Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Re-amping bass, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
So we're going to reamp a bass guitar signal right now. …What we're doing is taking the signal that we've already recorded and running …it back out into the live room into an amplifier and rerecording it, …reamplifying it in the process, hence the word reamp. …Why do we do this? A lot of times we do it to fix the mix, …if we have a track that doesn't quite fit in the mix, we might change the tonality …by using a new amplified signal. Other times just to bring out tonal …colors that add interest to the part. It can be really rewarding and a really …excellent way to change the tone of a track.…
Lots of times synthesizer tracks that play the low end parts of a song, even …tuba or upright bass, can sound excellent running through a new bass amp and …getting recorded this way. It will add a lot of texture to the track …as well. So what we use to help re-amping is the …reamp box. These are currently made by Radio …Engineering in Canada. Little Labs also has a really good box. …There's a couple other manufacturers make a box that does this. …
Want more music production secrets? Check out Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording.
- Understanding the mix room acoustics
- Cutting frequencies
- Prepping vocal takes
- Drum mixing
- Gating audio for noise elimination or for creative purposes
- Creating and using backwards reverb in a DAW
- Re-amping guitars, bass, vocals, and more