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The Electronic Trumpet

Freeing the Trumpet

Stella is a project begun by David Baylies in the summer of 2016. The project aims to allow trumpet players to control synthesized tones via MIDI using conventional trumpet technique. The code is currently open software, and the hardware is in the works to be sold, allowing tinkerers to play and modify Stella as they see fit. In the mean time, all are welcome to manufacture their own versions of Stella.

What is Stella?


Stella's purpose is to allow trumpet players to access synthesized sounds without having to modify their hard-earned trumpet technique. This allows greater musical freedom to trumpet players, and leads to the creation of new music.

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