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Author:  Christoph [ 30 Apr 2013, 05:38 ]
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My name is Christoph Hense.
I live in Schopfheim at the southwest corner of Germany.
I am making ocarinas since 2010.
My teacher was Olivier Gosselink.

http://www.ocarina-studio.com

Author:  Bas [ 30 Apr 2013, 15:04 ]
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Hello Christoph! I am very happy to see you here on our forum :D .
Your work is beautiful, I very much enjoyed trying your ocarinas.

Author:  Miguel from portugal [ 01 May 2013, 09:48 ]
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Hi,
I had saw your site some time ago and it looks amazing.
Your double chamber is nice, but with just 3holes in the second chamber what is the range of it?

Author:  Krešimir [ 01 May 2013, 14:18 ]
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Hi Christoph, welcome to the Forum!


This is an old double ocarina by Christoph I bought two years ago in Budrio:


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It is one of my favourite ocarinas. Its sound is perfect, as well as balance of chambers - you can barely hear any difference when switching chambers. It plays like a normal Vicinelli-type double, but it has two split holes to make playing F#, G# and high B (natural) on the second chamber easy. Its shape is a bit funny, but that was from the time Christoph focused on getting the sound perfect, leaving shape optimization for later.


I was very lucky to try Christoph's new doubles at the festival. (Edit: See Jade's post just below this) They are probably the easiest double ocarinas to play, due to their clever shape.


Miguel from portugal wrote:
Hi,
I had saw your site some time ago and it looks amazing.
Your double chamber is nice, but with just 3holes in the second chamber what is the range of it?

Present models play the notes: E, F, F#, G, G# and A on the second chamber. However, Christoph told me he has plans to make a new model that plays D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G# and A (with the thumb hole), which would be identical to Pacchioni's fingering, but without the low C and C#.


Author:  Jade [ 01 May 2013, 20:10 ]
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Hi Christoph! It is great to see you here! It was great meeting you and talking to you at the Festival, i hope to meet you again someday ^^


The ocarina i bought from you is gorgeous, in sound and shape and finish, i absolutely love it! :D


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Author:  Miguel from portugal [ 01 May 2013, 23:34 ]
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Nice color and shape...
The bad part... What's the price of it (can send me a PM Christoph)

Author:  Robert Hickman [ 02 May 2013, 08:04 ]
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Great to have met you in budrio, your designs are absolutely stunning and I love your willingness to try out new things.

Author:  Christoph [ 02 May 2013, 08:28 ]
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Dear Jade, Bas and Krešimir,

I very much enjoyed meeting you at the festival and it's so good to hear from you again here.
Thank you for all of your kind words.




Greetings to you Miguel,

I think your question is already answered by Krešimir.
The ambition of the 3-hole double is to be easily playable.
You can find more explanations here http://ocarina-studio.com/3_hole_double.html.




Dear Robert,

nice to have met you in Budrio. Your results after such a short time are amazing.
I especially like the ornamental work you do. I am looking forward to see you continue.

Moderator edit: Posts have been merged. ~Bas

Author:  Ross Dubois [ 03 May 2013, 22:20 ]
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Welcome to the forum Christoph,
Though I was unable to visit Budrio, I have seen your ocarinas and they are stunning! Absolutely lovely work ^^ I hear nothing but praise about them!

Author:  Christoph [ 20 Dec 2014, 17:38 ]
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Hi Everybody,

I have finished some new doubles with Pacchioni fingering and an additional thumbhole for the high a:
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The range of the lower chamber is h to e and the upper chamber is h to a.
I put some pictures on my website http://ocarina-studio.com
See you in Budrio.

Christoph

Author:  Deuxfleur [ 24 Dec 2014, 10:47 ]
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I rarely tend to post here but I have to say this:

These are some of the most well crafted multichamber ocarinas I had the honor to play.
The time and care that went into properly tuning the one in my possession is something I rarely see 'out-of-the-box'.

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Author:  Jack Campin [ 26 Dec 2014, 15:38 ]
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I don't see a price list or ordering information anywhere on the site.

Edit: I have now added the shop link that Christoph gave below.

Author:  Christoph [ 20 Jan 2015, 23:04 ]
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Hello Everybody,

I put up a shop: http://ocarinastudio.etsy.com

Christoph

Author:  Christoph [ 06 May 2015, 21:26 ]
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It was so nice to see you all in

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