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post Aug 6 2014, 04:33 PM
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My most favorite piece of gear these days is probably the humblest of devices.
A direct box!
Radial JDX ... http://www.radialeng.com/jdx.php
Especially great when playing outside (ever heard the wind brush up against an sm57) and/or you're sharing the stage with other acts (mics and stands get kicked).

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What's your fave utilitarian piece?

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Todd Simpson
post Aug 6 2014, 06:17 PM
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Probably the cheapy behringer active Di rack unit that I use. It's handy for boosting signals and groundlifting. When I run in to my eleven rack, the ground lift really cuts down on noise. I hear what you are saying on the stage DI! Just a strong wind can cause problems hitting a mic face. whoooooooosh in the pa is not good. Not to mention when the bass player oops kicks your mic stand during your solo smile.gif


QUOTE (klasaine @ Aug 6 2014, 11:33 AM) *
My most favorite piece of gear these days is probably the humblest of devices.
A direct box!
Radial JDX ... http://www.radialeng.com/jdx.php
Especially great when playing outside (ever heard the wind brush up against an sm57) and/or you're sharing the stage with other acts (mics and stands get kicked).

Here's mine:

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What's your fave utilitarian piece?



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post Aug 7 2014, 12:01 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 6 2014, 10:17 AM) *
I hear what you are saying on the stage DI! Just a strong wind can cause problems hitting a mic face. whoooooooosh in the pa is not good. Not to mention when the bass player oops kicks your mic stand during your solo smile.gif


Exactly!

*The particularly cool thing about this DI is that it not only takes the signal from the pre and power amps but it also compensates for the varying impedance of the speaker under load and voltage (reactance). It's EQ'd similar to a Marshall 4x12". And I have to say that it always sounds 'like my amp' coming thru the monitors.
It has a ground lift as well as a polarity reversal switch (phase) too.

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post Aug 7 2014, 12:10 AM
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I thought that was a home made explosive at first... kinda like a firework one I use to ma... *nevermind*, haha.

Nice and bright orange box with wires and a large yellow warning label, what more could you want?
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Ha ha! I like that.

The 'warning' is that you must be plugged through it into a speaker. It's NOT a load box.

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post Aug 7 2014, 08:42 AM
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Mine is a 4 way mains socket with surge protection and EMF suppression which is velcro'd in my 4 U rack case, my monitor Axe FX and midi controller all plug into it and I'm buzz free!


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post Aug 9 2014, 03:20 AM
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The input section of the ELEVEN RACK does something very similar in terms of dealing with the input resistance dynamically as needed. The behringer provides phase and ground lift so between the two rack units it does just about the same as that little box! Thats a darn handy box!

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Exactly!

*The particularly cool thing about this DI is that it not only takes the signal from the pre and power amps but it also compensates for the varying impedance of the speaker under load and voltage (reactance). It's EQ'd similar to a Marshall 4x12". And I have to say that it always sounds 'like my amp' coming thru the monitors.
It has a ground lift as well as a polarity reversal switch (phase) too.



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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 8 2014, 07:20 PM) *
Thats a darn handy box!


Radial makes a bunch of really useful gear. Needless to say, soundguys LOVE the JDX.


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post Aug 14 2014, 06:10 AM
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Almost forgot, my FAVE bit of unsexy kit has got to be this.
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Everyone has their own solution that works for them, but having tried nearly every gate/suppressor worth trying, I kept this one. I use it before my Eleven Rack. There is a gate in the Eleven Rack, but it's just nowhere near as good.


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Radial makes a bunch of really useful gear. Needless to say, soundguys LOVE the JDX.


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