Even with the best acoustic guitar pickups in the world if you plug your Acoustic straight into the PA you won't get a perfect sound. You might get something very good but you'll never quite nail that 'studio' sound, that is unless you use the Fishman Aura Sixteen! Everything you need to get the sound of an incredible instrument recorded in with a premium microphone in studio conditions! The star of the show is the Aura audio image processing which looks at the tonal character of the input signal and compares it to one of a number of 'images' based on real premium instruments recorded with real premium microphones in a real premium studio. The Aura compares the two 'images' and dynamically applies the right subtle processing to make your guitar sound like the studio image. It works best when the Aura image matches the model of your guitar or at least the body shape and size (16 images can be stored on the pedal at any time more can be downloaded and rearranged using the included Aura Image Gallery software). To maintain the integrity of your original signal you can even blend between the wet and dry signals to your taste.
Here's what Fishman say about the Aura Sixteen
Aura Sixteen is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.
Easy to set up and use, Aura Sixteen eliminates intrusive stage noise and expensive microphone setups, allowing you to reveal the true, unique voice of your instrument on stage or in the studio.
The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded using world-class studio mics and techniques. Simply connect to your PC or Mac using the included USB cable and download Images for your instrument(s) from our extensive Image library.
- Award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology
- Volume, Blend, and Image Select controls
- 16 pre-loaded Dreadnought guitar Images are completely user-configurable
- USB interface to download Images from the Aura Image Gallery (software included)
- Feedback-fighting Phase switch
- Bypass/Mute foot switch
- Input Trim
- Clip/Low Battery indicator
- 9-Volt Battery or optional adaptor operation
- Aura Image Gallery CD and USB cable included
- Compatible with Fishmans 910R Power Supply (ACC-POW-BLE)
- PROCESSOR: 32 bit processing
- MATERIAL: Durable all-metal construction
- DIMENSIONS: 5.6" L x 4" W x 2.1" H
- WEIGHT: 1.25 lbs.
- POWER: 9-Volt battery or optional adaptor power
- BATTERY LIFE: 27 hours
- 1/4" mono input & output w/input trim control
- 24-bit A/D/A conversion