Gelson Marcon

Gelson Marcon

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Mute-ant

A Device for Cello Practicing

When learning to play the cello, would-be musicians spend many hours practicing repetitive exercises, which can be unpleasant not only for the musician but other people living in close proximity. Mute-ant is designed to reduce the volume of the instrument, helping to keep the sound within the practice room. However, many musicians do not enjoy losing volume and that is why Mute-ant also captures, amplifies and outputs the cello sound to a pair of headphones.