Students Build Reamp Boxes

CRAS - Reamp Build Clinic - 50

On August 19th 2009, CRAS instructor and tech Jeff Harris guided students in building their own reamp box of Jeff’s design.  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.  Normally the audio output from a recorder outputs a signal that is too high in level.  The reamp box solves this problem by taking the high level output and lowering it to a volume that instrument  amplifiers expect.  At that point the instrument amplifiers can be set to the desired sound and re-recorded with a microphone. 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.  Audio was provided by an Alesis HD-24 hard disk recorder playing back a previously recorded session.  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.  See photos from the event here.

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