“I felt sure that by breaking free of traditional design ideas, it should be possible to create
the best recorders in the world.
I started working in fall 2003 on such a design, with my new inventions in it. I made and bought tools and jigs, found sources for obscure supplies, and I learned fine woodworking, "jewelers" metalworking for making keys, and some pottery skills.
Along the road new ideas arose that made it even better. It took until fall 2005 to work out the various "bugs" associated with any new design, but I am now able to supply instruments that musicians will be pleased or even proud to own.
These strong and flexible alto recorders are fine general mixed ensemble instruments that fit in with flutes, clarinets, string quartets, pianos, guitars and so on without apology. They are available in models from regular baroque fingered to the 7-key fully keyed "orchestra ready" recorders with no weak forked fingerings, all with the strongest achievable sound, over 2-1/2 octaves range, the ability to fine-tune and play dynamics, and a lovely pitch-vibrato. …“
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