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Disaster Area Designs MIDI Box ONE


The MIDI Box One converts standard 5-pin (DIN) MIDI communications to a variety of 1/4″ formats.

Featuring a single MIDI output, the MIDI Box One can output MIDI on either the tip or ring of its 1/4″ jack, or send MIDI on both at the same time.

Configuration is easy, using the DIP switches on the underside of the MIDI Box One.

Tip Active:. Suits Alexander, Meris, Empress, Bondi, and other devices using voltage mode on the jack tip
Ring Active:  Suits Chase Bliss Audio and other devices using voltage mode on the jack ring
Tip and Ring Active:  Provides separate outputs on tip and ring of the control port, enabling two MIDI outputs using Disaster Area Designs TRS Insert Cable.  If you’re planning to connect two Chase Bliss Audio devices, be sure to select the RP2 dual reverse polarity cable!

Power:  Requires 9-12v DC input, 50mA maximum.

Status LED:  Lights blue when powered, blinks red when MIDI data is received. Constant high-speed MIDI data such as MIDI Clock may cause the LED to remain violet.

MIDI THRU:. The MIDI Box One does not have any MIDI Thru capability, and must be placed at the end of your MIDI chain.

Dimensions: 1.99 in x 1.99 in x 1.06 in (51 mm x 51 mm x 27 mm) not including jack nut.

Supported Devices:

Chase Bliss Audio:  All current pedals.  Connect with TRS cable, set port to RING ACTIVE.

  • Blooper
  • Brothers
  • Condor
  • Dark World
  • Gravitas
  • MOOD
  • Spectre (all versions)
  • Thermae
  • Tonal Recall (blue and RKM)
  • Warped Vinyl Mk1 (supports MIDI clock only)
  • Warped Vinyl Mk2 and HiFi
  • Wombtone Mk1 (supports MIDI clock only)
  • Wombtone Mk2

Alexander Pedals:  All Neo Series pedals.  Connect with mono / TS cable.  Set port to TIP ACTIVE.

  • Colour Theory
  • Defender
  • F.13 Neo
  • Marshmallow
  • Quadrant
  • Radical Delay DX
  • Sky 5000
  • Space Race
  • Super Neo-Matic
  • Superball
  • Syntax Error
  • Wavelength

Empress Effects:  Connect with mono / TS cable.  Set port to TIP ACTIVE.

  • Echosystem
  • Phaser
  • Tremolo 2
  • Reverb
  • ZOIA

Meris: All current pedals.  Connect with mono / TS cable.  Set port to TIP ACTIVE.

  • Enzo
  • Hedra
  • Mercury 7
  • Ottobit Jr
  • Polymoon

Bondi Effects:  Connect with mono / TS cable.  Set port to TIP ACTIVE.

  • Art Van Delay

Jackson Audio, Swindler Effects, Cooper FX, Boss 200-series:  The MIDI Box One is not compatible with these devices.  Please use the MIDI Box 4 or the MJ-5P cable to interface these devices with standard MIDI gear.  Disaster Area DMC controllers can interface with these devices directly using the MultiJack port.

Please note that device support also requires a compatible MIDI controller.  The MIDIBox is a data converter only, and won’t magically make your controller work with these devices.  If you’re not sure about controller support, contact your controller manufacturer!

      Brand: Disaster Area Designs


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