How's that for a catch all title?
I found this post over on the FAS forum:
Reamping I got hiss - Page 2
And am still not 100% clear. When I reamp, all I do is use one of the rear TRS outs on my MOTU 828 and send that into the rear of my Axe-Fx II. My DI signal is obviously a lot lower output than my wet signal when I'm tracking, but having poked around the MOTU manual I'm still not sure if I'm sending a low impedance signal back into the Fractal for reamping or not.
It sounds (by that post, and from some Googling) like I should be sending a high impedance signal in for reamping, in which case I'd be well served to run a DI box in line with my reamp signal chain. So instead of:
Reaper DI track > MOTU analog output > Axe-Fx II
I should be going:
Reaper DI track > MOTU > Reamp Box > Axe-Fx II
Using something like this for the DI (Radial X-amp) to take my low (?) impedance signal from the MOTU and make it high impedance before I reamp it.
[VIDEO]http://www.amazon.com/Radial-Engineering-R8001028-Active-Re-Amplifier/dp/B0002GIRSE]Amazon.com: Radial Engineering R8001028 X-Amp Active Re-Amplifier: Musical Instruments[/VIDEO]
Is that correct? I haven't had any issues with reamping without it, but I'm reading that a HI signal tends to have less noise, which is always a good thing, and there are some other upsides to it as well. I'm just not sure what the impedance of the reamp signal I'm currently sending out of my DAW is.