So I listened to my little recording again tonight with JC. He confirmed that the professional one does have some reverb which makes sense since they'd want to emulate performing in a hall. He copied my raw file and gave me some reverb too. It makes up for my lack of vibrato LOL!
But even before he did this I heard it through once and I didn't feel as bad about it as I did yesterday. We connected the computer to better speakers tonight and it does sound like an oboe, not a confused saxophone. What a relief! You can't imagine.
I do need to work on expression and dynamics but maybe the sound is not quite as bad as I thought it was. Maybe it's an ok sound for a fairly new student.
I can sleep in peace tonight.