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Articles Tagged Direct Boxes

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 07/13/16 06:09 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   DI boxes (“Direct Instrument” or “Direct Inject” boxes) are very helpful tools in a live sound system. The most common type is called a passive DI, which includes an isolation transformer and ground lift switch.  The primary function of a DI box is to convert the unbalanced (1/4-inch 2-conductor) phone plug output on your keyboard or guitar into a low-impedance (low-z), balanced (3-conductor) XLR jack, which can be plugged directly into your signal snake… View this story
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  • Monday, June 20, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/20/16 07:43 AM,
    Australia-based ARX Systems announces the release of their new SuperSplitter transformer isolated one input to three outputs passive splitter. ARX’s managing director Colin Park says; “Here at ARX we’re excited about adding the new SuperSplitter to our popular AudiBox range.” “Our new SuperSplitter is a transformer isolated one input to three outputs passive splitter. It is ideal for splitting one audio signal three ways in applications where complete Galvanic isolation is required. Galvanic isolation using transformers is the classic method… View this story
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  • Monday, June 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/13/16 07:28 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces the JDX Direct-Drive is now shipping. The JDX Direct-Drive simulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling up as a direct box. In other words, with the JDX Direct-Drive on a pedalboard, you can do a gig without carrying an amp to the club. Radial’s Central Territory manager, David ‘Shuu’ Guidish, spent almost two decades on stage as a guitar tech with various bands including a ten year stint with Nickelback.  According to Shuu: “On the… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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    Peter Janis 05/31/16 05:59 AM,
    Today’s live stage productions have become tremendously complex. All sorts of different instruments and electronic sources must be “orchestrated” along side the microphones and signals that need to be split off to a multitude of mixers to feed the house system, stage monitors, in-ear monitors, broadcast truck, Internet uplink and recording system. Paramount to the design is trying to insure some form of simplicity or standardization that will allow quick changes should disaster occur. In fact, even with today’s most… View this story
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  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/27/16 01:37 PM,
    Radial Engineering announces the BT-Pro is now shipping. The BT-Pro is a Bluetooth direct box designed to capture the wireless transmission from a Bluetooth enabled device and convert the signal to a balanced line for use in a PA system. According to Radial president Peter Janis: “It seems that today, Bluetooth wireless technology is everywhere. You can connect your phone to your car, your laptop to your house and tablet to your TV. It only makes sense that Bluetooth wireless… View this story
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  • Friday, April 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/08/16 09:35 AM,
    Jensen Transformers is now shipping four new ISO-MAX direct boxes for live stage, house of worship and multi-media applications, including the Concert-1 and Concert-2 for instruments and the Media-1 and Media-2 for laptops and other consumer audio sources. Concert-1 is a single-channel direct box with standard 1/4-inch input and throughput. Inside, a Jensen JT-DB-EPC transformer performs the balancing and lowers the impedance to ensure optimal signal transfer from the instrument to the PA’s mic input. A 1/8-inch (3.5mm) TRS connector… View this story
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  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/30/16 07:41 AM,
    For the past eight years, the challenge of bringing Maroon 5’s studio sparkle and sheen to the live stage has been trusted to veteran front of house engineer Jim Ebdon, who is also well known for his many tours with Aerosmith, Annie Lennox and Matchbox Twenty. Recently, Ebdon has been carrying several products from A-Designs Audio, including a KGB-1tf instrument preamplifier, REDDI all-tube direct inject box and electrodyne 501 mic preamp (from sibling company Pete’s Place Audio), and been delighted… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
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    Dennis A. Bohn 02/18/16 10:57 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Wye-connectors (or “Y”-connectors, if you prefer) should never have been created. Anything that can be hooked-up wrong, will be. You-know-who said that, and she was right. A wye-connector used to split a signal into two lines is being used properly; a wye-connector used to mix two signals into one is being abused and may even damage the equipment involved. Here is the rule: Outputs are low impedance and must only be connected… View this story
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  • Monday, February 08, 2016
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    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this story
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