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The SoL Ocarina - Weirdest... Ocarina... Ever!

BigC
Transverse Ocarinist x 5
Transverse Ocarinist x 5
Joined: September 3rd, 2008, 2:25 pm

March 6th, 2017, 2:24 am #1

https://www.songbirdocarina.com/collect ... a-of-light

This is the weirdest concept of an ocarina I've ever seen in my life! :giveup:
Last edited by BigC on March 6th, 2017, 2:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
Ocarinas I Own:
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STL 1.0 12 Hole Plastic Tenor Ocarina (C Major)
STL 2.0 12 Hole Plastic Tenor Ocarina (C Major)
STL 12 Hole Zelda Ceramic Tenor Ocarina (C Major)
STL 6 Hole Ceramic Tenor Ocarina (My wife's) (C Major)
STL Double Zelda Ceramic Ocarina
STL 12 Hole Zelda Ceramic Tenor Ocarina 2.0 (C Major)
STL Legend Series: Ember Ocarina (F Major)
STL Legend Series: Armor Ocarina (G Major)
STL Seashell Series: Clam (F Major)
STL Seashell Series: Sea Snail (G Major)
STL Seashell Series: Conch (F Major)
STL Bat Ocarina (C Major)
STL Sushi Series (B Major)
STL Adegan Crystal (C Major)
Tenrai 6 hole Floral Fantasy (My Wife's 2nd) (Don't know what key though)
Coming Soon From STL Ocarina:
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To Be Announced
Product Tester For STL Ocarina GOD LOVES YOU!!!
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jordan.1210
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Joined: January 2nd, 2017, 10:33 am

March 6th, 2017, 2:36 am #2

I got to play one and watch Mr. SOngbird play it when I visited Songbird Ocarina last month!
[+] 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:

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BigC
Transverse Ocarinist x 5
Transverse Ocarinist x 5
Joined: September 3rd, 2008, 2:25 pm

March 6th, 2017, 3:02 am #3

What you think of it? I think it looks rushed like the Star Key was. Plus the description is too weird in my opinion.
Ocarinas I Own:
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STL 1.0 12 Hole Plastic Tenor Ocarina (C Major)
STL 2.0 12 Hole Plastic Tenor Ocarina (C Major)
STL 12 Hole Zelda Ceramic Tenor Ocarina (C Major)
STL 6 Hole Ceramic Tenor Ocarina (My wife's) (C Major)
STL Double Zelda Ceramic Ocarina
STL 12 Hole Zelda Ceramic Tenor Ocarina 2.0 (C Major)
STL Legend Series: Ember Ocarina (F Major)
STL Legend Series: Armor Ocarina (G Major)
STL Seashell Series: Clam (F Major)
STL Seashell Series: Sea Snail (G Major)
STL Seashell Series: Conch (F Major)
STL Bat Ocarina (C Major)
STL Sushi Series (B Major)
STL Adegan Crystal (C Major)
Tenrai 6 hole Floral Fantasy (My Wife's 2nd) (Don't know what key though)
Coming Soon From STL Ocarina:
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To Be Announced
Product Tester For STL Ocarina GOD LOVES YOU!!!
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Jubal
Quadruple Ocarinist x 2
Quadruple Ocarinist x 2
Joined: July 3rd, 2011, 8:48 pm

March 6th, 2017, 4:16 am #4

I prefer it to pop culture marketing gimmicks.
"Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words." -Alte Oper Haus, Frankfurt, Germany

PSA: Modern agriculture is a good thing.
[+] My Ocarina Collection
:pendant: Oberon 6 hole Sopranino Eb
:pendant: Songbird Black Spiral 4 hole Sopranino F
:pendant: STL Blue Rupee 6 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Tenrai 8 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Terry Riley 5 hole Soprano Bb
:pendant: Clayz Turtle 4 hole Soprano A
:oldoc: Vintage Mathieu 10 hole Soprano C
:ocarina: Menaglio Sol 2
:ocarina: Pure 11 hole Alto D (Prototype; Refinished by Larry Tew)
:ocarina: Rotter 10 hole Meissen C3
:ocarina: Terry Riley 10 hole Alto Bb
:oldoc: Vintage Guido Bondi 10 hole 13C
:ocarina: Spoony 10 hole Bass C
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate G
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate C
:inline: TNG 12 hole Inline Alto C
:double: Alan Albright Eb/Ab
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LifeLightXY
Pendant Ocarinist x 5
Pendant Ocarinist x 5
Joined: April 9th, 2016, 7:44 am

March 6th, 2017, 4:31 am #5

I think it looks fantastic!
Current ocarinas:
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STL Aria Tenor
Pokeball D
Noble AC
Wish list:
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Dinda AC
STL Water
Osawa plastic AC
Allegro AC
6th Street AC
Luna Celta AC
Pokemon~
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jordan.1210
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Joined: January 2nd, 2017, 10:33 am

March 6th, 2017, 6:24 am #6

I really enjoyed playing it! The sound was very calm yet full. I thought the overall experience of playing something and having a visual feedback is very interesting and something that you don't really see in instruments, especially ocarinas. I don't know why you think they seem rushed since if you've been there you can see a lot of effort going into these instruments. Like Jubal, I think something like this, different yet new, is refreshing rather than taking every pop culture reference and trying to design something for it.
[+] 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:

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WinterdrivE
Inline Ocarinist x 3
Inline Ocarinist x 3
Joined: March 8th, 2013, 3:02 am

March 6th, 2017, 6:29 am #7

I think the concept and the lights are really cool, actually. I'm curious as to how it actually works. i.e., how it changes colors and lights up. I'd totally love to play one or at least see it in person, but I can only imagine the price would be waaaayyy too much for me.

Also agree with Jubal. Yeah its a little out there, but I'll take it over the spirit cleansing voodoo marketing any day. I actually like how they incorporated the design and the name into so many aspects of the ocarina, like how its keyed in G/Sol to match the name.
Check out my YouTube for VOCALOID stuff and some covers I've sang (No ocarina stuff (yet?)): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Mp1w ... HHhixEqmJg

Also check out my SoundCloud, where I upload tests and randomness (I'll probably end up posting more ocarina stuff to this than my YT): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Mp1w ... HHhixEqmJg
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jordan.1210
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Transverse Ocarinist x 4
Joined: January 2nd, 2017, 10:33 am

March 6th, 2017, 7:09 am #8

Last time I saw they were sold was for $199
[+] 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:

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Mark Chan
Quadruple Ocarinist x 5
Quadruple Ocarinist x 5
Joined: August 8th, 2012, 7:10 pm

March 6th, 2017, 11:00 am #9

BigC wrote:I think it looks rushed like the Star Key was.
What do you think is rushed about it?
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Vendace
Double Ocarinist
Double Ocarinist
Joined: March 27th, 2015, 4:37 pm

March 6th, 2017, 2:05 pm #10

I don't think this ocarina actually could have been rushed. If it was, it wouldn't have worked or wouldn't have sounded right on finish. I'm personally very impressed they mananged to fit electronics in, still make it look good, and not mess up the sound in any way.

I have actually been debating hard with myself about buying one. I am really impressed and absolutely want one, but I don't know if I can spare the $199.
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