first, we plug a 1/4 inch instrument cable into something, like a guitar, like this one for instance.
the reason we do this is so that we can split the signal from the guitar. one cable goes directly into a patch bay that sends it to a preamp, that then sends it back to the patchbay, that then sends it into protools as a direct signal. this is so we can re-amp stuff later if we don’t like the tone and has the great benefit of ease of editing the waves of a direct guitar line are much easier to edit.
out of the other side of the amp switcher we plug into a pedal board, like this one.
then out of the pedal board, or awesomer pedal, we then plug into an amp head, like this one.
then we run those into a console, like this.
these tracks are bussed to one one track, like this.
we then go into protools through an aurora converter and then we smile very large smiles.