Month: March 2010

Do I Need a Direct Box, A.K.A a “DI” ?

Congratulations, you’re in a modern band.  In addition to the basic vox, guitar, drums, bass, you’ve got yourself a keyboard player.  Or maybe you’re using a laptop.  Or maybe you’ve got a sampler or an iPod, or anything else that lacks the standard 3-pin XLR output.  You’ve probably heard about a DI or a Direct Box, and how it might make these devices sound better or perform better during a live performance.

So, do you need one?