In this article + video Joshua Casper shows how easy it is to build a DIY direct input recording box and passive re-amplifier using DIY Recording Equipment's FE2 and L2A for under $100.  

FE2 Direct Input Box Kit (Ferrite DI mkII) $59 - $149 

FE2 Three Quarter

L2A (LINE2AMP) Passive Re-Amplifier Kit $49


What is a DI Box? 

DI box routing 

What is a Re-Amp? 

Building the Kits 

L2A Kit Parts

Using the Kits

NOTE: You will need a male XLR to 1/4’’ jack for the Re-amp box, which aren’t as common as a female to 1/4’’. In fact, they don’t even sell them here where I live, so I had to build my own. There will be a tutorial on that process coming soon right here on Ask.Audio. After handling that, it was off to a friend’s home studio to give them kits a test. 



Joshua Casper is an accomplished live performer, DJ, producer, and music educator. His specialties are centered in and around Ableton Live and Native Instruments. His educational material has been featured on and as well as a myriad of large music production websites. His music has been featured on Read More


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