#1
Here's the chain I am using for recording my electric Les Paul guitar:

Guitar --> ARTcessories Zdirect (DI Box) --> PreSonus Firebox (audio interface)

I am using Native Instrument's Guitar Rig 4 as the processor.

The problem is whatever guitar settings I use in Guitar Rig, I get a low noise / hissing sound. Sometimes it sounds good and vintage but I just want a clean and neutral sound. What should I do?
#2
Skip the DI. I don't see any need for it as the the Firebox already has mic/inst. ins.
#4
ditch that DI box, no offense, but it sucks complete arse
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