Here's a cool info guide that will teach you what type of gear you need to create the sound associated with different genres of Heavy Metal. While we are personally a fan of everybody creating their own style from within, its still great to learn how certain sounds are achieved, even if you are not into heavy metal music.
This is the easiest way to perform with one guitar and two amps, or two guitars and one amp. We're also a huge fan of the MixingLink so be sure to check this as option that provides the above features along with a whole lot more.
Guitars output a high impedance, unbalanced signal. Microphone inputs on mixers are low impedance and balanced. The direct box matches impedance while balancing the audio. Balanced audio allows you to run cable for long distances without unwanted noise. Guitars with passive pickups (the majority of electric guitars do not have active pickups) require an active direct box to properly preserve all the harmonics of the guitar's tone.
The Whirlwind Direct 2 is a dual channel direct box great for stereo, line-level instruments into a mixing console. This box is perfect for keyboards, DJ mixers, audio interfaces, and drum machines. It can also function as two discreet mono DIs which can be used for an acoustic-electric guitar and bass with active pickups, at the same time.
The Whirlwind Director is a premium quality direct box built for solid operation with low noise. This is a great choice for acoustic electric guitars or basses with active pickups. Covert your hi-Z, unbalanced signal to low impedance, balanced so that you can run long cables and connect your instruments properly to a mixing console.
Whirlwind created the first commercially available direct box for the audio industry in 1981. The IMP 2 & IMP-JT are reliable passive direct boxes that convert high impedance, unbalanced signals to low impedance, balanced signals. They are useful for long cable runs without losing signal quality or adding unwanted noise. The IMP-JT features a renown Jensen transformer for superior sound quality and noise reduction.
These videos will show you how to set up Eventide Stompboxes for the new Pre/Post Routing mode which allows you to change the order of your pedals without unhooking any cables!
This video shows you how to use Pre/Post Routing Mode using Eventide's H9 Control software.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the MixingLink as an A/B switch so that you can easily use two guitars with one amplifier.
The Eventide MixingLink is a high quality microphone preamp with an effects loop that allows singers to easily use their stomp boxes as vocal effects.
However, the Mixing Link has many other uses for both studio and live musicians, making it an essential piece of gear.
The MixingLink is all this and more:
High Quality Studio Mic Pre
True 48volts of phantom power
An amazing tool for mic placement for engineers & studio owners
Footswitch-controlled Effects Loop
65dB Boost Pedal
A/B switch for 2 guitars & 1 amp
A/B switch for 1 guitar & 2 amps
Active Direct Box w/ Ground Lift
One pedal to control your entire pedal board
Ability to use acoustic guitars, vocals, basses, keyboards & drum machines with your guitar pedals
Practice Amp w/ Stereo Aux In for backing tracks
Headphone Amp for practice
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the MixingLink as an amp switcher so that you can easily use one guitar with two different amplifiers.
The Whirlwind EDB1 Direct Box is a passive DI that turns high impedance, unbalanced signals into low impedance balanced signals. It features a switchable pad, ground lift, and thru jack.