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Instrument-level preamp to line-level balanced DI with reverse DI interface

The MW1 is the purest DI signal splitter you can insert into any signal chain without changing your sound.  And, it's combined with a great sounding reverse DI for re-recording and composite layering.


Why use an outdated passive DI box to knock your signal down to mic level, only to gain it back up (along with the DI's added noise floor) through a mic pre?  Reduce noise and streamline your signal path using the MW1 to boost your instrument's signal directly to professional studio balanced line level! 

MW1 Studio Tool

  • Features

    • Instrument to line-level transparent, transformerless DI for clean tracking.

    • Line to instrument-level reverse DI for reamp-recording or composite layering.

    • Variable input and output impedance help match your original signal.

    • Amplifier send with up to 30dB of transparent clean preamp boost.

    • Tuner out with mute function for silent tuning or changing instruments.

    • Polarity-reverse and ground-lift switches for common interfacing needs.

    • Universal international power 85 to 260 VAC, 50 or 60Hz



    • Make clean safety tracks of every take for more options when mixing.

    • Reverse DI to reamp any take through various amps, profilers or FX pedals.

    • Insert line level studio gear into your effects loop pedal chain.

    • Insert effects loop pedal chains into you studio signal chain.

    • Use exaggerated impedance settings to find new sounds.

    • Double-track reamplification*.


    Developed in cooperation with Michael Wagener, MW1 Studio Tool Real-Amping™ involves capturing clean safety tracks while recording, then re-recording those tracks through various amps, profilers, emulators and effects for composite layering or to replace the original amplifiers and effects if they no longer fit the mix. 


    Use the variable input and output impedance controls to match the original sound of the track or find new and better sounds. Use your favorite studio compressors, EQs, etc. as effects in your pedal chain or use stomp boxes as an effects loop in your mixer.


    MW1 Studio Tool Magazine Reviews:  

    Pro Audio Review

    Mix Magazine

    Premier Guitar


    Barry Rudolph in the studiio - MW1 Out take


    *Double-track reamplifying was pioneered by Barry Rudolph.  Means to reamp while simultaneously doubling the performance live on an additional track.  Explained in Mix Magazine, March 2008 review. Barry Rudolph is an L.A.-based recording engineer/mixer. Visit him online at

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