Just a couple of points. First, a Link does have a baffle; a low rollover baffle. So, being a bit pedantic, what you mean to say is it 'needs' a higher or longer baffle. I put 'needs' in quotes because a Link is designed with a low rollover baffle for a reason and if you put a much different baffle in there, it's no longer a Link. But hey, if you like it better with a business card or other baffle in there, go for it. But I'd get tired of pulling the business card out every time I finished playing in order to swab the mpc out. Then replacing it exactly the same way so it would still 'work' properly.(This MPC really needs a baffle).
Good point; I wouldn't argue with that. But a business card? whaler pointed out one potential issue with that solution...Well, JL....some modern links do need more baffle. However, not to make the sound like a highly baffled piece, as you stated. Some lack the material to prevent them from sounding dead.
I am truly sorry for the noviceness of my question, however, what is a baffle and what is its function/I just shoved it in there. About 1/2 of a business card to break up the air.
Seriously it sounds amazing now; in tune and projects. Anyone else ever do this ?
(This MPC really needs a baffle).
+1^ that’s a good one. Here is another https://www.syos.co/en/blog/material/saxophone-mouthpiece-anatomy.I am truly sorry for the noviceness of my question, however, what is a baffle and what is its function/
I agree. No shame in asking an honest question, Bill. I'm sure you aren't the only one who didn't know. I've learned so much from this site it still surprises me how much I don't know. Being essentially self-taught and originally a clarinet player, I have learned most of what I know about saxophones and the playing thereof here on SOTW.+1^ that’s a good one. Here is another https://www.syos.co/en/blog/material/saxophone-mouthpiece-anatomy.
No reason to ever be sorry about learning. You asked a good question. Welcome to SOTW.
What’s a business card? Is it an app or something?
I bet he may well have added some baffle to his Link(s). I read somewhere (so it must be true) that Trane had a suitcase full of mps!Ive still got an old modern link I worked with like this...its the most Coltrane sound Ive ever gotten...makes me wonder what he did to his pieces (of course he would probably sound like himself on anything with a chamber and rails).