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di box between amp and mixer ?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by cnewman301, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. cnewman301

    cnewman301 Guest

    sorry if this is a novice question but i have gotten a new amp recently a new marhall mg halfstack. I need to run it through to my tascam portastudio 2488neo. there is no mixer output on the new amp. i was wondering is it even recomendable to run out from the spare cabinet extension on my head through a di box and straight into my tascam? if so are there any suggestions on a good di box to purchase? if that is not the best rout to go with. could you explain an alternate way of rigging that up? thank you for your time
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Good news: Welcome to RO !
    Bad news: What's this got to do with STUDIO CONSTRUCTION?
    Worse news: DI's are not good at speaker jacks, even the ones that say they are. Not on a guitar amp, at least. Especially on a Marshall amp if you want that "Marshall sound". Get a 57 and mic it up the way God made rock'n'roll amps to be.
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Moonbaby is right on with mic'ing as the best sound. However if you are looking for a direct out most Marshall have an FX loop and you can use the FX out to go direct. You did not list the exact model MG which is a HUGE line of many different combos and heads so I could not check.
    Never hook up your speaker outs to anything other than speakers matched to your respective amplifier!
  4. cnewman301

    cnewman301 Guest

    k thank you both very much. and sorry about posting the question of the wrong forum. but i apreciate your replies. and it is a marshal mg 100hdfx head. so if i were to use the fx loop as an out would the impendence be low enough to just go direct to my mixer?
  5. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    yes,direct to mixer from fx send (out).

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