Bare with me here as a lot of this is new to me, but here is my understanding of my problem. I have a Taylor GS mini, which I believe has an active preamp built in. When I plug my guitar into my pre amp using an XLR chord I have, and then from my preamp into my computer via USB (Using logic pro X as my DAW), I'm getting a static sound.
From the research I've done, it's because my guitar outputs an instrument level signal into the preamp, but the preamp is expecting a microphone level signal, so it's boosting an already too loud signal?
More research seems to point me towards the fact I need a DI. That's why I'm here. I want to make sure I understand what's really going on before I buy one, and also would I need a passive or active DI. I assume passive, because I want to drop the instrument level signal to a microphone level signal for my preamp.
Can you guys explain what would be causing this static? Am I way off? Is a DI a good idea to have to fix this problem?