Main differences between the digital saxophones on the market.

Goodbye to the mess you carry in your head! With this guide, making a decision will be very simple.

Immersing yourself in the world of electronic saxophones is not easy. Many people who discover a digital saxophone go through various emotional phases. At first you feel that you are discovering a new tool to work and practice that is going to be indispensable and as you get deeper into the market, you see that your head begins to receive information of many products that are similar each other…Your search in google becomes intensive to be able to differentiate them and in many of them you do not find great differences with respect to the others…Does this sound familiar to you? Well, you are in the right place because this is the ultimate guide to get one electronic saxophone where we are going to attach all the information and reviews of the main models.

 

 

Electronic Saxophones

We will start with the correct definition of a digital saxophone:

 

What is an electronic saxophone?

The electronic saxophone is an instrument designed to be used in any environment, at any time and for all types of users. Unlike a conventional sax, it needs electronics to work, since its materials do not resonate or vibrate to produce sound. They usually weigh much less since they are made of plastic or light alloys. Its use is mainly to be able to practice the instrument without disturbing others and to be able to use it as a production and composition tool via MIDI.

 

We show you the main models of digital saxophones that are available as an option on the market today.

 

Current models of electronic saxophones:

SYLPHYO

It is a MIDI wind controller. It has a wide variety of sensors that allow you to play with sound distortion, and it works through pressure sensors with touch keys. It is primarily intended more for electronic music than as a complement to a musical instrument. It is an electronic wind instrument that reproduces the feel of an acoustic wind instrument, but does not resemble a saxophone. It has motion sensors that make the expressiveness quite successful. A big drawback is that if you want to play it wirelessly, you also have to buy a link from its brand that is valued at €330.

 

 

 

AKAI EWI USB

From the category of MIDI wind controllers, it is one of the most popular. The fingering is similar to that of a saxophone, but the keys are capacitive sensors where you do not have to exert any pressure to press the keys. The company is one of the largest in the industry, so its products are quite reliable in operation. It sounds through the computer you connect it to. 1.240 / 5.000 Resultados de traducción The EWI allows you to play up to 8 different octaves thanks to wheels that are controlled with the left thumb. Something that gives a lot of expressiveness but also requires a lot of study to play it well. It is an instrument that has an important learning curve, because it does not resemble the real saxophone in terms of shape and feeling of playing it.

 

 

 

 

ROLAND AEROPHONE AE-20

The Aerophone is one of the most popular products along with the EWI. It has a fingering very similar to that of a sax, and its keys in this case are mechanical buttons. It has built-in speakers from which it emits sound. It belongs to Roland, a Japanese company founded in 1970, a world leading brand in the design, production and distribution of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, products for guitarists, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio/video processors.

 

 

 

 

YAMAHA YDS-150

It is a digital sax that is a fusion of two technologies -acoustic and digital- plus modeling. It has the advances of the digital world and at the same time provides a sense of expressive union as it happens with an acoustic instrument. It is one of the best known options by all saxophonists in the world for both studio and live use.

 

 

 

EMEO MUSIC

Emeo is an electronic sax that has features that make it similar to an acoustic one. This has been raised to rehearse: to prepare for a concert, learn new music, improve technical skills. It has an authentic sax mechanism allowing you to pick it up and play it directly. Emeo has not been created to replace traditional saxophones, but to be a practice instrument. It doesn’t have any extra expressive control like other electronic saxophones other than a pressure sensor.

 

 

 

TRAVEL SAX 2

The Travel Sax 2 is the electronic saxophone created by Odisei Music. It has the actual fingering of a sax with built-in spring mechanisms and is a completely self-contained instrument. Its main advantage is that it is the smallest and lightest on the market, making it fully transportable anywhere. Designed to practice at all levels, being able to adapt your own mouthpiece. Work all styles: modern, jazz and classical. It is also MIDI and includes more than 50 sounds and an app to edit the fingering to your needs.

 

These are the main features of the Travel Sax 2. You can also customize the color of your keys so that your instrument is unique.

Features of the Travel Sax 2

 

 

 

 

Are you in a mess? It is normal! We attach a comparative table that will clear your head.

 

We hope that this post has helped you to obtain a little more summarized information and has helped you to have a global vision of what the electronic saxophone market is like and how they can be adjusted to your needs.

If you have any questions about the Travel Sax in particular, you can contact us at info@odiseimusic.com.

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Sources: all the information has been taken from the official pages of the brands. If there is any error, you can write to us at info@odiseimusic.com and we will solve it.

 

Odisei Music Team

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