Reamp® Revelations: Joe Chiccarelli

September 6th, 2023

In this series, we talk to some top names in the world of production, to learn about some of the different ways they use Reamping as part of their everyday process in the studio. Our interviewees share their insights into some of the original and creative ways they Reamp® that may not have occurred to […]


Reamp® Academy: Reamping Tips and Tricks

August 15th, 2023

For the final installment of our Reamp® Academy series, we are taking the opportunity to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in order to get the most out of your Reamping session and workflow. If you’ve been following along throughout the series and have the basics mastered, you can use these tips to […]


Reamp® Academy: Reamping Effects Pedals

July 7th, 2023

You might be surprised to hear that one of the coolest applications for a Reamp® box doesn’t involve an amplifier at all. We are going to dig into that today in part four of our Reamp Academy series, as we cover Reamping with your guitar effects pedals. A typical Reamping setup that we described in […]


Reamp® Academy

July 7th, 2023

Welcome to the Reamp® Academy Once viewed as a ‘secret weapon’ for savvy producers and mixing engineers, Reamping has exploded in popularity due to the flexibility that it offers. Radial first started shipping Reampers in 2011 after acquiring the trademark. Press fast forward, it is now a brand staple that continues to evolve from  John […]


Reamp® Academy: Setting Up Your DAW for Reamping

June 6th, 2023

If you are a newcomer to Reamping in the studio, one question you likely have is how to set up your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for best results. While our previous Reamp® Academy post focused on the steps involved in the Reamping process, this entry will walk you through how to setup and route your […]


The Reamping Workflow

May 9th, 2023

For our first entry of Radial’s Reamp® Academy series, we looked at what the process of Reamping was, and how it could impact your mixes by allowing you to shape your guitar tone after the recording process has already taken place. Gone are the days of listening back to your tracks the next day and […]


Reamp® Basics – What is Reamping?

April 18th, 2023

What is Reamping? Reamping is a studio recording technique that involves taking a recorded audio track (usually guitar or bass) and playing it back through a guitar amplifier, then capturing the results by recording the output of the amp to a new track. Once viewed as a ‘secret weapon’ of savvy producers and mixing engineers, […]


How to Reamp® with the Scarlett 2i2 and the Reamp® HP

October 20th, 2022

There’s never been a better time than now to enter into the world of music recording and production. A wide range of high-quality and affordable audio interfaces are readily available, making it easier than ever to get up and running in a home studio environment. The Scarlett 2i2 is a great example: this popular small-format […]


5 Features Every Power Conditioner Should Have

July 26th, 2022

You’re likely familiar with the term “power conditioner” but may not understand exactly what one is, how it differs from a surge suppressor or power strip, or more importantly, the vital role that it plays in protecting audio equipment such as mixing consoles, powered speakers, power amplifiers, keyboards, guitar amplifiers, and more. Before getting into […]


Reamping Revelations: Shannon Forrest

July 25th, 2022

In this series, we talk to some top names in the world of production, to learn about some of the different ways they use Reamping as part of their everyday process in the studio. Our interviewees share their insights into some of the original and creative ways they Reamp® that may not have occurred to […]


Reamping Revelations: Steve Stevens

July 13th, 2022

In this series, we talk to some top names in the world of production, to learn about some of the different ways they use Reamping as part of their everyday process in the studio. Our interviewees share their insights into some of the original and creative ways they Reamp® that may not have occurred to you […]


Power Surges: How to Protect your Gear

May 24th, 2022

The release of the Power-1 is Radial’s first step into the world of rackmount power supplies and surge suppressors. But what exactly will this product line have to offer? On top of clean power, noise filtering, and added tidiness for your studio and stage setups, Radial Power units provide much-needed protection from power surges. What […]


The Radial Catapult system – create a simple audio snake for any application

April 7th, 2022

Routing high quality audio between distant rooms or locations within Houses of Worship, businesses, or educational facilities is a critical requirement for both integrators and the people who utilize these spaces daily. However, digital audio networks can be as confusing as they are costly, and traditional analog audio snake cables are bulky, expensive, and impossible […]


D.I.s vs Preamps

December 14th, 2021

Choosing a direct box vs an instrument preamp for bass guitars and acoustic instruments We are often asked by acoustic and bass guitar players how to tell whether a direct box or a preamp is the right choice for their instrument and setup requirements. If you are regularly performing on stage or recording in the […]


Acoustic Pickups & How to Make Them Sound Their Best

December 2nd, 2021

If you’re frustrated with the sound of your acoustic pickups, you’re not alone. Though there are really only three main types of pickups used on acoustic guitar, they all excel at some things and struggle at others. This leaves many of us searching for very elusive tonal answers. If this is you, you’ve come to […]


