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  • New
    Klark Teknik
    Triber Moderator
    2021-04-15

    DN200
    bit.ly/Klark-Teknik-DN200

    Learn More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPRcsdrHZu4

    Features dual parallel-connected combo XLR’s / ¼" TRS inputs. When connecting to the Combo XLR input, the input impedance is 20 kΩ, ideal for line level equipment and offering even lower noise performance. It's also equipped with a Stereo input mini jack which is ideal for connecting MP3 players or mobiles phones etc.

    List Price: $129

    #KlarkTeknik #DN200 #DIBox #Active #2Channel

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    Klark Teknik
    Triber Moderator
    2021-04-13
    DN100
    bit.ly/Klark-Teknik-DN100 

    Learn More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XH1EsD2ARU&t=3s
     
    An established favourite amongst both engineers and musicians alike. Intended for professional applications where +48 V phantom power is a standard feature on all mixing consoles, and its innovative design results in a significantly higher clipping point than many other active DI Boxes, providing +10 dBu output into a 2 kΩ load.

    List Price: $59
     
    #KlarkTeknik #DN100 #DIBox #Active
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  • Behringer
    Triber Moderator
    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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  • GuitarBob
    Newcomer - Level 1
    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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    • GuitarBob
      GuitarBob Trying to upload a pic showing the front view
      • August 26, 2020
    • GuitarBob
      KyleJohnson 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.
      • August 26, 2020
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        GuitarBob 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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        • August 26, 2020
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        KyleJohnson 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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        • August 26, 2020
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        DaveMorrison 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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        • August 26, 2020
    • GuitarBob
      RexBeckett 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.
      • August 26, 2020
    • GuitarBob
      GuitarBob 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!
      • August 27, 2020
    • GuitarBob
      PatMurphy 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?
      • August 27, 2020
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        GuitarBob 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.
        • August 27, 2020
      • Using Ultra D1 with Focusrite Interface - No signal from condenser mic
        DaveMorrison 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.
        • August 27, 2020