to the official website of the Morrison Digital Trumpet or “MDT”.
Morrison Digital Trumpet or "MDT" is a new brass-style
MIDI wind controller invented and
designed by Steve Marshall with the great Australian multi-instrumentalist
MIDI wind controller has been designed for trumpet players to
make it as easy as possible to transition from the regular trumpet.
The MDT has been in development for over 5 years to create an
instrument that feels right when you first pick it
up. Your hand position will be very similar to what youre
used to, the mouthpiece is a normal trumpet mouthpiece, the valves
move in the same way, and the air resistance is familiar.
Due to the much increased range and features that MIDI makes possible,
there is a need for more controls than you find on your old trumpet.
After many prototypes and much research we believe we have found
the best way to incorporate these without making the MDT overly
complex or strange to play.
the MDT is completely electronic, its familiar feel will enable
an acoustic trumpet player to learn it quickly and start playing
with the least amount of change from their trumpet skills.
MDT lets you play any sound like anything you have ever wanted
from acoustic instruments to electric guitars.
MDT gives you 10 octaves of pitch perfect range.
The MDT lets
you control your notes without having to "Buzz" your
lips. This gives you hours more endurance.
The MDT can be used for alternative sounds that a musician cannot produce on their acoustic instruments. For example you can use the MDT to double on clarinet, saxaphone, guitar, or bass. An investment in a MDT wind controller pays for itself by making the musician more marketable and in-demand.
Morrison is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true
sense of the word. Besides
the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays wind controller,
trombone, euphonium, flugel horn, tuba, saxophones, and piano. Check
out his website
Marshall is an extremely talented designer and inventor with
extensive knowledge in robotics and software design, and is a trumpet
player himself. Check out his website