transverse saxophone

The transverse saxophone is an acoustic musical instrument that reproduces the sound of the saxophone.

Its body was built in PVC using the Catia software, on which was fixed a machined soprano saxophone mouthpiece. A custom analog input card allowed to sense the acoustic pressure inside the mouthpiece. The early prototype was designed from acoustical analyses of a standard saxophone.


The project was developed with Jean Kergomard and Patrick Sanchez in collaboration with Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (CNRS), in the context of the ENS Paris-Saclay Bachelor’s Degree in Physics.

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