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Radial Voco-Loco Vocal Preamp and Effects Loop

The Voco-Loco is a unique device that lets you add guitar effects pedals to a live vocal performance! The design begins with a high performance, low noise mic preamp that is equipped with both high and low EQ settings. The Voco-Loco generates 48V phantom power, thus making it work with both dynamic and condenser mics. The signal is then sent through a send & receive loop where various guitar pedals may be connected. One could for instance add distortion, delay or reverb and control the effect using a footswitch. The innovative design lets you choose between fully wet effects or a wet-dry mix to retain the natural sound of the voice. The effects can of course be bypassed for normal clean voice operation.    

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Retail: $300 USD  

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Radial StageDirect Active DI 

 The StageDirect is a direct box with a footswitch, designed for musicians who need to mute their guitar while performing on stage. This can be for tuning or for exchanging one instrument with another. The active design gives you the choice of either 48V phantom or 15VDC operation.  A mute switch turns the direct box and stage amp outputs off while sending a signal to the tuner.  One merely stomps on the footswitch to tune or to grab another instrument. This is particularly useful for lead vocalists who may use an acoustic guitar for a particular song as turning off the guitar eliminates runaway feedback and resonance.

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Retail: $250 USD

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Radial PZ-DI Orchestral Direct Box

 The PZ-DI is a J-class direct box that is equipped with a 3 position load switch to accommodate orchestral instruments that employ piezo pickups (10meg), acoustic, electric and bass guitars that employ magnetic pickups (220k) and older low-output instruments (1meg). A variable high pass filter eliminates low frequency rumble and is used with the 180ᵒ polarity reverse to eliminate feedback. For active instruments, a low pass filter gently warms the top end.

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 Retail: $260 USD

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Radial StageBug SB-1 Acoustic 

 The StageBug SB-1 Acoustic is a direct box that has been optimized for acoustic guitar. This active DI features standard instrument input with a dedicated tuner out. This can also be used to feed an on-stage amp. A -10dB pad also enables the SB-1 to be used with higher output active sources such as active basses and keyboards. The balanced XLR output is used to feed the PA. This is equipped with a 180° polarity reverse to help tame hot spots on stage and reduce feedback. Best of all, the design is super compact so that it fits inside a guitar case pocket! This makes it easy to deploy anywhere!

 

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Retail: $80 USD

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Radial Cherry Picker Studio Preamp Selector

 When the artist participates in the mic and preamp selection, this makes them more comfortable and generally results in a better performance. The Cherry Picker employs 'straight wire', relay based switching to enable the engineer to instantly switch and compare up to 4 preamps. There are no transformers or buffers in the circuit.  48V phantom is generated internally to reduce switching noise and a mute switch makes changing mics easy.

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Retail: $400 USD 

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Radial Gold Digger Studio Mic Selector

 Designed to improve efficiency in the studio, the Gold Digger lets you compare up to 4 microphones and quickly switch between them using radio-style push-button selectors. The Gold Digger generates 48V phantom internally to reduce switching pops to an absolute minimum. To ensure 'straight wire' performance, there are no transformers or audio buffers in the signal path. To ensure a fair comparison, trim level controls allow the engineer to match the levels. 

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Retail: $400 USD 

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Radial SixPack 6 Slot 500 Series Power Rack

 The SixPack is a desk-top power rack for 500 series modules that lets you mix and match up to six modules and safely power them to create a stereo channel strip or unique signal chain. The design begins with a heavy 14 gauge steel construction and baked enamel finish. This provides extra durability when moving the SixPack around the studio while also providing better shielding against stray magnetic fields. To reduce induced noise, the power supply is external and connects using a 5-pin locking XLR. To ensure positive contact, the module card-edge connector is mated to a double sided EDAC 15-pin receptacle that is 100\% compatible with the old API pin format.

