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Articles Tagged Direct Boxes

  • 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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  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/12/16 10:20 AM,
    Following numerous requests over the years for a rack-mount version of its stand-alone all-tube DI, A-Designs has introduced the REDDI V2, a new dual-mono-channel, 19-inch, 2RU direct box. “Quite simply, there is no better sounding way to convert an instrument, or line level signal, to XLR. And the new REDDI V2 faithfully brings the exact same warmth, transparency and clean, airy high end to the rack, with the added benefit of featuring two separate 6N1P tube-driven mono channels for stereo… View this story
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  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/06/16 08:47 AM,
    Fractal Audio has a new line of “Cab Packs” for their Axe-FX processors, which capture the impulse responses of classic guitar cabinets, and are created using the Rupert Neve Designs RNDI. “The Axe-Fx generates the tones to create an impulse response of the speaker and mic,” says Matt Picone of Fractal Audio. “It’s very simple really, like any other IR capture done for a reverb, EQ or what have you. But then we simultaneously capture the output of the power… View this story
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  • Wednesday, December 02, 2015
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    PSW Staff 12/02/15 08:55 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces the JX42 compact switcher is now shipping. The JX42 is used to matrix four guitars and two amps in the studio or on a live stage. According to Radial TSG (Technical Support Group) advisor Ryan Juchnowski: “Ever since we launched the JX44 Air Control guitar and amp switcher, we have received numerous requests to build a smaller, more affordable version. The JX42 is exactly that. It can handle up to four guitars and switch between two amps… View this story
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  • Monday, November 09, 2015
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    PSW Staff 11/09/15 01:50 PM,
    Radial Engineering announces the Trim-Two, a passive stereo isolator designed to simplify the use of laptop computers for keyboard players, DJs and audio-visual presenters by providing a ‘ready access’ volume control for on-the-fly adjustments when performing on a live stage. Radial sales manager Roc Bubel explains: “In recent years, there has been a steady shift towards the use of a laptop as a sound source for live performance instead of a CD player, keyboard or sound module.” “For instance, a… View this story
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  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
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    PSW Staff 11/05/15 07:36 AM,
    Switchcraft has added a pocket size DI Box to their line of AudioStix products, which have been in production for approximately a decade.  Applications include musical instrument connections and audio presentation interfaces.  The new 314DI direct instrument box is designed to be a smaller version of Switchcraft’s SC800CT Passive DI Box.  It is lighter weight and fits easily in guitar cases, tool boxes and pockets.  The 314DI converts the unbalanced output of active guitars, keyboards and other musical instruments with… View this story
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