For large-scale woodwind instrument makers, producing instruments with exactly the same playing characteristics is a constant aim. This paper explores manufacturing consistency by comparing five Howarth S10 student model oboes. Psychophysical testing involving nine musicians is carried out to investigate perceived differences in the playing properties of… (More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs Simulations of modal active control applied to the self-sustained oscillations of the clarinet. (2014). Simulations of modal active control applied to the self-sustained oscillations of the clarinet. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 100(6) pp. 1149–1161.
Active control is widely used in industry. However, there have been relatively few applications to musical instruments, particularly wind instruments. The aim of this study is to attempt to control the sound quality and playability of wind instruments, using active control. Active control makes it possible to modify the input impedance (amplitude and… (More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs Experimental demonstration of the modification of the resonances of a simplified self-sustained wind instrument through modal active control. (2015). Experimental demonstration of the modification of the resonances of a simplified self-sustained wind instrument through… (More)
Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. An active mute for the trombone Thibaut Meurisse a)b)c) , Adrien Mamou-Mani b)c) , René Caussé b)c) Abstract A mute… (More)
A mute is a device that is placed in the bell of a brass instrument to alter its sound. However, when a straight mute is used with a brass instrument, the frequencies of its first impedance peaks are slightly modified, and a mistuned, extra impedance peak appears. This peak affects the instrument's playability, making some lower notes difficult or… (More)