So I decided to start my own little company...
Old 23rd July 2007
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As I stated, ( probably just me tho'....) I want a 500 style Direct Box! A good one..tutt...Since I do a lot of direct input stuff. Now I don't have to "tie" up the mic pre by using the built in DI! Plus, the stand alone "good" DIs cost just as much a 500 pre....(YMMV)
Old 23rd July 2007
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Just buy yourself a REDDI and be done with it my friend.

Brad
Old 23rd July 2007
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The design work has been done by someone with a name most of us will recognize.
The name of the designer was revealed in the first post:

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Our first product will be a 500 series module that has been designed by Fred Forssell.
Old 23rd July 2007
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Just buy yourself a REDDI and be done with it my friend.

Brad
Old 23rd July 2007
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Just buy yourself a REDDI and be done with it my friend.

Brad
I've heard/played the Reddi. Great sounding DI for sure. But.. you are missing "the" point..... The Reddi ( as other good DI's, U-5, Ditto,Tab, etc.) can get a little " awkward" at times. As I said, probably just me tho'...
Old 23rd July 2007
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The name of the designer was revealed in the first post:
Oops, I must have missed that. Doh!

Brad
Old 23rd July 2007
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Hi all,

I have the prototype unit at my studio right now for testing...complete with hacksawed aluminum front panel. David has asked me to not reveal what the unit does until it's a little closer to hitting the streets, but I can tell you the following. The design work has been done by someone with a name most of us will recognize. The signal path of the unit is very clean and uses very high quality components. The assembly is all being done by hand in the USA. Like David said, the thing isn't going to revolutionize the industry, but it will be a good utility/toolbox kind of module that will bring additional functionality to your rack. How's that for vague? I think the goal is to release it for a very reasonable price...much cheaper than we are accustomed to seeing with 500 modules. David has a number of other really great ideas for future modules that haven't been produced yet by other manufacturers. I think exciting times are ahead of us for the 500 format. Stay tuned.

Brad
this is getting almost unbearable

i just wanna know what it is
Old 24th July 2007
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this is getting almost unbearable

i just wanna know what it is
me two
Old 24th July 2007
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notice how i used the word two
Old 24th July 2007
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notice how i used the word two
Twoche.
Old 24th July 2007
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Deep breaths fellas...
Old 24th July 2007
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SECRET LEAK:

Secret leak:

It's a 500 series grease pencil holder!

Completely passive, it puts your markers where you need them.

VPR Approved!

Sorry to out you David!

War
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Old 24th July 2007
  #73
I heard a rumor that there is only enough power to supply 2 sharpies or one grease pencil, but not both
Old 24th July 2007
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Sorry, it's actually "BPR" approved (Bic Pen Renaissance).

My bad!

War
Old 24th July 2007
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lol
Old 25th July 2007
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This is just getting silly...
Old 25th July 2007
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This is just getting silly...
DO YOU SEE NOW WHAT YOU'VE DONE???
Old 25th July 2007
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the stand alone "good" DIs cost just as much a 500 pre....(YMMV)

That's because there isn't a ton of difference between what goes into a mic preamp and what goes into a DI that will output +4 dBm (or hopefully quite a bit more than that). They both require active electronics, it's gaining the signal. A little passive DI like most you see utilize a mic preamp to work properly (similar to how the RMS Folcrom works). So buying a seperate DI + mic preamp, is more expensive than just buying a 500 series card with DI onboard (usually).
Old 25th July 2007
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This is just getting silly...
You have to admit, those markers look very organized.

War
Old 4th August 2007
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Any news ?
Old 4th August 2007
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Any news ?
i was wondering the same myself earlier. was looking at the site for updates...
Old 4th August 2007
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I think David is getting final details squared away...faceplate designs and cosmetics, etc. And the name of course...

Brad
Old 4th August 2007
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Old 4th August 2007
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Pen holder?
How about an intern "sharpener"???
Old 5th August 2007
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Pen holder?
How about an intern "sharpener"???
Exactly, it's an "intern sharpener"!!!
Old 5th August 2007
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Any news ?
I am very sorry that I haven't updated the site more. There have been some family illnesses that have rearranged my priorities for the past few weeks. None of these will likely delay the release of the module but they have taken my attention away from it for a bit. Sometimes you just have to be with your family...

I do have some news. Since Brad has been beta testing the module for a couple weeks not he has given me some very valuable feedback as to it's operation. There are some minor tweaks that are being made but other then that things are going very smoothly. I have decided that there will be two versions of the module, one with a high end monolithic op amp and one using a Forssell 993 discrete op amp. Both will give excellent results but the Forssell 993 obviously costs more so will be a higher price. I will announce pricing when I have the final bill of materials. Thanks!
Old 5th August 2007
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have you been demoing this piece?

Been noting some of your comments recently. I think I know what this product is.
Old 5th August 2007
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have you been demoing this piece?

Been noting some of your comments recently. I think I know what this product is.
Ok, PM me and tell me what you think it is. If you are right I will confirm it but you have to promise me you won't tell...
Old 5th August 2007
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have you been demoing this piece?

Been noting some of your comments recently. I think I know what this product is.

i have a few things in hear at the moment

and a few more on the way
Old 5th August 2007
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Ok, PM me and tell me what you think it is. If you are right I will confirm it but you have to promise me you won't tell...

a plate reverb.
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