Dista everything with The DirtBox

By | April 5, 2021

Something that is really fun with recording is to make decisions early instead of sitting and fine-tuning plugins to lead in the final stage. Distorting the signal on the way in is one such decision that I often appreciate. Then you sit there with the sound you have chosen and get to work with it. (In English at the bottom of the page).

Because of this, I really appreciate The DirtBox from Dr. Alien Smith. It is an extremely simple small box you connect between your microphone and preamp. It has a steering wheel that goes from zero to ten and has as its only task to give different intensity of dist. And it sounds awesome most of the time. It is powered by 48 volt phantom power, but does not transmit that current. So directly from the box it only works with dynamic microphones, but with a Y-cable it is easy to send 48 volts from a separate preamp to a condenser microphone if you prefer to use it. This also means that it is possible to mix between pure signal and last in retrospect. But now I was talking about making a decision, so in this week’s video I did a little demo on The DirtBox and recorded all the parts in a simple rock song through this dirty little box.

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Distort everything with The DirtMic

Something really fun with recording is to make early decisions instead of fine-tuning plugins to death at the end. To distort the signal on the way in is a decision like that I really appreciate. Then you’re stuck there with the sound you chose and have to deal with it.

Because of this a really like The DirtBox from Dr Alien Smith, a lot. It’s an extremely simple little box that you put between your microphone and preamp. It has one knob that goes from zero to ten and it’s only mission is to give different intensity of distortion. And it sounds awesome on most things. It’s powered by 48 volt phantom power, but does not pass it on. So, Straight from the box it only works with dynamic microphones, but with the help of a Y-cable you can send 48 volts from a separate preamp to a condenser microphone if you rather use that. This also means you can mix between clean and distorted signal after the fact. But, I was talking about making decisions, so in this weeks video I made a little demo of The DirtBox and recorded all elements of a simple rock song through this dirty little box.

Ulf Blomberg
Producer & Audio engineer
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