Best gear to connect spring reverb into line-level patchbay?
I have a very nice spring reverb that I use between my guitar and my guitar amp. I would like to connect it to my studio patchbays and use it during mixdown.
It is a tube buffered unit...........to be specific, a Dumblelator-type circuit with the reverb hard-wired into its effects loop.
My studio (Pro Tools HD, mixer, rack units) runs at +4 line level, so I have the impedance mis-match problem. So, I need:
(1) A Reamp type of unit on the input, to convert from low impedance to high impedance.
(2) A unit on the output, to convert back to low impedance and to amplify the signal back up to line level. Note: I may not need much amplification if any, since the unit has three level controls (main signal, effects loop send, and effects loop return).
I am looking for quality units, but I can't afford to spend a lot on gear that is dedicated to a single reverb. For example, I can't afford a high end preamp with DI to put on the output.
What two units would be good buys for this application?
Here's one combination I found:
- Radial J-Iso for input to reverb ($260)
- Radial J+4 for output from reverb ($200)