Direct box before interface?
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Anyone have experience using a direct box before the audio interface to improve the tone of Bias? My interface (Mackie Big Knob Studio) supposedly has decent preamps, but I’m curious if I could improve the tone significantly by using a DI. I suspect the input impedance on an interface’s 1/4” input is ok, but maybe not amp-like.
I just did a test on a pile of DI's and interface instrument inputs. I didn't test a Mackie Big Knob Studio yet, but in general they're mostly pretty close.
If you do want to buy a DI (they have lots of uses anyway) so far, a 40 dollar DI box has dominated the tests, the Rapco DB-100