On August 19th 2009, CRAS instructor and tech Jeff Harris guided students in building their own reamp box of Jeff’s design. Â A reamp box allows recorded instruments such as electric guitars to be re-recorded by directing the output of a recorded audio track back into an instrument amplifier. Â Normally the audio output from a recorder outputs a signal that is too high in level. Â The reamp box solves this problem by taking the high level output and lowering it to a volume that instrument Â amplifiers expect. Â At that point the instrument amplifiers can be set to the desired sound and re-recorded with a microphone.Â To have a little more fun, students used their newly created reamps to feed multiple guitar amps and speakers that were setup on the Convervatory’s live sound stage. Â Audio was provided by an Alesis HD-24 hard disk recorder playing back a previously recorded session. Â Guitar, bass, drums and vocal tracks were each sent to independent speakers so that students could examine how sound combines in air, as opposed to being mixed with electronics. Â See photos from the event here.