Yamaha SB1X Silent Brass System for Tuba
Practice through headphones with the Silent Brass System. Play where and when you like!
Want to play when and where you like, without being confined to a time or place? Our next generation Silent Brass system makes it possible...
The new Silent Brass packs include a smaller, lighter, even more playable pickup mute which works together with the new Personal Studio module, which features our exclusive Brass Resonance Modelling. Used together, you'll feel and hear the natural acoustic tone and response of non-muted playing - without disturbing friends and family.
Key benefits compared to other products
As fantastic as it sounds, there are times when playing a tuba at normal volume just won't go down well with housemates or neighbours. Practice mutes can reduce the audible volume dramatically - but just as dramatically, they can rob the sound of character, expression and nuance.
Our Silent Brass system is the perfect solution. Comprising the STX-2 pocket-sized Personal Studio unit and the PM-1X Silent Brass Mute for Tuba, Silent Brass brings down the external volume of your brass instrument - and then, through earphones, restores it to full volume and full tone, complete with accurate response, dynamics and all the nuances you need to practice and to enjoy playing.
Silent Brass 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. A new compact design now lets you put your instrument in its case with the mute in the bell.
Please note that the Pickup Mute may not fit some instruments with significantly different bell shapes or bell diameters. Please check before purchasing.
Brass Resonance Modelling
The Silent Brass Personal Studio module features our unique Brass Resonance Modelling technology, which recreates the sound of non-muted brass instruments to correct your instrument’s tone when the Silent Brass Pickup Mute is in place. The resulting sound is so realistic, it’s virtually indistinguishable from the un-muted tone.
The Silent Brass Offers More Enjoyment
Connect the output from an audio player, smartphone, et al to the AUX IN jack on the Personal Studio and enjoy playing along with your favourite recordings or 'minus one' practice aids. The headphone output can also be used as an output jack for recording and stage use.
Do not use the AUX IN jack when using the PHONES jack as an output jack.