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jordan.1210
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Joined: January 2nd, 2017, 10:33 am

March 16th, 2017, 7:59 am #271

Thanks for sharing that information! I can't wait to see what the final product looks like!
[+] Current Ocarina Collection (43, 35 excluding 3D printed ones):
-3D printed Sopranino C :ocarina:
-3D printed Alto C :pendant:
-3D printed Alto C
-3D printed Alto C Mountain Ocarina clone :inline:
-3D printed Alto C (x2) :ocarina:
-3D printed Alto C/G harmony double
-3D printed Alto G
-Dinda Alto Bb :ocarina:
-Disney Animal Kingdom Cup Ocarina
-EWA Soprano B2 (plays in A for some reason, might sell) :oldoc:
-Fiehn Soprano A2 1/2 :ocarina:
-Fiehn Alto G9 :ocarina:
-Fiehn Alto F10 (can't really play since my pinky finger is too small) :ocarina:
-Fiehn Alto E11 :ocarina:
-Focalink Double Soprano G :double:
-Focalink Double Alto C :double:
-Imperial City Ocarina Soprano Eb :ocarina:
-Imperial City Ocarina Green Triple Bass C :triple:
-MasterTar (etsy) Acorn in F (Soprano F) :inline:
-MasterTar (etsy) Song of the Sea in D (Soprano D) :inline:
-MasterTar (etsy) Song of the Sea in A (Alto A) :inline:
-Night by Noble Alto C :nobleblack:
-Odami Alto C :ocarina:
-Old Glory Alto Bb :ocarina:
-Rotter Pig Alto G
-Songbird Charm Soprano C :pendant:
-Songbird Raku Pendant 5h Soprano G :pendant:
-Songbird Teardrop Pendant Soprano G :pendant:
-Songbird Dodecahedron Soprano D :pendant:
-Songbird Fire Opal Dragontooth Alto C :ocarina:
-Songbird SoL Alto G :ocarina:
-STL Mini Necklace Sopranino E :pendant:
-STL Little Echo Soprano C :ocarina:
-STL Necklace Soprano C :pendant:
-STL Fire Soprano G :ocarina:
-STL Lightning Soprano F :ocarina:
-STL Destiny Alto C (can't really play since it's super uncomfortable, might sell) :ocarina:
-STL Keyed Aria Alto C :aria:
-Tenrai 6h (x2) Pendant soprano A :pendant:
-Tenrai 8h Pendant soprano A (wants to play in B) :pendant:
-WrightOcarinas Alto Bb :ocarina:

Soon to get (shipping):
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Shinobinlove
Transverse Ocarinist x 3
Transverse Ocarinist x 3
Joined: March 2nd, 2009, 9:55 pm

March 30th, 2017, 4:12 pm #272

Does anyone have an actual image of the CODA yet?
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pandorado100
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Joined: January 12th, 2012, 11:26 pm

March 30th, 2017, 5:05 pm #273

Congratulations to Karl and Susan for all their hard work into making CODA a reality. I hope it is a huge success.
"The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats..."
-- Albert Schweitzer


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Kitten Forest
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: May 2nd, 2014, 10:06 pm

March 30th, 2017, 5:19 pm #274

Daniel wrote:http://www.ocarinaboard.com/bb/index.ph ... 6#msg19086

Very interesting design....
Shinobinlove, this is the only link I've seen to an image. From what I've read, there have been some changes since then, but I haven't seen other pictures posted.
[+] My Ocarinas
:triple: ICO Triple BC
:ocarina: Songbird SoL
:focalinkblue: Focalink plastic AC and SC
:ocarina: Songbird Allegro AC
:pendant: Songbird Seedpod AC
:ocarina: Focalink Strawfire AG
:inline: Hind Harmony Double Tenor F
:OoT: Dreambirth Bass A
:ocarina: Rotter Z Fans (AC and SC)
:OoT: Songbird OoT Kokiri Edition AC
:pendant: Songbird Pokeball AD
:oldoc: Gretsch SG
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Harp Player
Triple Ocarinist
Triple Ocarinist
Joined: September 5th, 2013, 7:52 pm

March 31st, 2017, 6:06 am #275

Shinobinlove wrote:Does anyone have an actual image of the CODA yet?
He only has pictures of prototype (printed) CODA Ocarinas posted. The mold order has been finalized and ordered the last I head, but it may look slightly different from the printed version.
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Harp Player
Triple Ocarinist
Triple Ocarinist
Joined: September 5th, 2013, 7:52 pm

May 11th, 2017, 6:45 am #276

Here is the latest update from Karl about the CODA.
wrote: Hi to you faithful Coda followers. I appreciate you, and I understand how frustrating the slow progress (and my infrequent posts) can be. At times, it's terribly hard for me to be patient also. There are just so many little steps in a project like this -- and a frustrating amount of WAITING (and follow up) whenever the ball is in someone else's court.

Here's the latest word from the mold makers: "After running the tooling schedule, I am showing the week of June 19th for the first samples."

Exciting, right? However, now it's time to manage everyone's expectations, including my own.

The first samples that come out of the mold are to test the functionality, cooling, accuracy, etc., of the mold. Ideally, when they first fire up the huge injection molding machine, celestial music will sound, bluebirds will alight on the hopper, and a shaft of golden light will stream through the factory window, illuminating a set of gleaming, perfectly-formed parts as they emerge from the jaws of the gentle giant. (Sigh!!)

