6. Popular Models

Basic DIs

Perhaps the most commonly seen DI box is the single channel passive DI box. This particular model from ART has only the basic ‘in, out and thru’ connections, although it does offer two separate channels.

A firm favourite with PA systems is the BSS AR133 active DI. This particular model has rubber sides so it won’t break if it falls off your guitar amp.

Stereo DI Boxes

Stereo DIs tend to have all the usual features, but are particularly keyboard-friendly, and also save on space, like this model from Behringer (Ultra DI 120).

Bass Guitar DI Boxes

These are very commonly used, and often come combined with various types of signal processing.

The Aphex ‘Big Bottom Bass Xciter’ is a an active DI popular with many bassists. It incorporates multi-band opto-compression - compressing specific frequency bands from the bass guitar signal and mixing them back with the original signal to give extra depth and sustain. There are controls for mix and frequency, as well as settings for active and passive bass guitars. The circuitry originates from the famous Aphex Aural Exciter.

Tech 21’s Sansamp range features a variety of combination pre-amp/DIs which include distortion and EQ. These stomp-boxes have become a firm favourite with many engineers, as one can easily create a similar sound to a miked-up cabinet, without all the fuss. Controls include ‘presence’ for definition and upper harmonic content. A very popular line with session bass players who tend to dislike the sound of DI’d bass in their headphones - also available in various programmable versions.

Guitar DI Boxes

Aphex Systems also make two guitar-friendly stomp-box/DI pedals – one for acoustics and one for electrics. Both have controls for tuning the Aural Exciter and again feature opto-compression.

There are an increasing number of DI units/recording pre-amps around which are designed specifically for recording guitars into DAWs. The most frequently used is the Line 6 POD – the first unit of its type on the market. The POD in its various guises contains digital models of many classic guitar amps and speakers, as well as EQ, a tuner, and an FX section.

High End DI Units

The Avalon U5 is a high voltage pre-amp/DI with a low pass filter and 5 passive tone controls, as well as the ability to accept a speaker level input of up to 400 watts! Commonly regarded as an audiophile’s bass guitar DI.

The Summit Audio TD-100 is an American hand-made tube DI unit with all the usual features. Summit Audio have been highly regarded for some years for their high-end compressors and equalisers.

Multi Channel DI Units

These are very useful for larger set-ups, either in the recording studio or with live PA systems, and are particularly handy for keyboards and sound modules with multiple outputs.

The unit below is the SM Pro DI4 - a 4 channel budget DI unit which has independent outputs for each channel, and also a headphone output so you can monitor without going through an external mixer. This feature is very useful for location recording.

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Parhaiten arvostellut tuotteet

  1. Radial Engineering Pro D2

    Radial Engi­nee­ring Pro D2

    Varastossa
    175 €
    195,16 €
  2. Klark Teknik DN 200 Active DI

    Klark Teknik DN 200 Active DI

    Varastossa
    155 €
    196,35 €
  3. BSS AR133

    BSS AR133

    Varastossa
    88 €
    189 €
  4. Palmer PAN 04

    Palmer PAN 04

    Varastossa
    69 €
    95 €
  5. Palmer PAN 01

    Palmer PAN 01

    Varastossa
    39 €
    54 €
  6. Radial Engineering Pro DI

    Radial Engi­nee­ring Pro DI

    Varastossa
    122 €
    128,52 €
  7. Palmer DACCAPO

    Palmer DACCAPO

    Varastossa
    66 €
    90 €
  8. Radial Engineering Pro RMP

    Radial Engi­nee­ring Pro RMP

    Varastossa
    122 €
  9. Two Notes Torpedo Captor 8 Ohms

    Two Notes Tor­pedo Captor 8 Ohms

    Saapuu varastoon arviolta viikon kuluessa
    239 €
    296,31 €
  10. Palmer PDI-09

    Palmer PDI-09

    Varastossa
    88 €
    126 €
  11. Palmer PAN 02

    Palmer PAN 02

    Varastossa
    55 €
    76 €
  12. LD Systems LDI 02

    LD Sys­tems LDI 02

    Varastossa
    44 €
    54 €
  13. ART ZDirect

    ART ZDi­rect

    Varastossa
    33 €
    43 €
  14. Millenium DI-33

    Mil­le­nium DI-33

    Varastossa
    24,90 €
  15. Behringer HD400

    Beh­ringer HD400

    Varastossa
    24,90 €

Suositut tuotemerkit

  • Engl
  • ART
  • Behringer
  • Klark Teknik
  • Millenium
  • Rupert Neve Designs
  • Suhr
  • Palmer
  • Radial Engineering
  • Two Notes

Suosituimmat tuotteet

  1. Klark Teknik DN 200 Active DI

    Klark Teknik DN 200 Active DI

    Varastossa
    155 €
    196,35 €
  2. Radial Engineering Pro D2

    Radial Engi­nee­ring Pro D2

    Varastossa
    175 €
    195,16 €
  3. Millenium DI-33

    Mil­le­nium DI-33

    Varastossa
    24,90 €
  4. Radial Engineering J 48

    Radial Engi­nee­ring J 48

    Varastossa
    199 €
  5. Radial Engineering Pro DI

    Radial Engi­nee­ring Pro DI

    Varastossa
    122 €
    128,52 €
  6. Millenium DI-E

    Mil­le­nium DI-E

    Varastossa
    9,90 €
  7. Radial Engineering Pro 48

    Radial Engi­nee­ring Pro 48

    Varastossa
    122 €
  8. BSS AR133

    BSS AR133

    Varastossa
    88 €
    189 €
  9. Klark Teknik DN 100 Active DI

    Klark Teknik DN 100 Active DI

    Varastossa
    98 €
  10. Behringer DI100 Ultra-DI

    Beh­ringer DI100 Ultra-DI

    Varastossa
    30 €
  11. Radial Engineering SB-2

    Radial Engi­nee­ring SB-2

    Varastossa
    85 €
  12. Radial Engineering SB-1

    Radial Engi­nee­ring SB-1

    Varastossa
    66 €
    89,13 €
  13. Klark Teknik DI 22P

    Klark Teknik DI 22P

    Varastossa
    55 €
  14. Radial Engineering Pro-D8

    Radial Engi­nee­ring Pro-D8

    Varastossa
    990 €
    1 118,60 €
  15. Behringer DI20

    Beh­ringer DI20

    Varastossa
    23,90 €