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Videos & Sound Models

The Harmonic is crafted in several sound models, tuned to produce clean and consistent results that we hope will bring you joy for years to come. Most demo videos are improvisations to give you a general sense of how each tuning sounds on the Harmonic. The Harmonic is built with a basic structure in a “zig-zag” layout, enabling the player to work on a musical scale. We craft instruments for the best possible resonance to last a lifetime. Our refined architecture and design focus on a balanced timbre, excellent tuning stability, tuned shoulder tones, and note sensitivity and strength. Different sound models will evoke different moods and feelings. We are proud of all the sound models we build and tune; our goal is your satisfaction with a Harmonic in any tune.

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Andrés Gomm

Harmonic M15
Chromatic handpan

Level: Advanced
15 Notes

Harmonic M12
Extended handpan

Level: Intermediate or Advanced
12 Notes

Harmonic M8
Original handpan

Level: Enthusiast, Intermediate or Advanced
8 Notes

Harmonics are created with beauty, quality, excellence, and material elements that transfer immaterial experiences into something you can feel. We believe it is perfect balance, with ease of play, that makes it such a great experience: when music makes way for expression. That’s remarkably beautiful.

Choosing a Sound Model (or scale)

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All Harmonics look roughly the same, but they can sound vastly different from one another and are tuned into a specific musical scale. Each scale has its own color and sound to evoke a wide variety of feelings. Choosing a scale that speaks to your heart, emotions, spirit, and what brings you delight is essential. We craft Harmonics in a wide variety of sound models tuned to produce responsive, consistent results, ease of playability, beautiful sustain, and the best possible resonance. Players free themselves from their minds and focus more on emotional, dynamic, and spiritual inspiration while playing. Our offered Sound Models are inspired by a passion for singing steel's beauty and resonance.

 

We offer many different Sound Models and scale types that can be organized into simple categories: Minor, Major, Exotic, and Chromatic. The following is a concise description of the emotional feel of each.

 

Scale type: Minor 

Minor sounding scales often feel mysterious, meditative, hypnotizing, and compelling. Depending on how it is played, it can also feel driving, intense, and even suspenseful. Minor scales are also among the most popular requests.

Natural D/ A A# C D F G A

Dominant 7th D/ A C D E F G A

Integral D/ A A# C D E F A

Equinox E/ G B C D E F# G

Kurd 12 D/ (F G) A A# C D E F (G) A (A#)

Amara 12 C#/ (E F#) G# A B C# D# E (F#) G# (A)

Scale type: Major 

Major sounding scales are bright, cheerful, positive, and overall happy. Instruments with major scales tend to be inspirational, relaxing, and pleasant to play with. They're very well suited for meditative play or music therapy.

SaBye D/ A B C# D E F# A

Scale type: Exotic

Exotic sounding scales typically stand out because of their cultural flavor and suspenseful sound. Middle-Eastern, Indian, medieval, and Japanese scales are some of the most common exotic sound models. These types of scales are beautiful and magical. 

Scale type: Chromatic

Chromatic sounding scales can play all musical notes and consist entirely of half steps or semitone intervals (all the black and white keys on a piano). The chromatic effect is fascinating and explored by many musicians of various styles.

HC15 D/ (G#) A (A#) C (C#) D (D#) E F (F#) G (G#) A (A#)

HM15 C#/ (G) G# A (A#) (C) C# (D) D# E (F) F# (G) G# (A)