A Designs REDDIItem ID: REDDI
All-tube Direct Box with Level Control, Ground Lift, and Neutrk Combo Jack
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Welcome to the All-tube, Analog Sound of REDDIThe A designs REDDI Tube Direct Box is a unique unit. By "unique" we mean the effort placed into the REDDI to produce a sound and character all its own. That effort took A Designs Audio back to a place in time when the Ampeg B15 reigned supreme - making liberal use of tubes and transformers. The A Designs REDDI endeavors to not only rebuild that tone, but also bring that sound to pro audio. Plug a Bass into a REDDI and it's a step back in time. Thick, round, solid sounding Bass notes that sit perfectly in the mix. A Designs REDDI is also great for guitars, synths, and any other electronic instrument that requires a direct box for recording. In fact, some recording engineers have said that REDDI is the "best tube DI ever made."
A-Designs Audio REDDI at a Glance:
Tube Direct Box
The A-Designs Audio REDDI does not add tremendous amounts of gain as the point of this DI is tone, not huge increases in volume. A tube-based amplifier using the 6N1P output tube feeding an A Designs custom-wound output transformer provides the circuit path for your guitar or bass giving you a sound that you can't get through any other device.
Its all about the transformers
With any Tube gear, one of the key factor is transformers; both audio and power supply transformers. A Designs Audio custom-builds their own unique audio output transformer to produce the specific sound they're after. To keep the REDDI at its lowest noise level A Designs employs a special toroid transformer in the power supply - no wall warts or off the shelf transformer here!
Combo XLR/1/4" input connectors
Using the combination XLR and 1/4" input connectors makes the REDDI a more versatile unit. The 1/4" will handle the bass, guitar, keyboards, and MPC/Drum machines, while the XLR can be used with dynamic microphones for recording duties on snare, kick, or other instruments. The REDDI now ships with a 1/4" throughput as well.
Drop Dead Red Metal Casing
It is only fitting that a unique box like the REDDI should look unique. With a long chassis and a fire engine red finish (Red DI, get it?), the REDDI is impossible to miss even in a dark recording studio. The bright blue LED Power indicator can be seen across the stage, which makes the REDDI a very attractive package for both the engineer and musician.
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Whether you're recording or performing live, get REDDI to sound great!
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Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
The last DI you'll ever need
by Brad Garrett from Central OregonFirst off, I haven't had a chance to use the Reddi in a live setting yet. I have been using it in my home studio with my basses. Before the Reddi, I was using a line out of my amp and miking it on ano... read more [+]ther channel. Now, I am pretty much using the Reddi exclusively. It has a very useable tone right out of the box. No need for excessive eq or compression. Sounds great in any mix. It reminds me of the sound I would get with my P-Bass plugged into a really great console in a high end studio.
January 1, 2013
Music Background: Retired pro musician
This box is what is should be: Flat and unaltered, but better. It still sounds like me. close [-]
This is one simple solution
by Bill Levinson from New Hope PAReally solid build. Pretty much eliminates the need for re-amping.
October 3, 2012
Music Background: Producer,
The A Designs REDDI
by Julius from Tampa FlI struggled for 4 years trying to get a good recorded bass sound. I bought the REDDI and all my problems went away.
September 11, 2012
Music Background: Musician, songwriter.
Thick tone, undeniable in the mix. I have since learned how to get a good bas... read more [+]s sound in other ways but this is one piece of gear that made a huge difference for me when I needed it. This box makes your bass sound "Warm" in a digital environment. Excellent product. close [-]
by Randy Bulpin from Greensboro Bend VTI love the REDDI, only used it for direct bass so far and it sounds great. I am thinking it will work as a direct for other stringed instruments. It is built like the proverbial tank, I have two A des... read more [+]igns products and will soon be getting a Pacifica. Looking forward to the combination of the REDDI with the Pacifica. As per usual the advice and support at Sweetwater is always helpful in making a product decision. close [-]
October 22, 2011
Music Background: Recording songwriter/producer/musiican with years of pro experience.
The A Designs REDDI is the ultimate DI box. I have used it with acoustic guitar, bass, and synths with astonishing results. It is hands down the best DI I have ever used.
Marcy, Saint Louis, MO
A Designs REDDI
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