[Harp-L] Re: My Suzuki Hammond video

That was really nice Rob! Vocals and harp sounded great. I listened with headphones and the recording has a fantastic feel to it, with imaging that made it feel like I was in the room with you. Sounds like you mixed it in mono, but it felt like stereo. I had to take off the headphones to make sure it wasn't coming out of my computer's speakers.

That said, I heard a lot of artifacts in the recording. I have a zoom H2 and the recording quality is normally pretty good, free of artifacts, so I wonder if they were caused by YouTube's processing.

I'd be interested in your take on the Hammond and how it differs from other harps. I came close to buying one, but the literature I saw from Suzuki didn't make clear what was unique about it, other than the black cover. Sounds great when you play it though!


On Oct 12, 2011, at 11:21 PM, harp-l-request@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:27:31 -0400
> From: Robert Paparozzi <chromboy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [Harp-L] My Suzuki Hammond video
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> I was trying to figure out how to use a Zoom Q3 recorder someone gave me and
> thought it'd be a good chance to test out my Suzuki Hammond Harp. This is an
> Ab harp in Cross. No Fancy licks, I chose a song I learned after going to
> hear Madcat with his 'Triple Play'. This is my own take on a great Chris
> Brubeck original song about 'Empty Nesters'.....If 'Triple Play' comes to a
> town near you, DO check them out you will NOT be disappointed!
> I like the Hammond's a lot a nice feel and very warm tone....
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hNF4BoCajI
> All the best,
> Rob Paparozzi
> http://robpaparozzi.com

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