- July 19, 2015 at 10:27 am #5660LowboyParticipant
We have not heard from you for awhile. Do you have any updates on your quest for designing and building the ultimate melodica?
LowboyJuly 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm #5664Alan BrintonParticipant
Maybe he’s changed his identity again.July 19, 2015 at 7:47 pm #5665QuetscherParticipant
Designing a new melodica for Jon Batiste?July 25, 2015 at 10:50 am #5686Daren BanarsëKeymaster
Hello! Sorry, I haven’t been around for a little while…
Yes Lowboy, still very much working on the ultimate melodica. It’s such a huge task, and I’m still at the experimental stage. But learning a lot as I go, and also speaking to as many people as I can who have related skills and experience.
Loving the new image Alan!
Quetscher, I have been talking to John Batiste’s agent. They’ve been exploring various options for when he takes on the new role as musical director on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. Possibilities include sponsorship with the big melodica companies, modifying an existing melodica, designing a new melodica etc.July 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm #5690Alan BrintonParticipant
The new image has me playing an “All-American Made” Wm. Kratt Blow-Organ with “genuine brass reeds,” introduced in 1952 by Wm. Kratt, the real inventor of the melodica. Well, I actually don’t think a toy should count, but the Wm. Kratt Company was a maker of harmonicas.July 26, 2015 at 4:47 am #5694Melodica-MeParticipant
Daren, we missed you, for a minute I thought it was something I said lol. I would love to see your new creation include separate outputs for each note this way you can give it a wah effect like the Claviola. Then I want one for my self lol
Melodica-MeJuly 26, 2015 at 11:22 am #5700QuetscherParticipant
Welcome back! That sounds thrilling…July 26, 2015 at 5:57 pm #5702LowboyParticipant
Great news all around. Understand you probably can’t share some of your design ideas, but if and when you can, we are all ears.
Jon promoting the melodica will be huge and has many implications.
You talking with Jon Batiste’s agent has many implications as well. I assume that Jon or his agent are now aware of the MW website and perhaps visit it occasionally. Imagine Jon promoting your melodica or assisting with the design. Image other keyboard harmonica players getting invited to perform on the show!
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