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windway camfering
Topic Started: 5 Jan 2017, 05:13 PM (136 Views)
acox
Andy Cox
first of all what is the correct spelling for camfering? I've seen it spelled camphering too. Oh well, I read some post recently about camfering the windway on ocarinas and I would like to add my experiences.

On low instruments, tenor recorder c; eg "C4" and lower (presently making a (G 3) I find that when the voicing was being made, the instrument fundamental was very weak. Adding the lower campher did the trick---suddenly the instrument's clarity and volume really increased. Camphering the top of the windway adds even more.

I have not found that camphering helps very much on high pitched instruments, but more trials need to be made.

andy
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If I understand what you're talking, it's kind of "Bevel" on the roof of the "Windway". It should have a certain improvement of timbre, but the results are not always guaranteed. It has some effectiveness when voicing hole is very deep set. Angles and amplitude, each will have to find the optimal ones.
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