I wanted to change my S90/170 for a very soft mouthpiece. I wrote to Sylvie (from Syos) and she referred me to the Smoky.
I waited a little and the Freaks arrived. I tried my luck hoping to find a Smoky in my pack ......
I was lucky, there was one!
After a small adjustment of the position of the ligature, I find easily my sound much richer on all the registers (I am a beginner), which I could not do before. And, contrary to a previous opinion, I find that the Smoky is more powerful than the S90...
To replace a Selmec S80 C* mouthpiece, I chose a Smoky mouthpiece (opening 5... maybe I should have taken 6 ??) bought with a Syos ligature. I find the sound very different, darker, certainly less powerful than with the Selmer but more muffled and soft (what I was looking for). Of course, you have to get used to this new mouthpiece... but once you get used to it, the sound is much more "personalized". I compared recordings of the same music pieces with the 2 mouthpieces and listening to them, the sound with the Syos is much better, more accurate and clear at the same time, the vibratos much better controlled and easy to adjust while being more muffled at the same time... especially on pieces like Dead Leaf, Blue Bossa.... The nuancess are also much more controllable with the Syos.
I like it very much.
Loving my mouthpiece , adore the company ethos. ❤️
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WHAT IS SYOS?
THE GAME CHANGER
Syos stands for Shape Your Own Sound. The technology and the science behind our saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces come from years of research in acoustics at Ircam, the worldwide reference in terms of sound technologies .
The meeting between Pauline, PhD in acoustics, and Maxime, PhD in auditory perception, started the creation and development of a new and original way of crafting instruments.
Using proprietary material SCAL3D we craft mouthpieces with the highest degree of precision, with improved resistance and durability and the largest choice of chamber geometries, baffle types and colors on the market.
Made in France, Syos mouthpieces are played by an ever-growing roster of artists worldwide.
Syos ships to most of the countries in the world except those of South America and Central America, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey and Russia.
As the mouthpieces are made-to-order, please expect a manufacturing time ranging from 3 to 5 days. The delivery time then varies depending on the destination country and if you choose an express or regular shipping.
You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.
INTRODUCING SYOS ORIGINALS
After 5 years of work with musicians around the world, we decided to create the Originals line in order to easily bring our acoustic expertise to any musician, from the beginner to the professional.
Syos Originals are a streamlined collection of easy-to-play mouthpieces for every type of saxophone and clarinet. Pick a dark (Smoky), balanced (Steady) or bright tone (Spark) and get the sound that was promised immediately.