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Sometime ago a couple folks here asked for a live recording of the Aaron Lewis SJ. I finally had a chance to make a recording last Friday in a pub gig where we started to play.

 

Also, recently there was a discussion aobut the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI. In this sample Im using one and have to say the tone is very representative of the AL SJ plugged in, so I thought you might want to hear it as I certainly support this product.

 

Finally I just got myself a Zoom Q3HD which is a great little recorded that specialises in recording instruments. While the video is not so great I think the audio is really quite good, especially at 720.

 

Sorry for the crowd noise, next time i will plug the Zoom directly into the amp which is possible through a line out.

 

Couple tracks here with some pickin' and strummin '

 

 

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Sounds great, Yozzie.

 

You are preaching to the converted as I have the Aura Spectrum DI too.

What are we hearing in the video? PA, amp? The strumming sounds very real - no quack. Great, eh?

 

Don't you dare run it straight through the amp and miss the drunk girls calling out, that's precious!

 

 

Regards BluesKing777

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Thank you very much BK!

 

Actually what you're hearing is a combination of marshall as100d and couple hanging house speakers that took line out from the amp. The marshall had a hint of room reverb, no other effects.

 

The pickup is a fishman matrix and its a J-50 aura blend that I liked.

 

For next show we will probably take a line out from the amp to the zoom to avoid the background noise.

 

Thanks for listening, can't go wrong with the Aura!

 

Cheers.

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Thank you very much BK!

 

Actually what you're hearing is a combination of marshall as100d and couple hanging house speakers that took line out from the amp. The marshall had a hint of room reverb, no other effects.

 

The pickup is a fishman matrix and its a J-50 aura blend that I liked.

 

For next show we will probably take a line out from the amp to the zoom to avoid the background noise.

 

Thanks for listening, can't go wrong with the Aura!

 

Cheers.

 

Are you going to bypass the audience - you might as well go to a studio! Don't do it - leave the crowd noise in - my vote.

 

I have trouble with the aura mix settings between playing through an amp or PA - live through speakers or amp set at approx. 10 o'clock ( pretty well what Larry Fishman recommends) but with line out/ headphones you hear the piezo quacking at this percentage and start winding the mix up to compensate, but thus ruining your live output sound if you are using both. Phew - does that make sense? I think it has to do with the bite from live speakers, but really have no idea....

 

 

BluesKing777.

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Enjoyed those very much, Mark-- nice!! I agree--leave the ambient bar noise. Unless you can set up to capture both the house sound and sound from a separate line out (where you could later mix down the crowd vol a little), I think you don't want to bypass it completely, imho.

 

Love the sound of the SJ and how you're playing it--keep 'em coming!

 

 

 

 

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Thats interesting BK. I have the Aura set at 10am for both amps and PA. Seems to be just the right mix for both of them, however when going through a PA I have so much less cotrol anyway if a soundguy is involved. Hence it might make sese to put it up a bit more and let the soundman compensate and balanced the tone.

 

Are you going to bypass the audience - you might as well go to a studio! Don't do it - leave the crowd noise in - my vote.

 

I have trouble with the aura mix settings between playing through an amp or PA - live through speakers or amp set at approx. 10 o'clock ( pretty well what Larry Fishman recommends) but with line out/ headphones you hear the piezo quacking at this percentage and start winding the mix up to compensate, but thus ruining your live output sound if you are using both. Phew - does that make sense? I think it has to do with the bite from live speakers, but really have no idea....

 

 

BluesKing777.

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Cheers Larry, I had a feeling you would enjoy the AL SJ ! Would definitely recommend the Aura as I can tell you without it the tone can get quite quacky from the piezo. However the Aura takes out most of the quack and gives you a very natural, warm acoustic tone.

 

Sounds really great, EA!!! Love them SJ's! You might have me talked into one those Auras! Been considering one, just haven't pulled the trigger on one yet. You're doing a great job over there across the pond! [thumbup]

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Thank you Anne. Yes, actually I think yourself and BK are right, leaving the crowd noise makes it a bit more authentic, plus they cover mistakes better :-)

 

Would be ideal to be able to record the crowd and the musical performances seperately and then do a mix after, just not sure how to achieve that .. [confused]

 

Glad you enjoyed it !

 

cheers.

 

Enjoyed those very much, Mark-- nice!! I agree--leave the ambient bar noise. Unless you can set up to capture both the house sound and sound from a separate line out (where you could later mix down the crowd vol a little), I think you don't want to bypass it completely, imho.

 

Love the sound of the SJ and how you're playing it--keep 'em coming!

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Cheers BK, im realy glad you liked the tone. I have to admit Im a bit of a tone freak (arent we all) and it makes me cringe when i get the right sound. The combination of the amp around our feet and the small PA speakers that were hanging on the walls was definitely a winner.

 

Actually when we played the Stones and Sex Pistols we were asked to turn our valume down ..lol .. not very r'n'r ! [mellow]

 

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Man your AL SJ sounds so natural.

 

And I like the atmosphere with the ambient bar sounds too.

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I threw in one more from the gig as this is one of the very rare tracks where I use an effects pedal. In this case a Boss Chorus for the arpegiated picking intro, while the strumming is without effect, or just the basic room reverb coming from the marshall.

 

Im not really a fan of using effects with acoustics as its the stripped rawness of the tone that a lot of people enjoy listening to. However at the right time and right place a little chorus or delay can add to the track without compromising or overdoing it.

 

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Cheers Larry, I had a feeling you would enjoy the AL SJ ! Would definitely recommend the Aura as I can tell you without it the tone can get quite quacky from the piezo. However the Aura takes out most of the quack and gives you a very natural, warm acoustic tone.

 

 

Oh yea, did that cowboy hat come with the Aura!!!

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Cheers J-45, and the great thing is that it can really be done with a minimalistic set up combining the matrix infinity pup with the aura spectrum. I think fishman hit on a real winner with this combo.

Well worth the investment I think.

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