Experience the Evolution of SILENT BrassTM

Experience the Evolution of SILENT BrassTM
SILENT BRASS CATALOG
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You dream to be rid of that stuffy mute,
and play the way you want to play...
The Next Generation SILENT Brass™ Delivers, Offering
Greater Playing Enjoyment, Anytime, Anywhere.
You want to play when and as you like,
without being confined to time or place…
Yamaha’s next generation SILENT Brass™
makes it happen.
The new SILENT Brass™ consists of a smaller,
lighter, freer 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. The only sound escaping
the mute is a whisper, but what you experience will let you play to your heart’s content,
anytime, anywhere.
SILENT Brass™, Personal Studio™, Pickup Mute™, Brass Resonance Modeling™,
and SILENT Brass™ logo are all trademarks owned by the YAMAHA Corporation.
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“Makes Playing More
Enjoyable”
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“Capture Your
Inspiration… As Quick
As You Can”
“My horn sat in its case for such a
long time… but lately I’ve found
some time to play. I pick it up and
blow whenever I can, playing without
restraint. The other day I tried playing
that melody I loved so much… It’s all
coming back to me now.“
Those times you really want to
play right away… when inspiration strikes… it’s great being able
to play as soon as possible.
Now, even in the confines of a hotel
room, you can experience playing
freely in a concert hall, and listen to
your imagination come alive.
Eliminates the Worry Of Disturbing Others
Always Ready, Anytime, Anywhere
Compared to normal mutes, the SILENT Brass
Pickup Mute has an extremely high muting capability that can reduce sound to 1/1000th of its
original level. That’s a 30db reduction. While the
headphones let you enjoy playing as you feel
anytime, the sound that actually escapes from the
mute is only a whisper.
Significantly smaller and lighter than previous models, the new mute’s design makes it possible to put
the instrument in its case with the mute in the bell.*
With your SILENT Brass always close at hand, you can
enjoy playing with quality sound, anytime, anywhere.
* Depending upon instrument type and model it may not fit in
some cases. Please check our web site for more information.
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This Is The Sound Your Ears
Should Be Hearing
“Just practicing your fingers and lips… does it really bring you satisfaction?”
“It shouldn’t. You should be able to practice comfortably, with real
tone, anywhere, anytime.”
Yamaha’s Brass Resonance Modeling delivers what brass players have
longed for. This Yamaha original digital technology produces a truer,
unmuted instrument tone by adding the characteristics of the acoustic environment through which the sound travels from the horn to
the player’s ears. Fine-tuned with the cooperation of a great many
players, the resulting sound delivers an overwhelming sense of reality.
The SILENT Brass Offers More Enjoyment
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.
* Cable sold separately.
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Personal Studio
Sound captured by the Pickup Mute is processed and delivered for output to the PHONES jack.
The diagram below shows how the Pickup Mute and stereo earphones connect to the Personal
Studio for use.
q MUTE IN Jack
This is where the Yamaha Pickup Mute connects to
the Personal Studio. All you have to do is plug in a
Pickup Mute that is compatible with Brass Resonance
Modeling, switch on the power, and a setting optimized for the attached unit is automatically selected.
w AUX IN Jack
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Connect an audio player or other such device here
and jam along with an external sound source. Great
for playing along with your favorite recordings or
“minus one” practice aids.
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The Secret to
Realistically
Natural Tone
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. The resulting
sound is so realistic, it’s hard to tell
whether the instrument is muted, or not.
* Cable sold separately.
e PHONES Jack
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This is where the earphones or a pair of headphones
connect. You can also use this jack as an output jack
for recording to an external device, etc.
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VOL
r Volume Control
Dial in a comfortable volume level for you earphones here.
t Reverb Switch
Add reverb and listen to your sound come alive in the
virtual environment of a large room or concert hall.
y Power Switch
This is where you power up the Personal Studio.
u Clip
Use the clip to attach the Personal Studio to a belt,
clothing, etc (with strap hole).
