[Harp-L] Effects for Harp
I've always been partial to rotary speaker (Leslie) sound.
Especially if one is playing split intervals, this effect can make
the harp sound organ like. There is some tradition for this among
the Chicago blues players. Both Carey Bell and Paul Oscher have made
recordings using this effect.
Compression is VERY helpful, especially when playing into a guitar
amp. All compressors are not created equal, however. Some sound
terrible, some suck tone, but a compressor that is harp friendly can
really enhance the sound, especially if other effects are being
used. Compression can help you play clean or help make distortion
sound more articulate and controllable. Compression is a very useful
and versatile effect.
The mic being used makes a big difference in how whatever effect
you are using will process the signal. A signal from a green bullet,
for example, will process differently than a signal from an Audix
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