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  Retail: $550 USD

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Radial Powerhouse 10 Slot 500 Series Power Rack

 The Powerhouse is designed for studios that need maximum space for their collection of 500 series modules. This 10 slot power rack delivers 1600 milliamps of current for plenty of power. Rear panel connectivity includes XLRs and 1/4" plus a feed switch to connect one module into the next. A stereo link switch lets you tie together stereo-ready modules without having to solder. Each slot is also equipped with protective circuitry to guard against faulty modules.   

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 Retail: $1000 USD

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Radial Q4 Discrete Class-A Variable-state Parametric EQ

 Unlike other EQs that employ high gain chips and then mounds of negative feedback to control the circuit, the Q4 is 100\% discrete meaning that separate parts are used at each stage to generate gain and control run-away. This unique class-A 500 series module reduces negative feedback to an absolute minimum for a more open and natural sound. Four bands deliver high and low shelving with lo-mid and hi-mid semi-parametric control. It sounds amazing! 

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 Retail: $700 USD

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Radial PreComp Combination Mic Preamp and Compressor 

 The PreComp is a 500 series module that combines a high performance mic preamp with a fully variable, full function VCA compressor. One merely connects the mic, sets the input level and then the compression for instant results! This compact all-in-one module is particularly beneficial for high density setups such as live recording where you want to capture the natural sound of the instrument while ensuring it does not go into the red. Those equipped with a Radial Workhorse can use the Omniport to access the preamp and compressor separately using them as two separate modules.

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 Retail: $350 USD

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Radial PreMax Combination Mic Preamp and 3 Band EQ  

 The PreMax is a combination low-noise mic preamp and 3 band equalizer jam packed into a single-wide 500 series module. The 'all-in-one' channel strip will be of particular interest to those who require greater density in their production studios or on-air radio broadcast inputs.  The feature set includes Radial's super quiet Accustate input control that auto-pads the input while optimizing signal-to-noise. A high pass filter eliminates resonance while a 180° polarity reverse lets you match stereo mics for phase parity. A front panel instrument input lets you turn on the Omniport (which in this case is optimized as an instrument input) for direct recording of bass, guitar or keyboards.

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 Retail: $350 USD

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Radial Tossover Fully Variable Dual Band Filter 

 The Tossover is a 500 series module that lets you apply low-pass, high-pass or band-pass filters to the signal chain. It features high and low frequency ranges with choice of 12dB, 18dB, or 24dB per octave slopes. Each band may be used separately  or combined in series. When connected to a Workhorse, the Omniport lets you pull the low band out separately for parallel processing. How about leaving the bass alone while you add distortion to the top end?  

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 Retail: $400 USD

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Radial ChainDrive 1 x 4 Audio Distribution Amplifier

 The ChainDrive is a 500 series module that lets you take a signal and send it to 4 destinations at the same time. The unique circuit enables both balanced and unbalanced signals to be processed and it can also be used to distribute unbalanced stereo signals. Hook up is easy: the input connects via the XLR on the power rack while the front panel features four ¼" TRS connectors with level controls.  Use the ChainDrive to feed multiple effects, multi-band compression and more.  

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Retail: $350 USD

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Submix 4x1 Line Level Mixer

 The SubMix is a line level mixer that jam packs 4 inputs into a single space, 500 series module. One connects 4 unbalanced sources to the front panel via the ¼" connectors and sets the levels to suit. The SubMix employs Radial's unique VaryState input circuit that simultaneously adjusts the sensitivity and gain for improved signal to noise. The SubMix is ideally suited for patching and recording keyboards and drum machines or use two for tape returns when overdubbing or effects.

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Retail: $350 USD

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Primacoustic Paintables Panels

 After two years in development Primacoustic is ready to take orders on the new Paintables series. This line of high-performance panels enables the end user to paint these acoustic panels on-site, thus eliminating concerns regarding color matching with existing facilities. Paintables have been tested at Riverbank Labs to prove that painting them will not affect their acoustic performance. Fire and smoke tests prove they are safe for use in any venue.  

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