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  • Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box

    Tonecraft Audio Launches with 363 Tube Direct Box

    Tonecraft Audio launched this year with their flagship product, the Tonecraft 363 Tube Direct Box. The interface is made for all instruments that use a 1/4″ connection, but the company’s designer Ryan Feves notes that it was created with a slant towards upright and electric bass. “While the DI is not exclusively for bass, [Jon… »

  • Mooer Audio Introduces Micro DI Pedal

    Mooer Audio Introduces Micro DI Pedal

    Mooer Audio has added to their line of compact pedals with the Micro DI, a direct box that measures roughly 1.5 x 3.5 inches. The pedal offers a 1/4-inch instrument input with a balanced XLR output as well as an unbalanced 1/4-inch output and has ground lift switch. Input signal can be adjusted via the… »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces StageDirect Muting Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Introduces StageDirect Muting Direct Box

    Radial Engineering has announced StageDirect, an active direct box that adds a mute switch for silent tuning or switching instruments without having to turn down your PA or stage amp. When the footswitch is depressed, all outputs except the tuner output are muted. Other features on the StageDirect include a 180° polarity reverse switch, a… »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

    Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

    Radial Engineering has introduced the StageBug SB-2 Passive DI, which they say suits well to electric bass, acoustic guitar, and keyboards. The new, compact direct box was designed in response to the trend of reducing gear size for traveling purposes and measures at 2˝ wide and 3.5˝ deep. The SB-2 revolves around a custom made… »

  • N-Audio Introduces Isolated Splitter / DI Box

    N-Audio Introduces Isolated Splitter / DI Box

    Bulgarian boutique pedal company N-Audio has introduced the Isolated Guitar Splitter / DI Box. The unit – which accepts guitar, bass, and line level signals – combines a splitter y-box with dual isolated outputs and a DI box for recording. The company explains that the heart of the pedal is in its transformer. “Unlike typical… »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces PZ-DI Orchestral Acoustic Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Introduces PZ-DI Orchestral Acoustic Direct Box

    Radial Engineering has introduced the PZ-DI, a direct box designed to work with all types of acoustic and orchestral instruments on stage by having an adjustable input impedance. This allows to you to optimize the impedance to match your pickup or transducer, including active basses and basses with piezo pickups. The impedance selector has three… »

  • 3Leaf Audio Introduces The Enabler Preamp Pedal

    3Leaf Audio Introduces The Enabler Preamp Pedal

    3Leaf Audio's newest pedal, The Enabler, offers a dynamic bass preamp which combines an EQ, a D.I. and a headphone amp in pedal form. The pedal, which was over a year in the works, also has an aux in with level control. The EQ section of The Enabler includes Bass, Mid, and Treble knobs as… »

  • N-Audio Introduces Tube Preamp DI Box

    N-Audio Introduces Tube Preamp DI Box

    Bulgarian boutique electronics company N-Audio has released a new Tube Preamp DI Box. Built to expand the abilities of a DI to include a preamp, the device features a pair of tubes and an output transformer with two independent secondary coils that allow for two balanced outputs: one XLR and one 1/4˝. The guys at… »

  • Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box

    Radial Engineering was showing off their new Firefly DI box at their booth at the NAMM Show this year. Built for for both live and recording purposes, the Firefly features a Class-A tube preamp with dual inputs that allow for quickly switching instruments. The Firefly’s signal path goes straight to a tuner output that stays… »

  • Selecting a Direct Box

    Selecting a Direct Box

    Q: I'm looking to upgrade my setup a little... shrink down my 4x10 cab to a equal power 2x10 and maybe buy a DI box for a live PA setting and a studio recording setting. In looking through the number of DI boxes, it's hard to see what exactly makes a pedal a "Direct Box"… »