about acoustics. Can someone tell me what they are, how to tell if a room has good acoustics, and everything else? Thanks.
  6. Acoustics
    Hi, I'm working on physical models for modeling the sound of saxophones, and I'm interested in knowing how the sound of the two saxophones (in the message subject) differ. It's because the saxophonist I'm working with uses a Selmer Mark VI, and we need to purchase a new sax for our...
  7. Acoustics
    I heard this this morning and thought it was interesting. hope it fits here it was my best guess. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/08/22/139805307/how-music-may-help-ward-off-hearing-loss a relative has almost exactly the problems described. conversation seems to move to fast, background...
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