This is post for the gearheads ;p
I got myself a fancy new piece of “kit” (as our British friends would say), that’s “gear” to you and me. Scored an A-Designs REDDI tube DI for a good price so I decided to do a quick A/B with my existing DI box, a Radial J48 active DI. I did this for my own reference but am posting this up in case any of you are interested in hearing the results. I just recorded the bass intro to one of my songs w/drums.
This is by no means a real scientific comparison…just a quick shootout between my two boxes. I’m using a Lakland Bob Glaub P-Bass, w/Lindy Fralin pickups. The preamp I’m using is a Presonus ADL 600. I tried my best to match the gain on both examples as close as possible. Other than some slight adjustments of the trim knob, the setting on the preamp was the same for both takes.
The first example in the clip was recorded w/the REDDI and the second, with the J48. I’m not gonna state my preference, but I gotta say the j48 holds it’s own at about 1/6 the price of the REDDI.