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How To Re-amp Guitar

Reamping is a technique that allows you to record a dry, unprocessed guitar track and then send it through a guitar amplifier and effects pedals at a later time. This can be useful if you want to experiment with different amp and pedal combinations without having to redo your original recording. In this blog post, we will discuss how to reamp a guitar using an audio interface.

First, let's start by discussing what you will need to get started:

  • A digital audio workstation (DAW) such as Pro Tools, Logic, or Ableton Live

  • An audio interface with at least one line level input and one instrument level input

  • A guitar amplifier and effects pedals (if desired)

  • A guitar cable

  • A reamping box (optional, but recommended)

Before we begin, it's important to note that reamping can produce some undesirable results if not done correctly. This is because the impedance and level of the signal coming from your audio interface may not match the input of your guitar amp. To solve this problem, it is recommended to use a reamping box. A reamping box is a device that converts the line level output from your audio interface to the instrument level input of your guitar amp.

Now that you have all of the necessary equipment, let's go through the steps for reamping a guitar using an audio interface:

  1. Record a dry, unprocessed guitar track in your DAW. Make sure to use a line level input on your audio interface and set the input level appropriately.

  2. Set up your guitar amplifier and effects pedals. Connect your guitar to the input of your amp using a guitar cable.

  3. Connect the output of your amp to the line level input of your audio interface using a balanced cable.

  4. If you are using a reamping box, connect the line level output of your audio interface to the input of the reamping box using a balanced cable. Then, connect the output of the reamping box to the instrument level input of your guitar amp using a guitar cable.

  5. In your DAW, route the dry guitar track to an auxiliary channel and assign the output of that channel to the line level input of your audio interface.

  6. Play back the dry guitar track and adjust the levels and settings on your amp and effects pedals as desired.

  7. If you are using a reamping box, make sure to adjust the level on the reamping box as needed to match the input of your guitar amp.

  8. Record the output of your amp and effects pedals as a new audio track in your DAW.

And that's it! You have now successfully reamped your guitar using an audio interface. Reamping can be a useful technique for adding depth and character to your guitar tracks and allows you to experiment with different amp and pedal combinations without having to redo your original recording.

I hope this blog post has helped you understand how to reamp a guitar using an audio interface. Happy recording!

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