#1
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/behringer-ultra-g-gi100-di#productDetail

The Church building I most often perform at has these direct boxes that I particularly like because of their built-in cabinet simulation. It sounds darn good. I've noticed that my sound has a tendency to overdrive the house speakers since I use copious amount of reverb, delay, and distortion, and with the improvements I've made including using the cabinet simulation on the direct box, it sounds a lot better.

Since I'm still working on getting an amp, I'd like to get one of these direct boxes for myself as a part of my set up.

Are there any other direct boxes that do the same thing, but better or for cheaper? Are there any issues that you know of with this DB? My price range will stay around the $40 USD of the DB listed.
#2
The DI sounds bad and the cab simulation sounds bad.
It's live work in a place with probably less than ideal acoustics and it's $40 so who cares tho.
Nothing that I know of works better for the same price.

OT, you sure you wanna use copious amounts of reverb and delay in a closed space with probably less than ideal acoustics?
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#3
I'm very leery when it comes to Behringer stuff.

What exactly are you wanting to get out of the DI other than the cab sim? If that is the case, look at some of the Digitech offerings. Their pedals like the Bad Monkey and quiet a few others have a DI built in that actually sound pretty decent.

Then you have a DI that sounds decent and an FX pedal that you can use with your amp.
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#4
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The DI sounds bad and the cab simulation sounds bad.
It's live work in a place with probably less than ideal acoustics and it's $40 so who cares tho.
Nothing that I know of works better for the same price.

OT, you sure you wanna use copious amounts of reverb and delay in a closed space with probably less than ideal acoustics?


Wow, your opinion is completely different from what I've read/heard. But thank you, it is taken into consideration.

And yes. I've invented super-post rock, and I'm not backing down now.

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I'm very leery when it comes to Behringer stuff.

What exactly are you wanting to get out of the DI other than the cab sim? If that is the case, look at some of the Digitech offerings. Their pedals like the Bad Monkey and quiet a few others have a DI built in that actually sound pretty decent.

Then you have a DI that sounds decent and an FX pedal that you can use with your amp.


I need a DB that has cabinet simulation and acts as a 1/4 male to xlr male port, along with a battery.
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#5
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Wow, your opinion is completely different from what I've read/heard. But thank you, it is taken into consideration.

And yes. I've invented super-post rock, and I'm not backing down now.


I need a DB that has cabinet simulation and acts as a 1/4 male to xlr male port, along with a battery.

The Bad Monkey can do that, but you would need to buy a 1/4>XLR male adapter like this
www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/american-recorder-technologies-xlr-male-to-1-4-male-mono-adapter
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
I'm having a hard time finding solid demos of the Bad Monkey's cab simulation. No one shows a comparison between the cab sim being off and on.

I am finding copious amounts of demos of the Berry DB. From with the little bit I've heard, the gnarl-filter on the Berry sounds better than the Bad Monkey's.

Here is one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VWAD6A5MH4

This is the best Bad Monkey cab sim I could find: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUA9zgooHEg The demoer isn't feeding much into it, so I can't really hear the extension of the pedal's capability.
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#7
HK Redbox, that's the only one I'd go for. The Behringer is rubbish.

I think there were other DIs with better cab Sim, maybe Samson or Art, I remember having one in the studio but am hazy on the brand.

Alternately, you can get a pedal with cab Sim, the DigiTech DF-7 has a decent one, and use that and/or substitute your dirt pedal. The HT series by Blackstar has great Sim.

Your best bet HK used
http://m.ebay.com/itm/281528462950?nav=SEARCH
#9
I've heard really good things about the Palmer, it is the industry standard. From experience the HK is better than the Behringer, it also has 2 speaker modes so not sure which one the guy was using. The 2x12 sounds like a 1960a and the 4x12 sounds more like a darker 4x12, close to the Mesa.

Anyway, at $40 used I don't see what you have to lose. The build is definitely a lot better.

The Digitech is not a DI box, they have speaker emulation on their pedals, the DF-7 has it as well as the Metal Master and probably a few others. So the pedal can be off and the emulation is on.

I think there was another brand, non descript black box that I encountered that sounded good, I'll see if I can find.

Search shows also these:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instruments/instruments/guitar-bass/effects-units/auction-815795763.htm (some kind of Aussie DI?)

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/radial-engineering-jdx-reactor-guitar-amp-and-cabinet-direct-box#productDetail (this is probably fantastic as all their other gear)

New Redbox - with more tuning options:
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/452661.html

Carl Martin pedal with speaker emu, not sure but might be worth checking out:
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/369194.html

Moer Micro Di - looks like a new product
http://www.amazon.com/Mooer-Guitar-Effect-Pedal-Direct/dp/B00EEWSXE0%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q%26tag%3Dduckduckgo-d-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB00EEWSXE0

Jet Direct by Jet City - this will probably be a good one:
http://www.pedalspluseffectswarehouse.com/JET_CITY_AMPLIFICATION_JetDirect_Cab_Sim_Box_p/jtcty-jtdrct.htm

EMO E520 - looks good:
http://www.emosystems.co.uk/Products/Passive_Direct_Injection_Boxes.html

BTW, I wouldn't rely much on a demo as these sound completely different based on the pedals that you feed from. That's why I kinda prefer pedals with built in emulation and then the rest of the chain afterwards already carries the emulated signal. The HT-Dual is fantastic for that as all Sansamp products, but not cheap.
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