Win a Radial JDX Direct-Drive: Amp Simulator and DI Box. ($250 Value)
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Over the last years, Radial pedals become more and more popular with some of the world´s best session musicians like Tim Pierce, Zac Rae, Dan Rothchild and others.
Why? – Simple answer: Because of their amazing sound quality!
Today, we´re giving away Radial´s latest addition to their line-up:
The JDX Direct-Drive: Amp Simulator and DI Box.
I´ve tested this thing at AES 2016 this year and I absolutely love it!
What is it?
The JDX Direct-Drive is a purely analogue guitar amp simulator and DI. By using it, you´ll be able hook up your DI directly to the PA and get a beautiful amp tone, without using an actual amp! – In other words, with the Direct-Drive on your pedalboard, you can do a gig without carrying an amp to the club.
The JDX Direct-Drive lets you select from 3 different tones:
- Shure SM57™ in front of a Marshall™ 4×12 cabinet.
- Vintage Marshall™ tube head character
- Early Fender Twin™.
The amp tones can be further tailored using a presence switch for extra sparkle.
I´ve demoed the Direct-Drive at AES and I was really impressed with the way it sounded. Watch the video here:
You have the chance to win the JDX Direct-Drive today!
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Have a marvellous time performing and recording,
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Thanks for a very good information! … I’ve been looking for this kind of device…
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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!!
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
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?
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 :
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)
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?
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!
Ended a week ago and still no winner? Things that make you go hmmmm
LOL another fake winner.