BMax DI, pre/post?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Esquillama, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Does anyone know if the BMax DI is pre or post EQ, effects loop etc.?
    I read my owner's manual, but it doesn't say. It just says that it's balanced.

    If nobody here can tell me, I'll probably email BBE on Monday.
  2. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    That's a good question!!! I always assumed that it was pre, but when I soundcheck, it always sounds like what's coming out of the mains is the same thing coming out of my cabinet. So I'm interested to know too.
  3. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada

    When I record through the BBE, I usually use XLR. When I adjust the EQ, and whatever I have going through the effects loop, it also is changed on the track I record on.
  4. Thank you. I thought it might be post.
    I guess I don't have to worry about getting "my sound"
    out front if that's all I'm sending anyway.
    As long as I use the BBE DI and not the soundman's.
  5. Here's a reply I got from BBE about the DI on the BMAX.

    The Di is after the EQ, fx loop, comp and Maximizer, if you have any
    further questions please email me back.

    Thank you, Memo Romero
    BBE Sound Sevice
    714-897-6766 x116
  6. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    That basic information should be in the owners manual. If it isn't, SHAME SHAME SHAME on BBE . . . .
  7. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.

    The information is in the manual. It refers to the DI out as the DI output, or the balanced output alternately, and clearly states that the master volume control affects both outputs. They didn't say "the DI out is post everything" because they were thinking of it as one of two outputs, not a separate feature. Still, they could at least have included a block diagram...
  8. For those of us not as enlightened, the fact that the owner's
    manual says that the master volume control effects both outputs
    doesn't tell us that it is post EQ and everything else.
    I guess it would have been nice if it specifically said,
    "the direct output, or balanced out, is post EQ, compressor,
    and maximizer". I guess I'm not as good at reading between
    the lines as some people are. Or maybe I just don't have the
    experience that some people have.

    From now on, I'll know that if the master volume on any amp/preamp says that it controls
    all outputs, that will mean that it's post whatever is involved.

    Thanks for helping me understand how this works.