I am presently feeding my DI boxes through a multicore and into my mixers XLR mic inputs. However I wonder if I could feed them into the line inputs (1/4" jack) instead.
I would obviously need to make up some XLR to jack converters, but if possible it would free up some mic inputs as I am running out of channels!
Can I feed DI box output into the line inputs in my mixer?
If so, will phantom power from the mixer to the DIs work?
And can I connect the DI boxes to line input channels with double numbers (i.e. 9/10, 11/12 - what do they mean)?
I should explain the background to my question. For years, when mixing live sound, I have had a surplus of channels and have arranged them to mimic what I see on the stage. So you see I had no use for the 'line in' channels other than as an input for pre-recorded music. However I recently ran out of channels and thought it should be possible to run a Roland pro keyboard (currently thru' an active Thomann DI-33/10meter lead/30meter multicore) in stereo to the currently spare stereo 'line in' channel on the desk. This has now proved to be OK, so for the cost of some XLR/TRS leads, a couple of 9v batteries, and the slight inconvenience of the keyboard being in the 'wrong' place ! I have gained an extra pair of mic channels, with the potential for even more. My thanks for your help in answering a very basic question