I'm trying to think of how to get DI bass from the live room to the control room without such a long run at instrument-level. I think it's pretty clear that the bass sounds better when it's in the control room getting plugged straight into a preamp with a 10-ft cable or whatever. If I'm tracking bass from the live room, the path is pretty long: at best it's instrument> splitter> breakout thing > 30 foot (?) cable> preamp. Seems to me I'd do better if I showed the bass something of proper impedance early on, or if I managed to make the long run at line level, or both. Bringing the preamp into the live room isn't a really viable option, and I'm not sure that putting a DI in front of the preamp would do the preamp any good. How do you handle this?