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13th February 2013
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Please recommend good go-to splitter for guitar and bass.

Simply need to put passive instrument into a splitter, in order to go to
mixer or amp, and simultaniously, a secondary output to the DAW to record
the clean signal.

Am i simply looking for a couple Radial JDIs? (all our guitars and basses have passive pickups btw).

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That would be a DI box.
1/4 in 1/4 out to amp, XLR to mixer or interface mic input.
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That would be a DI box.
1/4 in 1/4 out to amp, XLR to mixer or interface mic input.
Yes, thanks, i think i am just fuzzy on the whole passive/active thing...
I had another thread and got myriad of answers, so i started another.

If we have all passive pickups on our guitars and basses, we require
active DI's?

thanks again
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Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom.

Look it up. Read about it. The sound quality and the two features "di/re-amp" and "re-amp overdrive" is what sets this product apart from the rest.
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ah yes, now i see. This thing is well liked, as are other Little Labs products overall. This is best i think if an engineer wants to simultaniously reamp to several stacks, whearas a Radial JD or N-Audio DI can do the same, but not simulataniously, of course.

The main thing i cant seem to find a solid answer on is the whole active/passive thing. Some folks tell me to use active, phantom powered DIs for our guitars and basses, since they are all passive pickup. Others told me to use passive. Im new to guitar electronics, what say you all?

thanx guyz

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So its definately going to be a Radial J48 or the Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom.

Most of my reamping goes down in the box in whatever DAW i fancy at the time, still for a few bux more you are getting a great reamper product, allegedly.

However, can you guys tell me if the Little Labs will color the sound at all? Not that this matters too much but...how is at at taming the loading and leaving stuff pretty much alone for a clean, strong input (versus the Radial, i mean).

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Have a look at the manual and what it says about the buffered high impedance instrument input, esp paragraph 2 -

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We have also added to the now called Redeye 3D a very high quality, hi
fi
, phantom powered, high impedance instrument buffer. When you are
using the Redeye 3D with sensitive passive pick ups, this high quality
buffer assures no tone change from loading will occur
http://www.littlelabs.com/REDEYE3Dmanual.pdf

You should get a great performance out of this box! The input impedance of 1 Mega ohm should ensure you'll get good transparency with your guitar signal
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Have a look at the manual and what it says about the buffered high impedance instrument input, esp paragraph 2 -



http://www.littlelabs.com/REDEYE3Dmanual.pdf

You should get a great performance out of this box! The input impedance of 1 Mega ohm should ensure you'll get good transparency with your guitar signal
What, do you work for Little Labs or something? Maybe you just own this thing and totally love it. Either way, you would be proud...plus alot of people have great things to say about this piece so i bought one just now!

For a few bux more than a Radial J48, now i also have a nice reamper
(i did get a sweet deal on the Little Labs though).

Thanks for the recommendations guys, also gioing to cop a Radial J48 and then we'll be latency-free with both gtr and bass...and with better tone of course.

Cheers,

S.

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Nah - Just going by the spec!

Actually... I've just used Little Labs stuff before - top notch gear... as is the Radial stuff - you can't go wrong really...

Congrats!
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..so i bought one just now!
You took my advice, excellent

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For a few bux more than a Radial J48, now i also have a nice reamper
Exactly. Two-in-one box. It replaces two Radial boxes. And with better control over the signal level through the chain. Which is paramount for an optimal reamp tone.
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Yeah good advice, thanks again guys
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