The BDI21 combines the features of an active DI (direct injection) box with our proprietary tube emulation circuitry. Its like having a truckload of vintage tube amps right at your toes! The Blend con... Read More
The BDI21 combines the features of an active DI (direct injection) box with our proprietary tube emulation circuitry. Its like having a truckload of vintage tube amps right at your toes! The Blend control allows you to mix the amount of tube emulation you want with your direct bass signal. And if you dont want to use the tube emulation feature, just step on the switch and the ADI21 functions as a superb active DI box.
With its dedicated DRIVE, TREBLE, BASS, LEVEL, and PRESENCE dials, the BDI21 DI box goes above and beyond, giving you vintage tube tones for some funked-up slap, gonzo overdrive and everything in-between. You can use the BDI21 as a recording output DI, with tube emulation, or as a standard active DI box, when running in bypass mode. The output is laid out on 1/4" TS or balanced, gold-plated XLR connectors. There's also a ground lift switch that eliminates typical ground loop hum problems. You can power this bad boy with a 9V battery or our PSU-SB DC power supply (not included).
When it comes to DI boxes, you can go with simple injection, or plug into the BDI21 to add some badass tube-like fuel injection to your bass.
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Comments about Behringer BDI21 V-Tone Bass Driver Bass Amp Modeler/Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box Pedal:
I got this thing as a toy because I have been surprised at how good the cheap Behringer stuff sounds. I've used it in my home studio and in the real studio, and the tones this thing can generate are really far out. The overdrive is just wonderful and easy to control. It's exactly as much as you want, no more, no less, and it really does break a lot like a big old tube amp. It's no SVT sound-alike, but hey, it's not even 40 bucks. My biggest surprise with this thing came when I used it as a stomp box feeding an amp instead of going direct. I found I can get a really good tone out of a really bad amp with this pedal. It'll give a cheap solid state practice amp a nice vintage tone. I've run it through all kinds of different configurations, from my Micromark 8" combo to an Eden head with 4x10 and 1x15 cabs to an old SVT on a 2x15 cab to a cheap solid state BA-115, and it made them all sound amazing. This silly little pedal added something to all of them, even the rigs that sounded amazing already. (I used my 4003 and my Stingray. For recording, I prefer running it through my Micromark and using an SM57 just off-axis. Fer real. Nothing direct.) The final surprise is that I bought this when it first came out, and I've been using it a lot, but I haven't had a single problem with its plastic, made in some unknown Chinese factory construction. I've dropped it a few times too. Even the footswitch is still silent. The LED has always been too dim (hard to see), and it eats batteries. It also needs fresh batteries. Even if the battery passes the tongue-test, it might not work. And when the battery goes low, you get a super-annoying chirping sound with peaks. I just plug it into my 1-Spot now.
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