Direct Boxes

Preamp Buying Guide

How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, instruments, and budget.



How to Choose the Right Direct Box (DI)

A Musician’s Friend Buying Guide

Learn the differences between active and passive DIs, how they work, and how to harness them onstage and in the studio for better sound.



Tech Tip: What Do Direct Boxes Do?

Learn what direct boxes boxes do and why you might need a DI box onstage or in the studio.



Hands-On Review: Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Drivers

Three reasons bass players love analog



Hands-On Review: LR Baggs Venue DI Direct Box

A direct box with multiple personalities for acoustic guitar



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