Mixing with Pedals – Enhance Your Creativity

November 28th, 2021

This article originally appeared in the April 2021 edition of SoundonSound Magazine VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE By Simon Small Published April 2021   Why let guitarists have all the fun? Stompboxes can be inspirational mixing tools. Over the last few years, despite having plenty of outboard gear and plug‑ins to choose from, I’ve increasingly found myself […]


5 Reasons to get into 500 Series Outboard Gear for Studio and Live Sound

November 4th, 2021

The modular 500 series audio format has been around a long time, but it’s enjoying more popularity now than ever before. For those who aren’t familiar with this type of equipment, one common question is “what are the benefits of getting into the 500 series world and how can I use it for my own […]


Best Audio Production Tools for Engineers

July 4th, 2021

There are a ton of production tools for audio engineers out there, and every audio engineer and every recording studio lives by these secret weapons that are unique to them. The best tools are designed to make the engineers’ jobs faster and easier while creating new creative options. Radial Artist Jacquire King shares […]


Jay Leonard Jay walks us through the Radial Acoustic Series

May 14th, 2021

Youtube gear guru and long-time Radial fan JayLeonardJ recently got his hands on the full Radial acoustic series, and took them for a spin. In this video, he explores the differences between the four units, to help you decide which one might be right for you. Each member of the acoustic family has its own […]


Gearing up for the return of live music

March 29th, 2021

Things may not necessarily look the same when music venues reopen and concert touring acts begin booking new shows (see The Flaming Lips’ bubble concert, for example), but performing and enjoying music together is a tradition as old as civilization itself, and it’s sure to be one of the primary ways we all celebrate a return […]


Home Recording: The Most Important Gear You Need

January 24th, 2021

The tech and tools you need to get pro-quality tracks from the comfort of your own home.   From avid musicians and professionals to hobbyists, we’re all spending a lot of time at home, and we’re all making music. So it’s little wonder why Google searches for home recording gear has exploded. Thankfully, achieving incredible […]


5 Steps to Reliable Health Club Bluetooth Audio

July 3rd, 2020

A question for Health Club owners and managers: What state is your health club Bluetooth audio setup in? Is it enhancing the experience of members and trainers who take part in group classes? Or is it a source of constant frustration and disruption? A faulty or unreliable Bluetooth transmitter can lead to ongoing connectivity glitches. […]


Podcast Essentials

April 30th, 2020

  Podcasting continues to grow in popularity, with record numbers of new podcasts and episodes being created each month, along with ever-increasing numbers of listeners from casual users to avid podcast fans. Consequently, a common question we are asked nowadays is what essential gear is needed for first-time podcasters who are new to the format. […]


How to Manage Any Keyboard Setup on Stage

February 5th, 2020

What to Use for a Keyboard Performance One of the most common questions we are asked by keyboard players is what equipment they need to connect their instrument to the PA. While it’s true that most keyboards have low impedance outputs that can connect directly to the line inputs on a mixer (so long as […]


3 Reasons to Reamp®

December 18th, 2018

1. Capture the performance, tweak settings later Save time (and your guitar player’s fingers) by recording a direct track with a high quality DI box like the Radial J48. This allows you to record their performance without committing to the guitar tone, giving you the ability to Reamp® later on and explore different tonal options […]


Recording Instruments—Real and Virtual

May 3rd, 2018

The following appears in the May 2018 issue of Recording Magazine and is written by Darwin Grosse. Part 5: Instruments—Real and Virtual In our discussion of the recording process, so far we’ve focused on only part of the sonic world: sounds that are represented by air pressure waves, captured with microphones. Many modern musical styles […]


AIMS Theater Brings IP to the Masses at NAB Show

April 27th, 2018

The following is an article by Clive Young, originally published in the May 2018 edition of Pro Sound News.  Las Vegas, NV—Taking over all three halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the NAB Show is a massive undertaking for exhibitors and attendees alike, but while there is gear to check out as far as […]


Drag Control: The Solution to Guitar Buffers

March 20th, 2018

Does your guitar sound sterile when you connect it to a wireless rig? Do you find that your buffered pedals are butchering your tone? If so, we need to talk about Drag control. You may find yourself asking: ‘what on earth is Drag control?’. Well, it is not some sort of magical device that will […]


Direct Boxes: A Brief Overview

February 15th, 2018

The following was originally published in Live Design.  For many musicians and engineers, a DI is merely a little black box that changes a connector. But a DI box does so much more, and just like microphones, there are many to choose from, depending on your application and the desired outcome.   Why a DI? […]


Understanding Power Supplies

January 15th, 2018

One of the most common questions we get asked here at Radial is, “How can I power your products without using the external power supply that was included with the unit?” Before we get into that, we need to understand the basic language of electricity to understand how Radial “powertools” get their power. You’ve heard […]


How to Reamp® for a Perfect Tone

September 20th, 2017

Getting a good guitar tone is easy, settling on the perfect tone is impossible until you can hear it in the context of the mix. A popular adage with recording is “garbage in – garbage out”, implying that you’re doomed if you mess up the tracking process, but what if there’s a way around this? […]


Recording Electric Guitar Without an Amp

March 29th, 2017

Recording should be about inspiration – not perspiration! You are noodling around with your acoustic guitar, get an idea and run over to your home studio to get it down on tape. You want to capture the essence, the magic, the hook. You plug in your Les Paul, turn up your Marshall®, turn on your […]


Performing Live Without a Guitar Amp

February 8th, 2017

There is no denying that playing a 100 watt Marshall® stack is like having the power of Hercules at your fingertips. It is an exhilarating and heart-pounding thrill that all guitar players need to experience at one point or another over their playing careers. There is however a flip side to the ethereal bliss that […]


What Makes a Great Overdrive?

