A saxophone goes to the octave while a clarinet goes to the twelfth; but why?
In this article, we'll explain why a saxophone goes to the octave while the clarinet goes to the twelfth. It is all due to the instrument's shape...
Describing the clarinet sound
What vocabulary should be used to describe the clarinet sound? Here is an overview of various experiments we conducted to find out.
From Desmond to Brecker: the brightness of the saxophone tone
It's all about brightness. When people describe saxophone tone, this word is always the most used. But what does this mean? How can we define brightness, and how to be sure that we all mean the same thing when we use this word? The acousticians investigate.
Why is it difficult to play the lowest notes of the saxophone softly?
Why is it difficult to play the lowest notes of the saxophone softly? Physical laws bring an acoustic answer for the saxophonists who keep wondering why!