Pre-amps for Acoustic Instruments with Piezo Pickups

Fishman Aura Spectrum D.I.

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Date: October 15, 2015/ Price point: $328.73 / By Ron Dorsey

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The Fishman Aura Spectrum product is of interest to those who play, perform with the acoustic guitar. It brings about a near miked environment for piezo saddle pickups which is most apparent on nylon string classic guitars in which the performer plays single notes. The benefit is that you can get a more acoustic sounding guitar without having to setup a mic while performing live. This also removes mic feedback.

My reviews are completely unbiased - and will stride to show you both the pros and cons of products. As do many, I read reviews on other sites like Amazon which is a starting point for product consideration.

There are products which are difficult to evaluate by reading others comments and ratings, such as this Fishman pre-amp. So what I did is to present performances of others using the nylon stringed classic guitar. Steel string chord strumming is not the test, it is the articulation of vibrato and expression utilizing single notes that helps to filter out which product provides the best results, all within the classic style of performing.

Product description by the Manufacturer

Aura Spectrum DI is the complete tone solution for the acoustic musician featuring award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.

Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality balanced XLR D.I. The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded using world-class studio mics and techniques.

Aura Spectrum DI is not only incredibly versatile, but it also delivers the most realistic acoustic sound available for stage or studio.

Performances Using the Aura Spectrum D.I.

Mikhail Medvedev

Ambient Guitar Depressionism Part 2 Strymon TimeLine, BigSky, Godin Multiac, Fishman Aura

Gear used:

  • Godin Multiac ACS SA
  • Fishman Aura Spectrum DI
  • Strymon TimeLine
  • Strymon BigSky

Paulo Sérgio – Blue Bossa – Nylon Guitar

Paulo Sérgio - Blue Bossa - Nylon Guitar

Blue Bossa ao violão pelo violonista Paulo Sérgio com Violão Ramá e Fishman Aura Spectrum DI

Paulo Sérgio – O meu louvor – Fingerstyle

Paulo Sérgio - O meu louvor - Fingerstyle

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