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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Earthless, Mar 2, 2016.

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  1. Earthless

    Earthless Active Member

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    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 really necessary in my situation?
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you are plugging your guitar jack plug into one of the built-in DI inputs on the RME UFX (front panel combo sockets, channels 9 - 12), that is every bit as good as going through almost any of the better DI boxes.

    The RME products give a very transparent sound, so the only time I might think of using an external DI box in your situation is if the combination of my guitar and that particular DI box gave a guitar tone that I liked but could not get any other way.
     
  3. Earthless

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    Thats good to hear. I have really nothing to complain about soundwise as im very happy with the UFX.
    And it would just be "another box" lying around. So if its just to get a certain tone ill rather spend the money on a vst amp/plugin instead.
    Appreciate your fast reply..
     
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