Radial introduces DM-1 HotShot Splitter/Mute
Short Form description (word count - 96):
The Radial DM-1 HotShot is a combination microphone signal splitter and mute switch that allows the vocalist to depress a foot switch to mute his mic and redirect the signal to the monitoring system and/or intercom. This passive floor-box is equipped with XLR mic input, momentary footswitch, and main and monitor XLR outputs. The main output connects to the PA system as usual. The monitor out connects to the monitor desk., When the switch is depressed, the HotShot turns off the FOH output to allow confidential communication to stage monitors, in-ear systems and intercom.
Release (word count - 273):
According to company president Peter Janis: "Today, most professional bands perform with in-ear monitors. These provide a more controlled monitoring environment for the musician while lowering stage noise. These form-fit earpieces also serve to block out noise from live instruments such as drums and guitars. This of course makes it difficult to converse with other musicians on stage and technical crew. The HotShot was designed as a solution for this problem whereby the vocalist need merely depress a switch and his microphone is muted to the crowd FOH (front of house system) and diverted to the in-ear system and or intercom. With our range of Tonebone pedals and our experience in pro-audio, the HotShot was a natural for us to develop."
specifically for dynamic microphones, the DM-1 HotShot is
a simple passive that features an XLR input, momentary foot
switch and two XLR outputs designated 'main' and 'monitor'.
The microphone connects to the input and the main output
connects to the sound system as usual. The monitor output
is connected to the monitor desk where the monitor engineer
can route the signal to the musicians on-stage monitoring
systems and if desired, to the technical crew. Should a
problem occur; a change of song during a set; or a level
require adjustment, the vocalist need merely depress his
HotShot foot switch and he is now able to converse in confidence.
For more information, contact Radial Engineering*:1638 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5W9. Tel: 604-942-1001 Fax 604-942-1010
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