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  • 2020-10-20

    Hi, does a DI400P DI BOX drop the line level from a mono mixer output, down to a balanced microphone level?

    I'm looking at taking an audio feed into stereo camera mic input.

    Thanks, Ken 

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  • 2020-10-19

    ULTRA-DI PRO DI4800A
    http://bit.ly/Behringer-DI4800A

    Gives you first-class DI channels in a single rack space. Each channel is equipped with one input (XLR or ¼” TRS) and two XLR Outputs at the front and back to connect to your amp or monitor console allowing for 8 outputs in all.

    #Behringer #DI4800A #Active #DIBox #DirectInjection #Booster #LineIsolator

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  • 2020-08-26

    Hi,

    I'm new to this forum so apologies if this has been dealt with before.  I record guitar, keyboards and vocals at home using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface to pc DAW.  Until recently I have done all vocals using a mic through a Yamaha keyboard as a pre-amp, straight to the interface.  I wanted to get the keyboard out of that chain but found that a mic directly into the interface was short on gain and dynamics.  Saw on another site the benefits of a DI box, so purchased an Ultra D1 and also a condenser mic.  
    When I connected the condenser mic to Di box to interface, I had no signal to the DAW, regardless of whether I had the interface phantom power switched on or not.  No combination of attenuation switches, monitor switches or any other settings on the interface, Di Box or DAW could produce a signal.  However, if I take the Di Box out of the chain so the mic is directly into the interface, it all works but is lacking in the dynamics I was hoping the Di Box would boost.
    My guess is this is all about phantom power somehow because a dynamic mic will work via the Di Box and interface albeit just passes through.  
    Anyone able to advise, should a Di Box work with a condenser mic under those circumstances or am I wasting my time?  
    Have stuck a couple of pics up to assist.
    Cheers,
    Bob

