French horn "Gestopf"

• Nov 28, 2017 - 21:39

Is there a way for french horns to play "Gestopf"?

It's not exactly a 'mute'; the player puts his hand on the bell...


There are sound fonts that have "Gestopf" samples but they are not in the standard GM sounds. If you find one, it is possible to do some trickery to make it work.

I'm not very familiar with the technique "Gestopf". I'm sure, it isn't be possible with general midi. As workaround I could imagine to add it as a new instrument, which is played muted and changed the transposition (maybe it's possible in a customized instruments.xml and then available via mid-staff instrument change)

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