HANDPAN HcT VideoReview ° ° ° Meraki 1°Gen 2015- Nr-8 Mystic 8 ° ° °

Hello guys nice to see again. A short review from my Meraki 1°Gen 2015- Nr-8 Mystic 8 🙂 . . .

I’m happy to share this Rare Meraki instrument, It’s a beginning from Jean and it’s special because it’s was made all by hand, also the shell … not used shellopan yet.

The instrument have some defect on hight note and it’s a prototype but i really love it…. The sound inside him imperfection is amazing and warm…. the ding is powerFull and play it is a great experience.

The volume is to hight and it’s perfect for busking too.

The shoulder tone around ding is full of perfect and balanced sound…

Here one video from Davide Swarup… Ciao broo see you soon…

Many Pan Player ask to swap it with many good pan but i ca’t accept because inside it i can feel a strong soul and amazing Passion…. so please no asck anymore to swap or sell it 😀 i CAN’T….

Here my last video from the same Panroom and same Recoding camera.

Of course no effect adding for video editing. My recording will be always on original recording and impro live.

Thx for the attention and i want wish a new Lovely incoming 2016…

See you Next Year 😉


Alessio Hangcare®

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HANDPAN HcT VideoReview ° ° ° Meraki F Pigmy & F Equinox 9 ° ° °

Prato – Italy – Hct WareHouse  on Friday 20 November 2015

Hello guy i’m alessio from Hardcase Technologies. I want start my experiment today with a special visit inside HcT Pan room ..

About the experiment ? Sure… so easy, i want recording video  inside same PanRoom and same Camera ZoomQ8 and recording all different pan and scale that can i meet.

I’m also Lucky because every month i receive many visitor for different reason and i’m happy and glad to recording all handpan incoming to me, and it’s honor play and  explain my suggestion on different Scale and Maker.

I will use my Blog inside Hct Website , would become more easy for all of us follow my adventures.

Today Friday 20 November 2015  i had a pleasure to play with my Friend Nauhuel Ed From Spain. He goes to visit Jean (meraki) and after  he was come to visit me for play some Short Jam and imprinting some nice Vib around Universe.  I think it’s most important now… :-

Nauhuel came with Meraki F Equinox…. Amazing pan guys.… Sustain is little bit close because it’s really new one but WOWOW it have an amazing Harmonic…. It’s so sweet and warm, and the control is very very good… The surface and color is the quite same from all meraki that i saw to tried.

Scale ok it’s so famous scale and in F is so deep but also open for goo hight around the sky 😀

And finally surprise ?? F Equinox 9 and F Pigmy are amazing  between played…..!!!!  The Harmonic married all together like the star with the universe . it’s a full of different sound around all the room….. Amazing experience… JEAN…. Francois…. Equinox F para meeee…. For sure 😉

Here 2 video for better  explain my funny english. .

My friend Nau… thx for you short visit and i hope to see you for the next Hangout UK 😉

Enjoy with you Ferrari.

P.S: If some Pan Maker are interesting to have some review can contact me by Hct Website or FB community.

Stay tuned for the next Maker Review. 

Keep Calm and Play Music.


Alessio By HcT crew.

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HANDPAN HcT VideoReview ° ° ° Disco Armonico (MdR) G Equinox New Gen 2016 ° ° °

Ciao again from Alessio Hangcare.

Today I wanted to share my personal feelings about this new prototype from Marco Della Ratta, who makes the Disco Armonico (MDR).

Several months ago I suggested to Marco that he should try to hammer a few nitrided shells that Shellopan uses.

I present you with the final results from Marco’s latest work using those nitrided shells.

MDR Equinox scale. G-B-C-D-E-F#-G-B

My first impression was that the sound was very lovely…and the final timbre was so different compared to the shells Marco typically uses.

The sustain was better and the sound was warm.

This particular instrument is still not perfect and can use a little work with the harmonics but I know that can be improved easily.

I would be very happy if Marco used the Shellopan shells for his 2016 batch of MDR’s, would be a new level of sound, and MDR fans would really like the new sound.

I want to humbly thank Marco for agreeing to make an instrument with the new shells and I hope to see more MDR’s like this in the future.

Ciao bro and thank you for all your hard work.

Special thx for translation. Jeremy Dee.

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HANDPAN HcT VideoReview ° ° ° SoulPan -Paradiso ° ° °

Hello guys and happy to see all of us again.

Today i’d like to show my next experience with a fresh handpan maker. Simone Calabrese. He come from Italy, near Bergamo and he’s a really sweet guy. Big pleasure to meet him by live.

The instrument is called Soulpan . The scale tried is note: F) A C E F G A C Paradiso scale.

The material is shaped turned like Halo or BlessPan or similar. 1mm thickness.The size is like hang or bells , 50 cm Diameter and 22-23 cm Hight.

The sound is clear but no good sustain at the moment. Of course it come from first prototype and i think he have good opportunity to improve so fast and really sooner.

Soul pan have soul inside … nice name for the passion that i can fell inside that Handpan. Full of work and attention to improve the instrument.

The surface is like halo material but he told me want change shell soon as possible… so at the moment i can only test him tuned and shaped tunefield.

Harmonic 5°° and 8° note are tuned but need to be more clean.. That Iron material used from him not help to much. Of course it’s  nitrited like other handpan.

The Gu Side is not perfect tuned  but it’s really well done and is like panart GU… Lovely work.. bro

Price is not  to hight because he not ready to coming out on official way… At the moment i think about 500 max 800€ no more..

I’m so glad to play it and sure… i can fell some cool update soon..

Here some info about him.

soulpanhandpan.tk – Official FB Page.

Thx to Simone Calabrese and i hope to see you soon inside HcT PanRoom.

P.S: Camera, Audio  setting, room, style of play are always same for have the most real and same results.

Thx for attention and Enjoy my short video.

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HANDPAN HcT VideoReview ° ° ° Meraki F Pigmy ° ° °

Hello again :-)…. i need to review my personal Meraki because i really love it …

Short Info… F Pigmy Meraki Scale: F G Ab C Eb F G Ab C

Building Year: June 2015. Shell from shellopan and tuned and nitrated from Jean Francois.

I don’t make any presentation about the maker… all people know him but for new incoming pan player here all info from Meraki


Sound, control, sustain, harmonic, tuned… all is perfect… and it’s to hard find a defect inside this pan. Maybe sometime it have to much resonance, now is more open then was new one… but the sound resonance is perfect played all together also. Amazing pan… And i want thx to Jean to follow my request…. i can find all inside it… 😉

About waiting list ? It’s not easy enter inside a list now but we hope for new one next year 2016.

About price better ask directly to Jean Francois… I’m not here for selling meraki or other handpan.

I want share some cool video from this Meraki F pigmy… from me Big pleasure to had shared it around amazing Musician.

Thx for the Attention.


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