transverse saxophone

The transverse saxophone is a 3D-printed acoustic instrument that reproduces the sound of a conic saxophone.

Its body, printed in PVC using the Catia software, was equipped with a machined soprano saxophone mouthpiece. A custom analog input card allowed to sense acoustic pressure inside the mouthpiece. The early prototype was designed based on acoustic modelling of a standard conic saxophone.

Year
2013

Credits
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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