By making wind instruments from carbon fiber compounds, it becomes possible to suppress those vibrations in the tube that simply waste energy. We can stiffen the bore walls in selected spots and in certain directions, or even make them comparatively softer – an enormous gain in freedom compared to the possibilities of traditional materials. It also becomes feasible to make certain parts of the instrument more rigid without increasing mass or weight.
Instrument-makers, engineers, acoustic designers and musicians have worked together intensively to develop a trumpet which is remarkably easy to play yet produces a warm and rounded tone.