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DI Box Type for simultaneous amp recording and
Old 1 week ago
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DI Box Type for simultaneous amp recording and

Hi folks,

Currently flummoxed by the Active vs Passive DI Box choice for the following requirement…

Whilst recording electric guitars (none with active pickups) via miced amp, I want to simultaneously grab a DI into my interface for reamping later if needed.
Old 1 week ago
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🎧 10 years
Connect gtr into DI box via 1/4" connector cable, connect thru or 'amp out' to gtr amp. Connect XLR out of DI box into your interface, for a mic level output. The DI may also have pad switches/buttons for better matching of the DI output to your audio interface input level. Mic the amp also, for your 2nd input into the interface.

Passive DI may have a 'rounder' sound than an active DI, depending on transformer type, and possibly less output than an active DI. If you encounter any hum or buzz from connecting the DI to your interface, a 'ground lift' button/switch on the DI can help eliminate this.

Before resorting to the ground lift switch however, aim to connect your audio interface (and your following recording chain) to the same AC outlet as the one powering the gtr amp
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🎧 5 years
what studer said - you may wanna use this for re-amping:

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