I tried searching but no luck....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 76Tbird, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. 76Tbird


    Mar 18, 2003
    okay, I have been reading on here all about how to run your bass to a PA (DI, mic'd etc.) because I was dissapointed in the way I sounded through the PA at my last job. I now know a LOT more, but havent been able to find an answer to my question. My compressor pedal has an extra output that is designated for "mixer input". Can this be used for direct input into a PA system? I realize that may be a dumb question...
  2. Mix output means it can go to a PA mixing board.
  3. 76Tbird


    Mar 18, 2003
    I realize that but is it the same as a DI box?
  4. I think I'd run it through a DI box then to the board to eliminate any potential noise problems.:)
  5. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    It depends on the amp but generally, yep it's the same as a DI. These sorts of outputs either run "pre" or "post". If it's pre, it's the same as a DI. If it's post, it means it's after your preamp and in theory sends your settings to the desk. Don't get too excited, it usually sounds crappier then pre.