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need line signal when recording guitar

Hia,
I'm recording guitar the "normal" way (amp + mikes), and I always try to record a clean line signal for re-amping and such. Today, I use a homebuilt box to do this, but I hear there are bespoke boxes for this? Any suggestions anyone?
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You could run an ABY box, and run a DI box on the B part.
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I use a Radial ProDI passive DI to capture my guitar and to reamp the signal. I use a balanced 1/4" to female XLR cable when sending the signal from my mixing console back to my amp for reamping. Signal chain when recording is:

Guitar -> DI

DI Thru -> Pedal Board -> Amp

DI Low-Z Out -> Mixing Console

And for reamping:

Mixer -> 1/4" Balanced -> Female XLR -> Radial DI Low-Z Output -> Radial Input -> Amp

Because it's passive there's no problems passing signal either way through the unit. They even recommend using it for reamping in the manual.

Another nice thing about the Radial box is the DI Thru is a true, unbuffered pass through so there's no load between my guitar and my amp when I'm tracking.
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And for reamping:

Mixer -> 1/4" Balanced -> Female XLR -> Radial DI Low-Z Output -> Radial Input -> Amp

Because it's passive there's no problems passing signal either way through the unit. They even recommend using it for reamping in the manual.

Whats reamping?
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Whats reamping?
Running a clean, prerecorded signal out of the recording device and into an amp, where it can then be mic'd or whatever. Basically, it's a tool/idea that allows you to use just one (perfect) take, then lets you experiment with the tone of different amps without having to physically play the same part over and over again. Using the DI box in reverse is necessary here for the same reason a DI box is needed in the first place: the impedances that the devices (amps and mixers, respectively) are supposed to run on are different, so the DI boxes convert the signal to the impedance that the amp or mixer is used to.

Sorry if that was mostly stuff you know, but I figured it was better to give too much rather than too little. Hope it helped.
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Man, that rash of spam made me miss a lot of conversations.

Wren, I like your explanation. Here's an article on it: http://www.homestudiotips.com/home-s...g-your-guitar/ and of course wikipedia has something to say about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re-amp
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