Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Anyone here do re-amping?
I recently picked up an M-Audio JamLab USB audio interface for guitar. While it works with guitar-oriented plugins (like Guitar Rig), I really bought it to experiment with re-amping... recording a dry guitar track into Sonar, then running the soundcard out into different amps, and recording the results to thicken up the mix. So I might record a dry track, and play it back through a Mesa and record the results, then play it back through a Marshall and record the results, then mute/delete the dry track and pan the re-amp'ed tracks to opposite sides in the mix.
Just curious if anybody does this. If so, how do you go about getting the sound card's output levels set consistent to what a guitar's output level would be? Are there issues with impedance (assuming the sound card puts out a low impedance signal while the amp is expecting high impedance)? Feels like a couple important considerations if the amp will react to the recorded guitar track the same way that the amp will react to an actual guitar.