Here's a quote from the Kapt: "You'll rarely get good results plugging a guitar straight into an interface. Depending on how it's set, you could be loading down the guitar signal. A direct box, a preamp, or a POD (or similar) may help get a better signal." I'm planning on recording some electric guitar and being in an apartment doesn't lend itself to my usual micing the amp method. I'm after both clean and distorted sounds, and will most likely use Logic's Guitar Amp Pro for effects (I'll try it out at least). I'll also be recording bass. I understand that I could plug the guitar into the HI Z input of my Motu Traveler, however my question is would I benefit from running the guitar through a DI instead? Kapt.Krunch makes me think yes, but I really have never done this before. I was under the impression that you only need a DI if all you have are XLR inputs. If so, any recommendations? This one caught my eye (possibly just b/c of the color): http://www.bbesound.com/products/DI/DI100x/index.asp Thanks!