okgb

Re: New 500/51X mystery project!
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2010, 08:51:46 AM »
54X ?     i want 3 !
GKB Audio / Greg Boboski


mikefatom

Re: New 500/51X mystery project!
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2010, 07:01:54 PM »
You guys are laughing at me don't you , ;-)
I was just guessing this because of HZ1 HZ2 etc etc..

Well, if it makes you feel better, you were right about the Hi-Z plugins!

It's a 500/51X series recording DI box essentially. It's meant to be placed between a microphone and a preamp.
It uses the Classic API and [silent:arts] Hi-Z plugin format. There are four 1/4" inputs for four Hi-Z plugins. The inputs have a priority system in place so that there can never be two active inputs at a time. The logic circuit also makes sure that the microphone signal gets fed right through to the preamp when no instruments are plugged in to the front panel.

There are also two switches:
- The first one is a MIC input selector (DI defeat).
- The second one is a DI output pad.

What do you guys think?  :)

mikefatom

Re: New 500/51X mystery project!
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2010, 07:05:30 PM »
now I am really excited! I'll be in for 3 if a more detailed rendering is posted.



seriously , I was guessing headphone distro amp.

haha.. I was actually thinking Hi-z Plugin Di Adaptor or something like that...  :P


mikefatom

Re: New 500/51X mystery project!
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2010, 07:06:58 PM »
I think it is the QHZPIC51XbMF ;D ;D ;D ;D

And what exactly would THAT be??? lol  ;D

mikefatom

Re: New 500/51X mystery project!
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2010, 07:15:05 PM »
You guys are laughing at me don't you , ;-)
I was just guessing this because of HZ1 HZ2 etc etc..

Well, if it makes you feel better, you were right about the Hi-Z plugins!

It's a 500/51X series recording DI box essentially. It's meant to be placed between a microphone and a preamp.
It uses the Classic API and [silent:arts] Hi-Z plugin format. There are four 1/4" inputs for four Hi-Z plugins. The inputs have a priority system in place so that there can never be two active inputs at a time. The logic circuit also makes sure that the microphone signal gets fed right through to the preamp when no instruments are plugged in to the front panel.

There are also two switches:
- The first one is a MIC input selector (DI defeat).
- The second one is a DI output pad.

What do you guys think?  :)


Oh and I forgot to mention that this project can take full advantage of the 24V rail available in a 51X rack. Each module can run off of 16V or 24V.  8)

[silent:arts]

Re: New 500/51X mystery project!
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2010, 04:01:29 AM »
I think it is the QHZPIC51XbMF ;D ;D ;D ;D

And what exactly would THAT be??? lol  ;D
Quad HiZ Plug In Card 51X by MikeFatom

pacemaker

Re: New 500/51X project - Super-Recording-DI !
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2010, 04:57:49 AM »
Excellent Volker' !!
And mike very good job !
A multi DI is a very good project,
But i think i would have prefered One input and switchable
different audio path, so as you can plug your instrument and compare circuits
in order to choose the best,
But it's also possible to unplug and replug ,
Anyway, congrats on this new 51X baby !
The family become bigeger and bigger !
Regards,
Francois

zayance

Re: New 500/51X project - Super-Recording-DI !
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2010, 05:14:48 AM »
Nice idea, i tought bmf had another signification tough  ;D

pacemaker

Re: New 500/51X project - Super-Recording-DI !
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2010, 06:00:41 AM »
Like in pulp fiction when Samuel L.Jackson want his wallet back ?
"the one with BMF "
 :D

mikefatom

Re: New 500/51X project - Super-Recording-DI !
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2010, 01:16:53 PM »
Excellent Volker' !!
And mike very good job !
A multi DI is a very good project,
But i think i would have prefered One input and switchable
different audio path, so as you can plug your instrument and compare circuits
in order to choose the best,
But it's also possible to unplug and replug ,
Anyway, congrats on this new 51X baby !
The family become bigeger and bigger !
Regards,
Francois

Thanks Francois! I thought about this long and hard before settling down on this solution. I wanted something foolproof, easy to use, but also cheap and easy to assemble.
The only solution that made sense was the four input setup. It makes it very clear that there are four options to choose from, one cannot activate more than one signal path at a time, there is no need for any expensive rotary switch (and the logic that goes with that), the number of relays is significantly reduced (cost) and it looks cooler with four 1/4" inputs at the front.  ;D

I'm open to any suggestions and/or advice though! :)

Cheers

Mike


okgb

Re: New 500/51X project - Super-Recording-DI !
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2010, 01:33:27 PM »
a good speaker [ & mic ] simulator would be a feat
I keep trying it but never measures up
GKB Audio / Greg Boboski

mikefatom

Re: New 500/51X project - Super-Recording-DI !
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2010, 01:54:11 PM »
a good speaker [ & mic ] simulator would be a feat
I keep trying it but never measures up

That should probably be considered a whole other project of its own... so much can go wrong there!

mikefatom

Whistle Rock Audio - HZ51X Recording-DI (500/51X compatible)
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2010, 09:53:22 PM »
I got around to putting this little guy together this week.  8)
Notice the low profile sockets for the Hi-Z plugins.  This is crucial for getting the Jensen TX to fit in the width of a 500 series slot.









The two switches are for a -10db pad and bypass.

I am still waiting on some metal work for it which should be here next week.
More to come once I get it all thoroughly tested!  ;D

Cheers,

Mike
« Last Edit: November 05, 2010, 09:56:37 PM by mikefatom »

jsteiger

Rooking good Mike!  8)
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mikefatom

Thank you Jeff,

I need to get me one of those 51X racks now...  :) :P  ;D

Mike




okgb

Wow , i never knew that i needed
a 51 x  D.I.
apparently i do [ now ]

nice work
GKB Audio / Greg Boboski

[silent:arts]


Looks great mike! Will it spit out hi-z as well, our did you route it solely for input purposes? Haven't checked out the structure of the non-trafo DI's, but it should at least be possible with the Jensen and the Pikatron.
There's nothing like the right tool for the job.
And -usually- that's what I end up using...
..nothing like the right tool for the job!

mikefatom

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Looks great mike! Will it spit out hi-z as well, our did you route it solely for input purposes? Haven't checked out the structure of the non-trafo DI's, but it should at least be possible with the Jensen and the Pikatron.

It does not 'split' and spit out the Hi-Z signal coming in.  There is simply not enough room on the front panel to do that.
One could use a simple Y cable though for a hard wire split, the same way it's done in stand alone DIs.


Wow , i never knew that i needed
a 51 x  D.I.
apparently i do [ now ]

You can run it 500 style only if you want too: Just cut off the extra 51X tab.
Hi-Z plugins designed to run on +24V will require the 51X connection of course.

cheers

Mike

kepeb

so does that mean this is this input only?
pyinag cosle aentttoin


 

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