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Len "Boogsie" Sharpe on the PHI - A Tribute to Mighty Sparrow.

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Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on August 18, 2011 at 10:15am
I wasn't talking about the sound of the PHI, i was talking about the playing of it. After all, any musical instrument can be substituted for by an electronic version that sounds authentic.

I am certainly awed by the technology involved in the PHI and others like it, but to me they are in a different category of musical instrument than the acoustic pan, a distinction similar to that between an electronic organ and an acoustic piano.
Comment by Percussive Harmonic Instrument on August 18, 2011 at 10:01am
Exactly Steve. If it looks like a pan shouldn't it be able to sound like a pan? With the PHI you assured of authentic steelpan tones, in other words you do not have to rely on any external sound module for "the real sounding pan".
Comment by Steve "Carter" K. on August 17, 2011 at 10:27pm
If you were only hearing the music would you be able to say it was not being played on a Pan ?  For me it sounds the same so the feeling of enjoying Pan Music would still be there.
Comment by Percussive Harmonic Instrument on August 15, 2011 at 8:22pm
It isn't the same feeling. We would admit that some adaptation is required.
Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on August 15, 2011 at 5:45pm
Very nice.
However, I cannot help but wonder if one gets the same feeling from the electronic pan as one would get from actually hitting metal with a rubber tipped stick.

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