Ok in the past I have normally recorded my guitar using either direct from my Boss Gt8 or a mic.
More recently its jut been with my gt8 direct in using the SPIDF cable. Mic is just too loud for me to use where I am at now.
My setup is:
M-Audio Audiophile 2496-yes its an old card but still works just fine
I can record just fine directly going from gt8 to M-Audio spidf.
What I would like to do is keep recording direct into the PC using my amp sims and FX, but I would always like at the same time to record a clean track with nothing.
I’m wanting to do this so if I later on wanted to use an Amp sim plugin,different effects setting or just re-amp I have the clean recorded also.
I purchased a cheap DI box just to test this out and see if its for me or not, or if it will even work.
The Passive DI box has
1 XLR Balanced input/output
1 Parallel out
ATT switch with 0db,-20db and -40db
Now I may not have a good understanding of how these are suppose to work,but what I did was
GTR to DI Input, DI Parallel out to GT8 input and XLR input/output to my M-audio card on PC.
I get sound into the GT8 and Sound engine I use to amplify but Im not getting the clean signal to my PC.
I also left the spidf cable from gt8 to pc,while it still picks up that signal I cannot get the clean. The meters in cubase or M-Audio Delta control panel meters to show anything going into the analog ports.
Am I going about this wrong? Is a special XLR cable needed?
I do not know what type of XLR cable I have,I really dont mess with them and havent had a need to in the last 15 years.
I really have no clue how to make this work.
I’m beginning to wonder if I have a bad DI box.
Any help is appreciated.