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Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Pedal Now Shipping
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Pedal Now Shipping

Tech 21 is now shipping the VT Bass DI Pedal. First introduced at this year’s Winter NAMM show, the VT Bass DI puts the company’s VT Bass preamp into a direct box format with three outputs: 1/4 Inch, XLR, and Parallel. The DI’s Blend knob lets you control the amount of direct signal with the SansAmp circuitry to get the...

Radial Engineering Introduces StageDirect Muting Direct Box
Pedals & Effects

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 -15dB pad, and a high-pass...

Radial Engineering Introduces StageBug SB-2 Passive DI
Accessories & Strings

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 Eclipse ET-DB3 transformer, which performs...

DI, Mic or Both? Perspectives from Bassists and Engineers
Ask Damian Erskine

DI, Mic or Both? Perspectives from Bassists and Engineers

Q: Could you do an article or a poll about whether to mic your bass amp during live gigs or to use a direct line into the mixer? I’ve heard opinions on both sides. A: I definitely have my own thoughts and opinions based on my experiences, and I’ve also asked some engineers this question at various gigs lately to...

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps
Pedals & Effects

Tech 21 Introduces VT Bass DI Pedal and Rackmount Preamps

Tech 21 has expanded their Character VT Series with the VT Bass DI, available in pedal and rackmount versions. Both versions are based on the original VT Bass and VT Bass Deluxe, which are designed to give familiar sounds from the early ’60s up through modern day crunch via the “Character” knob. The VT Bass DI pedal incorporates a Blend...

N-Audio Introduces Isolated Splitter / DI Box
Pedals & Effects

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 transformer isolated guitar splitter this...

Radial Engineering Introduces PZ-DI Orchestral Acoustic Direct Box
Accessories & Strings

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 settings: 220k-ohm to warm up...

3Leaf Audio Introduces The Enabler Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

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 well as deep switch and...

N-Audio Introduces Tube Preamp DI Box
Accessories & Strings

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 N-Audio explain the preamp is...

Radial Engineering Introduces Firefly Tube Direct Box
Accessories & Strings

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 on. It features a 12AX7...

Overt?n To Debut New Amp, Combo, DI at NAMM
Amps

Overt?n To Debut New Amp, Combo, DI at NAMM

Overt?n Amplification will be debuting a few new pieces of gear at the upcoming NAMM Show, including the Flyweight 500 amp, the Tremor 10mini combo, and the T?nLink-DI, which will be the company’s first foray into outboard gear. Overt?n Flyweight 500 The Flyweight 500 builds on Overt?n’s Flyweight 200 and pumps up the power to 500 watts at 4 ohms....

Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: The Basswitch IQ DI

Ruppert Musical Instruments dubs their Basswitch IQ DI the “Swiss Army Knife for Bass Players”, and I have to agree. The device is just now available in the U.S. The device indeed is many things in one: A/B box: Allows you to have to instruments plugged in for fast switching on stage Clean Boost: Engage the EQ with a separate...