TuneMaster harmonica

Anything apart from the two mainstream default harmonicas (Solo-tuned fully-valved chromatic, and un-valved Richter 10-hole diatonic). Alternate tunings, different construction, new functionality, interesting old designs, wishful-thinking... whatever!
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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by triona » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:22 pm

Indeed. That gives nourishment to my suspicion that it could have been a kind of premature April fool hoax.
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Or if not a joke, maybe it is an idea in progress, not yet marketable, and announced too early. We might wait what there will come. The Youtube video is still online.


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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by triona » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:41 pm

Seems actually to be available now.
Here is the corrected link to the new page of the webside:
https://www.turboharp.com/tunemaster/


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Aw, Thou beloved, do hearken to the Banshee's lonely croon!
sinn féin - ça ira !
Cad é sin do'n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó


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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by EdvinW » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:44 pm

And it seems to actually cover all the 20 reeds, both blow and draw! To me that makes a world of difference. I need to consider this for my next harp, since custom Seydel harps seldom seem to be that well tuned.
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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by IaNerd » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:14 pm

I have asked Dr. Antaki about the tunable range of the low vs. middle vs. high reeds. I will report back here.

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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by IaNerd » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:13 pm

https://www.turboharp.com/tunemaster

Note the extensive FAQ section near the bottom of that page.

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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by Alan » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:42 pm

So I just got my Tunemaster today and have had a chance to give it a quick trial run.

Based on my first run through I would say you can expect to be able to tune any note down a 1/2 step. With the magnets removed, my harp was about a 1/4 step sharp. You could get down a bit more than a 1/2 step but not as much as a whole step.

So what cool thing would you try with such a tool?

It is fast and easy to change the pitch of the note within that half step.

I think the easiest cool option is to turn your standard richter into a minor key harp in first position.

You can flatten all the thirds and then decide if you want flat 7 or flat 6 for whichever flavor of minor scale you want to use.

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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by triona » Thu May 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Thanks for this first short review.

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sinn féin - ça ira !
Cad é sin do'n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó


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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by triona » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:54 am

And here you can have a look on what Seydel made out of this idea:
https://www.brendan-power.com/forum/vie ... ?f=9&t=357

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Aw, Thou beloved, do hearken to the Banshee's lonely croon!
sinn féin - ça ira !
Cad é sin do'n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó


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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by EdvinW » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:44 am

One idea would be to drill holes in the cover plates above each magnet, so that it could be adjusted without removing the cover plate. This would facilitate quick adjustments. Another option would be to selectively drill holes for frequently changed notes.

I got the idea after seeing Brendan's prototype DM48 which has a lot of holes drilled in it, presumably to adjust the breath resistance.
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Re: TuneMaster harmonica

Post by Brendan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:55 am

Nice idea Edvin! You should propose it to Jim Antaki :)

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