Atlanta, GA (March9, 2017)—After visiting NAMM 2017, guitarist Lance Seymour, founder of Gear Talk, an online forum for discussing musical equipment and instruments, picked up BAE Audio’s VGDI direct box.
The VGDI offers 100 percent transformer isolation to prevent ground loops via its Jensen transformer and high common mode noise rejection, all hard-wired in California and packed within a steel chassis.
“Direct recording is an important part of my workflow, and I knew I could improve upon my signal chain for when I’m laying down guitars and basses to my DAW,” he says.
Seymour tracked guitar and bass through the box without any additional processing to see how it would compare to the direct inputs on his interface. “It was clearly better,” he says. “People will go to great lengths to improve their sound just 1 percent, but I’ve recorded direct a lot over the years and this box goes way further than 1 percent better. It is a lot more musical than other DIs I’ve used.”