Direct box - this will work, right?

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  1. Astronaut FX

    Astronaut FX Member

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    For recording at home, I've been toying around with an idea. I'm currently running a fair number of efx pedals in stereo into two different amplifiers (Vox AC30 and a Fender DRRI). Typically, I mic up both amps for recording.

    I'm thinking I'd like to run from my last stereo efx pedal into a stereo direct box, that would allow me to run to both amps, but also send the stereo signals to my audio interface.

    This would allow me to blend what I'm getting from the amps and the effects chain.

    I'm thinking this DI box would do it, but most of the description talks about it being for keys and acoustic guitars. But I can't see any reason this wouldn't work. Any help?

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ProD2
     
  2. aleclee

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    Are you then going to model the amps in your DAW?
     
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    Well, I plan to try all sorts of wizardry once I get the signal there. So yes, that will certainly be one approach that I'll take.
     
  4. Rex Anderson

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    It will work. But, some pedals like to go to amps, may not sound good direct.

    If you blend with miced amp, it will probably be OK.
     
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    If you want a result that sounds like a guitar through an amp, you'll need to have a solid amp sim plugin.
     

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