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 Post subject: Johann Rotter Ocarinas
PostPosted: 29 Sep 2014, 21:10 

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Hans makes 10 and 12 hole ocarinas from his shop in Austria. His web site is: http://www.ocarinamusic.de/

He has a new online shop!

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 Post subject: Re: Johann Rotter Ocarinas
PostPosted: 08 Oct 2014, 01:28 

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My new Galliani ocarina from Hans Rotter arrived today. Does it live up to the hype?

It arrived in a well packed box. In the padded box was another smaller box, containing the ocarina in a padded case. The case is of the padded nylon type, which I find sufficient.It took about 10 business days to get to IL from Austria.

On first look, it appears that the terra cotta clay is a bit different than the standard clay. There are small flecks of a white substance visible, and the ocarina seems a trifle heavier than the standard C3, which is no longer available. This one replaces it. It is the same high quality of workmanship as the standard instruments. ergonomicaly, it is the same as the older instrument.

One toot on this baby says it all. It plays like a dream! It is as smooth as silk all the way up. No need for any acute bend. Tone is very stable across the range. Like other Rotters, it is very articulate and speaks quickly with a full tone. It is the best response in a C3 that I have ever played. It is well tuned, which brings me to the next point. this ocarina is tuned to A=442, which makes it sound a bit brighter if played with A=440 instruments.

I highly recommend this instrument to all. It is just outstanding!

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 Post subject: Re: Johann Rotter Ocarinas
PostPosted: 08 Oct 2014, 17:07 

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Here is their page on 10-hole ocarinas:

http://www.ocarinamusic.de/index.php/en ... eam7?id=92

and the Galliani model isn't listed.

Following a rather un-obvious link gets you here:

http://ncwebshop.de/epages/ncs24972088. ... O-10-C3-FG

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 Post subject: Re: Johann Rotter Ocarinas
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts mandrew, it sounds like a superb ocarina. I very much hope to have a chance to try this new model in Budrio next year!


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 Post subject: Re: Johann Rotter Ocarinas
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... and i'll be glad to try your wonderful instruments when we all will meet in Budrio next year (May 1st-3rd) :)
Thank you also to Mandrew for your very positive review of the new Hans Rotter Alto C (in Italy we call it DO3...) with my name.
I asked to have a higher pitch than usual because when you play an ocarina well tuned at 440 with another instrument (mostly with a piano), it is very hard to be in tune. The pianos are usually tuned at 441-442..


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