Is there a way to attenuate the volume while maintaining the tone and timbre of the trombone?
 

Is there a way to attenuate the volume while maintaining the tone and timbre of the trombone?

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Is there a way to attenuate the volume while maintaining the tone and timbre of the trombone?    21:51 on Thursday, December 03, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ayco
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Hi,

I'm currently in an apartment and I don't want to disturb the neighbors. I'm looking for a mute, but one that will either enhance the tone and timbre of the instrument or not change at all. I'm a recording artist so I plan to record the trombone into my computer with the mute, therefore I need good tonal, timbre and sound quality. Besides Yamaha's Silent Brass, is there any other affordable mute than can reduce the volume without reducing the quality of the timbre, tone or sound?

Thanks very much for your help! I appreciate it.

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Re: Is there a way to attenuate the volume while maintaining the tone and timbre of the trombone?    00:10 on Friday, December 04, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JOhnlovemusic
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Yamaha Silent Brass I think is your best bet.

There is a Best Brass Silent Mute. Very similar to teh Yamaha, but if you already own the Yamaha I don't think it's better. If you don't own the Yamaha yet, you might try the Best Brass and the Yamaha an dsee which you like better.

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Re: Is there a way to attenuate the volume while maintaining the tone and timbre of the trombone?    01:12 on Friday, December 04, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Le_Tromboniste
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Or you can try to find somewhere you could play without disturbing anyone.

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Re: Is there a way to attenuate the volume while maintaining the tone and timbre of the trombone?    12:25 on Friday, December 04, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Erik
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No matter what you stick in the bell, it's going to change the sound of the instrument. That's just how it works.

What you might think about doing is talking to your neighbors and attempting to work out a time frame where you can just play out. That's your best bet if you're going to be doing recording.

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Re: Is there a way to attenuate the volume while maintaining the tone and timbre of the trombone?    16:48 on Friday, December 04, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ayco
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Thanks everyone for your help. The silent brass sounds very muddy and very sine wave like. It lacks the punch of the brass instrument.

My neighbors above also work from home so they are home almost 24/7.

Does any one know of a mute that can maybe change the sound to a brassier more punchy sound while reducing the volume?

Thanks again!

   

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