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Mike M
Active DI????
Tue Aug 8, 2017 17:54

During Saturday's sound gig a band requested an active DI for a guitar.
I brought my Baggs active DI.
(This was the first time I have ever used an active DI on a sound gig...I have had people ask for one at past gigs but I always had time to try a passive one first - more than enough gain.) No extra time at this gig.

The signal was so hot that I had to pad the channel on my Mixwiz just to get some control of the volume. The gain on the active DI was at 50%.

conclusion: The active DI was not needed.

Maybe the preamps on my Mixwiz are THAT good???

Have you ever experienced that?

Mike M

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