The latest version of the ReAmp, the Radial PRO RMP Studio Re-Amper, lists for a recession-friendly US$115, which means you can probably snag one for under a C-note.
The device, created by engineer John Cuniberti (best known as Joe Satriani’s studio wiz), is a recording direct box in reverse: It lets you play recorded tracks through guitar stompboxes and amps by stepping the signal down from line level to instrument level. Applications include:
- • recording guitars direct or through amp simulators, and then choosing the perfect analog amp sound after other crucial tracks are in place
- • running non-guitar tracks through guitar effects and amps
- • making objective comparisons between amps, effects, and DIY project options by running identical signals through multiple pieces of gear.
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve heard a lot of ReAmp. I recommend them to all studio provocateurs — especially now that the price is right!