Guitar Effects Interface & Reamp Module
The Radial EXTC is a unique 500 series module that allows you to connect guitar pedals to the inputs and outputs of pro audio equipment, providing the ability to incorporate effects pedals into your mix in new and creative ways.
- Balanced interface for guitar effects pedals
- Separate send & receive level controls optimize signal path
- Transformer isolation to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops
- Creative tool incorporates effects pedals into your mix
Reamp and mix through your guitar pedals
The EXTC-500 is a 500 series module that allows you to get creative with your effects pedals, using them in your mix on any recorded track. Add a touch of distortion or chorus to a lead vocal, flange on a violin, or fuzz on piano - the possibilities are endless. The EXTC-500 takes the line level balanced output of your recording interface and converts it so an instrument level high-Z output optimized for guitar effects pedals, so you can Reamp any track through your pedalboard with ease. Once you've run the signal through your pedals, connect the output back into the EXTC and it will boost it up to a balanced line level so you can connect directly to the input of your recording interface. The EXTC features Radial's class-A buffer for the best audio quality and transformer isolation to eliminate any buzz or hum - so you can focus your attention on using your pedals in new and exciting applications.
EXTC 500 Applications
Reamping through pedals
Take a dry track, send it to the EXTC which in turn feeds your pedals. This is the perfect way to add some extra zest to a vocal track; an envelope follower to a kick; or some wah to that Hammond.
Adding Growl to a Vocal
Plug your mic into the PowerPre and send the signal into the EXTC. From there, you add an effect like a Tonebone Trimode using the blend control to mix in just the right amount of distortion.
Plug your guitar or bass into the JDVPre and have it feed the EXTC where you can send the signal through your pedals. Then bring the signal back through the JDX to emulate a speaker cabinet.
Peter Janis explains the 500 Series EXTC Guitar EFX Interface module
Radial EXTC demo with Joe Chiccacelli
Soundgarden, Bad Religion, Queens of the Stone Age
"I much prefer the sound of some guitar effects boxes to rack gear and the Radial EXTC is a perfect interface to my world of pedals. It's easy to set up, blend in and inject some 'real' tone into a mix."
White Stripes, Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Buddy Guy
"I use my 3 EXTCs on every recording and mix I do. They are absolutely, positively perfect for interfacing low level gear such as pedals, or in my case, Tape Echos into my console. Been wanting someone to do this in a 500 space for years. It's just a great tool!"
Our Lady Peace
"I had been running tracks out of Pro Tools and processing them through stomp-boxes but the results were hit and miss. Then I heard about the EXTC 500. So great!! Now the tracks are always at the proper impedance and the whole phase flip for different pedals is genius. I don't see how I lived without it!"