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Can I plug stomp boxes into my AudioBox USB 96?

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asked Jun 1, 2019 in AudioBox USB by lucakukuk (120 points)
I have stomp boxes that I would like to put directly into the front inputs on my PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 with 1/4" cables. I've heard different things from different places. Some say it's perfectly fine, others say it could damage the preamps. If I could get a straight answer, that would be great. I know it's always good to get a DI to protect the AudioBox, but I'm just wondering what I can use before I get one. I know I can't use my acoustic electric because that's an active system. I just don't know if it's the same for pedals. Thanks!

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answered Jan 16 by johnellard (2,620 points)
I've plugged my pedalboard into the Audiobox 96 and the signal overloaded the Audiobox preamp. To step the signal down, I plugged my pedalboard into a Roland Cube and used the Record Out to the Audiobox 96. In the end, I decided that using plugins is cleaner and simpler, if they're available.
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