A: Using guitar pedals for studio applications is a cool way to get new sounds and to get double duty out of your stompbox purchases! However, as you’ve found, guitar pedals are designed for instrument-level signals, not for the line-level signals that most audio interfaces and mixers put out. What you need is a device that will convert the line level coming from your interface into instrument level.
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution: The Radial Reamping Pack! The Reamping Pack includes the X-Amp, which will interface your pedals with your studio gear, and a J48 direct box to help bring the signal back into your DAW. And the whole thing comes in a handy carrying case.