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1818vsl outputs to a mixer?

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asked Nov 15, 2016 in AudioBox USB by zane7623 (150 points)
Hello I am a worship leader and I am dipping my feet into the world of multitracks. The 1818vsl keeps coming up as a great interface to use to split the multitracks into independent channels. I see most people use the 8 outputs on the interface then go into a DI box then to the mixer. Im wondering why the DI box? Can you just come out of the interface 1/4 then straight into a mixer XLR , with a 1/4 to XLR cable?  Just wondering if the DI needs to be there for some reason? Thanks in advance

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answered Jan 12, 2017 by AlexTinsley (924,360 points)
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The outputs of the 1818VSL are coming out at +10db which may be too hot for the input on the mixer.

The DI box converts audio to a lower strength signal so not overdrive the inputs on your mixer which would cause distortion.