Academy Dashboard Forum Production Digital Recording Recording with Amp sim plugins Reply To: Recording with Amp sim plugins

Christopher Feeney

    I used amp sims as well. Typically right into my FocusRite Saffire Pro 40. I also have this thing called a Motu ZBox with both a Hi-Z and Low-Z input. (What is Low-Z for?) It is supposed to match impedance better or something. I don't hear difference.

    Sometimes, especially with bass, I'll use the instrument input on my Audient MiCO. I've never tried my guitar through that yet. For some cheap tube-ishness I have a PreSonus TubePre V2 with an instrument input.

    What is the advance of using a DI with an instrument input from your interface? When you do that, do you NOT use the Hi-Z but rather the mic or line input as the DI is doing the impedance matching? I assume a powered DI gives you some pre-gain or boosts the guitar input level?