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Ocarina-Workshop - Rotter ocarinas
Topic Started: 11 May 2008, 07:25 AM (51,758 Views)
Mikael
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I just found this site while searching for ocarinas. I haven't seen these ocarinas before.
They seem to have some very nice looking 10 holes.
Have anyone seen these before?

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Zaraze
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The Ocarinas looks wierd lol, The black ones are wooden right?
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lol, those are Rotter ocarinas made in Austria.

You may know them, they also make this nifty Zelda ocarina.

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That's the one Sandra_90 has. ;)

Look at her channel to listen to her playing:
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Walden
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Zaraze
11 May 2008, 04:04 PM
The Ocarinas looks wierd lol, The black ones are wooden right?
The black ones are painted clay. They were made in Austria a long time ago, and the maker has produced a new version of them in unpainted clay. There are photos of both, for comparison.
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shadowyi
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Mm..? They look quite normal to me. It's very interesting to see the smallest one labelled piccolo.
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DeepRed
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I don't see any prices or ordering section....

Do they still do the Zelda?
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Walden
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I don't know what the current policy is, but in the past he would not sell to people overseas, but would trade ocarinas.
Edited by Walden, 26 Jun 2008, 06:58 AM.
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DeepRed
26 Jun 2008, 01:00 AM
Do they still do the Zelda?
It's only listed in the German language section, under Link.
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Pandaman
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From what I can make of the site they mostly just travel the markets and fairs in europe, selling their ocarinas there and giving performances. I think they're also planning on making their ocarinas available over the internet at some point, though I don't know for sure (I thought I read that somewhere on their german site).
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Toratas
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Andy
11 May 2008, 04:09 PM
That Ocarina looks a lot like the one a Friend of mine just bought online.
He said something about an austrian maker...
If I recall correctly a store in munich sells them but they didn't sell the Zelda replica so he ordered it online.
Got to ask him by any chance for further informations.
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Oh yeah, the Zelda replica is limited and only available from time to time and only over the internet.
They still don't deliver overseas though. :3
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Walden
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Last year, in an email, Johann Rotter told me that their ocarinas may become available in the United States if they make a deal with a distributer here. He also gave me this link to the wholesale site: http://www.okarina.at
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Yeah I know... it's a pity that they don't sell overseas themselves though...
Oh well, doesn't really bother me since I live in Europe. :>

Weird that there's no English version of the wholesale site though, nevertheless there's an order form available in English...

But how are US or other wholesalers able to find it? |D

You can find the order form here, just scroll down, there's a link that reads englisch.
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Pandaman
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They have some beautiful colored ocarinas there :) Nice two tone ones that gradually change color. Also 2 ocarina sets :) Plus a couple of shaped ones. I wonder if anyone has tried out their other ocarinas here...
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I always thought about ordering some... I may do that just to try them out... they look pretty nifty and are not really expensive. xD
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stevtomato
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Hey they look so cute. Esp the pig ones XD esp for me who always wanted to kiss pigs and molest them.

Anyways, T_T why are they all in German XD
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Toratas
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Hum...
I'm having a hard time finding 12h Ocarinas :(
I went to the bigest Music store of Munich today but they "only" sell the 10Holes made by Rotter.
I asked about 12Hole Ocarinas but they seem to be pretty unkown arround here.
Hopefully one of you guys can help me out and give me some advice on where to find a 12H Ocarina in Europe :D
Maybe I'll just have to take look oversea....
Edited by Toratas, 10 Jul 2008, 04:11 PM.
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Myung
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Maybe try Focalink. http://www.focalink.com.tw/product_en.php
They have excellent 12 holes for great prices.
Shipping is not too bad either!
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kishili
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I'm from Austria myself and have a Rotter ocarina. It's white with red veins on it and I'm really happy about it especially since I boughtv it in a store in Graz and had the chance to test it first.
THough I didn't really like the animal ones (neither tune nor colour , but maybe I'll try again concerning the tune...it might have been the colours that distracted me...)
I'd gladly buy another Rotter ocarina and if I'd find one of those black ones it would be awesome.
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xxmxx
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I live in the nettherlands and i have buyed a four hole plastic pendant from them.
In real live!
I needed to drive to them and i have tested it before i buyed it!
It is really good that plastic one! :) :) :)
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Aangchen32
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This Zelda ocarina is made by man called Johann Rotter who lives in Austria in Oberkappel he makes them and sells them on the internet
i still have one of them i only can say you that the sound and the quality is nearly perfect i only found two negatives

1. U only can use this ocarina if u have big fingers because the hole for the left little finger is very big

2. The triforce looks a bit strange

but this ocarina (my first) is very easy to play it was the first instrument ive ever played and after 5 days learning i can play 18 songs nearly perfect
but im still learning

Greetz Dave
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Armisis
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http://www.thomann.de/gb/ocarinas.html

This site is in english and will ship to the uk the same brand above
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They don't sell the Zelda Ocs. There is now a THIRTEEN hole Zelda oc.

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Armisis
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I dont usualy like zelda ocairna but that thing is very pretty!!! whats the extra hole get you????
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I believe the extra hole gives you better control over hitting the tonic correctly. A common problem with focusing on having good sounding high notes and an even tone balance is that sometimes your low notes are finicky. The hole overcomes that problem because you can control it better while blowing with more breath.
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AGH
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I just got my first Ocarina of this maker... A Bass Ocarina, which I bought on ebay - new, and I got it for 50 €, on their website they sell it for 95. I just played some minutes, but I can say, that it sounds really beautiful.
The only "bad" thing is, that my Plaschke Ocarina feels strange if I play it directly after I the Bass one cause of its size :D

Here a picture... Even if no one cares ;D ;)
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future
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Guys ^^ i gotta admit something^^
i have got this special 13 hole version wich is only available from time to time.
its cost: 65 euro. (got it : christmas 2008-)
and it sounds pretty good, when its warm.
i think i have got to proof ^^

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:ieew my piercing is nearly invisible :-D
its a good german manufacturers ocarina.

