From: "Bill Lifford" Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 17:25:33 -0500 Subject: Re: "Using the Peavey EDI to 'Mike' Your Amp"... has anybody here used this?
CrossCutt wrote about the Peavy EDI... has anybody here got any experience with this? Just picked up a little Champ and it seems like this might be really helpful.
>Here's a good article I just ran across, thought I'd post it to the list. >Crosscutt >"Using the Peavey EDI to 'Mike' Your Amp" >Are you aware of the PEAVEY EDI (Equalized Direct Interface)? Don't feel bad >if you haven't.....even a lot of Peavey dealers do not realize what a neat >little item it is for the musician who is 'miking' their amp through the PA >System. >What is this EDI...you may ask?? It is little box which looks like many other >DI's (Direct Boxes, Direct Interfaces), however it is different in that it >goes between the amplifier output and the speaker. [Regular Direct Boxes >(DI's) are used to connect amps, etc. to the Sound Mixer, & are plugged >directly out of the instrument into the mixer, bypassing any amp & speaker >tonal qualities]. These units (EDI's) are also known under other brand names >as a 'Speaker Director, however the Peavey EDI is designed to work with most >guitar amps, where the player wants to amplify the sound coming from the amp >speaker. >NOTE: This method gives the warmth produced by the speaker, with the same >results as miking your amp!....compared with taking a direct line out of the >back of your amp chassis which usually ends up very harsh sounding. >ADVANTAGES: >COST: App. $80.00 CAD ~ $59.00 USD, versus $100 to $250 for a good mic & >stand. NO BLEEDING: Since the EDI takes a direct signal, there is no open mic >picking up other sounds. Although most of its application is for live >performance, this can be great in the studio as well. >CONVENIENCE: Since the EDI mounts in the back of your amp, you simply plug in >the Lo Z mic cord to connect it to your PA mixer. No extra mic stand to >clutter up the stage, etc. >VERSATILITY: The EDI comes with a 'Timbre' adjustment, (a small internal pot >tuned with a small slot screwdriver), to adjust the response to match you >particular amp. It comes preset for most Peavey amps, however one may want to >experiment to optimize the sound for your particular amp. >USAGE: >The EDI comes with two 1/4" jacks ("From Amp - To Speaker), plus an XLR Lo Z >mic jack. At present** the EDI does not have any mounting bracket, so some >players simply let it sit loose in the back of their amp. I don't like to take >a chance on it damaging the speaker, etc. in transit, so I attach an aluminum >strip to the back plate with two holes for mounting screws, & mount it on the >inside (side wall) of the amp. NOTE: Mount it on the opposite side away from >the power transformer. >SUMMARY: >The Peavey EDI is one of the best kept secrets if you have the need to mic >your amp. contact your local Peavey Dealer.Remember, insist on the EDI....Not >just another Direct Box, as there is a vast difference. >