Radial, the leading provider of professional reamping solutions, has introduced two brand new reamp boxes. Both the all-in-one Reamp Station and compact Reamp HP expand the range of recording options and possibilities available to anyone wanting to reamp in a recording environment.
The Reamp Station is a combination active DI and reamp device in a single unit. The Reamp HP is a mono reamp that allows use of the headphone output of any compact audio interface as the reamp output source.
The Reamp Station embodies the all-in-one original reamp design intentions of John Cuniberti, a groundbreaking engineer who built the first reamp box in 1993. Rights to his design were purchased by Radial in 2011, resulting in the legendary Radial JCR reamper. The Reamp Station brings together the JCR and an active direct box to create Radial’s first all-in-one recording/reamping solution.
The Reamp station is heavily influenced by qualities found in Radial’s JCR combined with its studio-quality active DI circuits. New tweaks to the active DI design in the Reamp Station include a unity-gain Class-A buffer switch and circuit on the Thru output, preventing any loading down of passive pickups when connected to an amplifier and preserving the natural tone of the instrument.
Inputs include a ¼″ TRS and 3.5mm mini-plug for connecting mobile devices and tablets. A 48V LED indicator signal if the unit is receiving phantom power. The unit also features reamp level control, filter and mute switches.
The Reamp HP accepts signal from the headphone output jack on an audio interface, such as a 2-channel unit, making it incredibly easy to connect on the fly without having to unplug a studio monitor cable or dig around behind a studio desk or equipment rack to set up for reamping.
The passive Reamp HP features ¼″ TRS and 3.5mm mini input connections, transformer isolation to eliminate ground loops, variable output control to optimize signal levels, all in an affordable, compact design.
“Reamping has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years,” said Jay Porter, product manager for Radial. “Home studio users have discovered a secret weapon of the pros and are making Reamping a regular part of their mixes. The Reamp HP allows users with small, 2-channel interfaces to step into the world of reamping using a headphone output. The Reamp station combines our flagship JCR with a premium direct box that is tailored for reamping. Both will make it easier and more fun for engineers to step into another realm of sounds!”