23 May 2012

Fishman Aura Spectrum DI - part I

Here is the first part of my tests with the AURA spectrum DI.

A couple of years ago Fishman released the first preamp with the Aura technology inside. It enabled musicians playing acoustic instruments to improve on their amplified tone with the help of digital modeling.

The Aura Spectrum DI is the next generation of this technology in the shape of a versatile preamp and DI.

Take a look at the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI test part II

14 May 2012

Bridge pickups

I have just had three different bridge pickups fitted to my Hengsheng violin.

A Schatten V-02, a inexpensive Singular pickup and the Bradivarius bridge pickup.

Well it turns out that the only pickup now in function is the Bradivarius, neither the Schatten og the Singular worked when fitted and mounted.

07 May 2012

The Fiddle Mic

The Fiddle Mic is designed by Bruce Bartlett.

It is a miniature omnidirectional condenser microphone, with a frequency response tailored specially for violin and viola.

Bartlett sells The Fiddle Mic in two versions: One with a long permanently attached cable, and one with an inline jack so the mic can be left on the instrument.