Brasswind Research  LLC  has been established by Robert Love to bring forth the most important new technologies to discerning musicians. The products offered here reflect over 25 years of dedicated scientific research and validation through extensive play-testing. While the current mouthpiece fads may attract attention, our patented technology sets an important new standard.

Robert Love started a career in scientific research at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and has worked for the UCLA Brain Research Institute, Systems Research Labs, Westinghouse R&D Center, and Neuroscience Technology International (NTI) in Human Factors Engineering with specialties in electroencephalography, infrared tracking of eye movements, and aircraft paint scheme design. Later Robert became involved in quality engineering and process improvement for automotive, aerospace, and medical industries.

At Wright State University in the 1970s, Robert studied music performance and had reached first chair of the top ensembles before turning his attention towards the study of Human Factors Engineering.  Since then he has performed nearly every type of music requiring various trumpets, cornet, and flugelhorn, including wind ensembles, local orchestras, a German band, collegiate jazz bands, rock bands, large brass ensembles, brass quintets, a brass quartet, church groups, and extensive solo performance of various-keyed trumpets with classical organ accompaniment.

Robert has carefully cultivated the wide range of knowledge and skills that are required to innovate, design, and manufacture components for brass wind musicians.  Invaluable machining experience was gained at Pearce Systems, who were the builders of the colossal Biosphere project in Arizona.

William T. Cardwell was a mentor and friend who contributed greatly to the acoustical education for Robert Love, and had strongly influenced several other prominent brass instrument designers. Bill helped develop and validate fundamental theories that guide the specification of brass wind air-column shapes. He helped to enlighten and correct Arthur Benade's thinking about the behavior of brass wind instruments as dual Helmholtz resonators.  Bill's patent on trumpet design and his election to the National Acedemy of Sciences only hint at his true genius and the many contributions he made. Bill passed away on May 17, 2012 at age 94. He was an inspiration to friends, family, and eminent acousticians.  Bill was a very fine trumpet player, with impressive skills of improvisation. He will be missed by all who new him well. See larger photo here.



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