All professional recording equipment operates at a balanced +4 line level. In order to interface these signals to guitar amps or stomp boxes the line level signals need to be reduced significantly without adding phase shift, distortion, or noise and without any loss of frequency response. The best way to do this is with a high quality transformer that is designed for that one purpose. The Reamp also uses a patented circuit design that allows its custom transformer to accurately mimic the output impedance of any guitar pick-up.

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1. Change amplifier make, tone settings, and effects at any time after original performance. A flat direct safety track is recommended but not always necessary for the best results. Preserve the inspired first-takes, always knowing you can REAMP later if you are unhappy with the amplified sound.
See Diagram 1

2. Engineers and producers can experiment with mic placement and room ambiance without asking the musician to keep playing over and over. Record a scratch direct signal on tape/disk and feed it to the musician’s amp via the REAMP and experiment.
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3. Live recordings direct from the instrument’s output to tape/disk can later be REAMP’ed in the studio. This solves many problems related to remote recording. You can match the sound for a punch in by using the original instrument and direct box, thereby making only small repairs. After the repairs are done, REAMP to any amplifier instead of re-recording the entire performance. The REAMP is the cheapest insurance policy going!
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4. Synthesized guitar and bass tracks can sound more live-like by RE-AMPing into an instrument amplifier and using mics. Send drum tracks to various instrument amps and mic the room for ambiance.
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5. No need to record instrument amps during a tracking session if space or leakage is a problem; perfect for late night home recording. The next day plug in your amp, turn it up and REAMP the previous night’s performance. Record the bass direct and REAMP later to tape/disk or during the mix.
See Diagram 1

6. REAMP the same performance with different amps and stack the sounds for various textures and panning. You can use the REAMP to overdrive the front end of a guitar amp for intense distortion by turning up the REAMP’s trim control to eleven!!
See Diagram 1

7. Insert instrument effects at any time during production. REAMP from tape/disk to any stomp box (such as a wah-wah, or overdrive), then take the effects output and return it to the console via a direct box.
See Diagram 2

8. Insert studio pre-amps, equalizers, signal processors, and dynamics control before reaching the instrument amplifier.
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Read more about who uses the Reamp (and how) in the Reamps in Use feature.

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