Happy new year everyone!
2016 is already proving to be filled with the fruits of much research and development!
After months of preparation, we are now building the Saraz in three different sizes. In addition to our original 21″ diameter sound sculpture, we are now building the Saraz with a smaller 20″ and 19″ diameter.
Why three sizes?
The internal resonance of every handpan is ideal for some notes and not for others. With three sizes, we are able to offer a wider array of scales with a perfect internal resonance. We are also able to offer notes such as Bb4 with resonant perfection. Whereas Bb4 sounds absolutely horrible on a 21″ diameter instrument, it sounds absolutely beautiful on a 19″ diameter instrument.
The following video is of Josh playing our first 19″ Saraz, a G minor 10 with both a Bb3 and Bb4.
Our Scale list has changed significantly in the last month. We are now only offering scales that resonant perfectly within each sized chamber. Diameter is noted either beside specific layouts or in the notes under each scale category.
Wishing you all a great year!
-The Saraz Crew