Archive for the ‘Fishman Aura Spectrum DI’ Category

DPA 4099 & Bose L1S w ToneMatch is my system of preference.

February 15, 2014

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DPA 4099 & Bose L1S w ToneMatch is my system of preference. I have tried lots of great gear over the years for use with Flamenco Nylon String Guitar. What is working for me for venues where the audience is less than 300 is the Bose L1S and Tone Match mixer. It works fantastic at restaurants, bars, wineries, outdoor patio performances, with my set up time 5-10min and easy in and out. I have four guitars that I use live with the Bose system my favorite is my DeVoe Negra with the DPA 4099g mic, then I also have a DeVoe Blanca with RMC pickups to a Roland GI 20 and Synth, Cordoba F10 with DAZZO pickups to a LR Baggs PARI DI, and a Cordoba GK Studio Blanca. People are consistently telling me they love the sound of the DeVoe Guitars especially when I use the DPA 4099 mic. When I am 5-10 feet from the Bose L1S I can get loud with no feedback. I run the Bose L1S at 12 (1/2) power and use the Bose Tone Match to mix everything. Below is a pick of the setup with the DPA to a Sennhiser Wirless. To my ears and back this is some of the best sound that I have ever had.

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MOTU Track 16 Review “I Love It”

August 2, 2012

I love the MOTU Track 16 the below first file is with the Track 16 into my MBP (Mac Book Pro) running OS 10.7.4 to Pro Tools 9.0.6 and I used the API plugins from Waves. Mic used was the DPA 4099. The one thing that I did do was a fresh restart and power up on the Track 16 and now there’s no hiss or noise in any of the signals. The second track is with my (MP) Mac Pro OS 10.6.7 and Pro Tools 9.0.6 running on fire wire. The Motu Cue Mix sounds great too and I will be using it when I head out to CA later in the month to use as my live set up. Im going to try using the MIDI in line with my Roland GI-20 Interface to use to trigger synth sounds such as Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

Update:
After a week of use. 8.7.12 I have to say this really is one great pice of gear. I have been using the MOTU Track 16 with Cue Mix and for Live its awesome. I have in mic channel one my DPA 4099 G mic and in Chanel 2 from the RMC Pickups and Poly-Drive II to the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI then in to the input for ZERO (0) Latency with EQ and Reverb, Then I run Pro Tools 9.0.6 and use Omnisphere and Stylus RMX and run them thorough the MOTU Track 16 and out to my main monitors for an amazingly great live sounding set up.


What some of my friends are saying about the MOTU Track 16 after listing to the finished result:
Vic
I think you have found a winner
Sounds great very clean and I think there is a tad.of high end detail not
Heard since you had the ensemble
(Silver Sound Taz)
Hello Victor,
Sounds lovely. I was more taken by the sound of the guitar…which tells me
the quality is great.
(Mike)
Sounds excellent! I would not have guessed that is was recorded on such a small device.
Peace
(Jay S)

The folks at Sweetwater were great in helping me get the MOTU Track 16 Mark Magdich 1800-222-4700×1265 and the flex pay makes it easier on the wallet.

I received my MOTU Track 16 it looks nice. I am using it with my 2011 MBP (Mac Book Pro 13) and Mac Pro. I found the install to be a little tricky in that the cd did not have the drivers that were needed so the Track 16 would be recognized. After about 10 min I was able to get the MBP to recognize the Track 16. I found that using Fire wire to hook up the Track 16 works on both computers but while using buss power on MBP it seems that the mic and line in are a bit nosey, may be the drivers I have a tech support question in the cue. I am waiting a bit before I conclude my opinion. Check back later.

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Live DeVoe Blanca Setup

June 29, 2012

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I’m now using on my DeVoe Blanca RMC Acoustic Gold Tall Pickups RMC Poly-Drive-II, Fishman Aura Spectrum DI, Roland GI-20, Roland XV 5050 and a Ernie Ball Volume Pedal and a Roland EV-5 Volume Pedal all of this goes to a Fishman SA 220 amp. I am very happy with the sound of the pickups from RMC and the Aura Spectrum. It really sounds very (mic) like with out feedback problems.

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RMC Pickups on DeVoe Blanca

June 20, 2012


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I picked up my DeVoe Blanca that I had outfitted with RMC Tall Gold Pickups and a out board Poly-Drive II. The install of the pickups was done by Paul Schwartz at PeekamoosePeekamoose in NYC
The install looks good guitar sounded good at the shop. Looking forward to running it through the Roland GK-20.

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RMC Pickips and Poly-Drive II

June 16, 2012


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This week I hope pick up my DeVoe Blanca that has been outfitted with new RMC Acoustic Gold Tall Pickups and a Poly-Drive II Preamp that is a remote polyphonic active electronics for acoustic guitar. RMC Pickup Co.The Preamp is not installed on the guitar. The pickups are being installed by Paul Schwartz of Peekamose Guitars in NYC Peekamoose

This should be able to work very well with the Fishmam Aura Spectrum DI as well as the SA220. I will also be using the Roland GI 20 to act as a interface between the RMC Poly-Drive II and the world of midi. I will be using Spectromics Omnisphere and a Korg Trition Rack.

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Fishman SA 220

June 6, 2012

Picked up the Fishman SA 220 to use for smaller solo or duo gigs for easy in and out with great sound. I’ve used the SA 220 with the DPA 4099 G mic and it sounds great. On my Yamaha Flamenco with Fisman Maxtrix and Aura Spectrum it sounds great. Looking forward to trying with RMC pickups too. Little bit of his when phantom power is on but nothing to distract able. Can be tamed with gain down just a bit. Over all for me this is a easy solution.

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