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by Brendan
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: MODULAR-REED HARMONICA - Released!
Replies: 25
Views: 5644

Re: MODULAR-REED HARMONICA - Released!

Thanks for your enthusiasm for the modular reed concept Dorothy! It's always encouraging to get feedback like that for an idea one has put a huge amount of time and effort into 🙂 Though I started with 10-hole harps, I see a lot of potential for using modular reeds to make many other kinds of harmoni...
by Brendan
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates
Replies: 19
Views: 22686

Re: Harmonicas with Modular Reedplates

Thanks for your positive feedback and suggestions regarding the Modular-Reed harmonica, Dorothy. I'm glad you're loving yours! As far as keeping large numbers of spare reeds safe and well catalogued for easy retrieval goes, that's an interesting question! It was one that we had to solve ourselves, s...
by Brendan
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonica andiPad connection question
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Harmonica andiPad connection question

Thanks for the nice clear pic of your iPad setup Rishio. That's a USB audio interface, which is what I use also (iRig and TC Helicon versions). I'd recommend USB to John, although the basic analogue iRig 1 interface will work fine with iPads with headphone ports if he wants to reduce his costs. Gara...
by Brendan
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica
Replies: 24
Views: 30481

Re: PowerBender Versus EdHarmonica

Sounding good Rishio! As I think we discussed earlier in the thread, I've used my own version of ED Tuning for many years. It's the same repeating scale, but starts on a hole higher up. It's the bottom octave of Paddy Richter (or Melody Maker) repeated, so I call it Paddy-Extended. ED uses the same ...
by Brendan
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonica andiPad connection question
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Harmonica andiPad connection question

Hi John, I was thinking just the basic iRig 1 interface you mentioned. Plug it into the headphone socket of the iPad. Your harp mic 1/4 inch plug goes in the guitar input, and you can listen via headphones or a lead to your amp from the mini-jack headphone outlet on the iRig. Othe similar audio inte...
by Brendan
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Harmonica andiPad connection question
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Harmonica andiPad connection question

Glad you like the video and are interested in exploring what the iPad has to offer for harmonica.

When using an audio interface, the output cable comes from the interface. The analog type plugs into the headphone socket, USB type plugs into the lightning socket.
by Brendan
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Sheet music, tabs, and then THIS ...
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Sheet music, tabs, and then THIS ...

You're right... This excellent TAB must have taken sooooo long to do! Days and days and days....

However I bet some clever person could come up with an algorithm that could train an AI to do it in seconds...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: OVERBLOW-BOOSTER MK2 - Initial Limited Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 202

OVERBLOW-BOOSTER MK2 - Initial Limited Edition

OVERBLOW-BOOSTER Mk 2 Patent -pending new design! Thanks to Ross Garren for beta testing & great feedback, and Andre Coelho for help making the initial Limited Edition of 25 Harps. Great to have it finally out there :-) Webpage: https://www.brendan-power.com/OverblowBooster.php VIDEO: https://youtu....
by Brendan
Mon May 23, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic

It would be starting on hole #2:

DE FG AB CD DC

But you're right: because the doubled D notes are different breath, it's not the same as the Solo pattern *where doubled C notes are blow).
by Brendan
Mon May 23, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Interesting Alternative Harmonica Ideas
Topic: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Chromatic with Offset Tonics (COT) as applied to PowerChromatic

Another way to look at it would be as Minor Solo Tuning in D