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  1. Help with guitar video recording set up

    Hello, I'm recording a guitar and backing track and a mic to a video camera (yes, I know it would be better to use a dedicated audio recorder, but we're not so please don't suggest a Zoom recorder, etc.), and I'm trying to determine the best configuration for the guitar sound. Note that the...
  2. kmetal

    Radial JD7 vs A/B's and DI's Individually

    I'm interested in the DI/Reamping options that are out there for studio recording. The Jd7 seems to do it all with a 1k asking price. The alternative is about $700 bucks and would comprise of an a/b for the two guitars into a direct box and an amp splitter for live tracking. Then a reamamp box...
  3. Isaac Adni

    Does my bass sound normal?

    For some reason my bass sounds really distorted and bassy. When I do a low cut and put a compressor on it it sounds much better though. Is this normal? I am plugging my bass directly into my Focusrite Scarlett 18i8. I have attached an mp3 of the unprocessed bass. If it clips at all, that is my...
  4. Earthless

    DI for electric guitar

    I am plugging my electric guitar straight into my RME UFX interface and the results are good. But would it be even better if i had my guitar thru a DI box? I am just sitting at home recording into ableton live and protools. I have read some things about how it improves the signal, but is it...
  5. Tommy osuna

    Direct box the Reddi by A-Designs

    I just got the chance to use this live . I can say that it really helps rounding out the sound for the bass . My bassist loved the tone . I have other pieces of their gear and I'm very satisfied with all of it . Any other people had any experience with this DI or any others . Would love to know...
  6. Guitar and bass > Pedal Board > DI box > Recording Interface

    Hi guys, I have questions those are making me crazy. -I have to record an electric guitar (passive pups) and a bass with passive pups too, they are gonna use pedalboard effects. -I don't want to use Amps and Mic Techniques, and I would like to experiment a little with these Direct Boxes.(learn...
  7. Direct Injection box Grounding Theory

    In a properly wired DI box, the shield of the unbalanced connection is wired to pin 1 of the XLR. Since the shield is signal-bearing, this would induce a voltage over pin 1 of the XLR line. A ground lift switch breaks this connection, but why would you want it to begin with? Wouldn't you always...
  8. Impedence and DI boxes

    Hi everyone 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 work with computers but electronics are a bit of a black box to me. I understand impedence from a practical perspective...
  9. Mice256

    Good DI boxes?

    Hey all, 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...
  10. Connecting E.Gtr via DI box into mixer: Mic vs Line input?

    Greetings all, 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!
  11. How do you record bass using a passive DI box + a mic?

    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...
  12. lostindundee

    Active DI Boxes?

    Hi Folks 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...
  13. mdb

    DI (Direct Injection) box quality matters!

    I don't expect a big discussion here, but for the record, I was blown away by how much of a difference the quality of a DI box makes to the clarity of the audio signal. We have ProCo CB-1 DI boxes at our church and last night I took my Radial ProAV2 DI to a practice for comparison with an...
  14. Cacacas

    Direct Injection Experiment

    A direct injection box usually matches the impedance between an instrument and a recording device or soundboard. If someone plugs an instrument directly into a soundboard or recording device the signal may sound bad. Using a Soundcraft Compact mixing board with a direct injection (DI) feature, I...
  15. Cacacas

    Direct Injection Experiment

    So I learned that direct boxes match impedance, and that this alters the tone of an instrument. So I set out to test this for myself, and this is what I've come up with: [="http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=805239&content=music"]Direct Injection Experiment MP3[/] First...
  16. New problem with me little labs red eye and other Di boxes!!!!!

    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...
  17. (term) Direct Box

    Direct box = Direct Inject
  18. (term) DI

    DI = Direct Inject
  19. For those who doubt the need for a DI box

    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...
  20. ThirdBird

    cheap di box

    Best di box under $50? I understand they make pro ones for $100+, but my budget can't handle that at the moment. It would be for a uke with an acoustic pickup for live use. Possibly some direct bass recording. Thanks!
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