New Streaming Schedule, Effect Pedals, Mics Vs Pickups

Before we tackle the classic debate of Mics Vs Pickups, we have a big announcement for Ukulele Underground Streams. This is the last Ukulele Underground Podcast to be streamed on Thursday. The podcast will now alternate with the Aloha Friday Jams on Fridays. The guys explain why the change, and what that means for UU as a whole. The discussion of Mics vs Pickups is started when OG Member, Jim, ask what effects does Aldrine love or hate? Aldrine lists his go to effects and pedals, and what effects he uses for studio recording. We get into the main topic of the podcast by describing one of the major downsides of pickups: the dreaded thump. The team then explains the pros and cons of performing with a microphone. Aldrine recounts his early experiences with pickups, and how he does soundchecks now. It's ironic that as we give the tip to not overcomplicate your set ups, we experience Audio problems. We won't be here next week, but we will be back on the following Friday. Send in your questions during the week off, so we can jam-pack the next podcast.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Feel free to ask us any questions

2:25 Mike is a Wealth of Music Knowledge

6:35 The Podcast will no longer be streamed on Thursdays (Now on Fridays, Alternating with Jams)

11:50 The Podcast is going to be Streamed Publicly

15:35 The UU Marketplace is coming back (More Big Projects Incoming)

19:20 Live Coaching and the Open Mic are still on the Same Day and Time

21:55 What effects does Aldrine Love or Hate?

30:35 Effects for Studio Recording

32:45 Plugging in vs Mics (The Thump)

36:00 Performing with a Microphone

41:15 The Downsides of Mics and Early Pickups

49:05 Do you always plug in to an amp? (Soundchecks)

53:10 Don't Overcomplicate it

1:01:15 Speaking of Audio Problems :/

1:01:35 Secret Santa Song Challenge, See You Guys Next Next Week

References/Resources for this video:
UU - Podcast Archive
UU - Live Lesson Archive (Before it was a Podcast)
TUUP #1 - New Podcast, Who Dis?
TLL Podcast #138 – The Final Live Lesson

TUUP #36 - Ukulele Buying Tips (ft. Magic Mike)
Website - Scotty's Music House (Where Mike Works)
Website - Leolani Stick-on External Pickup

UU - Aloha Friday Jam Archive
Aloha Friday - October 29, 2021 Halloween Jam (ft. Cynthia Lin)
Youtube - Cynthia Lin
TUUP #22 - Cement Your Songs (Set List Tips)

Master Class - Effects Pedals for the Ukulele
Ask UU - Ukulele Effects Pedals
TUUP #15 - Be Kind, Rewind (EQ and Mixing Tips)
TUUP #13 - Who’s that Jakémon? (ft. Jake Shimabukuro)
Youtube - Jake's Pedal Setup
Website - LR Baggs Venue DI

TLL Podcast #86 – Ukulele + Hatsune Miku? (Different Pedal Demos)
TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Aldrine and Aaron's Stage Set Up)
TLL Podcast #57 – Amples and Oranges (Amp Demos)

Uke Lesson - Blue Darling/I'll Be Leaving (ft. Steven Espaniola)
Uke Lesson - I Kona (ft. Steven Espaniola)
Youtube - Bennie and the Jets (Live with Steven and Abe)

Uke Lesson - Smooth (Santana and Rob Thomas)
Website - Zoom 505 Multi Effects Pedal
Website - Boss Multi-Effects
TLL Podcast #34 – Loop! There It Is (Loop Pedal Demo)
Aloha Friday - September 26, 2020 Jam Replay (Aldrine Playing with a Loop Pedal)

Youtube - Bandito Tyler (Suite 409)
UU+ Solos - Bandito Tyler
TLL Podcast #33 – The Legend of Bandito Tyler
Youtube - Minutes (Aldrine Original)
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Why Aldrine Stopped Using Pedals)

Master Class - Imua Garza
TUUP #20 - Balanced, as all things should be
TLL Podcast #122 – Stay Grounded (Microphone Tips)
Uke Minutes - How to Record Using a Microphone

TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (ft. Mark and Danyo)
K-Town Heroes Podcast - Waimea Town Celebration Y2K
K-Town Heroes Podcast - The Rayan Test (Aldrine Joining Makalea)
TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode (Aldrine's Internal External Pickup)

Youtube - Sam Bonanno
Uke Minutes - Installing Pickups
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
Website - Oasis on the Beach
Youtube - E Ku`u Morning Dew
TUUP #21 - Join the Club! (Open Mic Tips)
Youtube - Mike Love shows Barefoot Buttons

UU+ Forum - Secret Santa Songwriting Challenge
TLL Podcast #88 – Who’s Your UU Santa? (The Last Secret Santa Challenge)
TUUP #33 - The Ukulele Underground Podcast #33 (The Last Songwriting Challenge)

Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)
Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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