Ben Neill: designer
Terry Pierce: brass fabricator
James Lo: electronic fabrication
Frank Balde/Jorgen Brinkman: Junxion design/construction
The mutantrumpet is a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument with three bells, two sets of valves, and a trombone slide. The sound is converted via a pickup in the mouthpiece to MIDI information by a pitch to MIDI converter. The instrument has eight momentary MIDI controllers in the form of switches and 8 continuous controllers in the form of potentiometers, joysticks and a fader. These controllers are powered by the Steim Junxion board mounted on the body of the mutantrumpet. The dynamics of the acoustically played instrument are also used for MIDI control.