I'm not new to recording music but I've almost always used a microphone to gather the sound.
I have heard people referring to a "DI box" when plugging an instrument (guitar/bass) directly into a recording/mixer input.
I have tried a DI box but not knowing what it's supposed to do, I couldn't really hear that it was doing anything.
I realise the signal could go via effects etc as well, with amp simulators etc, but my question is this :
- Is this how a DI box is generally used ? Instrument -> effects -> DI box -> recording device ?
- What does a DI box actually do to the signal ?
- What is the resulting effect?
- Especially this : What would I listen for in the recorded sound to know that the DI box is doing something ?