The Hamster Alliance

The Hamster Alliance is a one man music project. The goal of "THA" is to produce awesome and diverse music without constraints. All music by THA is freely available on the internet to listen to. If you would like to use THA music in a project, please send me an email

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First Harpejji Track: At Last...

18. May 2010 14:08 by Hamst3r in Tracks

So yeah, you know that Harpejji I got last Tuesday?

Check it out: My Harpejji Arrived Today

Yeah, that thing.

Well, at last…I can play an instrument. Woo! I’m no virtuoso yet, but it’s the furthest I’ve advanced with any instrument. I’ve had a guitar since high school and simply cannot contort my fingers to produce a decent sound from it. I’ve also had numerous keyboards and access to pianos and have never managed to get very good with them either. I mean, I can play a few chords, but beyond that; forget about it.

I’m pretty excited about this.

Anyways, here’s my first attempt at making something with the Harpejji. It’s everything except the drums.

Check it out:

Download: THA – At Last… (right click, save as)

or stream it on THA Radio.

My Harpejji arrived today!

12. May 2010 14:36 by Hamst3r in Tracks

Back in October 2009 I ordered this…thing. It’s a plank of wood with strings on it and it makes noise, kind of like them geetars the kids are into. It’s a 24-string tapping instrument. It’s tuned to a whole tone scale (C, D, E, F#, G#, A#). It also has some interesting tech built into it. The bass and melody strings go through separate built-in pre-amps. When you lift your finger off a string it stops immediately thanks to the per-string mute system. Also, it sustains forever, which is weird.

Anyways, a few months into the build they offered to upgrade it from the D1 to the new K24 model they were working on, but that it would add a few extra months to the build. Decline a free upgrade? Hell no! So now, nearly seven months later, it has finally arrived. Yay!

 

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