The Tech 21 Sansamp Acoustic DI is a direct input box that is designed specifically for use with acoustic instruments with piezo pick ups. I don't know what the exact differences are between this DI and the others in this line of DI boxes beyond them just being designed for different types of uses. The box has the same make up as the others, with 1/4" jacks for two separate sets of inputs, an output, and an XLR output as well. It doesn't require external power that I'm aware of and isn't rack mountable since it's a DI box.
Using the Tech 21 Sansamp Acoustic DI isn't difficult in the least, although it definitely has a lot more going on than your average DI box. The box has switches for phantom/ground connect, a -20 db pad, and an active switch as well. The general parameters that it has are for level, blend, treble, mid, bass, and a mid shift for choosing the exact mid range frequency you'd like to use. Beyond this there isn't anything you wouldn't see on a normal DI box, so a manual shouldn't be necessary.
I've only used the Tech 21 Sansamp Acoustic DI for recording a direct signal for an acoustic guitar, but for this use the DI was nearly perfect. Of course we used a microphone to pick up the guitar as well, but we wanted a DI signal as well since the pick up was a good one and we had this great acoustic DI available. I can't think of a better DI for acoustic guitar, as there is more flexibility and possibilities here than on any other that I've used before. I can't really say how well this would be for other acoustic instruments with pick ups, but for acoustic guitar it's nearly perfect.
The only bad thing about the Tech 21 Sansamp Acoustic DI is the price, as it isn't really too affordable for anyone other than professionals. It isn't something that you can just have sitting around just in case because of the price, but if you do want something more all purpose I'd recommend checking out the normal DI boxes from Tech 21. However, if you do a lot of acoustic recording with a DI box, the Sansamp Acoustic DI is the best of it's kind!
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Greig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- What are the effects or types of effects available?
In fact, it is more of a preamp for acoustic instruments more than one multi-effects. It is a meaning taken by multiple condenser microphone.
Setting: Level, Mid Treble, Mid freq (semi parametric so), bass. the EQ is active and very effective
Blend adjustable for the determination of which treatment "Sansamp." This treatment does indeed act as a compressor. It can eliminate much of the aggressivit a piezo transducer.
-20dB PAD switch
Active switch (On / Off)
Ground Lift Switch / Phantom Power to accept a phantom power supply
- What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...)
Analogue of Sansamp exclusive formulation of a lamp pramplification
- Are they ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC?
Fully analog so no edition
- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
a signal between the "wet" signal processed by the pramp
between an Input to XLR which sends the signal directly to the XLR output, without further treatment to convert impdance.
an output jack
XLR output 48V phantom power supply admitting, very practical
A between Power DC9V
9V battery compartment
- Is this a rack or rack MODEL?
No, this is a DI metal, very robust.
Config very simple but you have read the leaflet, how do you know that the XLR Input to not process the signal ... and What is the blend??
once you know how to connect the beast, it's childish.
Edition ultra simple: you turn the knobs ....
the amnuel is very clear, it gives qques typical setting according to different situations.
I t very surprised by the return of my seagull boiboite this ...
My guitar does not prampli is the reason I bought this machine and frankly I am delighted.
I used to use my DM4 mode micro amp as pramp, so very very transaprent piezo ... The DI SansAmp softens the piezo terribly and it's a very enjoyable rsulte.
I use it with a Seagull S6 deluxe 1990 quip without a piezo Fishman preamp (the guitar is acoustic, the piezo was added.
Cot amplification, I plugged into the sound systems of tudio sde repeat, not the ref no amps or the console, DSOL ...
- How long have you use it?
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I like the compactness ... I like the least .... I'm still looking, may be the lack of brilliance but I'm not very objective, I complement this notice of that I dexperience with more
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
A preamp fishma EQII, disappointing ... tasteless
- How do you report qualitprix?
The Sansamp products are expensive at the base .... pay 200 euros used, it is a 280 center effect ...
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...