…I spent about 8 straight hours at Soapbox playing the electric cello through the Presonus, into Ableton.
Aaaaaaaand was deeply dissatisfied. Processed cello, whether it’s done by a bunch of stomp boxes, guitar fx processors or Ableton Live is still just, yeah, processed cello. The real cello — the wooden one — taken to its acoustic limits is a far more rewarding and deep experience. Sooooo this may signal a return to the fishman piezo and preamp/EQ, and a move away from the electric. A return to good old-fashioned mic’ing. Yes indeed.
Problem is, the fishmen are lost.