signal to noise with direct guitar


Well-Known Member
Mar 20, 2001
Little Rock, AR
I was recording a dry guitar thru an avalon 737 last night. The dry sound on tape is real clean. I then went out an aux, balenced, thru a radial JDI, out of the JDI, unbalenced, into a pod. When the pod comes back into the mixer it has more hiss and less balls then pluging straight into the pod.

Am I doing something wrong? Shouldnt it sound the same as pluging straight into the pod?

I am doing this cause I dont want to commit to a guitar sound at tracking. Seems like this offers tons of flexibility when mixing and makes setting up the tracking session real fast.

Any thoughts?