Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Re-amping guitars, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
So when we hear about re-amping in the studio we commonly hear about …re-amplifying guitar signals. Taking a signal you've already recorded, …whether it was recorded direct or recorded through an amplifier originally, …and taken that signal piping it back out in the studio and running it back through …a guitar amp and re-recording it to get a different tone. …I do this a lot. I'll get tracks that are recorded direct …from people in their home or apartment, and I'll run them out through my amps …here at the studio, put a mic up, and re-record it. …The great thing is, I can dial in tones that are going to work great for me in …the mix and change the way the guitars fit into the song.…
What I use for this is a box called the reamp, and there's also versions of this …made by Little Labs. There's a version by Radial Engineering, …and what this box does is, it takes the high balance line level signal that's …coming out of your DAW or out of your tape deck and drops it down to like a low …voltage output like there is in the. Output of a guitar amp, it makes it nice …
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- 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