Strangely enough, I can actually answer your question since I’ve owned a Yamaha WX11 wind controller for some time.
Yes, you can use breath from one and notes from the other, but it is horribly clumsy.
The WX11 emulates (roughly) the fingering of a saxophone/clarinet/recorder. What this means is that, if you blow into the instrument, it always…[Read more]
Thanks for posting this Antonio. It’s very thorough and thought out. I’ve had a TEC controller and Korg Microkey for some time.
Your discussion of the pressure gradient were interesting. I could never find the right setting that felt as natural as playing the melodica. I haven’t fooled with it in a long time.
I was mostly interested in playing…[Read more]
so here is a short video of the new Diamante Italia blues/rock set up no additional effects. old RCAS mic to my Fernder Deluxe reverb with some reverb in the mix.
A short Audio/Video of the Diamanté Italia “The Meanest Little Melodica Made” Mic/Amp tone test
Hakan, I should have clarified. Yes on the reeds that you replaced. Check and see if there is loose broken wax on any of the existing reeds you are not replacing, if not, no need to wax existing reeds. Once you have closed the Melodica, play and if you hear that a reed is weak mark that reed and check to see if you need to wax but most likely not.
Yes you will need to add or it will leak, it is simple to do, just take your time and cover the other reeds so they do not get wax on them. Also check your gasket to make sure it is not broken while you have it taken apart.
I’ve ordered wax and will start removing broken reeds.
The old crystallized wax, is it airtight? Or should I add new wax upon?
I think most people here are probably happy playing their existing melodicas, but occasionally someone (like me) will start lusting for a MIDI melodica. I decided to investigate any existing commercial or DIY solutions. At this point, I think I’ve found most, if not all references to MIDI melodicas on the web—articles, videos, and i…[Read more]
Hello Hakan, the Hohner pro 36 reeds are waxed in. Since these reeds were installed a long long time ago, the wax has crystallized so you will need to chip a little bit of the old wax out and pry it up with a small flat screw driver. Once it is removed, carefully remove all loose wax with a razor knife. Set the new reed in to see if it sits flat…[Read more]
how do I remove a reed in my Hohner Pro?
I Have a second Pro for parts.
Found this Summer Samba on YouTube with a Hammond 44:
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