ProRMP™ Using & Applications

The following page describes how to Reamp using the Radial ProRMP. For complete details please download the ProRMP manual by clicking here or on the icon at left. You will find that the ProRMP is one of the simplest yet most effective studio tools made today. It works by converting the balanced signal from a line level recorder to a high impedance guitar signal that is suited for a guitar amp.

Always begin by making sure all levels are turned down or equipment is turned off before making connections. This will help protect more sensitive components such as tweeters from turn-on transients that could damage them.

Reamping Step-1 – Recording a dry track

Start by recording a dry track using a direct box like the Radial Pro48. To do this, connect the guitar to the Pro48's ¼" INPUT jack and the ¼" THRU jack to the guitar amplifier. Place a mic in front of the guitar amp as you will want to also record the performance so that the musician can hear it on playback. At the same time, take the balanced DI out from the Pro48's XLR output and send it to your recording system. The Pro48 has been optimized with the ideal input impedance so that it will not load the guitar pickup or affect the signal going to the amp. Record both tracks.

Once you are satisfied with the performance, send the guitar player to the beach. If he asks about the sound, tell him you will be working on it and he can come back and hear the results tomorrow. Because you have his original track you can always keep it and mix it in with your soon to be Reamped track.

Reamping step-2 – Reamping for joy!

Send the dry track from your recording system into the Radial ProRMP. The ProRMP is designed to accept a professional balanced line level signal. From the ProRMP connect the ¼" output to your guitar amplifier. If you like add effects in between. The ProRMP is equipped with a volume control. This should be set completely counter-clockwise. Hit play on your recording system. Then, slowly turn up your level on your recording system. Always test at low volumes to ensure connections are working. Now increase the level on the ProRMP. You are set to go!

Now start experimenting with new sounds, by moving the microphones around the studio and by changing effects or amps. Once you get comfortable with your ProRMP, you will wonder how you ever recorded without it!

WARNING - Possibility of electrical shock hazard exists. Please read the warnings in the user manual before attempting to connect amplifiers to this device.