I have a calrec minimixer which sounds great and does all i need. however, some of my synths don't spit out enough gain to the calrec's line inputs and i end up having to crank them sometimes to maximum.
I have a phoenix Nice DI which is great and adds plenty of gain but it's of course only 2 channels.
since i'm happy w/the tone of my calrec and not really looking to "warm up" or otherwise add character to my synths (though i wouldn't mind a 4-6 channel DI full of tubes or something fancy) i wonder if something like an ebtech line level shifter (see sweetwater link) would do the trick. Ebtech Line Level Shifter | Sweetwater.com
i'm not against the idea of getting a DI and there are certainly many nice ones around that add gain to an input but if i can spend a little less money and still get great results that's what i'd rather do..
i've thought about a multi-channel radial DI but i'm hesitant (even though i know their reputation) because i wonder if i'll get all the gain i need w/a DI that has no gain knob?
any thoughts suggestions welcome?