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The tone of the acoustic guitar sometimes gives comfort and sometimes brings the intense emotions. The vibe of being “unplugged” has always been part of rock music, and the loudest band from the Seattle grunge days made unplugged legendary on MTV. Not only for classical style music, the acoustic guitar is also for rock and blues guitarists, especially with alternative and folk styles. For rock guitarists, having acoustic chops and sounds are a must.
Animals Pedal brings it forward with an all-in-one solution called the Firewood Acoustic D.I. – an active DI pedal for both acoustic and electric guitars that can be the hub of your pedal rig onstage and for recordings/practice sessions. Manufactured with discrete analog circuits to keep your organic tone and delicate tonal expressions, the FADI can output your sound faithfully to both mixers and amplifiers. Simple and compact, we put in an expertly voiced three band equalizer that can be adjusted to help your sound mix with the music easily. You can turn the EQ on and off with the footswitch. The FADI has a warm and balanced tone that will complement guitars like nylon string acoustic/electrics, and can add shimmering high end ethereal tones that sound great with vocals and full band gigs. The three bands are centered on important acoustic guitar frequency bands, with a boost/cut of +/- 15db at 3.5khz, 800hz, and 180hz for HIGH MID and LOW controls. These bands are effective not only to enhance the tone but can be used to control low and low-mid feedback by cutting those frequencies onstage or for recording.
The GAIN control is active and can add light saturation to the tone, giving you more power, crisp edges, and authoritative presence to your acoustic guitar sound in the mix. Around the left side of the FADI is an effects loop, where you can put other effects like chorus and delay at the same time when using an acoustic guitar or as a boost pedal. The balanced output XLR can easily send your signal to the mixer directly with a great signal for the sound engineer. You can power the Firewood Acoustic DI directly from 48v phantom power if you wish, which can be helpful on small or outdoor stages where there might be a shortage of outlets. If you power the FADI with an adapter, it is equipped with a DC OUT jack so you can daisy-chain power some of your other pedals easily.
Our Firewood is not just a functionally superior pedal. The sound of the high-headroom discrete analog circuitry creates an authentic and organic acoustic guitar sound. You can also dare to crank up the gain for a more edgy and rocky “electric/acoustic” style sound without unwanted harmonics and sounds. The FADI will always deliver warm and deep acoustic guitar tones in every detail. Even on live stage the Firewood can deliver a tone close to the sound of an acoustic being recorded with a microphone in the studio. Get your acoustic game together with Animals Pedal Firewood Acoustic D.I.
LEVEL: Adjusts the overall volume.
LOW: Adjusts the low frequencies in the range of ±15dB, centering on 180Hz.
MID: Adjusts the middle range in the range of ±15dB, centering on 800Hz.
HIGH: Adjusts the high frequencies in the range of ±15dB, centering on 3.5kHz.
GAIN: Adjusts the output level and control the saturation of the whole tone. It can also be distorted lightly.
INVERT: Inverts the phase.
Footswitch: Bypasses the EQ.
DC 9V IN: Connects to the standard center minus DC9V adapter.
DC 9V OUT: When powered by an external adapter, it supplies power externally.
IN: Input. Connect the cable on the instrument side.
LOOP: EFFECT LOOP. FROM S (SEND) TO THE INPUT OF THE EFFECT IN THE LOOP, R (RETURN) CONNECTS THE CABLE FROM THE OUTPUT OF THE EFFECT IN THE LOOP. The effect loop is always active.
UNBAL: Unbalanced out. Connects to the guitar amplifier or ¼” mixer input.
BAL/48V: Balanced out of XLR terminals. It's used to connect to a mixer. Also, when using phantom power supply, it is supplied from here. When being powered by the 48v phantom power supply, the Phantom LED lights up.
Current consumption: 5mA
Input impedance: 500K
Maximum output level: 4dBV at 1Khz
Output impedance (unbalanced): 10K
Output impedance (balanced): 100 ohm
EFFECT LOOP IMPEDANCE (SEND): 10K
EFFECT LOOP IMPEDANCE (RETURN): 100K
S/N ratio: -100dBv