I had my guitar plugged in DI the other day and couldn't help but notice a digital distortion whenever I hit a chord too hard. I checked my gain structure and can't seem to figure out where it is coming from. Fender > AVT50 > Firebox > iMac > Heaphones for monitor Amp was kept pretty low on the clean channel. Firebox was below redline by about 15dB and the track inside my DAW never went above -12dB. The headphones also weren't clipping because I didn't have them up high enough and they're still pretty new, so it's not an old/damaged diaphragm. I didn't use a DI box. Other than that, I have no idea why there was distortion, it sounded digital to me. Am I missing something? Advice/Help? because I intend on using DI in conjunction with a mic soon. EDIT: ok, so in case you were wondering why I am using my amp and calling it DI, it's because my amp has a DI out lol. So I was using that.