Use Audition to seamlessly audition a pedal in your signal chain and have automatic switching for the four cable method.
Any guitar player that has been using pedals for longer than 5 minutes knows that GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) is a real thing. Since re-wiring your pedal board is not something you want to be doing every time you want to try a new pedal, Audition allows you to patch in a new pedal without having to re-wire your entire board. Also use Audition to run your pedal board into an amps FX loop without having to re-patch your board.
Signal Chain For Auditioning Audition can be placed anywhere in your signal chain. The first thing you need to decide is which types of pedals you will audition the most. If you are going to audition a lot of overdrive pedals, put Audition closer to the beginning of your signal chain. If you are going to audition modulation, delays and reverbs, put Audition closer to the end of your signal chain. If you are unsure, put Audition after your last overdrive and before your modulation effects.
Signal Chain For Using An Amp FX Loop If you are going to be using an amp’s FX loop, place
Audition after your last overdrive/dry effect and route signal to the ‘In’ jack on Audition. Now the ‘Send’ jack goes to the input of your amp, the ‘Return’ jack connects to FX send on your amp, the ‘Out’ jack goes to your modulation effects and the output of your last modulation effect goes to the FX return on your amp. If you don’t want to use the FX loop, simply unplug the send and return jacks and plug the last pedal on your board to the amp input.
In this configuration you can still audition pedals as normal.
Push Button The push button is on Audition for musicians running Audition underneath their angled pedal board. Since a lot of angled pedal boards come with side panel jacks, you can now patch Audition into the side panel jacks and turn Audition ON to try a new pedal, or turn Audition OFF to bypass the side panel jacks and pass signal un-interrupted.
The power jacks on Audition are used to power the LED and more importantly to the pedal being auditioned. Plug in 9-18v on the In/Out side of Audition and use the included DC cable to power the pedal you want to try. NOTE: make sure that the power supply you use to power Audition has enough amperage (mA) to power the pedal you are wanting to audition.
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IMPORTANT – Use only 9vDC centre negative power! Current draw – 1mA plus the current draw of the pedal being auditioned. Dimensions – 66mm L x 111mm W x 31mm H (including all jacks and push buttons).
Input and output buffers. Two types of summing. Master mute. Tuner send.
Summing The TX Interfacer has two types of summing: Stereo Sum and Split Sum. To access these two modes, use the internal DIP switch to select which mode is best for you.
Stereo Sum – This is the default mode The TX Interfacer ships with. In this mode use stereo effects as normal. When summed, the left and right inputs are merged and the exact same signal is sent to the left and right outputs.
Split sum – Still use stereo effects as normal. When summed, the right input is ignored and the left input is split to both left and right outputs.
The TX Interfacer comes with ground lift and phase correction for players that want to run more than one amp.
Ground Lift – There are times when two amps are being used that an audible hum/buzz can be heard coming out of your amps. When plugged into one amp only, the hum/buzz is not present. This is commonly referred to as a ground loop. This happens when there is more than one path to earth. To safely fix this common problem, a transformer is needed to isolate your second amp and create one path to ground. Push the red ground lift button to isolate your right amp from your left.
Phase Correction – Another common issue when running two amps is phase cancellation. Some amps are in phase in relation to each other and other amps are not. When amps are out of phase with each other they are cancelling each other out. This is most noticeable in the lower frequencies. Normally this would mean you can’t use those amps together. With the black phase correction button you can now put two amps that were out of phase, back in phase and working together. To access this, turn on the transformer (red button) and flip the phase (black button).
Master Mute Hit the foot switch on The TX Interfacer to mute your signal before it reaches your amps. No matter what craziness is happening on your board, the master mute has the final say on what does or doesn’t get sent to your amp.
There are two inputs on The TX Interfacer; a moveable buffered input and a passive input.
Passive Input – Best to use if you have effects on your board such as a vintage wah or fuzz that don’t quite sound the same with a buffer before them. After your last fuzz or wah pedal you can then plug into the buffered input of The Interfacer to make use of the buffer and dedicated tuner output. The passive input can also be used for off-board expression pedals and tap tempo. Permanently connect either a TS or TRS cable from the passive send to a pedal that can receive expression or tap control and then patch an expression or tap pedal into the passive input.
Moveable Buffered Input – The buffered input can be moved anywhere in your mono signal chain. Simply plug into the passive input, put all the pedals want you want before your buffer here. After the last pre-buffer pedal, plug into the buffered input to make use of the buffer and always on tuner output.
All Interfacers are made with high quality, durable components.
IMPORTANT – Use only 9vDC centre negative plug to power! 100mA Dimensions including all jacks and switches are: 127mm long x 77mm wide x 73mm high.