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Old 31st January 2009
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arcanjoloco's Avatar
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DI Emulator Plugin

I´m wondering if there is any DI emulator plugin on the marketing. I want a quick solution to amplify the signal of my Korg Triton LE that´s in my Digi002 line input. There are any usable plugins that can do anything comparable to the hardware Radial DI´s for example ?
Old 1st February 2009
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Shim's Avatar
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There are lots of ways to boost the gain, but the benefit of a DI is that it changes the impedance as well as the gain before it gets to the recorder/convertor. Do 002's not have instrument inputs?
Old 1st February 2009 | Show parent
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
A preamp just amplifies the signal, a DI changes the impedance as well. The DI portion is much more important for passive magnetic guitar/bass PUs or piezos than for synths, though a lot of folks like them for synths, too.

There is no way to emulate either of them ITB. DIs physically change the impedance, and if you just try to slap a lot of gain on a weak signal in your DAW instead of using a pre, you will find that the noise level is unacceptable and it sounds like ass.

Most of the radial DIs are unity gain, so they wouldn't do what you want anyway.
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I think you need a line driver and perhaps some gain-staging.
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