PS: damn i gotta cut my hair^^
Edited by future, 5 Jun 2009, 12:41 PM.
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I often thought about getting that ocarina but that metal ring for the neckstrap has always been an annoyance for me. :lmao:

(And I think your hair is fine. Mine is way longer. :B)
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Angelodeath
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I like how that ocarina looks! Maybe the Zelda replica I've been looking for...

On topic of the off-topic: Mine was like future's but I cut it today! :D
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future
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andy, dont worry about this metal ring.. it is so tiny, that it is hard to even realise^^
*now ive got an Iro^^ but not like a punk. a bit more civilized^^*
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Jehrets2
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I personally sorta dont like their ocarinas (except for da zelda, but ive never played a LoZ game so i dont rlly need 1)
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Wicked sweet! I found Penguin Ocs on that site!
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Jhaemes
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All I can find is the 10 holes.
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future
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ye, cos the 13 holes, got special times, when they get sold.
they arent available all te time.
its like a.. rare one^^ *so proud*
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AG7
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Hi all,

I'm from germany and mailed Johan Rotter long time ago...the final message was, that he didnt have the ocs he shows on his website in stock and doesnt make them all regulary... dunno, sounds realy strange.

I wanted a pendant for my grandfather who only got 9 finger left ( Panchi didnt wrote back after some time - he asked me to design an oc...) . Anyway - I ordered at Thomann cause it was cheeper..... and this was in November 08.


I often called Thoman but they always said, they w8 for the ocarina...

So Rotter wasnt able to make a pendant and to serve his big client thomann! Oo

I canceled the order and bought lovely Fokalink Ocs via Songbird :)

I dont want to derogate the quality of his producs but his servics realy sucks!

If somebody of you from other states realy want tihs 13 or 12 hole zelda oc, i can buy it for you and send it to you. Just pm me or sth.

so long

A
Edited by AG7, 23 Jun 2009, 10:54 PM.
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Andy
11 May 2008, 04:09 PM
lol, those are Rotter ocarinas made in Austria.

You may know them, they also make this nifty Zelda ocarina.

Posted Image

That's the one Sandra_90 has. ;)

Look at her channel to listen to her playing:
Click me plz!
Hey, I have one of these "nifty Zelda ocarinas", too! It came to me yesterday by DHL. :-) Since it's my very first ocarina, I have no idea if it's a good instrument or not... Soon, I will be able to compare it to Focalink and Maparam... I'll let you know what I think.
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kuraisong
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stevtomato
1 Jul 2008, 06:37 AM
Esp the pig ones XD esp for me who always wanted to kiss pigs and molest them.

Anyways, T_T why are they all in German XD
Um, what? o_O
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Walden
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I don't know if this is still his practice, but Mr. Rotter used to be willing to trade for other makers' ocarinas overseas, though unwilling to sell them overseas.
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Armisis
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I just got off the phone with Johann Rotter from Ocarina Werkstatt, a very very nice man, I gave him the url for here and invited him to join us.

Hope to see him on here soon!

Dave
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Sarume
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I actually have one of his ocarinas the 10 hole soprano g long and as far as I can say is that the need some breath to be in tune. (at least the pianist in our choir says that it is tuned a half-step too low and it's my first ocarina)

But the only problem I have with this ocarina is (which might be normal for regular ten holes) that there is no direct possibility to play G#. Either I have to blow the G very hard, the A soft or the A normal manipulating the fipple. (One thing I like about this ocarina, manipulating the fipple is possible down to the low E ^^)


There also one point that good and bad - The learning book that's send with it.
The book itself is in German, because he mostly sells to German-speaking countries and there is only one kind of book for the ten-holes and it's made for the ocarinas in the key of C. -_-

The book (I actually don't know how much pages it has but quite a lot)
helps quite a lot, for example it explains techniques and the songs in there are presented in sheet music and in tabs (but unfortunately in the matter of sheet music only for the key of C).
There are also some song for 2 and more ocarinas, for example Ode of Joy for two ocarinas.

But all in all I'm satisfied with it - Can't wait to get my Focalink to compare both^^
Edited by Sarume, 14 Oct 2009, 09:45 PM.
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Armisis
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Hmmm very interesting! Thanks fo the info!!

Oh by the way his youtube channel is:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Ocarinahans
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Walden
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How much do these ocarinas cost?
Edited by Walden, 15 Oct 2009, 12:00 AM.
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Sarume
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10 holes:

C1 Piccolo Length: 10,3cm Price: 35€
C1 Piccolo long Length: 13,5cm Price: 35€
G2 Soprano Length: 12,0cm Price: 35€
G2 Soprano long Length: 15,5cm Price: 37€
C3 Alto Length: 15,5cm Price: 45€
G4 Tenor Length: 17,0cm Price: 55€
C5 Bass Length: 21,5cm Price: 95€
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Walden
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Somewhat more expensive than Fabio Menaglio's.
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Walden
15 Oct 2009, 08:54 AM
Somewhat more expensive than Fabio Menaglio's.
Actually, not. Only soprano C (C1 piccolo) is more expensive than Menaglio's equivalent. Others are of similar price, only Bass C (C5) is much cheaper than Menaglio's equivalent. So, to conclude, these ocarinas are very cheap, especially considering I hear great things about them from Italian players.

Click for a detailed price comparison

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