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.
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.
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.
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 Modeling
Sound with Brass Resonance Modeling
It is recommended to listen to the sound with headphones or earphones.
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.
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.