Re-amping in the studio, while hardly a new technique, is harder to get right than you may sometimes think. Level, impedence, it's all got to be spot on to add to your sound palette rather than making the mix more like mud. So... you've recorder a killer guitar take, but you'd like to see how it goes with a cracker amp that someone has just brought in to the studio. Take an output from your DAW, plug it into the X-Amp, and then into your amp - no impedance, level or balanced/unbalanced issues are going to scare you.
Even better - when you record guitar for the first time, jam a J48 in the chain before you hit the amp, and you'll always record a perfect 'clean' track to allow pure re-amping later on, should the inspiration strike. And as for slamming a drum bus through a wah pedal for a breakdown, that's a story for another day...
- Active Reamp® with two outputs
- 100% discrete class-A signal path
- Transformer isolated to eliminate noise
- Variable 'set & forget' level control
Following the critically acclaimed Radial JD7 Injector, the X-Amp employs a unique class-A circuit design that has been optimized for use with guitars. Features include balanced line level input with LED peak indicator and level control, class-A circuit topology for optimal reach and frequency response, a transformer isolated output to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops, a 180º polarity reverse switch to bring both amps into phase, and a dual ground lift switch for noise-free operation.
|Audio circuit type:||100% discrete class-A|
|Frequency response:||20Hz ~ 15kHz (± 1.0dB)|
|Signal to noise ratio:||88dB below instrument level (-20dBu)|
|Noise floor:||OUT-1 -110dB; OUT-2 -108dBu|
|Total harmonic distortion:||0.02% @ -15dBu|
|Inter-modulation distortion:||0.02% @ -20dBu|
|XLR input:||Balanced line-level, AES standard (pin-2 hot)|
|Ground lift (input):||Disconnects pin-1 at the XLR input|
|Output type:||Out-1 direct, Out-2 isolated|
|Polarity:||180º polarity reverse on output-2|
|Power:||+15VDC/400mA adapter included|
|Construction:||14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell, baked enamel finish|
|Size:||84 x 127 x 48mm|