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Wallander Instruments releases Saxophones 1 & 2
Wallander Instruments has released Saxophones 1 & 2, two WIVI powered instrument collections.
Saxophones 1 includes the four most popular saxophone types of our day, the soprano, the alto, the tenor and the baritone.
The tenor is arguably the most popular and well-recognized saxophone of our day, along with the more soft-spoken alto. In saxophone quartets, the tenor regularly plays the most prominent role due to its distinct tone.
Saxophones 1 features
- Soprano Saxophones 1-3
- Alto Saxophones 1-3
- Tenor Saxophones 1-3
- Baritone Saxophones 1-3
Saxophones 2 is a collection which extends the range of the saxophone family with the sopraninos and bass saxophones.
Due to the 1929 Wall Street financial crash, the once so popular C melody, mezzo-soprano and C soprano saxophones were dropped from production. These once so popular non-transposing instruments virtually disappeared by a cruel twist of fate.
Nonetheless, these instruments have a unique voice of their own. Hidden gems in this collection is the edgy mezzo-soprano, and the C melody – a driving force in the 1920s, closely related to today’s tenor.
Saxophones 2 features
- Sopranino Saxophones 1-3
- C Soprano Saxophones 1-3
- F Mezzo-soprano Saxophones 1-3
- C Melody Saxophones 1-3
- Bass Saxophones 1-3
Saxophones 1 is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for 299 EUR. Saxophones 2 costs 219 EUR.
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