- Full resonant sound rich with harmonics
Like a 7 string guitar or a Bösendorfer 97 key piano our 4 Valve Edition offer more colors in the sound than ever before possible. Created with an advanced, acoustically damped air column.
- Extremely easy to play
Strong partials, combined with our advanced air column make these horns extremely easy to play.
- Alternate fingerings
The 4th valve offers many alternate fingerings usable for tricky passages or intonation purposes.
- Easier Upper Register
Properly applied acoustic damping combined with mechanical and our proprietary alloys and acoustic treatments make the upper register easier than ever before.
- Increased Endurance
Not having to distort your embouchure for intonation or low notes allows for
less work and thus more endurance.
- Usable Low Register
The 4th valve lowers the pitch of the horn by a 4th (or tri-tone in the case of our Flugelhorn and Corno Da Caccia) and acts as a bridge into the pedal register – You can now play pieces encompassing a 3 ½ to 4 octave range or more. Notes formally thought of as pedal tones are now usable notes.
— Carmen Prelude to act 2 low F on Bb trumpet
— Ein Heldenleiben 2nd Eb trumpet part can now be played on Titan 4 Valve edition Bb or C trumpet
— 2nd movement of the Shastokovich piano concerto #1 on C trumpet
— Low F in 2nd trumpet part of “Wicked”
And many more… What can you imagine?
- You can play new music
— Violin concertos (like the Sarasate) and guitar transcriptions are now possible without having to change the direction of the melody to accommodate the limited range of 3 valve instruments.
— New concertos (like the Arturo Marquez Trumpet Concerto) are being written for 4 valve instruments as composers explore the new palette of sound colors afforded by our Titan 4 Valve Edition Instruments.
If you never use the 4th valve,
you still get more sound for less effort.
Stomvi Titan 4 Valve Edition – The future, today.