January 3rd, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Radial Blog! Here you will find information about emerging Radial products and articles explaining how to get more out of your gear. In appreciation of your time, this post will first explain the various qualities of a great overdrive pedal and then will give you an exclusive first-look into some unannounced […]


What Type of Direct Box Works Best for Bass Guitar?

November 16th, 2016

What type of direct box works best for bass guitar? Well, it depends on the type of bass that the DI is going to be used with. When it comes to signal flow, there are two types of bass guitars: passive and active. The first electric basses, i.e., the original Fender Precision, were passive (and […]


The “Right” DI For Computers In Audio

October 5th, 2016

Ready, brace yourself, this one is going to hurt: Computers are not made for audio. There, I finally said it! Computers are made for crunching numbers, and they also happen to be able to manage audio and video tasks really well because of their tremendous processing power. However, when it comes to best audio quality […]


A Heavy Load: Amplifying Orchestral Instruments At Rock Concert Levels

August 31st, 2016

This is an article originally written for ProSoundWeb.  One of the most challenging tasks confronted by a sound engineer is amplifying orchestral instruments on a loud stage. Problems abound, including bleed, resonance, feedback… oh, and frustration! It’s important to first understand the environment before dealing with the challenges. When in a “classical” concert hall, orchestral […]


Understanding ABY Switchers

August 22nd, 2016

ABY switchers are primarily used to feed two guitar amps from a guitar. The AB designates the ability to switch between amplifiers, while the Y means that both amps can be turned on at once.  Using an ABY switcher is easy. You connect your guitar or the output from your pedal chain to the ABY, […]


Moving The Problem Out Of The Way: Using Phase To Manage Feedback

July 20th, 2016

This is an article originally written for Pro Sound Web.  The other day while testing one of our new products, I noticed significant resonance in the low end. But the last time we tested the same device, it was not there. What changed? Well, it turned out that the polarity reverse switch had been turned […]


Understanding True Bypass Pedals and Buffers

July 4th, 2016

True bypass, often referred to when discussing effects pedals, can be thought of as a straight wire connected from the input to the output of a pedal. With a true bypass pedal, when the pedal is in bypass mode (off), the guitar signal is routed directly to the guitar amplifier without any of the interference, […]


Backing Tracks: Enhancing The Live Sonic Presentation

June 22nd, 2016

Mention “backing tracks” and it conjures up images of infamous acts such as Milli Vanilli or Ashlee Simpson lip syncing to their songs in concert. But the reality is that backing tracks have actually been around for years and play a significant part in a surprising number of shows. The most famous example is Queen […]


Ever Tried Using a DI With Your Electric Guitar?

June 7th, 2016

Lets face it: when most folks first pick up the electric guitar, the only other gear they think they might need would be an amp, a pick, some cables and maybe some pedals if they are savvy. As these players become more experienced and move from their garage to live music venues and recording situations, they eventually […]


The Radial JDI is Celebrating 20 Years!

April 27th, 2016

  Who would have guessed 20 years ago that this tiny box would find its way inside nearly every venue, studio, and travelling musician’s rig… The Radial JDI is now both a staple for audio engineers and an industry standard as the world’s finest passive direct box. Radial: “It all started back in 1981, when I was […]


Reamping For Live? A Method Of Improving Wireless Electric Guitar Performance

March 21st, 2016

The following article was published by Live Sound International magazine and The majority of electric guitar players will tell you that they much prefer the sound of “hard-wired” guitars versus going wireless. When you “radio” a signal, there is not only a sense of disconnect, but the tone never seems quite right. I noticed […]


5 guitar hacks to get rid of noise in your rig

June 22nd, 2015

With guitar rigs, connecting several pedals and amps together can often lead to noisy setups. Guitarists will sometimes turn to using noise gates as a means of trying to eliminate the problem. But these devices not only rob tone, but they hamper the guitar’s attack time and limit natural sustain. The following page gives you several recommendations that can help eliminate noise.


Joe West demonstrates the PZ-Pre

April 6th, 2015

Nashville song writer, recording engineer, mixer and producer Joe West explains why Radial’s Tonebone PZ-Pre is a necessity for acoustic instruments.