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Recording with a sansamp (split signal chain)

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by coolrunner989, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Hey guys

    I have a sansamp programmable and am thinking about doing some recordings with a new recorder I'm going to get this week. I'm interested in a digidesign interface that comes with protools, but I havent decided yet. But thinking ahead, I have a question....

    I'll have a 2+ input recording interface (like a digidesign mbox or whatever with XLR and 1/4" jacks) that will be running to protools or some other software on my comp for mixing/editing ect.

    Lets say I run my bass into the sansamp and then split the signal:
    XLR out straight out (clean sound)
    1/4" out through effects (chorus, distorition, wah, ect.)

    Then I run both of those back to the interface and to the computer to blend them or adjust levels.

    Does anybody see any problems with this, or things I should look out for if I do this?

  2. anybody?
    I'm probobly going to buy a mbox on ebay tomorrow...
  3. csholtmeier


    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    I used an Mbox and RBI for the last album I did.

    The 1/4" out is going to need a direct box after the effects but before it hits the Mbox.
  4. even though the mbox has a 1/4" input?
  5. csholtmeier


    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    The quarter inch is really an instrument or line input, and not a good one at that.

    IME, you'll always get better results going through a good DI. With a poor (or no) DI, the bass and treble just isn't there.

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