I play the clarinet at an intermediate-advanced level, and I have recently joined an orchestra. Our conductor wants all the woodwinds to switch to plastic reeds, since they are more audible in the presence of a great number of string instruments. I have done research on this, but could not find the answer to the current brand and strength I'm using.
I can currently play well on a Vandoren reed of strength 4. What would be the equivalent strength plastic reed? Any brand would work, since as of now, I am only experimenting how I best play.
Thank you for your time.