Modern technology has come a long way from 18th century. Boehm could not even dream about the modern materials and technology, which have been used for the mechanism of MATIT flute:

The metal keywork operates on magnets instead of metal springs. The up and down motion of the light keys are quick, sensitive and well balanced. The magnets operate without friction. They do not wear out or lose their power. Yet they are easily replaced.

A new G-sharp mechanism avoids the duplicate tone hole required in conventional spring -return flutes. It's the first time this arrangement really works, thanks to magnets. Lower notes of the octave are better in tune and more resonant. An additional split E-mechanism is no longer needed.

The MATIT flute mechanism uses miniature precision stainless steel ball bearings and high quality ground and hardened steel axles.

Thin synthetic elastomer gaskets mounted on the tone hole collars have replaced conventional keypads. There are no soft and ragged pads anymore, only hard surface under the keys. This new solution provides superior coverage and creates a reflective surface all around the vibrating air column inside the body and helps to keep the intonation equal throughout the entire scale.

Handling and ergonomics have been improved by moving the axles of the right hand key section to the opposite side of the flute body.

The fingering is similar to Boehm-system flutes.

There are three choices of material for the keywork: plated brass, solid silver and solid titanium! Titanium is a very light metal which allows for a very rapid motion of the keys. It is also very resistant to oxidation and corrosion.

The carbon fibre body construction as well as the magnetic key action are patented by Matti Kahonen covering all wind instruments. The original design of the flute is covered by the international copyright legistlation.
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