This is the first of three clips I'll be doing for the swiss army knife of DI boxes, the Tech 21 Para Driver DI. Following will be clips showing how it can be used with bass and acoustic guitar.
From the Para Driver DI manual..
"Tech 21 redefined the term direct box with the development of SansAmpTM Tube Amplifier Emulation technology. For recording and live performances, our exclusive, 100% analog circuitry delivers the sound of a miked-up tube amp in a convenient direct box format. SansAmp Para Driver DI offers detailed tone shaping for any signal source.The proprietary circuitry (engaged via the Blend control) eliminates the unnatural harmonics of piezo pickups. SansAmp Para Driver DI gives your instrument a natural warmth and presence as if you were miking it through a tube pre-amp. SansAmp Para Driver DI functions as a pre-amp, a stomp box, and as a standard direct box with EQ (when the Blend control is at minimum). It also functions solely as a standard transparent direct box (when in bypass) to convert the instrument signal to a low impedance balanced output. This prevents signal loss and sound quality deterioration caused by long cable lengths.When you engage the SansAmp circuitry via the on-board footswitch, it gives you the sound and responsiveness of a miked-up pro stage rig --direct into a recording console or P.A. system.You can also simultaneously plug straight into a power amp or conventional amp.
As with each SansAmp model, the controls are designed to give you the flexibility to achieve your desired sound, be it at home, in a local bistro or on a world tour."