the rock harmonica masterpiece
Worked tonight on overdubs for “Blue Future” songs including “Mercy Me,” a 12-bar minor blues, and “Disconnected Blues,” a big strutting blues with a harp running through an envelope filter driving the tune. I’m liking a horn section of 2 harps, at least one pitch shifted down an octave or two, and an envelope filter and/or rotating speaker sound for rhythm work.
I’m generally using the Digitech RP500 sounds I used on “The Lucky One,” plus the Mustang III sounds I developed for that amp when I need something very traditionally amped-up (which I do on most of the tunes). Recording both the Mustang III and Digitech RP500 via XLR outs to a Fostex Scarlett audio interface. Loving the sounds. These sounds are traditional for blues, but not when they’re produced by a harmonica.
Fun. As much fun as the CHUD T-shirt shown in the (21016) photo. CHUD! If you don’t remember this high-water mark of late 20th century Western culture, look it up.
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