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More Christmas music: “Peace to You All Tonight”

I improvised and recorded “Peace to You All Tonight” a few weeks ago. The piece is played on a standard diatonic harp in second position. The signal chain starts with an AKG BT330DT mic (my preferred harp mic in 1987, when I bought it, in a signal chain that included a Boss BF-2 flanger, an Electro Harmonix Memory Man delay, and a Fender Twin Reverb amp), which is input to a TC Helicon Voicelive Play vocal processor running a factory preset that’s supposed to sound like the vocal processing on Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”. I think it sounds pretty good on an acoustic harmonica.

I recorded the performance on my Digitech JamMan Solo XT looper, and transferred it to Audacity to convert it from WAV to mp3. That’s about it for the processing. I think the piece speaks for itself pretty clearly in this recording.

The most interesting thing about the piece is the constantly shifting chord voices and counterpoint, all of which are performed in real time here without overdubs.

Enjoy. Merry Christmas. (Please note that we retain all rights for commercial exploitation of this material. Contact us if you’re interested in discussing same.)

“Peace to You All Tonight” written and performed by Richard Hunter. Copyright ©2015 R Hunter/Turtle Hill Productions, all rights reserved

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A Little (Harmonica) Organ Music for Christmas

As I have for a while now, I’m exploring the sounds I can make with a harmonica and two amp modelers running in parallel. I recorded this piece with a Digitech RP500 running a patch that combines a Champ amp model with a rotary speaker, paired with a patch on the Vox Stomplab IG that includes a low octave, an autowah, and a tough amp model. There are some subtle and not-so-subtle things going on here.
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RP Tip #26: Set the AMP/MIXER Button

Digitech RPs have a button on the back panel labeled “Amp/Mixer.” We get a lot of questions about that button, all of which boil down to “which way should I set that button?” To answer that question we need to start with “what exactly does that button do?”
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We’re ending development of new patches for recently discontinued Digitech RPs

We’ve been making patchsets for the Digitech RPs since the early 2000s, when we started with the RP200. We’ve designed some great sounds for these devices, and we’ll continue to do so.

However, when a manufacturer stops making a device, there’s no point in continuing to develop new sounds for it. And that’s what Digitech’s done with their RP line from the 355 on down. They’re all discontinued.
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RP500 Patch Update #1 is Here!

Our first update to the Huntersounds patch set for Digitech RP500 was shipped to all our RP500 licensees today (16 October 2015). This update contains 23 patches, all designed to make full use of the RP500’s array of footswitches to enable a player to easily add or subtract multiple FX from the mix in real time. It’s a live performer’s one-stop solution for a box full of big, colorful sounds coupled with plenty of realtime control. I even included some stuff to help loopers build fat layers of tones from the ground up.

Digitech RP500: uh huh

Digitech RP500: uh huh

I guess my pride is showing, but y’know, I really like the RP500, and I’m delighted to share my latest setups with our licensees. If you’ve previously purchased our patch set for RP500 and have since changed your email address, please send us an email that includes your old and new email addresses, and we’ll make sure you get the update.

Our next step is to set these sounds up for the RP1000, followed by the RP360. Stay tuned.

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New Huntersounds RP500 patches coming in 2 weeks!

I’ve been steadily developing a new set of patches for the Digitech RP500, whose stompbox-inspired footswitch setup begs for patches that include every category of effect Digitech puts in the box.
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