Rockett : LEMON AID Booster/Preamp (with Martin OM28E)
The Lemon Aid is a whole lot of preamp slash booster due to its Voice, Boosts (3 types), Cut and general controls. While most videos and demos have dealt with it as an enhancer for the electric guitar, my contribution is an attempt to show how it might be used with an acoustic guitar with which it has all sorts of advantages. I hope you find it useful.
From the J. Rockett Audio Designs website:
“The Lemon Aid was the most difficult pedal to name due its versatility. It is a boost pedal in essence but it also acts as a sort of preamp or frequency modifier. This pedal offers a clean, treble and full boost all in one. However, each boost position is adjustable in several aspects. You can make any one of the desired boost settings either thicker or thinner or you can cut the overall output to make the effect more subtle. The combinations of all of the available settings give you a myriad of boosts and frequency modifications. We love to use it as a lead boost for any overdrive but on its own you can achieve the most lush and beautiful clean tones that sustain incredibly well. You can also run the pedal on its loudest setting and slam the front end of your amp for natural crunchy tones. The Lemon Aid works equally well as a bass boost and an acoustic guitar preamp… this pedal will honestly improve the tones of every other overdrive pedal on your board.”
Recording signal path :
Guitar : 2012 Martin OM28E
Amp: N/A – Direct to Pro Tools via Lemon Aid and MBox 3 Pro
Cables : Providence
Mic : N/A
Camera : Canon 60D (me) and Sony HDR CX150 (pedal)
Soundcard : AVID Mbox Pro 3
Computer : Apple iMac 27″ i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software : Softube TSAR-1 Reverb (Guitar Hall setting), Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).