Originally Posted by Touchmaster
im really keen on trying a bit of reamping to make the whole mixing process more fun, have more creative options, give my synths some real world exposure etc... cant find much about it on the net, what little I can find seems to suggest it is a good look.
Anyone done much of this, and want to share their tips/secrets? Thanks
There are so many variables, you just have to start doing it with what you got and learn your setup.
-It depends on the amp, the mics, the pedals et cetera.
-It depends on the interface, the gain staging et cetera.
The list goes on.
Just buy a reamp box and go to town.
It is a good way to add warmth, grit, yada yada.
Think of how many tones a decent guitar amp can give, the same with re-amping.
Oh and did I mention mic placement on the cab????
You just gotta dig in, there are no pitfalls really because if it sounds good it sounds good and another nice thing is micing a guitar amp is fairly easy to do.
I use a combination of an SM57 and a Cascade Fathead II ribbon mic to get a lot of great tones out of an old Ampeg combo.