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Presonus Studio One-How To Hookup My Keyboard Into USB Audiobox 96 Through DI Box or no DI Box?

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asked Aug 16, 2018 in Studio One 4 by hannahmariotti (210 points)
Hello I'm trying to record my music straight from my keyboard into Studio One. How can I set this up? I have a DI Box and was told I need a TRS to TRS cable so I'm on the hunt for those. But before I purchase anything else, I want to make sure this will work and that I understand how the connection will be. Do I need to make any adjustments in Studio One before assuming it will recognize my instruments or will it automatically recognize the music as soon as I hit the keys, as would through a microphone? I'm hoping it will give me the same concept as it does when I sing into this software using the interface, where I can just easily sing and play over everything. I want to be able to just plug my keyboard in and play and record straight into the program. Please help!

Thank you.

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answered Dec 7, 2018 by christopherkennedy3 (170 points)

A DI box is a device typically used in recording studios to connect a high-impedance, line level, unbalanced output signal to a low-impedance, microphone level, balanced input, usually via XLR connector. DI boxes are frequently used to connect an electric guitar or electric bass to a mixing console's microphone input.  As the AudioBox USB 96 has both XLR and 1/4" inputs, you shouldn't need a Direct Injection Box.

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