Either this or the OP was being sarcastic, I don´t really know! Upon reading the thread a seconf time, if the OP still wants to use the mic input then what´s needed is not a DI box, but a reamp box. That´ll turn a line level signal into a low voltage high impedance suited for the preamp. It seems the UR44 uses some circuitry by Yamaha that, if I´m not mistaken is DSP based to emulate some classic tones.madtheory wrote:Yay! Problem solved.
I recall using some cheap small mains transformers to show a point on the electro-music forum about adding colourations to the audio path. They were really meant for 230V/12V, but what counted was the ratio around 20:1. So if a signal of say 2V pp goes to the primary winding, it´ll come out at around 100 mV at the secondary. Since the trafos weren´t meant for audio purposes, there will be losses at the frequency extremes and grain, but that was the point.
Here an SH-101 was multitracked and a drumloop was added later. As the signal went through the line input, a second transformer was required and wired back to back to the first. Primary -> secondary <-> secondary <- primary so the signal reverts back to its original level, only with the expected and desired losses and saturation.
No with/without recording for comparision, but the SH-101 clean tone is already well known.