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David Rowland
The V2 is an electric violin foot peddle. Advertised as making electric violins sound as good as an acoustic stradivarious. Developed by Signal Wizard Systems. If it does turn my electric violin into the equivalent of a stradivarious does anyone think it will suddenly be worth millions?Interested if anyone has experience of it.

David Rowland
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Posted: February 9, 2019
Last Comment: February 10, 2019
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David Rowland
Posted: February 10, 2019
Just listened to your guitar recording Ted. Sounds great. Very laid back and atmospheric. Pity it's not so easy to make the violin sound so good is it?

David Rowland
Posted: February 10, 2019
Thanks for the input from Karen, Ted and Dianne. Looked up the web link in Kate's post. Wow! Sounds brilliant. Recommend everyone to view it. It features an acoustic violin with an attachment. But wow what a sound. Well worth the viewing.

Karen Egee
Posted: February 10, 2019
Ted, beautiful guitar clip. 

 I had never really explored electric violin at all but I just watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYffaHNJhKw I got to from googling the pedal issues in David's post, and how amazing to see her playing duets and more with her gear. If I can't find people to play chamber music with I see there are other ways!

Ted Adachi
Posted: February 10, 2019
Hi David,
I thought this might be of interest to you as you play classical guitar.

This is a recording I made using a Fishman Aura. I used an electric guitar with a nylon string guitar image. The guitar in question is a solid body nylon string electric guitar. So the body is just a slab of wood, like a Stratocaster. I think the Aura adds a substantial 'acoustic' quality to the sound. Sorry about my playing. I can sort of stumble around on an electric guitar but don't know what to do with nylon strings.

The bass is also a solid body electric bass guitar using the same nylon string guitar image with the Aura.

I would expect the Aura to give somewhat similar results with a violin.

Here is the link:
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11938314

Ted Adachi
Posted: February 9, 2019
HI David,
I have a Fishman Aura pedal. This uses a type of modelling and although the pedal is mostly an acoustic guitar pedal, there are several violin models as well.

I have used it with my NS and it does make the give the sound a more natural and especially on the G and D strings, a more woody resonance but honestly, I have not used it much. I am spending all my time just trying to get the basics down, I haven't had time to experiment with it.

The Fishman Aura has a 'hidden' USB port that allows a $70 (used) pedal to accept the Images (or models) from the Aura Library.

Dianne
Posted: February 9, 2019
Hi Dave, I'm from the US. Good to know I can get it from there. I seriously like the Stradivarius sound file on the manufacturer's website. If I had an electric, I would try it!

Glad your vibrato is going well! I am still working on the Graduation piece. I was doing some unnecessary gymnastics in my shifting :) and once I got the whole piece down over two days by just studying all the shifting, I picked the piece up  yesterday and played the 1st page. I just let the vibrato turn on, but I am currently concentrating wholly on my shifts. Such a beautiful piece! When I am at the point of continuous vibrato with it, I will post again for feedback.

Here are my steps with the piece:
1. Study the shifts (2 days-done)
2. Play the piece in segments w/vibrato, getting the shifts down (probably 3-4 days)
3. Play through the piece from beginning to end with vibrato using Intonia
4. Study the results, and see if I can do better
5. Post my result for feedback

David Rowland
Posted: February 9, 2019
Not sure what country you are from Dianne. It is made in Manchester England and is also available at the electric violin shop in America.
How are you getting on with you vibrato? I seem to be having a good week. Some days I seem to getting it only for the next day to lose it again. Not so this week. Seem to be making progress each day which is very encouraging. Can now do 4 motions a click with the metronome set to 90 (little finger struggling). Actually starting to sound like real vibrato ( feel like pinching myself just in case I'm dreaming).

Dianne
Posted: February 9, 2019
Very interesting. Where can you purchase it locally? I see that it is 319.20 euros, a small investment for a Stradivarius sound!