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Direct Boxes on synth

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Tuck, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Tuck

    Tuck Active Member

    Hello again
    so ive got a big job coming up where the main parts are going to be done on 3 different analog Korgs synths. my client is also going to be using an analog drum machine and a light sensitive therum. my question is, should i be using direct boxes on all of these?

  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Only if you don't want hum, buzz and signal loss!
    Actually, if the dude's rig can run signal cables less than 15 feet or so to your rig, you MIGHT be able to "squeak by" with the typical unbalanced cables, but I wouldn't bet on that. There are plenty of DI boxes on the market you can get. Try to stay away from the real cheap ones by ART and Rolls. Countryman, Radial, Whirlwind, and ProCo all make decent models. You might be able to find a live sound company that will rent you some.
  3. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    i understand where moonman's coming from but it really has alot to do with your front end... what are you using??? are there set-up issuses with the room and power etc??? granted if you get some direct boxes it can minimize that sort of thing and you'll always have them so if dough aint an issue might be a good time to bite the bullet...
  4. Tuck

    Tuck Active Member

    Ya i was planning on setting it up so power cords and audio cords were as far away from eachother as possible. What were you asking when you asked what i was using? What did you mean?

  5. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    by front end i meant mixers/ interfaces/micpres that sort of thing...

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