Radial Engineering BigShot MIX Effects Loop Mixer Controller
Mix in your effects without coloring your signal.
At last, a device that allows you to mix the direct sound of an instrument with effects the same way that a professional mixing console lets you add reverb to a dry vocal. The BigShot MIX is designed for the more demanding guitar or bass player that wants to introduce cool effects pedals to the signal path without the noise and artifacts usually caused by their 'less than ideal' circuitry and cheap buffers.
The Radial MIX pedal begins with 100% discreet, pure class-A circuitry to ensure the natural tone of the instrument is maintained. On the connector panel, a simple effects loop with send and return 1/4" jacks make connecting easy. A recessed MIX control lets you adjust and set the exact balance between your dry sound and the effect. Best of all, the natural tone of the instrument is maintained.
Like all Radial pedals, the MIX is made road tough with 14 gauge steel construction, double-sided PC board and a heavy duty footswitch.
With the MIX in your system, noisy tone robbing pedals can now be used without loosing your natural tone.
Right out of the box, the MIX an very easy guitar pedal to use!
* Note - always turn your amp down before making connections.
Connect a standard 9-volt Boss compatible power supply to the MIX to turn it on. Connect your guitar to the MIX's input jack and your amp input to the MIX's output jack. Now patch in those great sounding yet highly offensive (noise wise) effects pedals into the MIX by connecting them to the MIX's 'SEND' jack and back in through the MIX's 'RETURN' jack.
Turn the volume on your guitar up just a little bit to test. When the MIX's LED is off, you should hear the guitar going straight through to the amp. When the MIX's footswitch and LED are on, the signal is now routed to the connected pedal or effects and mixed in to your dry signal by adjusting the MIX's 'LEVEL' control.
As many effects devices reverse the polarity (phase) when engaged, the MIX is equipped with a 180 polarity reverse switch. This lets you mix in your dry and wet signals 'in phase' (so they don't cancel each other out). To use, just flip it in and out and listen.
For best results, begin by adjusting your effects pedal for 100% wet (effect full on) and set the MIX to 12 o'clock using a guitar pick as a screw driver. Then mess around till it sounds right to your ears. What could be easier?
Lets you mix any effect into your signal path
Class-A circuit retains natural tone of instrument
Buffered loop to reduce pedal noise
Compact and rugged for pedal boards
Bright LED status indicator
Circuit type: Class-A active buffered circuit with mixing and true bypass
Polarity: Yes ” 180 polarity reverse on fx return
Level control: 0 to 100% mixing
Footswitch: Heavy-duty high-cycle
Power requirement: 9 VDC - 40ma center negative
Construction: 14 gauge steel, baked enamel finish
Size: 3.6"w x 3.9"d x 2"h (92 x 99 x 51mm)
Weight: 1.25 lb (0.56 kg)