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Microbrute line level?

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asked Feb 1, 2016 in AudioBox USB by brandonguergo (1,060 points)

Over time I've learned quite a bit about audio and recording but am still sometimes unsure. I have been recording my Fender, through an effect pedal chain, right into the AudioBoxUSB with no problems.

If I want to record my hardware synthesizer (Microbrute), whose line out goes through the same effect pedal chain and then right to the AudioBoxUSB, will those levels be incompatible? I've done it before but do not want to continue doing it if it may damage my AudioBox.

I ask this now because I have a Guitar Center gift card and wanted to get another pedal or virtual synth, but may opt for the Direct Box if I need one to properly record my synth through a pedal chain.

Thank you!

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answered Feb 1, 2016 by connorguiberteau (21,440 points)
Never record a line level source without a DI box, unless you already have a "line in" on your device.