More likely, though, since we have striven to be "steel safe," we'll need to tweak one or more aspects of the molds that produce Coda's four precision parts. Steel safe? Well, it's much easier to remove a little bit of steel from a mold surface to bring it into spec than to try to weld and form a tiny feature onto a mold. Anyway, tweaking requires disassembling the mold (big hunks of steel that weigh hundreds of pounds) and, uh... tweaking it. Then you reassemble the mold and try again... Hopefully, there will be nothing major to address since a ton (or more) of careful planning has gone into this so far.

After parts meet with my approval (I'm easy to please, right?Wink), then it's time to send portions of the mold out to a company that specializes in texturing mold surfaces and, finally, to another company that heat treats the mold cavities. Meanwhile, yet another company will be completing the precision horns and fixtures for assembling Coda. So... I'll be attending a lot of meetings, checking progress and quality of a lot of things, and writing a lot of checks. (SIGH!!!!!!)

So, what is a realistic time frame for getting Coda into your hands? Well, if all goes as planned, we could begin sales at the end of July. Yee-haa! That's what I'm striving for. However, I have enough experience with this type of project to expect unexpected challenges. When they come, you just have to roll up your sleeves and work through them. Thus, I'll also be very pleased if we have Coda on the market sometime in August.

That's all for now. Thanks for the kind, patient support. It is encouraging. Also, thanks for the feedback on price. Obviously, I can't always follow everyone's recommendations, but I always read your comments with great interest and learn from them. Tuna asked if supply would be limited at first. In theory, no. Let's see if that is true in practice. Will there ever be a "high-end" version of Coda? Well, if Coda takes off the way we hope it will, then a high-end version is a possibility in the future. Our focus for now, though, is to make an affordable instrument that plays like a high-end one. Tiny, tough, and light, great sound, 2 chromatic octaves, and fluid, intuitive fingering.
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Vendace
Double Ocarinist
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Joined: March 27th, 2015, 4:37 pm

May 11th, 2017, 1:54 pm #277

I've never played an inline ocarina, but I'm really excited to see something like this come to fruition! Thanks for keeping us updated Harp player :)
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Kitten Forest
Double Ocarinist x 2
Double Ocarinist x 2
Joined: May 2nd, 2014, 10:06 pm

May 12th, 2017, 12:13 am #278

I've always wanted to try a Mountain Ocarina, but of course since this project began, there hasn't been any of the others made. I look forward to more updates!
[+] My Ocarinas
:triple: ICO Triple BC
:ocarina: Songbird SoL
:focalinkblue: Focalink plastic AC and SC
:ocarina: Songbird Allegro AC
:pendant: Songbird Seedpod AC
:ocarina: Focalink Strawfire AG
:inline: Hind Harmony Double Tenor F
:OoT: Dreambirth Bass A
:ocarina: Rotter Z Fans (AC and SC)
:OoT: Songbird OoT Kokiri Edition AC
:pendant: Songbird Pokeball AD
:oldoc: Gretsch SG
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Harp Player
Triple Ocarinist
Triple Ocarinist
Joined: September 5th, 2013, 7:52 pm

June 29th, 2017, 5:13 pm #279

I wanted to let everyone know that Karl has received some sample CODA ocarinas. He is currently testing them to see if the molds need to be tweaked some. If he is happy with them then the next step will be getting them textured which will take about a month.
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Wollemi Pine
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Joined: January 11th, 2012, 2:03 am

June 29th, 2017, 5:48 pm #280

Good to hear. The've been working on CODA for years, and MO currently doesn't have any ocarinas in stock - at least according to their website.
[+] Some Ocarinas I Own

Multi-Chamber Ocarinas
Pacchioni Tripla-P C5 (Bass)
Triple Huaca
Bon Solist Triple
Dinda Double AC
Dinda Triple AC
Maparam Triple


Transverse Ocarinas (Sweet Potato)
:aria: Aria, Tenor C
Aria, Alto G
:muse: Songbird Muse (Eb & F)
Songbird Dragon Tooth, 13-hole (D)
Zin: Soprano C, Tenor C (Bass)
Hamlett, Alto C
Epicai Crab Claw (E)

Spoony AC
CJ AC
Dreambirth Abstract Bass
Robert Hickman AC

Inline Ocarinas
Hind Tenor F
Mountain Aluminum G


Pendant Ocarinas
Whistleworks Killer Whale
STL Mouse


Vintage Ocarinas
:oldoc: Fiehn: C1, B2, E4.5, D5 (1877 stamp), C6, A7.5, G9, C13, G17
:budrio: Chiesa
:budrio: Canella
:oldoc: Teschner
:oldoc: Old Glory: C, G
:oldoc: Gretsch: C, G
:oldoc: EWA: F
:oldoc: Guido Bondi (GB)
:oldoc: Hopf
:oldoc: Reform
:oldoc: Missnia
:oldoc: "Original"
:oldoc: Mathieu (metal)
:oldoc: Waterbury


Broken Ocarinas
:brokenoc: None!
[+] Wish List

:budrio: Vintage Ocarinas (PM me if you have any for sale)
Maparam Ocarinas (PM me if you have one for sale)
fm12692's Bass
Hind Double Sweet Potato
Ocflute
Woodsound
Spencer Double
Pacchioni Classic & Quadrupla-P
Focalink AC Triple Forte
Gosselink
Menaglio Do 7
Purple Clay Triple
Osawa Forte Triple
ABC Notation Primer Guide - Learn how to easily create sheet music and ocarina tabs
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