So...you want to hook your amp directly up to your expensive recording equipment? And you don't want it to, like, catch on fire? And you want good sound also? Is that what's troubling you, bunky? Well, you've come to the right place...what you need is a Direct Box (also called DI, for Direct Injection, Direct Input, or Drill Instructor if you've had any military experience).
You want to build a top-quality Direct Box and save money? Well, follow this link and you'll get more schematics than you can shake a stick at...and if you buy one of Jensen's transformers, you'll probably have a better box than you can buy anywhere for any reasonable price (these ain't cheap but they are the best).
No, no...you want to save even more money, and you don't want to lift a soldering iron. OK, just go ahead and buy one!
Silly question: why buy a direct box for a few hundred dollars with vacuum
tubes and all that jazz...isn't that just an amplifier? Sheesh!
By The Way...
Another use of the phrase "record direct" that I've heard lately refers to people using their computer and sound card to record music. That's certainly direct, and easy to do. Here are a few tips.