The Original Reamp Circuit
The Reamp® JCR is a high-performance passive Reamper that gives you the ability to take a pre-recorded track and send it through a guitar amp or pedal chain, allowing you to explore new sonic textures and experiment with microphone placement, amp and pedal settings without limit. The JCR utilizes the original Reamp circuit designed by recording industry legend John Cuniberti, providing exceptional audio quality that preserves every detail of the original recording while optimizing it to feed amplifiers and effects pedals.
- Lets you re-record tracks through a guitar or bass amp
- Original Reamp® circuit designed by John Cuniberti
- Easy to use, Plug-and-play passive design
- Improves productivity while expanding creative options
Play now, perfect later
The Radial Reamp JCR is the latest version of the original Reamp that was designed and patented by John Cuniberti. It features a 100% passive design with John's original custom wound 'Made in the USA' transformer and circuit. The latest Radial version features separate XLR and ¼" TRS input connectors, variable output level plus a three-position filter that lets you tame excessive highs, warm up the lows or simply bypass if you want to revert to the original circuit. An on-board mute function has also been added to allow you to shut off the signal going to the amps when making adjustments or moving mics around the studio.
Reamping Part 1
Reamping usually starts by recording a dry clean track. The Radial J48 DI is an excellent choice for this as it presents the guitar with an ideal impedance for natural tone.
Reamping Part 2
Once the dry track is recorded, send it back to the Reamp JCR where it can feed a guitar or bass amplifier. Mic the amp to capture the new tone. Move the mic around to find the sweet spot.
Take things one step further by introducing effects pedals into the mix. Try a wah pedal on kick drum; envelope on snare; distortion on a vocal track. Let your imagination run free!
What is Reamping?
Radial Tech Corner: Reamping 101
Tutorial: How To Re-Amp Guitars
Reamping: Exploring the Differences
How To Use Effects Pedals as Outboard Gear
Recording Tricks: Reamping Your Guitar in Your Recording Rig
"Reamping is an invaluable recording technique that has been used by major recording studios... Radial has the widest range of Reamping solutions available on the market. I found them to be indispensable."
Elvis Costello, Sparklehorse, Tom Waits, Jolie Holland
"The Reamp gives me the flexibility I need to tailor the energy of each song I mix. It's an elegant tool for sonic shaping and creative re-recording. Amazing!"
"The Reamp is the recording guitar player's best friend. It works great with bass and keyboards too. There is no other device out there that can take a recorded DI performance and have the amp receive it exactly as it would if you were plugging your guitar, or, bass straight in the input."
Toto, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Boz Scaggs, Don Henley, Brooks & Dunn, Trisha Yearwood
"Once it’s mix time, if I decide I need to saturate something a little more or just layer something in, I can use a Radial reamp box for that. It’s a great tool that way. It gives me the capacity to work with an editor to comp guitar parts for those artists that maybe don’t have ideal technical ability."
Guitarist / songwriter / producer — Devin Townsend Project, Strapping Young Lad
"Over the past few years, I have found that reamping has become an integral part of my mixing process. The act of doing so has been brought with complications from levels, phase, ground issues and the bulk of the gear required. It was not until I was introduced to the brilliant and compact JCR reamp box by Radial that I was able to effortlessly take my DI signals and run them through any amplification chain, with zero drama. I continue to be impressed by the lack of drama this process now takes with this killer unit. "
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
"I use the Radial Reamp JCR for recording. Reamping is my main technique for moving between the analog and digital worlds and the Radial Reamp box is essential in dealing with any ground loops, impedance or volume issues that can and do pop up."
From the Blog
Jacquire King, Steve Stevens, and Shannon Forrest Rely on Radial Reamp® Boxes
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