The DI box is a crucial but often-overlooked part of many signal chains — and, as we found out, it really is worth investing in quality.
Ground loops are the bane of many people's home studios. If you're suffering, this little black box from Hall Electronic Devices offers a neat solution.
Little Labs' Redeye gets the GT once-over, while we also offer some handy tips and look at the latest ppedals from Eventide.
• Towersonic Speaker Stands • Book: The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader by Paul D. Lehrman • Book: Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording by WM Moylan.
Two very handy 'accessories' come under scrutiny: PJB's Bass Buddy, a Bass Guitar Recording DI Box, and from Little Labs their STD Instrument Cable Extender.
• Kahler 2300 Series Locking Tremolos • IK Multimedia Stealthplug USB guitar interface
• Kinman No-solder Harness & Pickup Set• Haynes Fender Stratocaster Manual
• Graphtech Ghost piezo and MIDI pickup system • Intelli IMT 500 clip-on Chromatic Tuner • Guitar technology news
We test Exploraudio's Liveguitar H-clamp for fixing a conventional mic to an acoustic guitar, and explain ways to track down the source of guitar tuning problems, plus GT news...
Nuts & Saddles
Many common tuning stability problems associated with...
Computers may have taken over every aspect of the recording process, but they still can't help you write a good song. Or can they? The people behind Masterwriter certainly think so...
A dedicated headphone delay might seem like a bit of a luxury, but it could make life a lot more pleasant for the working engineer.
Most computer audio interfaces don't offer the RIAA equalisation required to attach a turntable directly, but ART's neat problem-solver is designed to do just that.
Like a number of pop shields on the market today, the Stedman Proscreen 101 uses metal grille, as opposed to nylon mesh, to remove those annoying plosive sounds...
Sometimes, a small interface board can make all the difference! We check out the card that allows you to send up to 16 channels of audio from your Motif ES synth (and all your MIDI data) via one Firewire cable...
The ART T8 is a simple 1U rackmount box containing eight transformers which you can use to break ground loops.
Line 6 Echo Park & Liqua-Flange Stomp box effects • Digitech EX7 Expression Factory • Terratec Producer Hi Jack Guitar preamp •Re-recording with Fishman Aura and D-Tar's Mama Bear
Hate mixing by mouse? Intatouch's neat monitor add-on allows you to draw control data directly onto the screen.
Free-standing studio racks are very useful and can hold a lot of heavy equipment, but sometimes it can be advantageous to...
The baby of the MSD series of stereo meters gets an overhaul with a new colour LCD panel.
Aimed at professionals, the Multi Z PIP combines premium DI box, mixer, and re-amping device in a single small unit.
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