I posted this in the flute discussion group, and I've gotten some feedback, but really, I'd like opinions for any musician, or person who just likes music. This really isn't particular to flutes so much as it is about just wanted to know what people think of the sound - is it good or not. So, I think anyone could help me. But, if this post isn't supposed to be here, I hope the moderator does remove it.
Iíve got a new headjoint out for trial, and I made a couple of recordings with it. One is Faureís Pavane, which goes down to low C, and the other is Beauty and the Beast, in which I play the second part an octave higher than written, going up to Hi C.
I made up a website with these recordings. However, as I really only want to pay out$3,000 if there is a real improvement over my current headjoints, I recorded the same songs, the same way, with the same equipment and processing, etc. So, on the website are ten songs, 2 for each of five, unidentified, headjoints. This way I can see what people think without their having any preconceptions. I played each as carefully as I can, and Iíll reply later to the list with what feedback I get.
I put them up in fully detailed wavís (about 26 MB) and as Wmaís (about 4-6 MB).
To make things simple, I built a survey from Survey Monkey, and embedded it in the website. The first question is most important to me, but the rest would be interesting to know, if you care to fill them in, there are only ten in total. I also linked this site to a site I built about how I compare music files so that I can switch between different versions and hear the same point in the music. I do this all the time for different microphones, different electronic processing etc.
The website is here (and the music files are at the bottom)