I'm just getting into doing some home recording and have a question which I'm sure is very simple but it's something that's been bugging me for a little while.
I was looking around and couldn't find a thread on this(maybe I missed it). I was looking for a really good phantom powered, reamping DI box. What are some really good ones that are reliable. I would be interested in buying a tube DI as well. What are your thoughts?
I found some countryman type 85 on craigslist for cheap. Any feedback on this DI box?
If I have to plug my guitar direct into a mixer during a live gig through a direct box, what is the difference when connecting the other end into the mic input vs. the line input of the mixer? Is it better going into the mic input, if so, why?
Thanks for any advice!
Hey guys I'm wondering how to record bass using a passive DI box and a mic so that I can have 2 signals going into Pro Tools. I've never recorded with two signals before so I'm not real clear on how to hook everything up.
I'm using an Mbox with two inputs. So for one signal I go from the mic to the Mbox right?
And for the other signal I go from the bass guitar to the amp, out of the amp and into the DI box, and then from the DI box to the Mbox right?
And do you guys have any recommendations for a good passive DI box?
I currently have a Radial JDI. It sounds good. I'm fairly happy with it as am I with the DI on my Portico 5016. As quantative needs are increasing, I'm in the market for another one or two DIs. I have been reading opinions that Active DIs (in general) are better for guitars and basses. Is this true?
Some new things about, my "active DI-box 1975" as available pc-card and more building information.
I have updated my tech page, and it have also a new address: http://www.hansenaudio.se/techpage.htm
Sorry, wrong forum, I have move this post to Tech Talk
I have had a new problem develop today in the studio with my Di boxes and my AWESOME Little Labs Di/Re-amper boxes. Everything sounds fine UNTIL I plug the XLR cable into them. the guitar tone goes from ROARING death metal bliss with tons of gain to sad thin unhappy blues tone(no beef with the blues but I am tracking the sound track for hell here!) IF I un-plug my TT patchbayOR the XLR from the patchbayOR the XLR from any of the boxes the tone comes SCREAMING back at me BUT no Di for the super important re-amping I must do. IF anyone knows what might be going on please help me.
I did a side by side today simulating having a DI box vs. not having one. (I don't actually have one) Before you say WTF, here's what I did.
1. Run guitar into MXR KFK 10 Band EQ (has two identical outputs)
2. One output goes to amp
3. One goes to FireBox HI-Z input.
Then I set up a mic and recorded the mic and dry DI at the same time. I reamped the DI through my Radial PRO RMP straight to the amp and recorded at the same settings and mic position. This is what ensued.