Electronic cornet (or trumpet) for someone with low lung capacity?

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Electronic cornet (or trumpet) for someone with low lung capacity?

Post by DC-Choppah »

Is there such thing as an electronic cornet for a player that has lost wind capacity?

I know there are some electronic trumpet-like instruments, but they appear to require a regular amount of wind.

I know a gentlemen who is a great cornet player but has lost his wind capacity. It would be great to find an instrument he could play that he could get a good sound out of, with a modest amount of wind.

Thnkx !!
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Post by rockydennis »

Just taking a quick look online -

The Morrison digital trumpet has adjustable breath sensitivity. It's only a midi controller though, so he'll need some kind of hardware or plugin to provide the sound.
http://www.digitaltrumpet.com.au

Some (if not all) of the Roland Aerophone models have an adjustable breath curve - they do include a trumpet model, but they use saxophone fingering.
https://www.roland.com/global/categorie ... struments/
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Post by BJG145 »

The Morrison is out of production. The Akai EWI only requires low breath pressure and has a fingering mode derived from trumpet fingering (and also has built-in sounds), though it's different so will need some re-learning. I went from trumpet to EWI myself though, and I've been very happy with it.
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Post by ManFromGlass »

I’ve always wanted the Yamaha electronic trumpet but I believe you either sing or hum into it while you finger the notes. Possibly a good compromise. There usually are some on the used market.
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Post by DC-Choppah »

Hmmm seems that these did not catch on.

Just the EWI left. Found some of the Yamaha MIDI trumpets. They seem OK. And are self contained, which is cool.
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