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Post by wesimel » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:21 pm

$200, seriously? Is there not a cheaper way to do this? I don't need the reamp equivalent of a monster cable. I'm not gonna pay 200 bucks for something that doesnt even actually make sound.

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Post by Babaluma » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:13 am

diy

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Post by TV Lenny » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:07 am

Second on the DIY. Use an Edcor tranny. I've built several for very little money, including a very nice metal case. They work excellent. Otherwise, $200 isn't that much money if you reamp a lot. You will get your money out of it if you take care of it.

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Post by chris harris » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:19 am

I hope you're doing this as a hobby. I'm moving into a new commercial space soon. You'd be horrified how much I've spent so far on things that don't make sound.

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Post by TV Lenny » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:06 am

I hope you're doing this as a hobby. I'm moving into a new commercial space soon. You'd be horrified how much I've spent so far on things that don't make sound.
Good point. Like quality mic stands, cabling, patch bays, etc.
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Post by wesimel » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:16 am

yeah a hobby, though i'm making decent tunes. i dont know how you full-timers out there can afford to spend $200 on something like a reamp. isn't it impossible to make money in a studio these days?

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Post by JGriffin » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:32 am

wesimel wrote: isn't it impossible to make money in a studio these days?
pretty much. :wink:
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Post by RefD » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:57 am

dwlb wrote:
wesimel wrote: isn't it impossible to make money in a studio these days?
pretty much. :wink:
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Post by Recycled_Brains » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:57 am

Try the Radial ProRMP. It's a passive reamp, and it's half the price of the XAmp and the Reamp model.

It only has 1 output, as opposed to 2 on the XAmp, and you don't have to deal with a wall-wart.

I use it frequently and it works as advertised.
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Post by Marc Alan Goodman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:55 am

Yip. That's just what they cost. I bought a little labs Red Eye for $250 because it's both a reamp and a nice DI. But if that wasn't around I can't say I would have balked at the price of the reamp. All it does is make your reamping sound significantly better. You can always just turn the output of your DAW down a lot and run it straight in to an amp!

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Post by Jeff White » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:26 pm

I put out $200 for a Radial X-Amp in August 2006. I'm not all that DIY-experienced (less three years ago than now) so I dropped the cash. If you can DIY build a passive one, awesome! Do it! For me, the X-Amp was worth $200.

The cool thing to remember is all of the crazy experimentation that you can do once you have a ReAmp device. Whether $200 or $35, it's worth it to have one.

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Post by Recycled_Brains » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:44 pm

ipressrecord wrote:
The cool thing to remember is all of the crazy experimentation that you can do once you have a ReAmp device. Whether $200 or $35, it's worth it to have one.

Jeff

It's for that reason, that it pays for itself (even if it doesn't literally pay for itself).
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Post by decocco » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:09 pm

FWIW, using the Reamp (or other equivalent reamping device) does sound significantly better than using a passive DI in reverse or just sending the signal straight out of your DAW. You can actually get realisticly awesome reamped guitar tones with it.
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Post by Brett Siler » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:15 pm

If you don't wanna spend the money you can use a DI in reverse. Use the search function to read more about it. I held out for a long time, but in the end I ended up getting one and it was very much worth it.

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Post by T-rex » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:15 pm

Recycled_Brains wrote:Try the Radial ProRMP. It's a passive reamp, and it's half the price of the XAmp and the Reamp model.

It only has 1 output, as opposed to 2 on the XAmp, and you don't have to deal with a wall-wart.

I use it frequently and it works as advertised.
Yep, I just got mine and it works great.

BTW, the Reamp is the original, I mean that guy invented it and produces it in very small numbers so I totally understand the $200 price tag. I would have loved to have bought one from him just to support small business and because he tracked those Dead kennedys albums; but I had to spend the money elsewhere and the ProRMP fits the bill.
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