Modern Rockman Like DI Units

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Modern Rockman Like DI Units

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I've been shopping around looking for modern analog amp simulators that kind of work like the Sustainor and wanted to compare notes with others. Of my incomplete list, I've found the Radial JDX Direct-Drive, Palmer Pocket Amp MK2 and the Behringer GDI21 V-Tone Guitar Driver DI so far. I skipped over the little headphone amps and focused more on the DI units that had XLR outputs among their choices of output. I also skipped DI units that don't have cabinet simulations.

The Radial JDX Direct-Drive seems to be more of a clean pedal platform, not having a purpose built drive circuit as part of its offering. It does have a pass-through (no cab sim?) that allows you to push a guitar amp on stage, along with its DI output.

The Palmer and Behringer seem very similar, though the Behringer doesn't have the headphone out that the Palmer has. The Behringer is much cheaper to buy. Neither seem to have a pass-through like the JDX Direct-Drive.

They all appear to lack a gate and compressor, though the drive on the Palmer and Behringer probably offer some compression as part of the clipping circuitry.

I was curious what other board members have found out there that they like? Any other thoughts?
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Re: Modern Rockman Like DI Units

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I still have a SansAmp PSA-1 that worked well for all my "studio" Boston Covers.
I'd let it go if anyone was interested in it.

For me, the Kemper is where it's at, though I know it's not analog.

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I've been looking at the Tech 21 SansAmp line for the first time. I'll probably wind up with one for a more pedal driven rig I've been thinking about.
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For this round I have decided on the Palmer unit. It has a headphone jack and line-in. I’m looking at stomp box compressors, MXR for the moment. The Dyna Comp certainly is a storied unit. The Super Comp gives you control of the attack as a separate adjustment. The Studio Compressor provides an adjustable compression ratio. I’m kind of leaning toward the Super Comp. Any opinions? Thanks in advance.
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