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    • Robert Bentley
      Robert Bentley Trying to upload a pic showing the front view
      • Aug 26
    • Robert Bentley
      Kyle Johnson Hi there Guitar Bob, Kyle here with Music Tribe. A DI box is a perfect solution for recording the output of an Electric Keyboard into a Mic Input, because the DI Box takes the signal from Line Level to Mic Level. The reason plugging a condenser mic into a DI Box does not work is that the DI box is not meant to have a Microphone connected to it at all. DI Boxes are built to accept Line Level signal , and output Mic Level signal.
      • Aug 26
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        Robert Bentley Hi Kyle, thanks for the swift response. That couldn't be clearer, now feeling as though I should have done a bit more research!! Still, it does seem to help when recording my electric acoustic by cable. Thanks again. Bob
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        • Aug 26
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        Kyle Johnson A DI Box is a great tool to have around your studio, I have a Behringer DI400P and a Klark Teknik DI 10A myself. They are both great for tracking electric Guitar/Bass.
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        • Aug 26
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        Dave Morrison An instrument (Guitar, Bass, etc) can be directly connected to a DI box. These instruments have an output that is much hotter than a microphone.
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        • Aug 26
    • Robert Bentley
      Rex Beckett A DI box is not right for connecting any type of microphone. It will certainly not work with a condenser mic as it will not provide phantom power. Connect the condenser mic directly to the Scarlett. If this lacks the punch you want, you could insert a preamp to boost the mic level.
      • Aug 26
    • Robert Bentley
      Robert Bentley Thank you folks. Very useful info, am now on the lookout for a low cost preamp and have a few in my sights. A great help!
      • Aug 27
    • Robert Bentley
      Pat Murphy You should be able to connect Condenser Mike straight to SCARLET input using XLR. Make sure switch is set to MIC not INST. Also if it is a condenser MIC and requires phantom power make sure your +48 volts is pressed to provide phantom power. Make sure your input gain is down when you do this and slowly bring it up. It should work for you. If it does not, can you try another cable, and then another mike?
      • Aug 27
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        Robert Bentley Thanks for your help Pat. Yes, it does connect ok using all the above so no probs in normal use. I had previously purchased the Di Box primarily for my guitar but thought, as it has phantom power, it would be useful as a pre-amp for the mic - but now I know better. It just has little headroom and seems slightly duller than the Peavey dynamic mic I have been using so I will keep my eyes open for a cheap pre-amp to see if it gives it a bit of a kick.
        Thanks again.
        • Aug 27
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        Dave Morrison I think I see the confusion. That DI box can be Phantom Powered. That means the active circuitry inside the box can be powered from a battery or a mixer sending phantom power to the DI box. I can't be used to send phantom power to any mic or guitar. A lot of product descriptions just aren't clear for people new to audio. I see that a lot when someone buys a condenser mic and tries to hook it directly to their computer. It's just not clear enough in the product description.
        • Aug 27
  • 2020-07-15
    Hi, The stereo Klark Teknik DI 10P features one L+R RCA and one 3.5mm (stereo) inputs. Can all inputs be simultaneously used so the 4 channels are summed to build a single mono signal ? I'm hesitant to try it. I wouldn't like to damage the DI. Thanks in advance.
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    • Jose Gonzalez
      Rex Beckett As I understand it, the RCA and 3.5mm sockets are connected directly together. This would not be a good way to sum two stereo sources but it is more likely to damage the sources than the DI 10P. You would get much better results by using a small stereo mixer to sum the sources.
      • Jul 15
    • Jose Gonzalez
      Jose Gonzalez For those interested, here is the reply received by the support specialist: "You could use all inputs at the same time but I wouldn't recommend it to prevent overdriving the passive circuitry. Instead, If you need to use more than one source, plug your sources into a small mixer. Take the mixer's outputs and connect them to one of the stereo inputs of the DI. This will also allow for better control of your individual sources."
      • Jul 17
  • 2020-07-15
    Hi, In the stereo Klark Teknik DI 10P every input channel has an attenuation knob. Product documentation mentions that knobs at fully clockwise position means no attenuation. What's the max attenuation achievable (ie. set fully counter clockwise) in dBV ? Thanks in advance.
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    • Jose Gonzalez
      Jose Gonzalez The level knobs of the DI 10P are relative to the signals input into the device. You can relate the 0 to 10 scale to 0% to 100%. So, it will take the signal and attenuate it down the percentage amount you choose of the signal coming in.
      • Jul 16
    • Jose Gonzalez
      Jose Gonzalez Reply received from Customer Quality Support Specialist
      • Jul 16
  • 2020-07-08
    Hi, is it possible to get a set of replacement control knobs for the BDI21?
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  • 2020-05-10

    Hi,

    can I use this power supply to run the Hall if Fame Reverb Pedal (1)?

    https://m.thomann.de/de/thomann_nt_0910.htm

    Thanks in advance!

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  • 2020-03-03

    Morning all,

    This section of the site seems a little... empty ... compared to other places so I'm not expecting anyone to spot this any time soon. My question though is this...

    The DI800 says it can be phantom powered or mains powered, but the manual is a little thin on how this works in practice. Does giving it phantom power just power individual channels, or does phantom on one line give power to all eight?

    And having done that, what happens if you have the mains plugged in and accidentally add phantom on one or more channels as well? Does it ignore it? Or do you then call the fire brigade?

    I'd try it myself but it's going to take a little while to have the space to set it up, and that may end up being at the next gig rather than on the test bench.

    Anyway, cheers as always.

    G

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    • Graham Guy
      Rex Beckett

      @tangosynthesis 


      You were wrong, Graham, your post did get spotted.


       


      You were right about the DI800 user manual, though. It does a masterly job of failing to explain how the phantom powering works. Based on experience with other active DI boxes, I can guess a few things:


       


      Each channel is separate (apart from the shared mains power supply). If you want to use phantom powering, each channel would need phantom power from the mixer/console.


       


      I think it is very unlikely that there would be a problem if you accidentally supplied phantom power to one or more channels while the mains power was turned on. Phantom power is limited to low currents so doesn't readily produce smoke. I suspect it would effectively be ignored.

