Di Box?
gnarkill
Nov 18 2016, 05:33 PM
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Still setting up, preparing to start recording. Settled for Reaper as my DAW, and have the Behringer U-Phoria 204HD for my Audio Interface.

The one thing I dont have, is a DI Box. I keep seeing people mentioning that its nice to have, or that its a must have.

My recording setup, I plan on going thru my 6505 MH, which has a Mic Simulated Direct Interface on the back. I could also use my Shure 57 and mic up. Either way I decide to go, from there I will plug into my AI and then that plugs into my computer.

FOR EITHER SETUP, the Mic Simulated Direct Interface or the Shure 57, do I need or want a DI Box?

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Rammikin
Nov 18 2016, 05:50 PM
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When using the 6505MH, you can plug the USB out directly to your computer. No need for the audio interface. And, no, a DI box isn't needed for recording from a mic into your audio interface. A DI box might be useful if you're recording dry, but it doesn't sound like you'll be doing that.

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Mertay
Nov 18 2016, 06:07 PM
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+ to Rammikin comment; I checked your interface and it has an inst. selection, if you'll ever want to connect dry guitar just select "inst." and you'll be fine.

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gnarkill
Nov 18 2016, 06:27 PM
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So since I can go usb straight to the computer, does that basically rule my AI worthless? Are there any advantages going thru my AI vs USB out?

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Rammikin
Nov 18 2016, 07:08 PM
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It's not worthless, you'll need it for microphones. Direct USB is better than going through your audio interface since it reduces the number of conversions.

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Todd Simpson
Nov 19 2016, 09:20 PM
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Good point smile.gif You can skip the DI and just go USB. It will provide speaker simulation as I understand. Otherwise, if you did try for a DI box, you'd have to do speaker simulation inside your daw using a plugin for cabinet simulation. All this assumes you are not trying to mic a cabinet. You don't need DI Box for that, just a mic and an audio interface which would also probably connect via usb smile.gif All in all, the simple thing is just to connect via usb per RAMMIKIN.

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When using the 6505MH, you can plug the USB out directly to your computer. No need for the audio interface. And, no, a DI box isn't needed for recording from a mic into your audio interface. A DI box might be useful if you're recording dry, but it doesn't sound like you'll be doing that.

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