How to Use a DI Box for Recording a Guitar

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DI boxes typically have three inputs and outputs to be used with various instruments. Use a DI box for recording a guitar with help from an experienced audio producer in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

This is Aaron Wolpin with AWOL Audio Productions here at The Track Studio in Dallas, Texas, and I'm going to show you how to use a DI box when recording. Right here what I have is a DI and you'll see it's got three, a total of three inputs and outputs. We've got an in, an out and then we have a low Z output which is an XLR cable if you can see that. So what we do first is we connect our guitar into the input which is right here on this one. And then from there, to get it to, all we're trying to do is set it to a low NP. So then from there we want to put what we're sending to, whether it's to our PA system, our mixer or to our console that we're recording to software that's what we put right there and then this will work, this will be just your DI, but say you have a guitar amp and you also want to send this signal to a guitar amp untouched, then we would plug another guitar into this parallel output. So that will go to your amp and that, you can do whatever sound you want. But this will just be a clean signal from your guitar straight into your mixer or you know, straight into your recording software. And from there you'll have that clean signal and you'll be able to rock for ages, you know. So this is Aaron Wolpin with AWOL Productions. I hope this helps. Thanks for watching.


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