Audio Engineering

Giveaway: Radial JDX Direct-Drive Amp Simulator and DI Box

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  1. pecans84 says:

    Sounds Great!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @plap-disqus-8d6dc35e506fc23349dd10ee68dabb64:disqus It does, it’s awesome! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  2. GR Prod. says:

    Amazing! I’ve just entered. Good luck everybody!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @grprod:disqus Best of luck to you and everyone! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  3. aleh baba says:

    wish me luck and thank yolu for another great giveaway.

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks very much @alehbaba:disqus! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  4. Johnny Jonsson says:

    Entered and hoping for the best =)

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @disqus_g26GeP0CZF:disqus! Best of luck to you and everyone else! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  5. DM Eiza Mae says:

    Done!!!
    Hoping to win this for a special friend of mine???

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @dmeizamae:disqus Best of luck to you and everyone else! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  6. Eugene Pérez says:

    Thanks for the oportunity! this would solve my problems right now. cheers!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks @eugeneprez:disqus! You’re welcome!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  7. Simon Champagne says:

    Bring them canadian goods! Come on, pick me, you’ll save a bunch on shipping and customs fees 😀 Another great giveaway Warren thanks and good luck to all.

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @simon_champagne:disqus Go Canada!! Haha Best of luck to you and everyone else! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  8. bobo says:

    Thanks for a very good information! … I’ve been looking for this kind of device…

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @disqus_KgC2mm5WNs:disqus so glad to be able to help! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  9. BrizzleRocker says:

    Time to ditch my old Behringer GI 100 and upgrade to TONE!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @brizzlerocker:disqus great stuff! It’s a great pedal! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  10. Great pedal! like & Shared!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks @disqus_iOha7nSL3b:disqus!! You Rock!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  11. Martin Weeks says:

    Of course I’m going to enter, but I’m confused about something. It’s one of those “Terms” (as in English) things again. You refer to this as a DI. To me DI means digital interface. What am I not getting? Will this device work with a DAW? or can I plug it into my interface and use it for recording? Reason I ask is since our apt is small, I don’t get to bring in musicians often due to lack of physical space just no comfortable room to place an amp, mic it and run into my interface and then the DAW. So this device if workable with my tiny recording area would be a God Send for me as I could actively invite local guitarists to just bring their Axe and play without all the additional set up work needed for more traditional recording of live music.
    I’ve already been fooling around with Brainwokx amp model plugin “Rock Rack” and have found that that one actually can make my acoustic guitar sound really good as electric. (still have to do some compression and eq but that’s pretty much always with everything) So using a device like this would mean I could go to my local pawn shop, pick up an inexpensive Squire or such and bring up sound quality in recording by miles?

    Thanks and now let me go enter the raffle. Have a Bodacious Day!!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi Martin Weeks, great question! For some people DI stands for ‘Direct Injection’ others it’s ‘Direct Input’, either way it’s typically a way to get an instrument level signal, for instance, to a comparable level for a Mic Pre. I hope that somewhat clarifies! haha Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

      1. Martin Weeks says:

        So again would I be able to use it on conjunction with my interface or would I be better off just working with amp model amp plugins?

        1. Simon Champagne says:

          Google is your friend!

          What does a direct box do?
          “It takes unbalanced inputs, and coverts them to a balanced output. In addition to this, many DI boxes offer the ability to take an instrument level input (such as a guitar or bass) and match the impedance to an XLR mic input, so that it can be easily plugged into a mixing desk.” Or in your case into an audio interface.

          Basically, you plug the output into your mic input, as you would do with any microphone. An active DI requires 48V phantom power, A passive DI don’t.

          More good info here :
          http://www.soundonsound.com/sound-advice/q-why-do-i-need-use-di-box

          1. Martin Weeks says:

            Thank You Simon. I kind of figured I could but wanted to make certain. Now that my confidence is getting a bit better with mixing in Studio One, I’m seeking more collaboration with other musicians (bass players for one and of course good guitarists) I can do two things.
            Continue to use on board and/or third party amp models or…
            Buy (or win) the JDX Direct-Drive.
            Guitarists are more often than not a bit “Persnickety” about their sound and tone. So having a Direct box like the JDX Direct-Drive could be the difference between a session player getting up and walking out thinking I’m an amateur quack, or laying down wonderful music for one of our songs or their’s. So having this option is a valuable thing for the long term for me. (and Linda)

          2. Toby says:

            Active DIs often come with their own power source… …and are considered to make more noise than passive DIs. Passive DIs on the other hand, require an extremely high quality transformer to function well – many cheap passive DIs gave the passive DI a bad reputation.

            Typically you’d use a passive DI with an instrument with it’s own power supply – eg.. a keyboard. Normally Guitars run through active DIs…. though, if you have powered pickups on your guitar, Radial recommend using a passive DI.

            There are also specialised DIs for Acoustic Instruments, which often sound harsh when their pickups are run through regular DIs : http://www.radialeng.com/pzdi.php

            @martin_weeks:disqus I think you’re confusing DI with AD / DA which refer to Analogue Digital converter / Digital Analogue converter. …or maybe Audio Interface?

  12. Tomislav Maljković says:

    Hello,
    wow…what a nice device! For now, all I know is…that… it is hard to go wrong with a Radial products. I currently have their products Tonebone Classic and Hot British distortion and I have to say that the products are of exceptional quality and are easy to use (not too simple … hahahah). The one that gets the device will have a smile on his/her face for days (that smile, of course, can easily be solved by eating a lemon). Cheers!

  13. Ivan Zyablov says:

    who won?

  14. Prince Partyman says:

    Winner?

  15. Lou Sanus says:

    Ended a week ago and still no winner? Things that make you go hmmmm

  16. Lou Sanus says:

    LOL another fake winner.

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