Behringer BDI21 User Manual

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V-TONEBASS DRIVER DI BDI21

Bass Amp Modeler/Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box

Thank you for showing your confidence in us by purchasing the V-TONEBASS BDI21. Thishigh-qualitybass driver is designed for bassists with diverse andwide-rangingneeds. The integrated tube emulation produces the sound and response of a miked bass tube amp while the2-bandEQ (with presence control) and the dedicated drive control let you create any bass tone you desire,

from vintage to modern. In addition, the BDI21 functions as a standard ultra-transparentdirect injection box when used in bypass mode.

A DI (Direct Injection) box allows you to send a signal directly from an unbalanced, high-impedanceoutput (like a bass guitar) and connect it directly to the balanced mic input of a mixing console.

Whether for stage, recording, rehearsal or warm-up,the BEHRINGERV-TONEBASS BDI21 is a natural choice for those who are seeking great tone with a simpleset-up.

1. Control Elements

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(3)

(1)

(5)

 

(9)

(4)

(6)

 

(7)

(8)

Control elements

(1)The DRIVE control adjusts the overall amount of gain and overdrive, similar to pushing the output section of a tube amp.

(2)The TREBLE control governs thehigh-frequencyrange of the signal (±12 dB).

(3)The BASS control allows you to boost/cut thelow-frequencyrange (±12 dB).

(4)The PRESENCE control boosts the upper harmonic content for a smoother high end and more attack.

(5)The LEVEL control adjusts the output level of the BDI21.

(6)The BLEND control adjusts the amount of tube emulation. The tube emulation circuitry provides the real tube sound of a miked bass tube amp.

(7)When activated, the GND LIFT disconnects the ground connection between input and output. Depending on the grounding of the connected equipment, this can eliminate hum or ground loops.

(8)Use the footswitch to activate/deactivate all the tone functions (EQ, DRIVE, tube emulation). When deactivated, the BDI21 functions solely as a standard transparent DI box.

(9) This LED illuminates when the effect is activated (see (8)).

(10)

(12)

 

(11)

Connectors

 

(10)Use this ¼" TS INPUT connector to plug in the instrument cable of your bass guitar or other instruments.

(11)BAL OUT is the BDI21’s balanced mic level output. Use ahigh-quality,balanced XLR (microphone) cable to connect the driver to a mixing console.

(12)The unbalanced ¼" TS OUT connector sends the signal to your bass amp.

(13)

(14)

Bottom of the BDI21

(13)SERIAL NUMBER. The serial number of the BDI21 is located at the bottom.

(14)BATTERY COMPARTMENT. Open the lid to install or replace the 9 V battery.

The BDI21 is powered as soon you insert a plug into the INPUT. The battery is “disconnected” when the plug is removed. For this reason, the BDI21 has no on/off switch. To prolong battery life, always disconnect the input when the driver is not in use.

(15)

Power supply connector

(15) Use theDC IN connection to plug in a 9 V power supply (not included).

V-TONEBASS DRIVER DI BDI21

2. Safety Instructions

Do not use near water, or install near heat sources. Use only authorized attachments/accessories. Do not service product yourself. Contact our qualified servicing personnel for servicing or repairs, especially when power supply cord or plug is damaged.

3. Warranty

Please register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by visiting http://behringer.com and read the terms and conditions of our warranty carefully.

4. Specifications

Input

 

Connector

¼" TS

 

 

 

 

Impedance

1 MΩ

 

 

 

Output

 

 

Connector

¼" TS

 

 

 

 

Impedance

1 kΩ

 

 

 

Balanced output

 

 

Connector

XLR

 

 

 

 

Impedance

200 Ω

 

 

 

 

Power supply

9 V, >50 mA DC regulated

 

 

 

 

Power connector

2 mm DC jack, negative center

 

 

 

 

Battery

9 V type 6LR61

 

 

 

 

Power consumption

25 mA

 

 

 

Dimensions/Weight

 

 

Dimensions (H x W x D)

approx. 5 x 3 9/10 x 2"

 

 

approx. 127 x 100 x 50 mm

 

 

 

 

Weight

approx. 1.01 lbs / 0.46 kg

 

 

 

BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of

these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from those listed or illustrated.

5. Sample Settings

FAT TUBE

SVT® STYLE

SLAP

REGGAE

SOLO

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