Blow your TRUMPET.

TRUMPET is a trumpet in your iPhone. Like other brass instruments, trumpeters tighten or loosen their lips to select a partial -- Bb, F, the Bb above that, and so on, according to the overtone series. Then they can press the valves to change the note; the more valves depressed, the lower the resulting pitch. The valves lets a trumpeter get at those notes between the partials.

TRUMPET, however, doesn't have a brass mouthpiece, and we don't recommend putting your lips on your iPhone, however much you might love it. Rather, you can pick how you want to simulate the mouthpiece -- by tilt, breath, or by touch.

Depress the valves to change the pitch. The manual includes a fingering chart. For those already familiar with the trumpet, we have a realistic partial option that enables faster, more natural playing. Indeed, TRUMPET is a great way to learn the principles of the trumpet and even hone your skills.

Watch TRUMPET's video tour...or check out a quick demonstration of how agile TRUMPET is.

Samples and synths.

In addition to a sampled trumpet and harmon mute samples, TRUMPET includes the Visual Synth. You can combine waves of various shapes to create complex and unexpected timbres. You can sculpt the overtones and see the resulting wave right before your eyes.

Apply the low-pass Filter to take the edge off and some Reverb to add a little echo. Now your TRUMPET sounds like some kind of Martian flute. Or Pac-man.

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Musicians: hear, hear!

Record your performances and you can play them back, note for note, and even see the slide bounce back and forth as you played. Save your TRUMPET performances online. Listen to them online, and they sound just like they did on your iPod or iPhone.

You can hear other people's performances too, and see what kind of settings they played with. Embed your performance in your blog, send it to your grandma, or just vote it up and work on becoming the world's best TRUMPETer.

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The Hook-up: MIDI

The musicofx midi tool connects with your iPhone or iPod through your wireless network. We have a Windows and a Mac version, so everyone can join in the fun. Connect up to 8 musicofx instruments on a network and jam away with the hardware and software synths in your studio. TRUMPET users, get the MIDI tool here.

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