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    Default Exciting MiSi Developments

    I went by MiSi to ask about stocking the Acoustic Trio and they literally pulled this out of their pocket...



    The new Mi-Si Air!!!! Notice the lack of wire!

    Here is the write up:

    Ok...MiSi Air ... "Do you have a strap button on your ukulele. If your answer is yes, then your instrument could be easily amplified with MiSi Air. The new amplification system for guitars and ukuleles based on MEMS microphone technology. Neither undersaddle nor soundboard transducers are involved. And that means no holes, no glue, no saddle preparation, and no balance problems. And no piezo distortions. Yes it is battery free like the rest of MiSis product line. Powering up the MiSi Air for 60seconds with the MiSi charger will provide you with 14 hours of performance time."

    Whaaaat? I am so excited! I got to try it out, but it was on a Nalu with heavy gauge T2s in a loud loud percussion room, so it was hard to totally get a feel, but from what I could hear it sounded great and they said it does not have the feedback issues that a lot of soundboard mics have! I hope to be offering these soon for retail and for installation.

    Now... It gets even more interesting! There is also he Acoustic Trio Air! Whaaaaat? It combines the best of both words. Here is a shortened write up:

    It will be the under saddle pickup of the Acoustic Trio with the MEMS microphone technology of the air. So you get both. The balance is controlled by a sound hole mounted Pan and Volume pontetiometers. So you get the vibrations of the body and the air and of course is battery free. A 60 second charge will give it 8 hours of performance.


    I am hoping the sound is what I want. But it being from MiSi gives me a lot of hope that the Air will indeed be what it is cracked up to be. They should be available in a couple months and I will install it in my Breedlove and let y'all know!

    Here are some pictures of what it looks like on its own. No wire to anchor, no saddle to balance, no saddle to sand down, no bridge holes, just a quarter end pin jack... Yes!!!! Less fuss, hopefully a true instrument sound, and less parts to shift and buzz. Happy happy hopeful Mim!



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    That is exciting!

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    Highlight of NAMM so far for me. Can't wait to hear how it sounds.
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    But I assume there's another PCB + battery at the pickup? Hmm? 2 batteries?
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    Ha! There's my "iRig Acoustic Pro" that IK shoulda made.
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    MISI Air looks cool. Hope it sound good and is priced OK. I've looked into sound hole miss that extend off a end pin jack before and they are expensive and require a 9V battery. Then you have to positions the mic via a good neck inside for optimal sound. Hope the MISI Air is as simple as shown. If sound is good, this could be a game changer.

    Interested in the combined package of MISI AIR with additional UST but will wait for reports to explain this and hear the samples.

    Thanks for posting MIM

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    What I'd like to see......
    Is a bluetooth mems mic that just clips on the inside of the soundhole.

    Then either marry it to a phone, computer, or... a receiver that has a 1/4" jack.

    Sort of like.. clipping a BT headset to the uke.
    Seems like something that shouldn't be a huge jump from just a BT headset.

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    I have favoured MiSi's in all the Ukes I have had built recently. If this proves to be as good as the MiSi Trio and is released before August (when my next build starts), I'll ask for one to be installed. Less is more.
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    I hope its the elegant solution to plugging in my Bass-Bari. Won't need double pickups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookelele View Post
    What I'd like to see......
    Is a bluetooth mems mic that just clips on the inside of the soundhole.

    Then either marry it to a phone, computer, or... a receiver that has a 1/4" jack.
    The iRig Acoustic clips on the sound hole. It isn't Bluetooth of course but I would think the latency on Bluetooth would be unacceptable for this application.
    Ukelele:
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    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
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    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
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