Magpie Air – The Best of Two Worlds

January 24th, 2018

Mi-Si announces the arrival of Magpie Air – a hybrid approach combining the benefits of the award-winning, single coil active magnetic pickup and the new high-performance MEMS microphone into an extremely light and compact system.

With two separate volume controls, this allows for the most flexible and powerful solution for guitar amplification. “Magpie Air is the next step in Mi-Si’s comprehensive line of battery-free systems for acoustic guitar amplification, with special attention given to rich sound quality and ease of installation,” says Dr. Simona Ioffe, President of Mi-Si.

For further inquiry, please visit booth 5918 at NAMM 2018.

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Mi-Si Partners With Höfner

January 24th, 2018

Mi-Si is pleased to announce the partnership with Höfner GmbH & Co. on development and production of a preamp system exclusively for Höfner instruments. This partnership represents a new milestone for Mi-Si and validation of its acoustic amplification design philosophy. For further information, contact Mi-Si at info@mi-si.com.

NAMM Booth 5918

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Mi-Si Partners With Dusty Strings

January 24th, 2018

Mi-Si is excited to announce that Mi-Si will partner with Dusty Strings Co. on development and production of a preamp system tailored exclusively for Dusty Harp pickups. With this development, Mi-Si is making its first entry into the harp market. For further information, contact Mi-Si at info@mi-si.com

NAMM Booth 5918

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Leo Lindsey of Mele’uhane on Mi-Si

September 8th, 2017

“I love it!!! It looks great, the sound is so natural and warm, and it weighs practically nothing. I want to buy more (if I could afford more :-) ) and install them in all my other instruments and would love to see them in Luna guitars!” – Leo Lindsey, Mele’uhane band

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Mi-Si Magpie hits Broadway.

June 4th, 2017

Mi-Si’s Magpie soundhole pickup has passed the audition. Steven Bargonetti, music director, arranger, composer, and guitarist, has chosen Magpie to amplify and represent his acoustic guitars. Bargonetti, who is a regular in Broadway orchestra pits, including “Hair,” “The Color Purple” and the featured guitar player in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Father Comes Home from [...]

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The Reincarnation of Motif

January 17th, 2017

NEEDHAM, MA – Mi-Si announces Motif2, a wholly redesigned first condenser type, high-performance under saddle pickup and endpin-mounted preamp featuring Mi-Si’s now classic battery-free technology.

This breakthrough pickup offers all the benefits of conventional under-saddle applications without distortions inherent in piezo sensors. It’s highly responsive with low feedback, and it allows the player freedom of movement without impairing your instrument’s appearance. It is only 1 mm thick, providing superior contact with your guitar’s bridge and saddle, with much less impact on its structural integrity.

Charge Motif for 60 seconds via the output jack and you’ll have up to 8 hours of exceptional acoustic amplification.

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Check Out Sound of Magpie

May 3rd, 2016

Check out how Magpie sounds: Magpie Test

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Ken Middleton and Air Uke

May 1st, 2016

Check out Ken Middleton strumming it up on Mike Pereira’s Tenor uke with our Air Uke pickup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc5Dn49ekl0

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Air Now Available

April 6th, 2016

On eve of MusikMesse, we at Mi-Si are excited to announce that our AIR line of products is now available for shipping. Please check with your local dealer/distributor to get one.

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Ahead of NAMM: New Pickups

January 17th, 2016

For NAMM 2016, Mi-Si announces two new pickups which capture instrument’s air vibrations. Guitars and ukuleles with a strap button can be easily amplified with Mi-Si Air, the new amplification system based on MEMS microphone technology. Involving neither undersaddle nor soundboard transducers, there are no holes, glue, saddle preparation, balance problems, or piezo distortions. And [...]

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