This is the Sound Rig that you've seen (heard) Steve with on the road since 2012. He uses the Aura along with the Matrix Infinity Saddle Pick-up. Both are extremely easy to install into your guitar if you currently have a pick up with an end pin jack. If you do not currently have a pick-up with an end pin jack installed, you will want to bring it to your trusted local music store. This is the best sounding unit Steve has used. He A/B tested it along side the K+K and this blew it away. Steve also has his Collings OM-42 Image loaded into the Aura and you can download it as well from the Fishman site. You will love this unit.
The Infinity Saddle Pick-up Sold Seperately
Aura Spectrum DI is the complete tone solution for the acoustic musician featuring award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your under-saddle or sound-hole pickup.
Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality balanced XLR D.I. The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded using world-class studio mics and techniques.
Aura Spectrum DI is not only incredibly versatile, but it also delivers the most realistic acoustic sound available for stage or studio.
Award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging
128 pre-loaded Images for use with the most popular acoustic instruments
Instrument Preamp with Balanced XLR D.I. out
Volume, Blend, and Image Select controls
Three band EQ
Automatic anti-feedback with up to 3 notches
Built-in chromatic tuner with bypass/mute
16 user-configurable Image locations
USB interface for Image downloading from Aura Image Gallery (software included)
Feedback-fighting Phase switch
Automatic D.I. Ground Lift
9-Volt Battery or optional adaptor operation
PROCESSOR: 32-bit processing
MATERIAL: Durable all-metal construction
DIMENSIONS: 5.6" L x 5.25" W x 2.1" H
WEIGHT: 1.7 lbs.
POWER: 9-Volt battery or optional adapter power
BATTERY LIFE: 20 hours
1/4" mono input & output w/input trim control
Balanced XLR D.I.
1/4" effects loop
24-bit A/D/A conversion