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Yamaha digital sax?

I have been intrigued by the new Yamaha digital saxophone (YDS-150). I don't play the saxophone (played very briefly), but have always liked the sound and the thing that I find the coolest about the YDS is that you can adjust the volume and use headphones. I absolutely love playing the flute and I like everything about the flute - except for the fact that it is loud in a house with 2 kids and a wife. It's hard for me to find great times to practice and recently I have been playing a lot of acoustic bass guitar because it allows me to play pretty quiet music. I guess my questions is it seems the saxophone fingering is pretty similar to flute, would this potentially be a good solution? The only thing that I don't really like about the YDS is it doesn't take any special embouchure and one of the things I like about the flute is how much I have had to really work on tone. Anyways, would like to hear what you guys think.
To me the biggest drawback with it is the fact that you cannot control the pitch with the reed. Sax embouchure is so much a part of playing and the YDS doesn't work for that.

So much of my expression on sax is by manipulating subtle nuances of pitch: scooping up to pitch, variable vibrato depending on the note and it's relationship to the song, intentionally playing a bit flat or sharp for tension, and so on. Plus I shape the sound by changing my embouchure and oral cavity. All these won't work with the YDS. I read there is a thumb control for vibrato but I don't know how that works.

That might not be a thing for you.

The fingerings are close enough to the flute that you will probably not have a problem. When I learned flute, the few different fingerings were awkward at first, but now when I pick the flute up I do flute fingerings and with the sax, sax fingerings.

This isn't necessarily a criticism, just an observation. How it affects you is up to you to decide.

If you get one, I hope it's all you want it to be.

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