Show 32 – Re-Amping with Marcus Hedwig; Vocal Recording and Processing

This week Jon talks to Marcus Hedwig on Re-Amping with a shootout of 4 re-amp devices for under $250. Ryan talks about getting great vocal recordings and how to process them.

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7 thoughts on “Show 32 – Re-Amping with Marcus Hedwig; Vocal Recording and Processing

  1. Great show. The re-amp shootout was very helpful. Also the tips on recording vocals. I also like using a buried double to support the vocal. Very useful.

  2. I would be interested to hear the difference between a re-amped and non-re-amped signal (IE-guitar signal directly to amp). There are those who would claim a digitized guitar signal does not have the same dynamic depth as an analog signal because of the signal loss during the process of digital sampling. In other words, any guitar signal that has been converted A/D has lost “integrity”.

  3. Hey Guys,
    Thanks for answering my questions! I am planning on buying EZ drummer this weekend and I’m looking forward to the show on recording guitar! Again thanks, for listening and keep doing what you’re doing!

  4. Great show. Will record guitars and reamp with xamp tomorow night, was interesting to hear your points. Also interested about the integrity point …

  5. As far as the DI vs. Reamp Box – Turning down the volume on your DAW track would not change the amount of distortion if you were using a DI box to reamp. The distortion is caused by the difference in impedance from input to output of the two electric signals connected to the DI box. To hear this, you could try reamping a sine wave to a “clean” amp sound because the sine wave is a pure tone, and theoretically you would hear no distortion, but you WILL hear it. It’s sort of like cramming Play-Dough into a tube and not expecting it to come out tube-shaped.

  6. Hey Brian N, to answer your question, you really wouldn’t lose any dynamics through the conversion processes (both A/D of the DI being recorded, and then D/A going out to the amp), the only possibility is of some fidelity loss from jitter and whatnot. Honestly though, having done direct comparisons, the differences are almost non-existent, and what were there I think are mostly the result of the sub-par preamps in my interface bringing up the DI signal; with a good, clean preamp amplfying the DI, I think the differences between direct and re-amped would be pretty much nullified! (and in my own tests, the differences all but disappeared in a mix). I always re-amp now!

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