MOOG MUSIC MF-105M MIDI MURF
The MF-105M combines Bob Moog’s classic MuRF and Bass MuRF to make one powerful
Moogerfooger. Warm, resonant, 100% analog Mid and Bass filter bands bring you everything
from shimmering timbral morphing and rhythmic stuttering to deep bass grooves, and like all
Moogerfoogers, it’s built like a tank to stand up to the toughest touring and studio use. The
MIDI MuRF has 8 filters with levels that are controlled by 8 sliders. It looks like a graphic EQ, but
what is really unique is the ability to animate the filters with 24 user-editable sequence patterns.
The rate of the patterns can be set by a knob, an expression pedal or with Tap Tempo. Rhythmic
variations can be created by adjusting the levels of the filters, and the Envelope control sets the
shape of the modulation. In addition to the full range of Control Voltage inputs, it also sports
an extensive MIDI implementation. Create tempo-synced filter sequences with MIDI Clock Sync.
Change patterns with MIDI Program Change messages. Control front panel knob settings with
MIDI CC messages and play the filters in real-time with MIDI Note On commands.
FISHMAN AURA SPECTRUM DI PREAMP
The Aura Spectrum DI instrument preamp, the newest evolution of acoustic tone shaping
from Fishman, combines a high-quality direct box with award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging
technology that restores the pristine sound of a studio-mic’d instrument to undersaddle and
soundhole pickups. The Aura Spectrum DI features 128 pre-loaded images of the most popular acoustic instruments, a 3-band EQ; built-in chromatic tuner with bypass/mute, one-knob
compressor, volume, blend and image controls, automatic feedback suppression with up to
three notches, an effects loop, and a high-quality balanced XLR DI.
Highly versatile and practical, the Aura Spectrum DI also features 16-user configurable Image
locations, which are loaded from the Aura Image Gallery program via USB interface, a feed-back-fighting phase switch, automatic DI ground lift, 9V battery or optional adapter operation,
and a rugged all-metal case. The Spectrum DI ships with Aura Image Gallery III software that
gives players free access to an ever-expanding library of over 700 Images.
MSRP $510 fishman.com
An electronic device that allows bands to rehearse silently, the JamHub is
the solution to many challenges bands face, including paying for expensive practice spaces and annoying volume limitations. The JamHub makes
rehearsal time quiet and can easily interconnect with various instruments
and microphones via its SoleMix controls, and each band member has
the ability to create their own clear and balanced mix. Three models will
be available beginning in August: the Bedroom with inputs for five players, the GreenRoom with inputs for seven (the GreenRoom also includes
one SoleMix remote and a USB audio out for digital recording) and the
TourBus, which has all the capabilities of the GreenRoom but with two
SoleMix remotes and built-in recorder.