Does what we need
Perfect for our needs
Perfect for our needs
I install sound systems for churches and schools. For the last 18 months I've delivered an ART AVDirect with every system I've done. This is a very simple way to get virtually any device that plays music connected into a balanced mixer input. This is a really handy device.
Sound quality is excellent.
This little box does exactly what I need it to do, does it well and does it inexpensively. Although they are solid, overall I look at ART boxes as being disposable, not my first choice for direct boxes. In this case, taking a consumer stereo source, combining it into one channel that can be pushed through a snake - there isn't anything else close. I've had several of these in different locations and they are great.
Worked perfectly to help convert 1/8" stereo HiZ output from computer to XLR in order to feed effects unit (VoiceWorks Harmonizer). Gain control is a great feature. Can see this a a very useful tool to help work between DAW and outboard effects.
Our Youth Group needed a way to play iPods and computer-based music and movies over the sound system. I loaned them my AVDirect. They loved it so much the church bought one. The AVDirect makes it so easy. Just plug and play. The multiple input jacks mean I don't have to scramble for the right adaptor. I especially love the gain control that can allow you to control levels near the source rather than having to yell back to the sound tech!
This is a great little tool/direct box. If you are looking for a way to convert stereo to XLR, this will do the trick. I was looking for way to convert stereo DAW out of my computer 1/8" to XLR for processing with VoiceWorks harmonizer. This worked like a charm! Solved my problem - and would certainly recommend. Solidly built.
music/synth ap on iPad -> iPad -> double ended headphone-type of cable -> AVDirect -> mic cable -> etc
Now i can play the iPad as an instrument and play/record it live on another computer. I still have to use a mic preamp to amplify the signal enough going into my M-Audio Fasttrack Pro. This adapter does the trick.
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