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by Sirchronique
Sun Jul 30, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Embouchure help: I'm playing too flat
Replies: 20
Views: 4633

Re: Embouchure help: I'm playing too flat

When I first started playing flute I played flat for almost the first year or so. I had the head pushed all the way in and even then I was still a tiny bit flat. As my embouchure got better and my tone became stronger, I had to pull out the head more and more over time, and now I have a tendency to ...
by Sirchronique
Wed Jul 05, 2023 9:08 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Who makes a Delrin Piccolo keyless in D?
Replies: 7
Views: 1205

Re: Who makes a Delrin Piccolo keyless in D?

I didn’t see any delrin on the Aebi site, though he does offer some kind of non-wood material option. He made some delrin flutes in the past and he offers far more options than what's listed on his website. One material he uses is Juma (a resin based material) which, as far as I can tell, has all t...
by Sirchronique
Tue Jul 04, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Who makes a Delrin Piccolo keyless in D?
Replies: 7
Views: 1205

Re: Who makes a Delrin Piccolo keyless in D?

Hammy Hamilton seems to make (or no longer makes) a piccolo in D in Delrin, but I'm not finding many hits out there for keyless D's in delrin. Musique Morneaux makes a lovely model but alas not in Delrin. Peeler might make one. Who am I missing that makes a *good* keyless piccolo in delrin? Terry M...
by Sirchronique
Sun Jul 02, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: To polish or not to polish
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: To polish or not to polish

It would make little difference to me personally, but I would prefer that an instrument not be polished, because some polishes, like Brasso, contain compounds that will make the patina come back more aggressively and in an uglier way. I also don’t want residues from these polishes on whistles I buy,...
by Sirchronique
Thu Jun 22, 2023 10:49 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Playing with backing track
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Playing with backing track

Okay, it looks like it only has a headphone port.


In that case, you should be able to play your backing track on a device, and then plug the headphone/speaker output of that device into the second 1/4” input on your recording device.

I believe an inexpensive adapter should be all you need.
by Sirchronique
Wed Jun 21, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Playing with backing track
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Playing with backing track

My zoom recorder has an in-put where I can use two large Jacks going into it, and one small in the other end. This may be a "beginners question" :) but is that the same as an aux-in port? It also has a mode where I can use 4 channels at one time. The irig you mention seems like a good con...
by Sirchronique
Wed Jun 21, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: The Trad Tech Forum
Topic: Playing with backing track
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: Playing with backing track

My zoom recorder has an in-put where I can use two large Jacks going into it, and one small in the other end. This may be a "beginners question" :) but is that the same as an aux-in port? It also has a mode where I can use 4 channels at one time. The irig you mention seems like a good con...
by Sirchronique
Wed Jun 21, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Playing with backing track
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Playing with backing track

Does the zoom recorder have an aux-in port? If so, just plugging the source of the backing track into that should do it. Alternatively, for smartphone recording you could get something like an iRig. Some of their models have that port. You can plug your zoom recorder into that along with your backin...
by Sirchronique
Wed Jun 21, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: The Trad Tech Forum
Topic: Playing with backing track
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: Playing with backing track

Does the zoom recorder have an aux-in port? If so, just plugging the source of the backing track into that should do it. Alternatively, for smartphone recording you could get something like an iRig. Some of their models have that port. You can plug your zoom recorder into that along with your backin...
by Sirchronique
Mon Jun 19, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Playing with backing track
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Playing with backing track

I’m sure there are several ways to do this, but I can explain how I’d do this with the things I have on hand, if I were wanting to do so. I have an EQ pedal with an Aux-in port and headphone port. This makes it very simple. Microphone goes into mic-preamp, and mic preamp goes into the pedal, and the...
by Sirchronique
Mon Jun 19, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: The Trad Tech Forum
Topic: Playing with backing track
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: Playing with backing track

I’m sure there are several ways to do this, but I can explain how I’d do this with the things I have on hand, if I were wanting to do so. I have an EQ pedal with an Aux-in port and headphone port. This makes it very simple. Microphone goes into mic-preamp, and mic preamp goes into the pedal, and the...
by Sirchronique
Fri Jun 16, 2023 10:23 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Hand-carved flute is not playing
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Hand-carved flute is not playing

If you haven’t played flute before, it can be hard to even get a tone out of a well made flute initially. Not being able to play flute complicates the process of building one, because you won’t be able to make good adjustments. Plus, you won’t be able to know which errors are from the instrument and...
by Sirchronique
Mon Jun 05, 2023 5:25 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Looking to try a low whistle
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Looking to try a low whistle

Whistle preference is such a subjective matter that it’s difficult to recommend specific whistles, but the two I mentioned are both decent and readily available starting points for one who wants to keep it as inexpensive as possible but still have an instrument that is nice to play. If you like the ...
by Sirchronique
Mon Jun 05, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Looking to try a low whistle
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Looking to try a low whistle

The price doesn’t really have anything to do with whether or not it requires piper’s grip (perhaps I misread that sentence?). In any case, piper’s grip makes things easier, not harder. It’s normal for such a thing to feel unfamiliar and weird at first, but simply playing up and down the scale that w...
by Sirchronique
Wed May 17, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Goldie Narrow Bore Low D
Replies: 15
Views: 3370

Re: Goldie Narrow Bore Low D

Does anyone know how Colin achieves his easy/medium/hard backpressure adjustments with his whistles? I would like to add just a bit more backpressure to mine, but the adjustments I've made always end up changing the tone or playing characteristics negatively. It’s been a number of years since I’ve ...