On this page we have collected all of the sound samples for our instruments in one place. We also have a few full length songs that we pulled from the CD's we offer for sale that feature our instruments.
The files listed below are all MP3s so you will need a program that plays MP3s. If you own a computer that does not have an MP3 player you can download WinAmp or iTunes for free.
Use this player to quickly sort through all of the samples or scroll down for more detailed info.
Reverie Harp Sound Samples
Here are 3 short sound samples of our new Reverie Harp.
Reverie Harp played with fingers - quiet, soothing, and relaxing
Reverie Harp played with a guitar pick - louder and brighter, more energetic
Reverie Harp played with hammered dulcimer hammers - lots ofenergy and very rhythmic
Harps - Studio Comparisons
These sound samples were recorded specifically so the listener could compare the sounds of all the Musicmaker Harps. Each harp was recorded in the same studio with the same microphone (AKG C1000s). Great care was taken to position the microphone in the same place relative to each harp. That position would be just over half way up the soundboard, on the right side of the strings (from the perspective of the player) and about 6 inches away from the soundboard. Two recordings were made of each harp - one of a basic chord progression from C to F to G to C and one of a simple melody. Though these recordings are far from perfect they should give the listener a feel for how the Sheperd harp sounds compared with the Regency harp. These recordings were made on an ADAT recorder, transferred to a computer as .WAV files and then converted to .MP3 files.