Re-amping

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Re: Re-amping

Post by jorri » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:17 am

My experience with it has been not really needing to do it. Taking DIs at studios, where in most cases an amp sim is handy enough...

There are cases i like it for though: bi-amping- so we've recording a cool sounding guitar, but where's the bass? Well stick it through an amp with bass instead of ruining it with EQ, shift in phase and add it.
-stereo FX- well if the effects stereo i want two amps to be identical so record DI and do each channel consecutively.
- some technique from Silvia Massey where you swing a mic around when recording for doppler effect modulation.
-live band performance style recording, just using amps to monitor (away from drums). Band decides after the intensive activity how theyd like it to sound, and dont need to play with isolating each member unless >1 loud acoustic instruments involved.

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Re: Re-amping

Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:59 am

I have an Orchid Amp interface. It works for both XLR and 1/4" inputs and knocks them down to instrument level. I've been able to successfully reamp signal from a friend's guitar parts recorded straight out of his pedal board from my iPad out to the Orchid box and into my amp. It works very well. I also use this box on occasion to run my line level synthesizers into my pedalboard.

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Re: Re-amping

Post by lastlol » Thu May 20, 2021 9:09 am

Palmer also makes a dedicated reamp box, the DACAPO :
https://www.thomann.de/fr/palmer_reampi ... accapo.htm

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Re: Re-amping

Post by Beebe » Thu May 20, 2021 10:03 am

You could try something like this (below). But I agree with trying it straight out of the capture device first.

https://www.edcorusa.com/wsm60010k
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Re: Re-amping

Post by Beebe » Thu May 20, 2021 10:28 am

And (to elaborate on someone's earlier comment) it is possible to drive an unbalanced input from a balanced output (ignoring impedance for the moment)... You typically connect

pin 2 (+) to tip
Pin 1 (ground) to shield

Some sources will want you to short pin 3 (-) to ground as well.

Works well for driving consumer inputs from pro devices... can't comment on how well it drives a guitar amp... Works fine for an audio amp input (like on a stereo) though.
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Re: Re-amping

Post by Beebe » Thu May 20, 2021 10:39 am

This doesn't address re amping... But I go back to this super useful document on system interconnects often and wanted to share:

https://www.ranecommercial.com/kb_artic ... ticle=2107
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Re: Re-amping

Post by kaptainkaffeine » Tue May 25, 2021 1:30 pm

I ended up with a dedicated reamp box too, but I ended up switching to nearly all ITB recording guitars shortly after. I heard years ago that you could just run a DI box backwards, but I didn't try that and you probably shouldn't either. :D

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Re: Re-amping

Post by jorri » Sat May 29, 2021 5:58 pm

kaptainkaffeine wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 1:30 pm
I ended up with a dedicated reamp box too, but I ended up switching to nearly all ITB recording guitars shortly after. I heard years ago that you could just run a DI box backwards, but I didn't try that and you probably shouldn't either. :D
Yeh ive heard the reverse (passive) DI is ok if its literally full of hum issues but isnt necessarily better than just plugging in from the unbalanced out with the right gain stage if its available. More complex reamp boxes, might be especially for purer sounding 'my guitar is just meant to sound like guitar' tones.

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