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fredericlevesque
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Hi!

Can I plug an active bass or an active guitar on a Inspire 1394?

Thank you!
Karyn
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Yes.
fredericlevesque
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I mean, directly, without any DI or else, just a plain 1/4 jack?
Thanks again.
Karyn
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Yes, the 1/4" sockets next to the XLRs are instrument inputs specifically for what you want to do.
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Careful.
Active = with built-in powered instrument preamp = line level output: requires line input (or mic input thru DI)
Passive = straight from pick-up element to jack: requires an instrument preamp (like the inspire has)
Karyn
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SwitchBack wrote:Careful.
Active = with built-in powered instrument preamp = line level output: requires line input (or mic input thru DI)
Passive = straight from pick-up element to jack: requires an instrument preamp (like the inspire has)


So you're saying you can't plug your active guitar into your Marshal stack? LOL

Just because a guitar is "active" doesn't mean it outputs at line level. It simply means it has an amplifier somewhere built into it, normally to provide a cut/boost eq circuit rather than just the cut you get from a "passive" guitar. The output level can sometimes be boosted, but that's not the intention. Most guitarists will still insist on plugging into their multiple stomp boxes which will be expecting a "standard" instrument level input.

Yes, you can plug your active guitar/bass directly into the instrument input of your favourite Presonus interface.
cristofe
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Yes, you can plug your active guitar/bass directly into the instrument input of your favourite Presonus interface.


Yes, but will you like the results? I find doing so, especially with active bass pickups, produces a thin brittle sound.
I much prefer to place a DI box inline when using active pickups.

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