The mouthpiece is only part of the equation. Most commonly you would look for a large chamber and a rollover or flat baffle, tip opening is what works best for you, brand is unimportant. However, you need to have the sound you want in your head and work toward it. Listen to your favorite players that have the sound you want, and try and sound like them.What mpcs would you Alto players suggest fir a darker sound...and what tip opening
There are really many thread on this and none, of course, offers a definitive, one mouthpiece fits all , answer.What mpcs would you Alto players suggest fir a darker sound...and what tip opening
yes, one of the first things any sound engineer learns about "EQ" is that it's much easy to remove or attenuate high frequences to make something sound warmer, than it is to raise high frequencies to brighten something if those frequencies are very low. Even more of a problem if they are non-existent. Saxophone sound and tone generation is the same principal.Indeed Pete, it may be argued that the most versatile thing is to have a mouthpiece with a " bright" natural sound and darken it with technique so that you then have two extremes and all the sounds in between.
Well, you can brighten any mouthpiece (even a stuffy old one) by shoving more of it in your mouth, but then you open yourself up to other issues if you use that as a base for a regular embouchure. It's fine if you use it part of a flexible embouchure/tone routine.Some players go for a dark mouthpiece and learn how to brighten it with technique. But that is a lot harder IMO. Brecker was blowing his brains (throat) out when he was using a Link.
That's what happens when you get old...thanks for the heads up. Lol I really would like to find some clips of Alto players using a Tone Edge...where I live I have no access to try mpcs ...so yes I was looking for a starting point...There might be answers in the last thread you started on the same topic: