Hey people! I want to record me and my friend. And I sold most of my gear long ago. So Im kinda rusty in the recording department. Its a spiritual project where the acoustic bass will play a major role. It have a jack output, and I will use it trough an interface; Presonus Audiobox 44vsl. The sound of putting the bass straight into the interface is a bit dull, lacking or to low in volume. If I push the volume on the Audiobox it will clip easily. My questions: Will I need to buy a preamp, to put some gain on my acoustic bass better? Or do I need a DI box? Or both..? Will it just clip if I scoop the gain on the preamp too? Never used one of those in my homestudio so I have no idea about them. I looked up some preamps, and it seems they can do alot of tone shaping and make the necessary gain/volume im after, before I record. Will a preamp do the job? I will use effect pedals too, like reverb and freeze. I don't care for the post effects in the the DAW. Maby I just need to work my fingers on the interface, and in the DAW a bit more.