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Best mid-range DI box for synths
Old 17th November 2009
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Best mid-range DI box for synths

I was just wondering what DI boxes people use when recording their synths. Id like to stay away from the ultra cheap/expensive stuff, I just want a clean and transparent signal.

The only good DI box I've ever used was the Klark Teckniks DN 100, a great clean sound but I don't actually own one. At the moment, I only have one stereo synth and I don't really want to buy 2 KT Di boxes, they're 160euro each.

What other DI boxes would have the sonic equivalents to the Klark T BUT in stereo. Or are there good multiple i/o Di boxes out there as I plan on gettin a few more hardware synths in the future. the only one I saw was the behringer one

i have a budget of around 200-250 for a stereo di, or 500-600 for a multiple di, 6-8 i/o's. There just seems to be so much out there im not sure which is the best option for recordin synths. (somethin clean!)

thanks!
Old 17th November 2009
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The Radial JDI Duplex would be an excellent reach, clean Jensen transformers.

War
Old 17th November 2009
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The Radial JDI Duplex would be an excellent reach, clean Jensen transformers.

War
Thanks for the reply but it's a bit pricey for a stereo DI. There’s a lot of features on it that I don’t need and they seem to increase the price. I don’t really need RCA/XLR inputs, hi-cuts, pads, polarity reversals etc. Just a basic good quality DI with 1/4” ins and XLR outs and whatever else is standard.

Are two Klark tecknik DN100's my best option?
Old 17th November 2009
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Never used those.

The Avenson DI boxes are very good (active FET) with no frills and very clean sound, although the new ISO DI does have a transformer output that adds a character option.

War
Old 17th November 2009
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When I want really clean synth tracking, I just run the outputs right into my A/D converters. :-)
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