D.I. recording solution help, please

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by D_Malone, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. D_Malone

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    Could y’all please recommend a D.I. device with cab/mic simulation to put between my Quilter Mach 2’s direct out (XLR) and my 16 track hard disk DAW?

    This is just for recording ideas quickly and silently at home. Doesn’t have to sound amazing, and would like to keep it below $300.

    I am not up on the latest tech and don’t even know where to begin.
     
  2. 1300 E Valencia

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    Where I'd begin:
    Find the website for your "16 track hard disk DAW".
    There's undoubtedly a forum or someplace close by where fellow owners discuss such things. I'd ask them first.
     
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    Perhaps I could do that, but it’s just an old Korg 16 track work station. Has XLR inputs and records to an internal hard drive.

    I just need something that will take my direct signal, apply cab/mic sim, and send it to a mixer.
     
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    How “versatile “ do you need? Two Notes Torpedo, ADA Mood microcab, even the old Peavey DI with speaker compensation all do what you ask
     
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    The Joyo Cab Box IR loader got my attention recently. I have cab sims in my DAW but could see the use of it silent recording to my hardware multitrack - Tascam DP32. May need to adapt XLR to phono but I’ve done that with no issues for rack fx.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    the vox valvetronix gear shows up on ebay a good bit.

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    can mix and match cabs and amps with the two chicken head knobs in the lower left, also has a nice compressor and a decent leslie and lots of othe effects.

    pdf manual available at

    http://www.valvetronix.net/docs/ToneLab_E1.pdf
     
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    these are cheap, like 23$ and have done a good job for me.
    just the di part of the equation.

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    can be phantom powered, instead of battery, which is what I do..

    amazon and lots of other places
     
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    Be sure you are going from the direct out on the Quilter to a *microphone* input. Yes, it's confusing. It seems like it should go to a *line* input.
    BUT, even Quilter says it sounds better with the speaker connected.
    I have used an H & K Red Box from the speaker out on my DRRI to go to the P.A. when playing live. Battery or wall wart power, XLR out, -26dB pad so it can take a speaker signal, smaller than a Boss pedal.
     
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    Maybe I’m over-thinking this. Perhaps I should just get one of those Tech21 Character pedals. Hmmm.
     
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    I use a clone of this. All analog. Sounds great IMO.
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    I think they do a smaller one without the headphone amp.
     
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    The Joyo/Ammoon amp simulator pedals are pretty good for very cheap... AC Tone (Vox), British Sound (Marshall), California Sound (Mesa), etc.
     
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    Behringer G100 Ultra G DI box has a simple push button speaker sim and is cheap.
     
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    +1 for the H&K Red Box. I have an older one with one fixed cab sim, switchable on or off. It also has a switch for line or speaker level signals. The big advantage of the older ones is they need no power.

    Newer Red Boxes have a selection of different can types, but need 9-volt power.

    I use mine live between a Champ head and its 1-12” cabinet, or at home between my 18 Watter and a Weber MiniMASS. The attenuator lets me knock the volume down to nearly silent, while the Red Box grabs the signal, cab sims it, and matches it to the mic input on my Scarlett 2i2. Works and sounds great.
     
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