Re: [Harp-L] New Richard Hunter piece at

Hi Richard

That's is really a catchy sound that makes me want to play it over and over. You've created a remarkable "vintage" atmosphere. I especially like the "amp" sound which is a real keeper. To my ears, it's not the usual small amp distortion, but rather the sound of a PA that's just over it's headroom limit; and you've built a very believable wide sonic space.
Rings a little bit like "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby" or "Bad Bad Whiskey." One thing I find kind of strange and intriguing enough to listen repeatedly to was a perceived 'hole' in the center. It made me think my speakers were out of phase - the harp seemed hard left and semi-hard right, but no mono-like center image. It turned out to be some kind of illusion though. Really had me trippin' <g> In your longer version, whatever you put in that illusionary 'hollowed-out' center is really going to POP.
I think you've come up with a real usable alternative "Chicago" sound. "Cut it while it's hot", as someone once said.

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Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:52 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] New Richard Hunter piece at

Hi all,

I recently recorded a very brief blues instrumental called "Lightnin Bounce"--40 seconds of harp, bass, and drums. You can hear it now at

This piece started as a solo harp jam that I recorded live on my Zoom H4, using the builtin mics, in my kitchen one day while I was waiting for a cup of coffee to brew. I took the resulting track into Cakewalk Sonar, edited it, put an amped sound on it with a VST plugin called Freeamp2, added bass and drums (via a plugin called EZDrummer), and voila.

Hope you enjoy it. Let me know. I may record a longer version based on these ideas soon.

Regards, Richard Hunter
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