I’m ASTRO
a new Ligature conception for Sax and Clarinet musicians.

I was born in November 2020, in the laboratory of the “Vento Instruments” company in Padua, Italy;
from the intuition and thirty years of experience of the owner and my designer Enrico Compagnin, combined with the artistic experience of my partner Edoardo Brunello, my tester and with the collaboration of the designer “LaMari”.
Patent filed on 04/05/2021 n ° 102021000011294

What advantages do I offer you?

An excellent and advanced management of your instrument in all its aspects and on any mouthpieces.
Ease and intuitiveness, flexibility, a wide dynamic range, excellent intonation and homogeneity in all registers with a great sound projection.

I am unique because with me you find your sound and your playing safe-zone.
Free your performance!

And if you allow me, I’m beautiful too!
Seeing is believing!

MY VALUE IS INNOVATION

I can move around the embouchure by changing the tone of your instrument.
A glide towards the tip gives a clear timbre; a compact start and you can hear the sound more in front of you

Consequently moved backwards away from the tip, a more dark sound is heard.
Closer to you the sound will be with a soft start
always with an excellent sound projection!

I’m made in such a way to give immediate and flexibility output through your instrument for all tunes / styles moving with ease between “pianissimo” and “fortissimo”

I leave the reed full freedom to vibrate and I can change the elastic strenght.

The reeds are thus stressed less and have a longer duration over time.

ASTRO ADD ON

DO YOU WANT to change the sound further?
Put them in the appropriate place between me and the reed and you’re done!

There are 4 types of ASTRO ADD ON and you can place them on any ASTRO Ligature.

They are made of 2 UL Bronze metals and solid silver (925)

WHAT CHANGES ?

MADE IN THREE DIFFERENT METALS:

“To make your sound!” 

ASTRO UNLAQUERED BRASS :
Middle dark and open tone

ASTRO UNLAQUERED BRONZE:
More bright and sharp tone

ASTRO SOLID SILVER(Sterling 925)
Full define and projected sound

Brass and Bronze versions can also be colored black (black nickel) for a defined start

With only three sizes  you can play me in all your instruments!!

ASTRO Small size

  • For ebonite and metal soprano saxophone mouthpieces
  • For ebonite piccolo clarinet mouthpieces
  • For metal alto saxophone mouthpieces
  • For metal tenor saxophone mouthpieces
  • For metal baritone saxophone mouthpieces ( no Otto Link)

ASTRO Medium size

  • For ebonite clarinet mouthpieces
  • For alto clarinet mouthpieces
  • For ebonite alto saxophone mouthpieces
  • For ebonite tenor saxophone mouthpieces
  • For ebonite bari saxophone mouthpieces likes Otto Link

ASTRO Large size

  • For bass clarinet mouthpieces
  • For bari mouthpieces

ASTRO CUP

You have the possibility to choose between 6 different sizes, it depends on the mouthpiece!

No more “dry” reeds during your performance!

ASTRO CAP protect you reed and will keep the reed more moist if you put it into the water!

I am easy to use!!

I am strong and “spatial”!
You won’t be able to do without me!