Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought

Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought

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Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought, Modelling Guitar Preamp from Fishman.

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Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fishman
  • Model: Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
  • Category: Modelling Guitar Preamps
  • Added in our database on: 07/01/2007

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Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 6 reviews )
 2 reviews33 %
 4 reviews67 %
JB Lrgt04/23/2014

JB Lrgt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Practice"

Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
Pedal connected to recreate images of his guitar, that is to say, after a search for your model (or corresponding) guitar in a database, we download 16 images that allow each reproduce sound your guitar in front of a microphone. This microphone may be different brand and placed near or far from the rose.
The pedal is then used to mix a picture with either piezo or microphone rose.
We must insist on the term "Image" because its got only be done with the right guitar model (or equivalent); there is no simulation of guitar.


Once selected and transferred to the pedal images, use is very simple since it selects 16 images by turning a dial.
The mixture of the piezo and the selected image allows to compress sound like what happens in the body of your guitar.


It is suitable for all styles.
Choosing the right image (the right microphone in the right place) is a matter of taste.


This is better than a gimmick but this pedal will be useful only on stage or at home if you're a fan of home studio recording. It is clear that a good guitar is copied with a real microphone in studio.

harrylefrigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super pedal!"

Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
Beware my opinion on the nylon version, which I bought on Ebay United States for a price of $ 169 with shipping (approximately € 130). Anyway I found this pedal anywhere in France.

First approach an all-metal pedal, sturdy and beautiful. (It's tough!) That works in or with a 9v battery.

Aura pedals simulates a sound recording of the guitar with a microphone and "replaces" the sound of your guitar by an "image" that is, by the sound of a great guitar recorded with a super micro.
We can mix the piezo sound of his guitar with his "image" of our choice (there are 16 different in the animal (and more to download, but apparently I did not need) to get the setting that we are going well.


I have a guitar electro-Esteve nylon with a cedar top and Fishman piezo preamp. I found the sound that suits me perfectly (image number 12). Actually, I do not know how and what kind of guitar micro image is produced, but there is always that I a much more warm and round with my piezo pickup, more powerful, too, without the hassle a microphone in front of the rose ... knowing that I played up quite often. I find this quite natural, and his terrible anyway (probably a bit compressed)

The general config is super simple: a volume (that must be addressed with the preamp on the guitar not to saturate: a minimum of sound from the guitar and it is quiet), a large button selection of "images" ( like I said I is the image 12 which suits me) and a button "blend" that allows you to mix as you like the sound of the piezo with the image of the pedal. I forgot a small phase selector. (You can invert the phase apparently it can solve problems in particular of feedback).


I found myself their super suits me really well, but we must find the picture that sounds good. For me there was only one "image" that worked really well on the 16 in the beast.

Apparently according to other opinions you can go and download new images (and with any luck the image made with his own guitar) with the software "image gallery" that is not provided in the box, (I think we must also go download it but I really know how to fit these new images in the pedal since I do not see any USB ????)


I use it for 4 months, I did two concerts. for the last concert, I used this pedal when I plugged directly into the sound system without going through an amp and the sound was stunning.
I have nothing else before trying this pedal (in any case is something that exists elsewhere in the same style?) I love this pedal for the price I paid, I would do this choice without hesitation.

Do not hesitate to see the reviews for the Dreadnought version is exactly the same pedal but with "images tailored" to each type of guitar. These include the view of Cuki79 which is very informative!

jforester's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
Fishman Aura Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
What are the effects or types of effects available? adouceur piezo
- What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...) numrique
- Are they ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC? not
- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI) audio (srieuse connector)
- Is this a rack or rack MODEL? pedals (with my boss 9V battery ;-))... otherwise ok, there's the battery, but lower gain dcelable?


- The configuration gnrale Is it easy? yes: nice box that breathes lrieux solidit1 and trim the gain on the ct not very practical, requires screwdriver - in and out in jack 6.35 - bypass foot solid
- The edition of sounds and effects is it easy? Yes: 3 slecteurs chromium (volume, image, blend)
- The manual is clear and sufficient? Pdf ... on site, trs succinct, no explanation on the slecteur of "sound images"
Note 9 is for the construction srieux and chromium but the important j'espre find the term indoor ;-)


The effects are they effective, suitable and adequate ralistes? a takes a little time to understand a little the philosophy of this "effect" ... the Premire impressions are Drout with the wheel "blend", because by pushing it back gives her a kind of " flangquot, which more resemble that of an electret microphone placed directly in the indoor box (you can imagine the sound !!!!), if you add the select diffrent of "images" acoutiques, it adds or low or med by ... and then, or there is more "molo", knowing that this blend knob mixes the original sound of the piezo with that of the image offers. .. with a little time with the right select, playing on four of the guitar as: exit = 0 and reduce the treble with the blend, has the fact "in the sense that ct the hard and soft piezo becomes raliste, comparing a traditional microphone jack up ... ah! yes, no breath ;-) and vritable bypass
- Which instruments do you use?
Seagull S6 anniversary Saddle Lr Baggs active (with impeccable aura), Yair parlor (less adapted), takamine santa f (not adapted), Tanglewood african mahogany (impeccable with my preamp lrbaggs of killing)
- What are those you prfrez, you dtest? trsdlicat find the right image

My current rating will be updated with further testing over pousss


How long have you use it? 1h
- What is the particular feature you like best and least? lol chrome steel, the respect of his original instrument
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir? nada, I just wanted to bias the catch trad guitar / mic up in the rgy dport ...
- How do you report qualitprix? a bit expensive, try having the states
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? Yo no know ... I would see in the config setting and mix (next post) ... I note 8 for now

filker7's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
Dduit what I have is that this box uses a sound image signals "electro-acoustic". The application of digital images is, but not editable. Between the pedals has a + 1 + 1 9VDC output jack, a swicth activation, and 4 portards settings.


The Setting procedure is quite simple:
- It sets the level of the gain knob.
- It adjusts the volume level from the bypass.
- It selects sl'image apply.
- We rule the application rate of the image compared to the direct signal.

Sounds (images) are not published, and the bank's overall sound does not seem to "upgrade ".... shame.


I initially test to try to make the piezo signal in my Prs Hollowbody slightly more practitioner. The piezo-board is a LrBaggs, and I usually connect directly to the PA. After 5 minutes of testing, rather j'tais bluff: the original signal from the piezo (which is really dja trs usable as is) ... ended up with customized image kind of a big dreadnought Martin D28 ....
What strikes me most about this customization is that you can feel it in the game: playing mediator a dreadnought with a strong attack, or weak, a mediator with soft or hard, or playing fingers does not sound the same ... well the texture is the same ...
I also test with a Lowden O32 Headway team of a sensor, and the result is satisfactory trs.
I tried also on a takamine collgue and has has not done at all ... would there incompatibilities?

Well, for against, to get good feedback, it should be understood that the setting of "Blend" from the original signal is not only Determines .... because its action affects the signal effect, but also on the global legalization, and on the presence or absence of um phnomne phasing between the two signals ...


I SSAI in the last few days and I keep thinking ... well be that the Orchestra is the MODEL is the same level.
What I like about these pedals is the simplicity of use, quality (ism) acoustic images embedded robustness apprentice box and controls.
What I regret is the lack of possibility of updating images Embedded sound .... and the price that I find too lev.
And if I repeat what Devaya choice ... I do not know yet.

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  • Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
  • Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought
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  • Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging Pedal - Dreadnought

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