Everything at once!
Do you NEED this product? No...you can do all of this by buying multiple pieces of equipment instead of this. SHOULD you get this? ABSOLUTELY. This amazing interface combines several other pieces of equipment, allowing you to easily connect you laptop, phone or iPad to an XLR cable. My favorite feature of this is the volume control. I often run background pads off of my iPad and it sounds terrible when I try to slowly fade them in on my iPad because it either jumps incrementally or I accidentally slide my finger on the screen and mess up my fade. This volume dial fixes that issue by allowing you to have a rotary dial to smoothly fade the volume in and out. Additionally, you no longer have to get the sound technicians attention for him to mute the channel before unplugging your phone because you can turn down the volume on the direct box. Plus...this product is incredible small and much easier to transport than a full size direct box.