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BannSidhe
05-01-2003, 12:39 PM
I figured this would be the best place to put it, since it is a video game item...

www.songbirdocarinas.com

These guys are great if you want an actual, playable ocarina. They make the fairy and Time versions too. I picked up an extended range for my b-day last month...and have very few complaints. :) [they would be a perfect compliement to Link cosplayers too]

And before anyone asks if this is Nintendo approved....I found the ad in Nintendo Power....they've had an ad in there for at least 6 months.

Michi
05-01-2003, 12:48 PM
Isn't that the one that's really small compared to how big the in-game one looks? ^^;

BannSidhe
05-01-2003, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by Michi
Isn't that the one that's really small compared to how big the in-game one looks? ^^;
Small in an adult's hands ;) (which is kinda how it was in "older" Link too. :))

Michi
05-01-2003, 03:22 PM
Yeah, but not uber small. I think that's the one XeroRadius has.. and it looks small for child Link. ^_^; Or maybe it's just me being an anal Zelda player. >_>

I spent a few minutes going around the site, though, and they had interesting video and audio clips of Zelda songs being played. o_O Dunno what was up with the video, though. Wasn't necessary to add visuals of some dude..

BannSidhe
05-01-2003, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Michi
Dunno what was up with the video, though. Wasn't necessary to add visuals of some dude..

He's trying to sell the instrument...it helps to show it actually being played. ;) I can make a clay ocarina, paint it up and say it works...but you wouldn't beleive it till you paid the 50 yourself, or saw it in action. :)

Michi
05-01-2003, 03:46 PM
I'd believe it since it was Nintendo approved, but seeing it in action shows how small it is. I wouldn't get my own. o.o

*goes to attempt to build own ocarina* :P!!!

[post #3333. crazy.]

ummmm
05-01-2003, 09:26 PM
A better replica is at www.clayz.com

BannSidhe
05-01-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by ummmm
A better replica is at www.clayz.com

but not totally legal one ;)

Beverly
05-04-2003, 01:39 PM
I bought one a few years ago from http://www.anitasocarinas.com ... They're not game reproductions, they're actual instruments.. ^^ But Nintendo ordered a few for their executives from her..

Nintendo of America ordered three orcarinas from Anita's Ocarinas in April 1999. The ocarinas were special gifts for three executives at Nintendo Japan. Among the three executives is the famous Shigeru Miyamoto (the original creator of Zelda series of games). The other two are Yoshiaki Koizumi and Yasuhiro Minagawa.

They're really beautiful, and they play really nice. ^^ Not cheap, either, but if you're looking for something along these lines, they're great. ^^ I like them a little bit more than the others because they're not trying to look like the one from the game.. They're the ones the game is trying to look like. ^.~

PikminLink
05-04-2003, 04:12 PM
i dont like the songbird ones.....theyre small and expensive....but i don admit they sound nice......but they ask too much for their size...

KaitouKurogo
05-05-2003, 11:51 AM
Mah.

I got mine from Songbird and I'm quite satisfied with it. It even came with a few of the songs from OOT in the songbook. While it is rather small compared to the real Ocarina, it's also the wrong variety. Link's Ocarina has eight seperate notes while Songbird's only has five. Either way, I still like it. ^_^

sovereign
05-12-2003, 09:55 PM
I bought my ocarina at a store in Seattle. o.o Looks exactly like the Ocarina of Time, but it doesn't have the Triforce, and its a 10-noted instead of 5. ^^;; But it's nice.

rpd_girl
05-12-2003, 10:01 PM
I ordered one from there about 2 or 3 years ago as a present... they are smaller... but they are soooo coooool. they are about the size of a baked potato.

really nice quality... had crafted. super cute!

Inuyahsha
05-18-2003, 02:44 PM
OMG I WROT ABOUT THIS IN THE MUSIC SECTION!!! THAT IS THE SAME PLACE I BOUGHT MY OCARINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elysion Gear
10-14-2003, 10:07 AM
I DO have the songbird ocarina.....and it so expensive. Was it worth it?
Yes.:D
It was the first thing I ever bought over the net. ^^;

Thank you for the links.
I may buy more ocarinas in the future.

rpd_girl
10-14-2003, 11:52 AM
yeah... i think it was one of the 1st things i ordered too.... back in 99 or so.

PikminLink
10-14-2003, 12:01 PM
i might get one......that is when they lower the price...i dont think its worth it..its too much for something that small

Isaldur
10-19-2003, 12:32 AM
1. they made them bigger last I heard
2. I have no idea what happened to the site address >_< but the one in the top post is dead :P

http://www.songbirdocarina.com/ <-- no S ;)

http://www.sixthstreetpottery.com/ocarina.html <-- they make a BIG one.. not sure if it sounds similar but yeah I've always mentioned this site :)

rpd_girl
10-19-2003, 12:12 PM
songbirdocarina.com makes a "XL" zleda/sweetpotato ocarina very cool.

Isaldur
10-19-2003, 01:47 PM
yeah. I just wonder what it sounds like, as the bigger they are, the deeper they get, hehe.

nintendo_geek
07-22-2008, 05:57 AM
i found a site that sells a zelda ocarina, along with tons of normal ones. the zelda one looks like this.
http://www.stlocarina.com/ztenor.html
There's also a mini version that's about half the size, but it's more high pitched.

here's a link to it being played - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4-LT0FJ__o ( lon lon ranch is the mini version )

if you want to hear any of the other ocarina's just go to the link at the top that says listening room or click on a picture of an ocarina and click the sound demo ( if it doesn't work right click and click save target as)

Oritzer
07-22-2008, 11:38 PM
I have an early normal range OoT songbird ocarina and I am absolutely in love with it. They're not terribly expensive considering the craftmanship. I play the flute, so this satisfied two cravings.

However... I have to thank you, nintendo_geek. That ocarina is not only gorgeous, but it sounds even better than my songbird. That is definitely on my list of purchases. I am seriously in awe. I might just have to sell my songbird... >.>

Ghai
07-22-2008, 11:55 PM
Oritzer... if your going for high quality I suggest a focalink Ocarina. You can get one in blue... but no triforce.

just google Focalink ocarina, can't remember the exact url.
here's an exampe of the quality
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-msvz6fkH3U

Oritzer
07-27-2008, 12:02 AM
Ghai... I agree on the quality of that brand, and if I were going purely for musical quality, I'd probably go there. In this case, however, I'm looking for something a little closer in size/shape to the Ocarina of Time. Thank you, though. I'll definitely be keeping that brand in mind for future purposes. :3

Jequila
07-27-2008, 05:34 AM
I bought one for my OoT Link cosplay, and rarely used it xD;; It was definitely too small :/ Does play nicely though, and the songbook was a plus. Still, far too expensive.

Nick87453
07-28-2008, 08:00 PM
Damn you and your links!! T.T I have no money to get one. -.-;;