Reader saxopedia hooked up a Mogees sensor to his sax to develop a seriously wild new way of playing! He plucks the sax like a harp for some very cool results. This is inspiring. I'd love to see someone take this idea and go full Neukölln on it.
This is what you can get when you apply a Mogees sensor to an alto sax. (Audio is low quality, being taken directly from the ipad mic.)
Update: I just got an email with some more details behind this setup!
Incidentally, I forgot to mention the usual tech details, in case you want to update the description:· The Mogees mic is located on the rear of the sax, I found it’s the best place to catch most noises coming from both the sax keys and my claps on the sax bell.
· The reverb on the sax is obtained using VoiceLive running on an iPad Air 1st gen, which is connected to an IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD
· The Mogees app runs on an iPhone behind my back, not visible in the video, but could have run on the same ipad, of course
· At about half way of the performance I start Alchemy to produce a very simple pad-like sound
You might want to have a look at http://www.saxopedia.com, my web site devoted to saxophone. It probably has the largest collection (3000+) of transcribed sax, trumpet, guitar and piano solos you can find on the internet. I haven’t updated it in 2.5 years, but it is still quite useful for many musicians. I also started a section about iOS music apps, but I later decided to let it go and focus on other stuff.