The Advantages Of Recording With A DI Box

Have you ever recorded a guitar or bass part only to get to the mixing stage and realize that you wish that you had recorded it better? Maybe you wish you used a different amp or that the performance could be tighter.

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting to the end of a project and having the feeling of “I wish I had done [insert here]”

Fortunately, there are some tools out there that can give us more control throughout the process of recording, editing, and mixing.

When it comes to recording guitar or bass, one of the easiest things you can do is record a DI signal along with the mic signal.

In this video, I’m going to discuss the advantages of recording with a DI box and show you how it can help you throughout the editing and mixing stage.

Check it out here:

There are a lot of great DI boxes in the market that you can use.

Personally, I highly recommend using the Radial Pro DI as a great all-around DI box. You can get more info on it here:

Or if you want more options and some killer bass tones, check out the Tech21 SansAmp here:

Do you always record with a DI? If so, which one do you like to use? Let me know by leaving a comment below.


Looking for more tips on how to get the low-end in your mixes sounding big and polished?

Check out The Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: A free guide on how to use EQ and compression across a variety of instruments so that you can create great mixes quickly.