      • Mar 2
  • 2019-11-30

    My hurdy gurdy has four magnetic pickups and a xlr connector per pickup.

    For the moment I play through a Behringer XR18, without any preamp.

    It works, but the gain has to be rather high. Using external effects this results in noise.

    Can I use something like the Klark Teknik CM- 2 as preamp to boost the signal before entering the mixer.

    Any other suggestion is welcome, I am a bit of a dummy concerning sound technique.

     

    thanks,

     

    Pieter

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    • Pieter Lauwers
      Dave Morrison

      @PieterLauwers 


      Maybe. It depends on your setup. Where are you using external effect and what effects are they? The XR18 already has very good preamps. I suspect your are using effects before the the mixer and the type of effect and it's input and output requirements maybe the source of your problem.


      With a little more information, we can give you some advice.

      • November 30, 2019
    • Pieter Lauwers
      Pieter Lauwers

      Example:


      - used effect: EHX Big Muff


      - routing: instrument in, routed to aux, aux in effect, effect out plugged in mixer.


      So, since the effect is plugged in after the input, the problem is with the effect ( tried Boss Overdrive also) or with the gain settings.


      ( I definitely play a lot better then I am in setting the electronics up!)

      • November 30, 2019
    • Pieter Lauwers
      Dave Morrison

      @PieterLauwers 


      The way you have it setup makes sense for your apllication. The problem is a level and impedance mismatch between the mixer's line level output and the pedal's guitar level input.


      Even if you can get the level low enough, the impedance mismatch will mess with your tone. An line level to guitar level converter (also known as  re-amp) will solve that problem.


      Have you tried the mixer's built in Guitar Amp simulator and Tube Stage emulator. You can insert them in a (pair of) channel(s) to get very good amp simulation. Give it a try and see if you like it, or get a re-amp box.

      • November 30, 2019
    • Pieter Lauwers
      Pieter Lauwers

      I use the Tube Stage emulator as an effect on both melody strings.


      so, probably, I will need a reamp box.


      If I understand it right:


      - the effects I use are guitar effects, build for guitar impedance, not mixer line impedance


      - in order to fix noise problems with my outside effect string the mixer's line impedance has to be tempered, ergo the ReAmp.


      Did I say that right? (Still trying to understand the mystic ways of a mixer)


      Thanks!

      • November 30, 2019
    • Pieter Lauwers
      Dave Morrison

      @PieterLauwers 


      Impedance and really hot levels are the problems. The Radial ProRMP would be a very solid interface, It's got a sweet little transformer that will make your pedals happy. The are many other fine brands of course.


      As a bonus: After you record your parts, you can use your re-amp to manipulate your tracks after they are recorded,

      • November 30, 2019
  • 2019-11-24

    I want to run 8 channels out from ableton, using the DN9630, through aes50 into my x32, and routed to my aux ins 1-8. Can that be done with this device, and how to I set up the routing with this? 

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    • Andrew White
      Dave Morrison

      Hi @AWhite 


      To send 8 channels of 48k audio from Ableton to the X32, send the channels you want from Ableton on separate USB channels (eg. 1-8). Assuming you send USB 1-8, you'll want to assign AES50 (A or B) channels 1-8 to eight input channels. This would be the routing: Routing:Inputs: Channels. For example, you could put those 8 channels on X32 channels 25-32.Screen Shot 2019-11-24 at 5.50.28 PM.png


      Of course, you could alternately put them on 1-8, 9-16, or 17-24.  The DN9630 will sync to the X32 through AES50 and Ableton will sync to the DN9630.

      • November 24, 2019
    • Andrew White
      Andrew White

      Is there an option to route them to 33-40 (aux ins) Maybe that's what you are showing in the image, but would I thin loose 8 ins on the 1-32?

      • November 24, 2019
    • Andrew White
      Dave Morrison

      @AWhite 


      You can remap those the Aux inputs but Aux In remap is limited to 6 channels. That's why I didn't mention it.

      • November 24, 2019
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