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Brass Resonance Modeling utilizes three
simultaneous processes to produce realistic
brass tone.
l Eliminate the “Mute” Sound
Digital processing applied to the sound received by
the mute’s microphone effectively cancels the sonic
characteristics of the mute.
l 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 were playing without a mute at all.
l 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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Pickup Mute
The Pickup Mute combines a high-performance mute with an internal microphone to pickup sound. Significantly
smaller and lighter than previous
versions, the mute offers superior
muting performance, delivers excellent
intonation over a wide pitch range,
and natural playability.
* Please note that the Pickup Mute may not fit some instruments with significantly different bell shapes or bell diameters. Please check before purchasing.
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.
* Depending upon instrument type and model it may not fit in
some cases. Please check our web site for more information.
So Light You’ll Forget Its 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, its mounting position, and the
surrounding mute design were all optimized to bring out
the full potential of Brass Resonance Modeling.
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Model Lineup • Specs
Lineup
SILENT Brass (Set)
Pickup Mute (Sold Individually)
Model
Model
Trumpet, Cornet
SB7X (PM7X+STX)
PM7X
Tenor Trombone,
Tenor Bass Trombone
SB5X (PM5X+STX)
PM5X
French Horn
SB3X (PM3X+STX)
PM3X
Flugelhorn
SB6X (PM6X+STX)
PM6X
Compatibility
• SILENT Brass (Set) accessories include a special cable, stereo earphones, manual • Pickup Mute (Sold Separately) accessories include a special cable, manual.
* The SB5X is not compatible with alto trombones or bass trombones. The Personal Studio is not sold separately.
STX
Personal Studio Specifications
Jacks and Terminals
Control
Power Supply
Dimensions (WxDxH)
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Weight
PM7X
PM5X
PM3X
PM6X
Pickup Mute Specifications
MUTE IN、AUX IN、PHONES
Reverb (Rev1/Rev2), Volume
AA alkaline or nickel-metal hydride batteries x 2 (not included)
Model
Dimensions (diameter x length)
Weight
PM7X
PM5X
PM3X
PM6X
82×139mm
129×220mm
129×216mm
129×143mm
70g
155g
195g
130g
70mm × 20mm × 98mm
69g without batteries
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SILENT Brass
SB2-9
for Euphonium
For more information on the new SILENT Brass …
SB1-9
for Tuba
(Personal Studio ST9+
Pickup Mute PM2)
(Personal Studio ST9+
Pickup Mute PM1)
PM2
PM1
Pickup Mute for Euphonium
Pickup Mute for Tuba
silent brass
Search
http://www.yamaha.com/silentbrass/
Please Note The Following Before Using
For proper use, please read the “manual” thoroughly before using.
Please Note
l In some cases, the Pickup Mute may not fit instruments that have significantly different bell diameters
and/or shapes. Please check before purchasing. l The Pickup Mute is not compatible with Marching
Mellophones, Marching French Horns, Alto(Tenor) Horns, or Baritones. l The SILENT Brass mute for Trombone (SB5X) and the Pickup Mute (PM5X) are not compatible with Alto Trombones or Bass Trombones.
l SILENT Brass mutes for Flugelhorn (SB6X) and Pickup Mute (PM6X) protrudes 3-4 cm from the bell.
l The Pickup Mute cannot be stored in the cases of French Horns with detachable bells. l For information on compatibility with Yamaha brass instruments and cases please refer to the information provided
on our web site. l Always remove the Pickup Mute from the instrument if the instrument is to be stored
for an extended period of time. l The PHONES jack on the Personal Studio is for stereo output (do not for
use it for mono output). If you want to use the jack as an external output, do not connect anything to the
AUX IN jack. l Please note that Brass Resonance Modeling is only available when the STX Personal Studio is combined with a PM3X/5X/6X/7X Pickup Mute. It is not available with any other Personal Studio
or Pickup Mute models. l AA batteries are not supplied. Please purchase separately. l SILENT Brass™,
Personal Studio™, Pickup Mute™, Brass Resonance Modeling™, and SILENT Brass™ logo are all trademarks owned by the YAMAHA Corporation.
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*Colors shown in this catalog may not be represented exactly as the original colors due to printing processes involved.
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
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