The Avenson Audio Small DI has become my secret weapon for connecting acoustic instruments to the console for live sound mixing. The Small DI is an incredibly transparent sounding instrument interface, plus, itís just plain tiny! With a stripped down and compact design, Avenson Audio has built the Small DI to perform a simple function flawlessly while hardly being noticed.
Iíve used the Small DI on acoustic guitar, keyboard and bass guitar with great success mixing for live shows, and the sound is always amazingly natural and free of any coloration or distortion. The sound is clean and pristine and the Small DI effortlessly captures the natural sound of an instrument with its extended frequency response. In my experience with the Small DI, Iíve found that acoustic guitars and stringed instruments seem to benefit the most from its use and they sound so ALIVE, not sterile at all, like some DIís tend to make strings sound.
I highly recommend the Small DI for any musician or engineer looking for a great sounding active instrument interface. - Dave Alewine, Front End Audio