HV Synth Design Total Trumpet

HV Synth Design has announced the release of Total Trumpet, a virtual trumpet instrument for Windows PC.

Total Trumpet features very realistic trumpet sounds. What’s more: you can tweak the sounds in a way that they come close to Miles Davis and Chest Baker. Futher more I have implemented a mute section, a wah-wah section and a section where you can choose up to 4 voices + a knob for stereo spread.

Total Trumpet features

  • Breath Pressure: via midilearn you can choose the CC you prefer. Here you can also set a threshold for more or less breath pressure.
  • Attack for ‘blowing’ explosive attacks.
  • Player Lips. Sometimes the lips are audible, a kind of short thrill. There are two knobs: Amount (midilearn) and duration of the lip thrill.
  • Instability (long notes have always some instability).
  • Attack noise: this also causes some instability when you play long notes.
  • Flutter Tongue – this is done with a rapid up and down movement of the tongue (midilearn).
  • Portamento : you can choose between midilearn and velocity.
  • Timbre: you can select two timbres or the Harmon mute.
  • Note-to-note transition. When the note-to-note transition is audible (legato), then this is also imperfect playing, Pressing a piston, when another one is not released in time.
  • Damping: with this knob you can alter the bore structure, and so alter the timbre (midilearn).
  • 4 stage EQ.
  • Harmonics. With this knob you can add lots of extra harmonics.
  • Tuning.
  • Pitch and amplitude vibrato via aftertouch or midilearn.
  • Volume.
  • Overblowing has to be done with the Pitch Wheel. Overblowing a trumpet while you start on a C, than you hear always the harmonic serie C E G Bb (C) But when you alter the bore (Damping), you get other series and effects.
  • Muting (Mute1 and Mute2), and midi learn for creating ‘moving’ mutes.
  • Stem for making the famous wah-wah effect on the Harmon mute.
  • Voices. Here here you can select the number of voices. There is also a knob for stereo spread.

Total Trumpet is available to purchase as a VST instrument for Windows PC for $79 USD.