Use the 8 dicect outs to live mix - Alesis Strike Zone

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Hi there.
I'm looking for a e-drum-kit, and found that Alesis Strike Zone (and Pro) have 8 direct outs. Thats great! I'm the sound guy, so I like to be in control over the mix :-)

As I understand, the direct outs are pre. effect etc. (in other word: Direct out ;-) ).
But also a loud, unbalanced line signal.
So: What do I do? How to connet the 8 outs to the mixer?
Shoud I buy a 8 channnel di-box eg. "Palmer Pan 16" so I can connect the drumset the the mixer?
What would you do?
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Andreas

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Bill R., Employee

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Hi Andreas,

Thanks for posting. 

Because of the difference in impedance, type of connections being used, and the length between the kit and the mixer, I would suggest you use the DI box that you're referring to with your kit. This will allow for your drums to sit balanced within your overall mix. 

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.