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Experience The Evolution of SILENT Brass™ with Eric Miyashiro

Hear world-renowned trumpet player Eric Miyashiro using the new SILENT Brass and experience the improved sound powered by Brass Resonance Modeling.

What’s new?

Yamaha’s next generation SILENT Brass delivers greater playing enjoyment, anytime, anywhere.
The new SILENT Brass consists of a smaller, lighter, free blowing Pickup Mute™, and the Personal Studio™, which features Yamaha’s exclusive Brass Resonance Modeling™.
Used together, the two deliver the natural acoustic tone you hear when playing without a mute, making it feel as though you are playing mute free.

Features

Lightweight and Compact - Pickup Mute

Significantly smaller and lighter than previous versions, the mute offers superior muting performance, delivers excellent intonation in all ranges, and natural playability.

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Easy to attach and remove

New mutes are designed to attach and remove smoothly and easily.

Fits neatly inside the bell

A new compact design now lets you put your instrument in its case with the mute in the bell.

  • *Pickup Mute for flugelhorn protrudes 3-4 cm from the bell.
  • *In some cases, the Pickup Mute may not fit instruments that have significantly different bell diameters and/or shapes. Please refer to the “Yamaha Compatibility Table” on each product page and check before purchasing

So light you’ll forget it’s in your horn.

Significantly lighter than previous models, these new mutes offer better instrument balance when in the bell and greatly reduce stress when playing.

Specially designed mini microphone

Microphone performance, it’s mounting position, and the surrounding mute design were all optimized to bring out the full potential of Brass Resonance Modeling

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Powered by Brass Resonance Modeling

Yamaha’s proprietary technology produces a truer tone without a mute by adding the characteristics of the acoustic environment through which the sound travels from the horn to the player’s ears.

  • Sound without Brass Resonance ModelingSound without Brass Resonance Modeling
  • Sound with Brass Resonance ModelingSound with Brass Resonance Modeling

It is recommended to listen to the sound with headphones or earphones.

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The SILENT Brass features Yamaha’s unique technology, “Brass Resonance Modeling” which uses the modeling of non-muted brass instruments to correct your instrument’s tone when the Pickup Mute is in place. With a combination of a Personal Studio STX and a Pickup Mute, the resulting sound is so realistic, it’s hard to tell whether the instrument is muted, or not.

Brass Resonance Modeling utilizes three simultaneous processes to produce the realistic tone of the brass instrument

Eliminate the “Mute” Sound

Digital processing applied to the sound received by the mute’s microphone effectively cancels the sonic characteristics of the mute.

Add Ambience

Another digital process brings back the natural sound of the un-muted instrument, and adds the characteristics of the acoustic environment through which the sound travels before returning to the player’s ears, making it sound as if you are playing without a mute at all.

Adjust Left/Right Balance

Digitally simulating how the sound returns to your ears—adjusting for the slight differences in volume, timbre, and delay between your left and right ears—and adding reverb constructs a virtual sound scape that makes it sound like you are playing in a large room or concert hall.

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More Enjoyment With The New SILENT Brass

Connect the Personal Studio with an audio player or a smartphone to enjoy playing along with your favorite music.

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Connect the output from an audio player, smartphone, etc. to the AUX IN jack on the Personal Studio and enjoy playing along with your favorite recordings or “minus one” practice aids. The PHONES jack can also be used as an output jack for recording what you play.

  • * Do not use the AUX IN jack when using the PHONES jack as an output jack.

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First Impression

This is a collection of artists' first reactions to the new SILENT Brass, powered by the innovative new Brass Resonance Modeling.
Experience the Evolution of SILENT Brass for Yourself.

Artist list

Jens Lindemann
International soloist
Professor at UCLA
Eric Berlin
Principal trumpet of Albany Symphony Orchestra
Visiting assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
James Thompson
Professor at the Eastman School of Music
Frits Damrow
Professor at the University of the Arts in Zürich
Principal trumpet of the Sinfonieorchester Basel
Eric Aubier
International soloist
Professor at the Conservatoire National de Région de Rueil-Malmaison
Frank Brodahl
International Soloist, Musical Director of Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Vicente Campos
Professor of Trumpet at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia
Sean Billings
Los Angeles studio musician and member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra
Sal Cracchiolo
A member of Tower of Power
Francisco Torres
The trombonist and musical director for the Grammy-Award winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, as well as a member of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Andy Martin
A world-class jazz musician
The lead trombonist and featured soloist with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Mike McCoy
French horn player for the Presidio Brass, active studio musician and 4th horn for the Las Vegas Philharmonic
Rob Frear
Director of brass studies at California State University, Long Beach
A member of Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

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SILENT Brass products have been acclaimed for their design

Good Design Award 2013 (organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion)

Received a Good Design Gold Award

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2013 GOLD AWARD

iF Design Award 2014 (organized by Industrie Forum Design Hannover,Germany)

Received a Product Design Award

iF product design award 2014

*SILENT Brass™, Personal Studio™, Pickup Mute™, Brass Resonance Modeling™, and SILENT Brass™ logo are all trademarks owned by the Yamaha Corporation.

Product Categories

SILENT Brass™

SILENT Brass™SILENT Brass™

Yamaha SILENT Brass™ Systems provide a practice environment so natural and realistic, you may forget that you’re the only one listening.

Pickup Mutes™

Pickup Mutes™Pickup Mutes™

A lightweight and compact design offers a natural playing feel and incredible sound reduction.

Personal Studio

Personal StudioPersonal Studio

Personal Studio is a tiny amplifier that lets you hear your own playing at the volume you are accustomed to, to prevent any over-blowing.

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