Re: How to use Hughes Kettner Red Box
Strange timing for this thread as I had just recently downloaded the manual for my Hughes & Kettner Attax 200 as the orginal was long lost. Reading through the manual, I saw mention of the Red Box, and wondered what it was. Further reading indicated that that it's a speaker simulator, of sorts, for direct recording from the amp.
So yes, the Red Box would be between the amp and your PC. Concerning you hesitation of going directly from the Red Box to the PC, you should be okay. I record using the direct out of the amp straight to the PC, however, your suggestion of an audio interface would be recommended, if said audio interface allows for output signal level adjustment. I say this as I have to have the volumes for the three channels of the amp at low levels or I will hit the track too hot. Nothing on my PC has ever been damaged, but I haven't really cranked the volume, either. I assume it wouldn't matter, other than a crappy sound because it's too hot.