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Aug. 19, 2022

DM48 interview with Erik Lekholm and Jason Keene

DM48 interview with Erik Lekholm and Jason Keene

Erik Lekholm and Jason Keene join me on episode 67.

Where we talk about the innovative DM48 midi chromatic harmonica, designed by Erik initially as a means to practise silently. He posted his creation on a harmonica forum and it soon gained interest, with people eager to purchase it. So Erik and his father started building and sold the first ones in 2017, with the updated version, the DM48X, coming out in 2022 .

Jason Keene joins me in the second half of the podcast, to provide the perspective of one of the leading players of the DM48, which he describes as a game changer for his music. Jason talks us through the set-up and the limitless possibilities that this midi chromatic harmonica  brings. 

Links:
DM48 website:
https://www.lekholminstruments.com

Jason Keene website:
http://www.jasonkeeneharmonica.com/

Reviews of the DM48:
https://www.lekholminstruments.com/press.html

DM48 User forum:
https://groups.google.com/g/dm48-digital-chromatic-harmonica

Millioniser 2000:
https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2011/09/23/millioniser-2000-tutorial/


Videos:
A Smooth One by Jason Keene:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLey1riCeBU

Millioniser 2000:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRPI_fD0iKQ

Erik Lekholm demos some of the capabilities of the DM48:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpUpvxRfgXM

Erik Lekholm playing through the Yamaha VL70 hardware synthesiser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJ_RwA_-vQ

Erik Lekholm explaining the DM48 at the NAMM show, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKHvvudb1S0

Brendan Power compares DM48 to HM12 and gives overview of DM48 features:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCy-0DR6Ikc

HM12 midi harmonica video from Brendan Power:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbD9oRdT3O0

Jason Keene talking about the DM48 being a ‘game changer’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuLcopNVm6Q

Jason Keene demoing using the 8K Controller to combine instruments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI-GpHTKVCQ&t=3s

Laurent Maur playing a flute sound on the DM48:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff6SHnPtZp8&t=208s



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https://www.harmonicahappyhour.com

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Spotify Playlist:
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