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Recording Direct

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ThirdBird, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    If I have an acoustic guitar with pickups installed, how do I plug it into a combo jack a presonus FireStudio? Do I just need to run a 1/4 cable into the combo jack, or do I need to go into a DI box, then XLR into the combo jack?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    the fire studio has 2 mic/ instrument inputs along with 6 mic ins. you can use the mic/ instrument inputs to plug in a guitar pick up direct..
     
  3. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Would this work?

    Bass >>>>>> DI Box >>>>> one out to the amp (miced), one out DI to the instrument jack?
     
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    If you have an external DI box, feed the amp via a standard guitar jack lead from a "through" or "by-pass" or "parallel" output on the DI box, i.e. the raw bass pickup signal. Use an XLR-XLR cable to connect the DI box output to a microphone input on the FireStudio; don't use a DI input jack on the FireStudio in this case.
     
  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    unless the acoustic guitar as a high end dual pickup systeme, a mic is a better choice.
     

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