Ive been recently streamling my live set up. Im using the Fishman SA 220 amp, with my DeVoe Blanca that has the RMC Pickups with a Ploly Drive II preamp (off board not on the guitar) I was using the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI but this weekend I tried using just the Poly-Drive and the DPA 4099g mic and really liked the sound. I will be using the MOTU Track 16 as my mixer with the Waves API plug ins and run that to the Fishman SA 220. The RMC Ploly Drive will conect to a Roland GI-20 gutiar midi interface that will Triger Spectrasonics Omnispher running on a Mac Book Pro using Apple’s Main Stage.
I picked up my DeVoe Blanca that I had outfitted with RMC Tall Gold Pickups and a out board Poly-Drive II. The install of the pickups was done by Paul Schwartz at PeekamoosePeekamoose in NYC
The install looks good guitar sounded good at the shop. Looking forward to running it through the Roland GK-20.
A gift from my buddy Taz Sellers, the SSL Channel Strip, CLA-2A Compression and BBE D82 Sonic Maximizer with Lexicion Hall Verb running on my MacBook Pro. I’m using the Apogee One as my interface with either the LR Baggs pickup or my DPA 4099G mic then out to two QSC K8 speakers for live playing.
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Ive been wondering if there would be a way that I would be able to play live and travel with just my guitar case and a laptop. I think the answer is yes. I have been using the Apogee One a very small (size of iPhone) interface that allows me to hook up the DPA 4099G mic that clips onto my DeVoe (phantom power supplied from Apogee One) the Apogee One hooks up to my MacBook Pro with USB 2 and then I run either Pro Tools 9.5 which to my ears sounds better than Logic or Main Stage (However Logic and Main Stage do sound ok just not as smoth or more bright inho). Then in Pro Tools I am using three tracks on for the Gutiar Mic, then two different drum programs Strike and Boom. Then off the one I have a stereo line out to to XLR connectors that run to the QSC K8′s. The sound is fantastic I do use the BBE sonic max plug in for my main mix as well.
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Used the DPA 4099g Mic with the DeVoe Blanca, ran the mic into a Mackie Pro FX8, and QSC K8. I was very happy with the sound and no feedback. Was told that you were able to hear the music inside the wine tasting room as well as outside.
I have found a live PA set up that I really like and I think captures the sound of my playing on the DeVoe’s very faithfully and clean. I am using one my DeVoe’s either a Negra or Blanca, with the DPA 4099 G mic that goes straight to the Mackie Pro Fx 8 Mixer. On the mixer I have the mic pre at about 4 o’clock, all the mic channel eq are at 12 noon and then I use effects number 8 at 50% and cut a few of the frequencies on the graphic eq. Then straight to the QSC K 8. Thats it and it sounds like I am in my studio.
In the ever evolving set up for that ultimate tone I have stumbled across a set up that I actually like quite a bit. Its my DeVoe guitars Blanca and Negra, with a Shure KSM 141 Mic (bass rolled off) or the DPA 4099G Mic (which is nice in that I don’t need a mic stand), Mackie ProFX 8 (number 8 verb@12 noon) eq. on mic pre flat, graphic eq a few frequencies tamed (see pic) QSC K 8 Speaker and Powered amp in one 1000watt package at 28 Lbs.
I wanted to see how the DPA 4099G and DeVoe Blanca sound with the 002 Digidesign Rack that was moded by Black Lion (Sig Mod) no eq or compression was used. I had the mic pointing at the 14th freet. I called thise peace Shore Longings
I keep comming back to this set up for simplisity and great sound. I used the DeVoes Negra and Blanca with a DPA 4099G mic. I hope to start running the mic throught the Martech MSS 10. I really like how the DeVoes and DPA 4099G mic sound. Theres no comparison for me. I have tried lots of systems, and when volume is needed I will just have to use the Cordoba F7 with the Fishman Ellipse Blend System and Pro EQ and Aura Nylon. I have had good reseults with that set up. My prefrence is DeVoe and DPA.
Kathy and I visited the DeVoe’s today. We picked up the new Blanca that Lester made for me today and it sounds and plays amazing. It was exactly what I was hoping for and much more. We had a lovely visit with them and enjoyed getting to know each other better. They are such warm and wonderful people with lots of love. The guitar looks great too.
Looking forward to the new DAddario Flamenco Strings in
clear, they are offering the treble strings in clear or black
nylon. strings by mail will be offering them 1.10.11
Hears my update: 2.12.11
I put on the bass strings from the DAddario Pro Arte Composite Flamenco string on my DeVoe Blanca replacing DAddario EJ45C strings. From what I can see they are slightly wider than the EJ45C and for about an hour while they were settling in there was a slight buzz at the nut, however it did go away within the hour.
DAddario EJ25C 6th String 1.118mm. VS EJ45C 6th String 1.112mm
5th String 0.864mm. VS EJ45C 5th String 0.89mm
4th String 0.737mm. VS EJ45C 4th String 0.71mm
3rd String 1.041mm. VS EJ45C 4th String 1.024mm (Coffee)
2nd String 0.831mm. VS EJ45C 2nd String 0.818
1st String 0.724mm. VS EJ45C 1st String 0.711
I have not put trebles on yet but will follow up with an update later. My first impression of the strings are favorable. There is a nice brightness which I’m used to from DAddario they settled in very quickly and were easy to tune and strings seem very even and no high or low spots which might cause buzzing. The strings stay in tune and have excel ant tone.
Update on Treble Strings: I just put them on and they feel great and have a warm mellow tone yet when pushed just a bit you can get that bright flamenco tone. I think DAddario did an excellent job on these strings. The trebles are very smooth on the finger tips as well. I will let them settle in for a few hours and write an update after a day or two.
They did take about a day to settle in and then wow they sound great and the trebles in my opinion feel better than the trebles in the EJ45C set or the T2 Trebles. The sound is just amazing as well they really bring out the character of your guitar. For me that make my DeVoe sound very Andulican Flamenco which I like. The Bass strings are stable and produce a loud clear instant tone and the trebles are the best I have played.
Since the Godin is getting all set up by Audric, I tied the DeVoe with the DPA 4099 and the Martech MSS-10 Mic Pre into the Bose L1 Compact and was blown away by the amazing tone and purity of the sound. This is by far the best system I have played into with the DeVoe. I was looking a pic of Ottmar Liebert on his web photo blog and noticed that he was using the Martech MSS-10 Mic pre on stage. I wondered how it would sound using the DPA 4099 Guitar Mic and DeVoe running into the Bose L1 Compact. I hooked it up and was just blown away it just sounds pure and clean like the guitar made by Lester DeVoe. NO effects eq, limiting, compression etc. Just Pure DeVoe Guitar into the Bose L1 and the sound is pure real magic. The DPA dose a great job at taking the sound of the guitar to the Martech MSS-10 Mic Pre and does its magic then the Bose amplifies the signal with no coloration and makes it amazing.
I tried new Hanbabach Goldin strings
on the DeVoe they felt ok but there were to bright for my liking. I had Luithier Supriem and their Titanium string on eirlier. I did not like that they feel apart on bass strings within two weeks. I decided to go back to the DAddaro EJ45c and T2 Titanium strings
For the sound gear we use Carvin, 1644U Mixer, Carvin 1500wt Power Amp, DPA 4099G, Shure KSM 141 &SM57, Carvin Mics, American DJ Lights and On Stage Stands and Supports, The System that Carvin sent us was fantastic.