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RE: (acoustic guitar) Website: www.jo-jena.com

I use a Taylor 310-CE acoustic guitar, which has the Fishman pickup 
system.  Here is the pickup description on the Taylor website. They are 
right under the white bridge.


"Taylor Expression System(tm)
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression 
System(tm) utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors(tm) to capture top and string 
vibration like never before. Created in partnership with renowned audio 
pioneer, Mr. Rupert Neve, the Taylor ES is seamlessly integrated into the 
design of the guitar from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide 
added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified 

I have a decent condensor mic for recording, but I hate recording with 
mics....and I am very happy with this system with the type of tone 
altering music I am playing. I think it sounds very natural.  I am 
thinking of buying one of the Taylor nylon string guitars as well, 
different pickup system, but still no condensor mic.

In either case, if were playing classical, jazz, or folk, where I'm not 
using tons of chorus, reverb, and delay on my tone...I would go to a mic.

I don't know, what do you think of this tone?  
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/krispen  (Listent to the sample of the second 
track, "Places".


-----Original Message-----
From: obadia [mailto:obadia@clumsybeats.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 8:42 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: (acoustic guitar) Website: www.jo-jena.com

Kris, do you use an electro-acoustic or piezo? i'm thinking about playing 
live with ONLY my nylon string guitar and SooperLooper. i'm a bit 
disappointed with the piezo microphones i tried so far, so i'm wondering...

ps: i own a micro-modular, i love it and it's so conveniant to travel 
with. i haven't reached the limits of this small unit

Stéphane Obadia
http://www.clumsybeats.org   |

> Nice to see you were drawn to the acoustic guitar, J.J. There are a 
> few of us on this list here, myself included, who play primary acoustic 
>out live.
>  I think it is a wonderful instrument to loop, but also to modify in 
> terms of tone. Occasionally, I take out my electric guitar to a gig, 
> but I always end up going back to the acoustic.  It's the tone, the 
> dynamics of the instrument, the resillance, etc....after 25 years of 
> playing the electric guitar, I never thought I would hear myself say 
> that the electric guitar sounds sterile to me now. It was a strange 
> transformation that happened to me a few years ago after all that time 
> of not giving the acoustic a chance, only having a nylon string 
> classical guitar in the corner of the room that I picked up once in a 
> while. I still use the electric in the studio though, because it is 
> convenienet to pick up and play at 3am and not waking anyone up.
> Nord Modular...interesting looking unit:
> http://www.clavia.se/nordmodular/concept.htm
> Cheers,
> Kris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: johannes hätscher [mailto:haetsche@stud.uni-frankfurt.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:06 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: AW: Website: www.jo-jena.com
> Thank you very much for your kind comments concerning my music. I 
> really appreciate it!
> @Kris Hartung: On 3.1. - "entrance to gresham" I don´t use a slide at 
> There are several
> cubase recorded notes of "d" by the guitar, being played backwards. 
> Then, a Nord - Modular - "noodle", selfgenerating several d - notes is 
> But I´m using a regular metal slide on "drone II" and "drone III". 
> "Rhythm I" was done in a jam with willi kappich, a german tabla 
> player. Here I fed my regular t.c. - g - major delay unit with some 
> guitar sounds. Again, a nord modular self generating patch is heard in 
> the background (it is actually a granular synthesis - adaption, as it 
> can be found in jim clarks advanced book for nord modular users - 
> somewhere online). When it comes to looping, I really experimented a lot 
>with the InaGRM "shuffle" Plug - In.
> Here, I recorded little harmonic and rhythmic tracks with 3 - 5 
> overdubbed guitars. Then I fed the plug - In with that soundfile.
> I recorded the slider movements that worked and added other sounds to it.
> Equipment: Fostex D - 80,
> Mackie 1202, tc m 300 and lexicon mpx 100, tascam us 224, Pentium II 
> (333 MHZ!), Strat, Yamaha DG - 20 Midi guitar and then very important: 
> Nord Modular. Well, I sold this great instruments and bought myself an 
> acoustic
> guitar: I wanna come back to the guitar. Still I´m very much 
> interested in looping and odd meters. Generally, I - personally! not 
> generally - do not believe in live electronic. Live I prefer 
> improvising with bandmates (regularly, jazz - wise). I prefer jamming 
> with others in a studio environment (with lots of techniques), but the 
> useable structures in my work were at about 10 Percent of the Material.
> In traditional Improvisation, it is even more. And when composing (I 
> lack the skills, to be honest) I believe in 100 Percent. Accidents and 
> spontaneous inventions are interesting, but you never know, when it 
> comes, and this is not, what an audience payed the price for (to play 
> J.J.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Hartung, Kris [mailto:kris.hartung@hp.com]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2005 11:45
> An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Betreff: RE: Website: www.jo-jena.com
> I'm listenign to Nr.3 now....very captivating and intriguing.  Nice 
> job, J.J.  Are you using a glass slide on that song?  You manage to 
> produce some tones and a feel that I don't hear too often, not just in 
> looping music, but in music in general...either because it is 3:36am 
> here in the US for me, or for other reasons, your music is very 
> calming,  yet thought-mood provoking.
> ...just now getting to Rhythm 'n Drones....beautifully clean guitar on 
> first tune...almost a "jazz" tone.   I'll think of your music this 
> at my gig where I'll be playing the tablas over my guitar loops.  I'll 
> be inventing of some ways on the spot to lay down soundscapes so that 
> I can set the guitar down, sit on the floor, and solo on the tablas.
> Would you mind telling us what sort of instruments and gear you are 
> I'm surprised not to see your name at the Loopfestival Zürich.
> I'll be adding you to my favorite loopers list on my website.
> Cheers,
> Kris
> www.krispenhartung.com
> info@krispenhartung.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Per Boysen [mailto:per@boysen.se]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 2:29 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Website: www.jo-jena.com
> Hi Jo,
> That's some fine music you posted. Thanks! Will return many times for 
> more listening. It's also cool to see someone using the Creative 
> Commons licensing.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.looproom.com (international)
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> --->  iTunes Music Store (digital)
> www.cdbaby.com/perboysen
> On Jun 29, 2005, at 0:30, johannes hätscher wrote:
>> Hi there!
>> My Name is Jo Jena and I´m a musician from Frankfurt, Germany.
>> You can download my guitar music at www.jo-jena.com for free (the 
>> english text info still has to be edited by a native speaker: but 
>> that follows soon, sorry for that). Well, I totally fell in love with 
>> the GRM Shuffle Plug In and my t.c. delay, so on Files like "drone 
>> II", "Drone III", "drone IV", "Nr.1 - 4"
>> (Soundscape Series), "instauration", "rhythm I", "rhythm IV"
>> and "heisse Luft" there is really a lot looping! I would be very 
>> happy to reach more people interested in this topic with my music!
>> Thank you very much for your patience!
>> Sincerly Yours,
>> J.J.