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DI for electric guitar

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Earthless, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Earthless

    Earthless Active Member

    I am plugging my electric guitar straight into my RME UFX interface and the results are good.

    But would it be even better if i had my guitar thru a DI box?

    I am just sitting at home recording into ableton live and protools.

    I have read some things about how it improves the signal, but is it really necessary in my situation?
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Assuming you are plugging your guitar jack plug into one of the built-in DI inputs on the RME UFX (front panel combo sockets, channels 9 - 12), that is every bit as good as going through almost any of the better DI boxes.

    The RME products give a very transparent sound, so the only time I might think of using an external DI box in your situation is if the combination of my guitar and that particular DI box gave a guitar tone that I liked but could not get any other way.
  3. Earthless

    Earthless Active Member

    Thats good to hear. I have really nothing to complain about soundwise as im very happy with the UFX.
    And it would just be "another box" lying around. So if its just to get a certain tone ill rather spend the money on a vst amp/plugin instead.
    Appreciate your fast reply..

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