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by Brendan
Thu May 25, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Power Chromatic
Replies: 76
Views: 81567

Re: Power Chromatic

Glad you're liking Power Chromatic tuning. I'm not quite clear why or how you're mixing it with BeBop though? I'd suggest keeping the two tunings on different harmonicas. Half-valving PowerChromatic is simple: pull all the valves off the outside and leave all valves on the inside. Reducing the blow ...
by Brendan
Thu May 25, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Replies: 6
Views: 5808

Re: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Heh heh... Let me explain. There might seem to be a lull in proceedings, but its a bit like the swan: not much happening above the surface but plenty of paddling beneath. There are some exciting new designs waiting in the wings that I'm itching to release, but I decided to step back and do a complet...
by Brendan
Sun May 14, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?
Replies: 14
Views: 9511

Re: Controllable Note Bending on MIDI Harmonicas - What are the Options?

Yes, the separate controller (whatever it is) mounts on the DM48 with its own USB lead.
by Brendan
Sun May 14, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 18381

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

Yes, you can use the free Demo version with the DM48.
by Brendan
Wed May 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 18381

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

Nice one David :-)
by Brendan
Tue May 09, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 18381

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

Yes, it's an add-on controller that mounts on the DM48. If it proves popular I'll make some of these available.
by Brendan
Mon May 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Midi harmonica dm48
Replies: 27
Views: 18381

Re: Midi harmonica dm48

I'm working on a mini pitchbender for the DM48. It can work with any tuning. Here is a sample of some tests with Richter tuning. C harp scale played in 2nd Position style:

https://soundcloud.com/user-509216178/d ... ding-tests
by Brendan
Sun May 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Slider Bass
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

Re: Slider Bass

'Same size' = yes.

'Similar' = probably not, unless the dimensions are within 0.5mm overall in length and width.

If you can send photos and exact measurements I can give you an assessment.
by Brendan
Fri May 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: LUCKY 13 RECOMMENDED CUSTOMISERS/REPAIRERS
Replies: 2
Views: 3015

LUCKY 13 RECOMMENDED CUSTOMISERS/REPAIRERS

I'm honoured to partner with three respected harmonica customiser/repairers in USA and Europe, equipped with Lucky 13 reed sets and ready to service requests for custom tunings, reed work, reed replacement etc. They are Burke Trieschmann (USA), Jeff Wilson (Canada) and Ben Bouman (Holland). Click th...
by Brendan
Thu May 04, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Currently available paddy richter harmonica
Replies: 11
Views: 12822

Re: Currently available paddy richter harmonica

I meant later THIS month... :-) Apologies for the delay. This is just one of a slew of new harp models I have coming out soon and I'm reorganising my systems to improve production efficiency. I want to get everything in place before the first release, and various preparatory steps (writing patents, ...