Hi ,I'm actually just coming on board, but been browsing awhile! You all do a great job. Question: I do a lot of direct injection recording, midi etc. Basically the only purpose I use a mic for at this time is vocals and occassional acoustic guitar. I have this theory ( don't know if it's rational) to try and use the best DI's I can afford. I know some people don't think a good DI is really worth it, but (IMO) I think it's warranted! I currently use Radial, Ditto, U-5, ADL, and VTB-1 (hey, I think the DI input rocks). I want to get the Manely's next. I think the DIs impart some distinct sound qualities to the signal. Tubes, transformers they help, BTW.....did I mention I'm still recording to Adats :lol: through the Presonus Digi-max LT :lol: . It all comes out in the wash! Really though, I'm upgrading to the OSA form factor, and the HD24XR soon! Am I wrong to think what I am about the DI"s? Keep up the good work. Thanks for your time and ears!